"bright, shining"

Sorcha Origin and Meaning

The name Sorcha is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "bright, shining".
A popular Irish name virtually unknown here, but one that feels like it could follow in the footsteps of Siobhan and Saoirse. It's pronounced SOR-ka, but with a little hiccup between the 'r' and the 'c' that's difficult for non-Gaelic speakers to reproduce. Spelled (and pronounced) 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 CusackIrish actress
  • Sarah Teresa "Sorcha" MacMahonIrish revolutionary
  • Sorcha Ní ChéideIrish actress
  • Sorcha Ní GhuairimIrish folk singer
  • Sorcha RichardsonBrooklyn,based Irish singer,songwriter

Sorcha in Pop Culture

  • Sorcha of Sevenwaterslead character in Juliet Marillier's "Daughter Of The Forest" and "Son Of The Shadows"
  • SorshaQueen Bavmorda's daughter and Madmartigan's love interest in film "Willow"
  • SorchaFaerie Queen in the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
  • Sorchacharacter in anime/manga "Black Butler"
  • SorchaFallon's sister in The Valiant series by Lesley Livingston

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