Gender: Female Meaning of Enya: "fire" Origin of Enya: Irish

Enya Origin and Meaning

The name Enya is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "fire".

This phonetic Anglicization of the Irish name Eithne was made familiar by the single-named Irish singer and composer. St. Eithne was the daughter of a king and an early Irish convert to Christianity.

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Genevieve Whitelock Says:


I really love the meaning and like the name but I can't imagine what a nickname would be? Ennie?

Genevieve Whitelock Says:


Yes, Eithne and Enya are the same name, Enya is just the phonetic English pronunciation of Eithne which is the original name. The name means seed, new life, ignition etc. The overall meaning is the start of life, new beginning etc. It doesn't actually mean fire but it has that as part of the overall meaning.

Enya Says:


Glad to know what my name is now :) this was very helpful

LibelluleClaire Says:


Why does Enya mean fire yet Eithne mean nut kernel when Enya is listed as an anglicization of Eithne? Does anyone know?

paulapuddephatt Says:


I just think of the singer. I can't imagine the name on someone else.

Floris Says:


Pretty, feminine, easy to pronounce... And the meaning is also nice. I think I love this name!

ashbee Says:


Strong and powerful meaning yet soothing, feminine sound. Very pretty.

dannahmr Says:


I like this name!

flexiballetgirl Says:


I love this name! Especially for the middle.