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Niamh Meaning


What does Niamh mean?

The name Niamh is of Gaelic and Irish origin.

The meaning of Niamh is "beauty, brightness".

Niamh is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ni-ev.

The Given Name Niamh

In Irish mythology, Niamh is the goddess daughter of the god of the sea. According to the legend she falls in love with the youthful poet-hero Oisin, son of Finn MacCool and carries him off to Tir na nOg, the land of eternal youth. Today, Niamh, is a popular name in Ireland for girls.

Niamh falls into the Irish myth name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Niamh Cusack.

Niamh Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 3,759 in baby name popularity for girls with 40 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 4,040 in baby name popularity for girls with 37 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

View the Niamh Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Niamh has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Niamh to other names.

Niamh Related Names

The name Neve is a form of Niamh.

Famous Niamhs

  • Niamh Cusack ~ Actress

Niamh Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Niamh.

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Niamh Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Niamh in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Niamh.

Just for fun, see the name Niamh in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Niamh in Nautical Flags page.