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Meaning, pronunciation and origin of the Irish girls name Etain

How do you pronounce Irish name Etain?

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What does the Irish name Etain mean?

Etain comes 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.

What is the Gender for the Irish name Etain?

Girl | Female

Is Etain a boys or girls name?

Etain in Ireland is traditionally given to a girl.

How do you spell Etain in Irish?

It is spelled “Etain”.

How do you pronounce the Irish name Etain?

It is pronounced “e + tane”.

What is Etain in English?

There is no real English equivalent to Etain.

Is Etain a rare name?

Etain is a very rare name in Ireland. In 2021, Etain didn’t ranked in names because it had less than three baby girls born with the name. Source: cso.ie

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