O Names – Baby names starting with O

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Odhran

Meaning of the Irish name Odhran. Listen and learn how to pronounce Odhran so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: All variants of odhra meaning “”dark haired.”” Seventeen saints have used the name and Odhran, abbot of Meath, was one of the 12 devotees who accompanied St. Columba to Iona. When he died soon after their arrival Columba saw Odhran’s soul ascending to heaven following a battle between angels and devils. Another Odhran was the charioteer of St. Patrick.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Odhran Oran Orin

PRONUNCIATION: “”o + ran”” or “”o + rin””

ENGLISH: Odran (pron. “”ode + ran””)

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Odran

Meaning of the name Odran. Listen and learn how to pronounce Odran so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: All variants of odhra meaning “”dark haired.”” Seventeen saints have used the name and Odhran, abbot of Meath, was one of the 12 devotees who accompanied St. Columba to Iona. When he died soon after their arrival Columba saw Odhran’s soul ascending to heaven following a battle between angels and devils. Another Odhran was the charioteer of St. Patrick.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Odran Odhran Oran Orin

PRONUNCIATION: “o + ran” or “o + rin”

ENGLISH: Odran

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Oisin

Meaning of the Irish name Oisin. Listen and learn how to pronounce Oisin so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: The son of the legendary warrior Fionn Mac Cool (read the legend) and the goddess Sive. His mother was turned into a deer by the Dark Druid and she reared him in the forest until he was seven years old. When Fionn was out hunting he found the child and recognising him as his son, gave him the name oisin””little deer.”” He is best remembered for his love for “”Niamh of the Golden Hair”” with whom he spent 300 years in Tir-na-nOg, (“”Land of Eternal Youth””) (read the legend). (Read the legend of Oisin and Niamh.) A very popular name again in Ireland.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Oisin

PRONUNCIATION: “”osh + een””

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Owen

Meaning of the name Owen. Listen and learn how to pronounce Owen so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: Comes from an old Irish word and means “”born of the yew tree.”” In Northern Ireland the name Eoghan is found in Tir Eoghan, County Tyrone or “”The Land of Eoghan”” and is often accompanied by Roe in memory of the Irish patriot Eoghan Roe (“”Red Eoghan””) O””Neill who won a great battle over the British at Benburb in 1646.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Owen Eoghan

PRONUNCIATION: “o + in”

ENGLISH: Owen

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Oonagh

Meaning of the Irish name Oonagh. Listen and learn how to pronounce Oonagh so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: From the Irish word uan “a lamb” or may come from the Latin unameaning “one,” hence it is sometimes translated as “Unity.” In legend Oonagh was “Queen of the Fairies” who had long golden hair which reached to the ground and she was also the wife of Fionn Mac Cool (read the legend).

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Oonagh Oona Una

PRONUNCIATION: ou + na”

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Orla

Meaning of the name Orla. Listen and learn how to pronounce Orla so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: orlaith means “golden princess.” The name was shared by both a sister and a daughter of the most famous of the high kings, Brian Boru (read the legend).

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Orla Orlaith Orlagh

PRONUNCIATION: or + la”

ENGLISH: Orla

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Orlaith

Meaning of the Irish name Orlaith. Listen and learn how to pronounce Orlaith so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: orlaith means “golden princess.” The name was shared by both a sister and a daughter of the most famous of the high kings, Brian Boru (read the legend).

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Orlaith Orlagh

PRONUNCIATION: or + la”

ENGLISH: Orla

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