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Gender: Female Pronunciation: EN-ya Meaning of Eithne: "nut kernel" Origin of Eithne: Gaelic

Eithne Origin and Meaning

The name Eithne is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "nut kernel".

Name of a goddess who survived only on milk. Pretty and soulful, but the phonetic spelling Enya might be easier for kids outside of the Irish culture. It comes from the vocabulary word kernel, which was used as a term of praise in old bardic poetry.

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Pop Culture References for the name Eithne

Ena, Aithnea, Ethnee, Eithne, Ethnea, Ethnah, Aine, Enya

Comments

esita Says:

2015-06-08T06:18:40

I'm always so sad that this is pronounced Etna or Enya. I really would like a name that is pronounced "Eye-th-nee" (in the vein of Lethe and Xanthe)

alexandra mae Says:

2015-02-19T00:56:15

No, in Irish 'th' is pronounced like an H so it'd make the 'eh' sound.

vintageluvs Says:

2015-02-19T00:12:35

Isn't Edna the anglicization of Eithne, so wouldn't it make sense that Eithne is pronounced et-na (in the American accent, "d"s and "t"s sound similar)?

aoife68 Says:

2014-11-15T20:49:57

I know a couple of people in Ireland with this name, including my grandmother and they all pronounce it as Eth-na

thiswastheirworld Says:

2014-04-29T17:21:33

I've never heard it pronounced en-ya, only et-na.