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Gender: F Meaning of Grainne: "grain or love" Origin of Grainne: Irish

Grainne is the Gaelic form of the phonetic Grania. It was the name of the ancient grain goddess and also of the fiancee of mythological hero Finn McCool and lover of Dermot who was a heroine of the seas. In the past, the name was anglicized as Grace.

Famous People Named Grainne

Grainne O'Malley, 16th-century pirate queen
Grainne Murphy, member of the Irish-American music group Cherish The Ladies
Gráinne Yeats (1925-2013), Irish harpist and singer; daughter-in-law of the poet W.B. Yeats

Pop Culture References for the name Grainne

Grainne O'Flynn, Canadian actress, The Gay Woman Channel on YouTube
Original name of Igraine in "The Mists of Avalon"