Níall

Cite this: eDIL s.v. Níall or dil.ie/33163

 

Forms: Néill, Neel, Neill, Neil, Níall, Níallocán, Niallan, Nialláin, Niallghus, Niallghusa

o, npr. m. g s. Néill. O.Ir. n s. Neel, Thes. ii 263.33 . g s. Neill, ib. 31 , 35 ( Ardm. 10a2 ). Neil, 281.8 . In Latinized form: Nellis nepotes (= Uí Néill), 277.4 ( Reeves Ad. i c. 49 ). Níall, IGT Dec. § 96.11 .

Hence the dim. Níallocán little Niall, Ériu iv 94.2 ; and the derived names Niallan, AU 868 , g s. Nialláin, Trip. 228.7 ; Niallghus, AU 757 , g s. Niallghusa, 811 .