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Gender: Female Pronunciation: SOR-ca Meaning of Sorcha: "bright, shining" Origin of Sorcha: Irish

The name Sorcha is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "bright, shining". Sorcha and is often added to lists like Irish Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby Name SCRABBLE".

From the experts:

A popular Irish name virtually unknown here — with a pronunciation that's far from obvious. It's basically SOR-ca, but with a little hiccup between the 'r' and the 'c' that's near-impossible for the English speaker to reproduce. Other phonetic pronunciations given are sir-eh-ka, sur-aka and surk-ha. Spelled Sorsha, she is a major character in the movie Willow.

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Famous People Named Sorcha

Sorcha Boru (born Claire Everett Jones), American potter and sculptor
Sorcha Cusack, Irish actress
Sarah Teresa "Sorcha" MacMahon, Irish revolutionary
Sorcha Ní Chéide, Irish actress
Sorcha Ní Ghuairim, Irish folk singer
Sorcha Richardson, Brooklyn-based Irish singer-songwriter

Pop Culture References for the name Sorcha

Sorcha of Sevenwaters, lead character in Juliet Marillier's "Daughter Of The Forest" and "Son Of The Shadows"
Sorsha, Queen Bavmorda's daughter and Madmartigan's love interest in film "Willow"
Sorcha, Faerie Queen in the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
Sorcha, character in anime/manga "Black Butler"