- Oighrig fScottish Gaelic: name of uncertain derivation, apparently from an earlier form Aithbhreac meaning ‘new speckled one’. It has commonly been Anglicized as ERICA (SEE Erica), EFRIC (SEE Efric), EFFIE (SEE Effie) and EUPHEMIA (SEE Euphemia), formerly also as AFRICA (SEE Africa). See also EITHRIG (SEE Eithrig) and EIRIC (SEE Eiric).
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Africa — f English: name adopted in the 20th century among American Blacks, conscious of their ancestral heritage in the continent of Africa. It was also formerly used in Scotland as an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name OIGHRIG (SEE Oighrig), but this… … First names dictionary
Effie — f, m 1 (f.) English: pet form of EUPHEMIA (SEE Euphemia), now as rarely used as the full form, but popular in the 19th century. 2 (f.) Scottish: Anglicized form of the Gaelic name OIGHRIG (SEE Oighrig). 3 (m.) Jewish: pet form of … First names dictionary
Efric — f Scottish: Anglicized form of the Gaelic name OIGHRIG (SEE Oighrig); See also AFRICA (SEE Africa) … First names dictionary
Eiric — f Scottish Gaelic: variant of OIGHRIG (SEE Oighrig); See also EITHRIG (SEE Eithrig) … First names dictionary
Eithrig — f Scottish Gaelic: variant of OIGHRIG (SEE Oighrig); See also EIRIC (SEE Eiric) … First names dictionary
Erica — f English and Scottish: Latinate feminine form of ERIC (SEE Eric), coined towards the end of the 18th century. It remains common in Gaelic Scotland as an Anglicized form of OIGHRIG (SEE Oighrig) (see also EIRIC (SEE Eiric) and … First names dictionary
Euphemia — f Latin form of a Late Greek name composed of the elements eu well, good + phēmi I speak. This is the name of various early saints, most notably a virgin martyr supposedly burnt at the stake at Chalcedon in 307. It was particularly popular in… … First names dictionary
Harriet — f English: Anglicized form of French Henriette, a feminine diminutive of HENRY (SEE Henry) (French Henri) coined in the 17th century. It was quite common in England in the 18th and early 19th centuries. In Scotland it has been used as an… … First names dictionary
Henrietta — f English: Latinate form of French Henriette, a feminine diminutive of HENRI (SEE Henri). This form of the name enjoyed a vogue from the late 19th century until well into the 20th century. In Scotland it has been used as an Anglicized form of… … First names dictionary
Scottish Gaelic — Not to be confused with Scots language or Scottish English. Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig Pronunciation [ˈkaːlikʲ] Spoken in … Wikipedia