Meaning, pronunciation and origin of the Irish girls name Niamh

How do you pronounce Irish name Niamh?

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What does the Irish name Niamh mean?

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. It has been the eleventh most popular baby girl’s name in Ireland in years past.

What is the Gender for the Irish name Niamh?

Girl | Female

Is Niamh a girls name?

Yes, Niamh is traditionally given to a girl.

How do you spell it in Irish?

The spelling is “Niamh”

How do you pronounce Irish name Niamh?

It is pronounced “nee + iv” or “neev”

What is the english equivalent names of Niamh?

Neave or Niav

Why is Niamh pronounced like that?

Niamh is pronounced “nee + iv”. In Irish, the “mh” producing a “iv” sound.

Is Niamh a rare name?

Niamh has seen it’s popularity grow and then fall back over the last 40 years. In 2021, Niamh ranked #72 in Ireland for all baby girls names. Source: