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NAME EQUIVALENTS
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MEN

Adam - Adamh

Aeneas/Angus - Aonghas

Albert - Ailbeart

Alexander/Alick/Sandy - Alasdair

Allan/Alwyn/Aulay Ailean or Amhlaidh

Alpin(e) Ailpean

Alick/Alexander/Sandy - Alasdair

Andrew - [Gille]Aindreas/Anndra

Angus/Aeneas - Aonghas

Archibald/Celistinus - Gille-Easbuig/Gillespic

Archie - Eairdsidh

Arthur - Art/Artair

Ay/Hugh/Hugo/Odo/Otto/Eugene/Eugenius - Aodh or Uisdean or Eoghan

Bartholomew - Parlan

Benjamin - Bean

Bernard - Bearnard

Celestinus/Archibald - Gille-Easbuig/Gillespic

Charles - Tearlach

Christopher/Gilchrist - Crisdean or Gille-Chriosd

Colin/Colinus - Cailean or Malcolm

Coll - Colla

Daniel/Donald - Domhnull

David - Daibhidh/Da'idh

Dennis/Dionysius/Duncan - Donnchadh

Donald/Daniel - Domhnull

Dougall/Dugald Dubghall

Douglas - Dughlas

Dugald/Dougall - Dubghall

Duncan/Dionysius/Dennis - Donnchadh

Edward/Evander/Ivar/Iver - Iomhair or Amhlaidh/Aulay

Eugene/Eugenius/Ewen/Evan/Owen/Hugh/Hugo/Ay/Odo/Otto - Eoghan or Aodh or Uisdean

Evander/Edward/Ivar/Iver - Iomhair or Amhlaidh/Auley

Ewen/Evan/Owen/Eugene/Eugenius/Ay/Hugh/Odo/Otto - Eoghan/Eobhan or Eoin or Aodh or Uisdean

Farquhar/Ferteth - Fearchar

Finlay/Philip - Fionnladh/Filip

Francis - Fraing/Frannsaidh

George - Deorsa/Seoras

Gilbert/Bricius - [Gille]Brighte

Gilchrist/Christopher - Gille-Chriosd/Crisdean

Gilles/Malise/Milesius/Myles - Gille-Iosa/Maoliosa

Godfrey - Goraidh/Guaidre

Graeme/Graham - Greumach

Gregory - Griogair

Hector - Eachann

Henry - Heandraidh or Eanruig

Hugh/Hugo/Ay/Odo/Otto/Eugene/Eugenius - Aodh or Uisdean or Eoghan

Isaac Iosag

Ivar/Iver/Evander/Edward - Iomhair or Amhlaidh/Auley

James/Jacobus - Seamus/Hamish

John/Johan/Johannis - Iain/Eoin/Eoghan

Joseph Iosaiph/Seosamh

Kenneth Coinneach

Lachlan/Roland Lachann/Lachlann

Lewis/Ludovick Luthais or Gille-Domhnaich/Maoldonnich

Lorn - Laurin

Louis/Lewis Luthais or Gille-Domhnaich/Maoldonnich

Ludovick/Lewis - Gille-Domhnaich/Maoldonnich or Luthais

Magnus - Manus

Malcolm/Colinus - [Gille]Colm/Calum/Calman/Colmin/Malcoluim

Malise/Milesius/Myles/Gilles - Maoliosa/Gille-Iosa

Martin - [Gille]Martain

Matthew - Matamh

Michael - [Gille]Micheil

Moses Maois

Murdoch/Murdo/Maurice/Muricius Muireadach/Muireach/Murcha

Myles/Milesius/Malise/Gilles - Maolmuire/Gille-Muire or Maoliosa/Gille-Iosa

Neil/Nigellus/Nigel Niall

Nicol Neacal

Norman Thormod/Tormaid

Odo/Otto/Ay/Hugh/Hugo/Eugene/Eugenius - Aodh or Uisdean or Eoghan

Patrick/Peter Padruig/Paraig/Para

Paul - Pol

Peter/Patrick - [Gille]Peadair/Malpeder or Padruig/Paraig/Para

Philip/Finlay - Filip/Fionnladh

Ranald/Ronald Raonull/Ragnall

Richard Ruaiseart

Robert - Raibeart

Roderick/Rory - Ruairidh

Ronald/Ranald - Raonull/Ragnall

Samuel/Somerled/Sorley Somhairle

Sandy/Alick/Alexander - Alasdair

Sim Simon

Solomon Solamh

Thomas Tomas/Tavish

Torquill Torcall

Valentine/Wayland - Uailean

Walter Bhaltair

Wayland/Valentine - Uailean

William Uilleam

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WOMEN

Agnes Nessa or Aine (see Ann)

