Ethna Name Meaning & Origin

Ethna

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Nicknames for Ethna

Enya, Anya.

Meanings and history of the name Ethna

Eithne (earlier Ethniu, Ethliu, Ethlinn and a variety of other spellings) is a popular Irish female name meaning 'little fire' or 'kernel'.

Famous real-life people named Ethna

Eithne, daughter of the king of Alba, wife of the High King Fiacha Finnfolaidh and mother of Tuathal Teachtmhar
Eithne, the mother of Saint Columba
Enya (Eithne Ní Bhraonáin), musician
Eithne Fitzgerald, Irish politician
Ethna Viney, writer.

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Ethniu, daughter of Balor and mother of Lug in Irish mythology.

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