For lots of ideas of Gaelic names, try the book 'Ainmean Chloinne: Scottish Gaelic names for children', from the publisher Taigh na Teud, available from www.gaelicbooks.net.

The following list gives some of the most common Gaelic names for children, and their English equivalents where these exist.

Iain - John

Seònaidh - Johnny

Alasdair - Alexander

Dòmhnall - Donald

Aonghas - Angus

Calum - Malcolm

Daibhidh - David

Seumas - James

Donnchadh - Duncan

Colla - Coll

Eachann - Hector

Ailean - Allan

Raghnall - Ronald

Mata - Matthew

Pàdraig - Patrick/Peter

Ruairidh - Roderick/Derrick

Pòl - Paul

Uilleam - William

Eilidh - Helen

Ciorstaidh - Kirsty

Seònag - Joanne/Johanna/Joan

Màiri - Mairi/Mary

Mairead - Margaret

Sorcha - Sarah/Claire

Raghnaid - Rachael

Mòrag - Marion

Cèit - Kate

Cèiteag - Katie

Anna - Anne/Annie

Iseabal - Isobel

Ealasaid - Elizabeth

Sìne - Jane

Peigi - Peggy/Margaret

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