ÉIRE(Country & Island)Irish
Possibly means "abundant land" in Old Irish. This is the Irish name of the country and island of Ireland. According to legend the island was named for the goddess ÉRIU
, though in fact it was she who was named for the island.
GUINEA(Region, Country & Island)English, Italian, Spanish, German
From Portuguese Guiné
, which is of unknown meaning, possibly of Berber origin. This name was used by the Portuguese to refer to a portion of western Africa. It was also applied by westerners to the island of New Guinea starting in the 16th century. It is now the name or part of the name of the countries of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea and Papua New Guinea.
SAINT PIERRE(Settlement & Island)French
Name commemorating Saint PETER
. This is the name of several communes in France as well as a French island near Newfoundland.
Means "wide island", from Old English sid
"wide" and eg
"island". This is the name of a place in Surrey.
Anglicized form of Gaelic Sgitheanach
, meaning unknown. This is the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland.