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Updated May 24, 2023

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Celtic : Chief

Boy name variations

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Bheathain (see McIlwaine).
  • Scottish : variant of Melville 1.
  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoil Mhín ‘descendant of the devotee of Maoilmhín’, a personal name meaning ‘gentle chieftain’.

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