Meaning and Origin of Galway - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Galway

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : From Gaul

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : probably a variant of Scottish Galloway, rather than a habitational name from the place of this name in southern Connacht. During the Middle Ages Galways were wealthy merchants on the south coast of Ireland, but now the name is largely confined to Ulster.