Rev Patrick Woulfe

BÁIRBRE, BAIRBRE, genitive idem (the same), Barbara, Barbary; Greek—βάρβαρή (Bárbaré), stranger; a name in use among the ancient Romans; borne by a holy virgin and martyr of Nicodemia in the 3rd century, who became the patroness of architects and engineers; common in Connacht. Latin—Barbara.

Alphabetical Index to Names of Women (Irish-English)

English-Irish Index

Note: The old Irish letters used in the original text* have been converted to the Roman alphabet for this online version, and the lenited (or dotted) consonants changed to their aspirated equivalents, i.e. the dotted 'c' has been altered to 'ch', the dotted 'g' to 'gh', and the dotted 'm' to 'mh', etc. For example, in the name Caoimgin (Kevin), where the 'm' and 'g' are both dotted (ṁ, ġ) in the old Irish lettering, the name has been converted here to the modern Irish equivalent of Caoimhghin.

* Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. Patrick Woulfe, 1923.