Meaning of the Irish name Etain. Listen and learn how to pronounce Etain so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.
MEANING: From et meaning “jealousy." Etain surpassed all other women of her time in beauty and gentleness and thus was an object of jealousy herself. When the fairy king Midir fell in love with her his wife, Fuamnach, transformed Etain into a scarlet fly that was blown over the ocean for seven years. When she was finally able to return to Ireland she fell into a glass of wine which was drunk by a woman who longed for a child. In this way Etain was reborn and she later married a High King of Ireland.
GENDER: Girl | Female
IRISH NAME: Etain
PRONUNCIATION: e + tane"
AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Etain and read along with the meaning)