Niamh – Scary Mommy

Niamh

Pronunciation of this one for non-Gaelic speakers can be a doozy: it's "nee-ev" (the closest to an Anglicized version is Neve) and means "bright." Despite its potential for phonetic mix-ups, it's a beautiful Irish name as long as your little Niamh is committed to correcting people 2,479 times a day.

Nicknames:

Nia.

Famous people named Niamh:

Actresses Niamh Wilson, Niamh McGrady, and Niamh Cusack; gymnast Niamh Rippin; Irish dancer Niamh O'Brien.

Fun fact:

In Irish mythology, Niamh was the princess of Tír na nÓg, the Land of Youth.

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