Agnes - Una

Agnes/Ann/Nanny/Nancy Ain/Anna

Amelia Aimil

Ann/Agnes/Nanny/Nancy Aine/Anna

Annabella Anabala

Barbara - Barabal

Beatrice Beitris

Bel/Bella/Isabella/Isobel Iseabal

Beth(oc)/Bethia/Becca/Rebecca/Sophia Beathag

Betty/Elizabeth/Elspet Beataidh or Ealasaid

Bridget Bryde

Catherine/Katrin Catriona

Celia/Cecilia Sileas (which can also be Sheila/Sheelah, Geillis/Gillia, Julia)

Christian/Christina/Christy/Tina Cairistine/Cairistiona

Clara Sorcha/Soirge (which can also be Sarah/Sally)

Criosaidh Chrissie

Devorgilla/Dorothy/Dolly Derbhail/Diorbhall

Donaldina - Doileag

Dorothy/Dolly/Devorgilla Derbhail/Diorbhall

Effie/Euphane/Eupemia/Phemie Aoife or Aoirig/Oighrig

Elaine Eilidh

Elizabeth/Elspet/Betty Ealasaid or Beataidh

Ellen/Helen Eilidh

Erica - Oighrig

Eve/Eva Eubh or Aoibhe/Aoibhir

Finola/Fenella/Penuel/Penelope/Florence/Flora Fionnlamh/Fionnghala/Fionnaghel

Florence/Flora/Finola/Fenella/Penelope/Penuel - Fionnlamh/Fionnghala/Fionnaghel

Geillis/Gillia Sileas (which can also be Julia, Celia/Cecilia, Sheila/Sheelah)

Grace/Grissel Graine or Giorsal

Grissel/Grace Giorsal or Graine

Hanna Una (which can also be Winifred)

Helen/Ellen Eilidh

Isobel/Isabella/Bel/Bella Iseabal

Jane/Jean Sine

Janet/Jessie - Seonaid

Jeannie Sionaig

Jenny can stand for Jane/Jean or Janet

Jessie usually stands for Janet (but sometime Jane/Jean)

Joan/Joanne - Seonaig

Julia Sileas (which can also be Celia/Cecilia, Sheila/Sheelah, Geillis/Gillia)

Kate Ceit

Katrin/Catherine Catriona

Kirsty (see also Christy for Christian/Christina) Ciorstaidh

Laura Reullura

Lucy/Luisa Liusaidh/Luthaisea

Margaret (see also Peggy) Mairead/Mairghread/Mairearad (which can also be Marjory)

Marion Muireal/Mureall (which can also be Murial)

Marjory (sometimes confused with Margaret) - Marsailidh/Marsali

Martha Moireach (which can also be Morag)

Mary (see also Polly, Sarah/Sally, and Morag) Mairi/Muire/Moire/Mor

May Maili

Miriam - Mairi/Muire/Moire/Mor

Morag (see Mary and Sarah) Moireach (which can also be Martha)

Muriel - Muireal/Mureall (which can also be Marion )

Nancy/Nanny/Ann/Agnes Aine/Anna

Oonagh - Una

Peggy (see also Margaret) Peigi

Penelope/Penuel/Fenella/Finola/Florence/Flora - Fionnlamh/Fionnghala/Fionnaghel

Phemie/Euphemia/Eupane/Effie Aoife

Polly (see also Mary, Sarah/Sally, and Morag) - Mairi/Muire/Moire/Mor

Rachael Rachail/Raonaid/Raoghnailt

Rebecca/Becca/Bethia/Bethoc/Sophia Beathag

Sarah/Sally (see Mary & Morag) Sorcha/Soirge (which can also be Clara)

Sheena - Sine

Shelia/Sheelah Sileas (which can also be Geillis/Gillia, Julia, Celia/Cecilia)

Sophia/Rebecca/Becca/Bethia/Bethoc Beathag

Susan Siusaidh

Tina (for Christina etc.) Cairistine/Cairistiona

Winnifred Una (which can also be Hanna)

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