Northern Irish Submitted Place Names

Northern Irish names are used in Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Ballyhackamore (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Northern Irish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish Baile an Chacamair “town of the slob land or mud flat”, from baile “town” and chacamair “slob land, mud flat”... [more]
Ballymena (Settlement) Northern Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish An Baile Meánach, meaning "the middle townland", including the element baile "town".... [more]
Belfast (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Northern Irish (Anglicized)
From Old Irish Béal Feirsde meaning "river mouth of the ford” or alternatively, "mouth of the River Farset"... [more]
Coleraine (Settlement) Northern Irish, Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish Cúil Rathain, meaning "nook of the ferns".... [more]
Downpatrick (Settlement) Irish (Anglicized), Northern Irish
From Irish Dún Pádraig, meaning "Patrick's fort", after St. Patrick, who is said to be buried in Downpatrick Cathedral.... [more]
Dromara (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Northern Irish (Anglicized)
From Old Irish Droim mBearach meaning “ridge of heifers”.... [more]
Enniskillen (Settlement) Irish (Anglicized), Northern Irish
From Irish Inis Ceithleann, meaning "Cethlenn's island". In Irish mythology, the prophetess Cethlenn was said to have been injured and swam to Enniskillen on Loch Erne, where she died, and the town was named for her.... [more]
Holywood (Settlement) Northern Irish (Anglicized)
English translation of Latin Sanctus Boscus, meaning “holy wood”. Holywood is a seaside town in County Down, Northern Ireland. This was the name the Normans gave to the woodland surrounding the monastery of Saint Laiseran, son of Nasca, founded before 640 on the site of the present Holywood Priory... [more]
Kakebertoun (Political Subdivision) Northern Irish (Anglicized, Archaic)
Archaic name for Ballyhackamore, recorded in 1333 in a survey of the Earldom of Ulster. From a derivative of Irish cac, meaning “excrement” and denoting soft mud or slob land, and English toun, archaic and Ulster Scots spelling of “town”.
Lagan (River) Northern Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish Abhainn an Lagáin, meaning “river of the low-lying district”.... [more]
Omagh (Settlement) Northern Irish, Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish An Ómaigh, meaning "the virgin plain". ... [more]
Slieve Croob (Mountain) Northern Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish Sliabh Crúibe, “mountain of the hoof”, from sliabh, meaning “mountain”, and crúibe, meaning “hoof”.... [more]
Ulster (Region) Northern Irish, Irish
From the name of a group of tribes that once lived in the area, the Ulaidh, and either Irish tír or Old Norse staðr, both meaning “land”, “place” or “territory”.... [more]