Pronounced MIR ne
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About the name Muirne

Muirne is an Irish name meaning "high-spirited" or "festive" or possibly "beloved".

Muirne was a maiden and the daughter of a Druid who had received an omen that her marriage would bring his downfall so he refused all suitors. Finally, man called Cumhail abducted her. Muirne's father apealed to the king who declared Cumhail an outlaw and she was eventually recovered, but Muirne had already conceived a son who grew up to be Fionn mac Cumhail.

Related Names

Morna, Myrna, Murna


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