[DWJ] In which I satisfy the curious (I hope!)

Anna Zofia Skarzynska ania.s at tiscali.co.uk
Sat Sep 23 16:22:48 EDT 2006


>
> It's noticeable that some Welsh and Gaelic female names seem harsh and 
> unfeminine to people who are not familiar with them: Angharad, Morag, 
> Sinead.
>
> Colin
>


Sinead is the gaelicized form of Janet, not a native Irish name. Likewise, 
Sean from (the English) John. The earlier Irish version of John (presumably 
from Greek or Latin forms in the bible) is Eoin. Same thing happened in 
Welsh: Sioned, Sion, Ioan respectively.

Ania 




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