Irish"end of harvest season"
Samhain Origin and Meaning
The name Samhain is a girl's name meaning "end of harvest season".
Samhain is a traditional Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter (usually halfway between the equinox and solstice). Today it often coincides with the evening of Halloween (31st October), making it a unique option for a Halloween baby or one of the season-related names for autumn babies. The name has a slightly unflattering sound to the English-speaking ear, but might be a special choice for those with Celtic roots.
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Samhain in Pop Culture
- "Samhain" is a Wiccan holiday.