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NAME

PRONOUNCE

ENGLISH

DESCRIPTION

Saoirse

“sear + sha”

 

Irish word saoirse ”freedom, liberty.” It has only been used since the 1920s and has strong patriotic overtones.

Shauna

“shaw + na”

 

The feminine form of Sean.

Sheenagh

“she + na”

Sheena

An Irish form of Jane “God is gracious” and may be a shortened form of Sinead.

Sibeal

“shib + ale”

Sybil
Elizabeth

Form of Isabel which is a Spanish form of the Hebrew name Elisheba, meaning “God is my oath.” Forms of Elizabeth have always been popular throughout the Celtic world.

Sile, Sheelagh

“she + la”

Sheila, Sheela

The Irish form of the Latin name Cecilia, the patron saint of music and implies “pure and musical.”

Sinead

“shin + aid”

Jane, Janet, Janette

Irish form of Jane “God is gracious.”

Siobhan

“shiv + awn”

Shevaun, Shavon, Chevonne

Siobhan is another Irish form of Joan meaning “God is gracious.” A popular name in Ireland where the anglicised versions are often used. Siobhan McKenna, an Irish actress who died in 1986, was considered by many as a woman who personified all that was good about being Irish.

Sorcha

“sor + aka” or “surk + ha”

 

From sorcha meaning “bright, radiant, light.” Popular in the Middle Ages, the name has become popular again in recent years partly due to the success of the Irish actress Sorcha Cusack in Britain.

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