Meaning:brightness; beauty



Variations:Neave, Neive, Neve

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About Niamh

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Niamh is a lovely Irish name for a baby girl, although you may have to correct people on how to pronounce it!

Detailed Meaning

The name Niamh first arose in Irish mythology. Niamh, the daughter of the sea god fell in love with Oisin, son of Finn MacCool, and escorted him over the sea to the land of eternal youth, a land exempt from sadness, ageing and death.

Famous People With This Name

Niamh Walsh is an Irish actress best known for her role in the BBC One show, “Holby City.” Niamh Dunne is a folk musician. Niamh Briggs is an Irish women’s rugby player who competed in the 2015 Six Nations Champions.

Possible Nicknames

Some possible nicknames for are Evie or Neevie.

Related Names

Alternative spellings include  Neave, Neive and Neve.

Stories Featuring This Name

Niamh Connolly is a fictional character from the television show, “Father Ted.” Niamh Fairbrother is a character from the book
“The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling. Niamb Cranitch is a character on the BBC legal drama, “Silk.”

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