Meaning of the name Niav. Listen and learn how to pronounce Niav so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.
MEANING: niamh “radiance, lustre, brightness." The daughter of the sea god Manannan she was known as “Niamh of the Golden Hair," a beautiful princess riding on a white horse. She fell in love with Fionn’s son Oisin (read the legend of Niamh and Oisin) and lived with him in Tir-na-nOg (“Land of the Young") (read the legend) where 300 years passed in what seemed like three weeks. In 2003 it was the eleventh most popular baby girl’s name in Ireland.
GENDER: Girl | Female
IRISH NAME: Niav Niamh
PRONUNCIATION: nee + iv" or “neev"
AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Niav and read along with the meaning)