Saoirse is pronounced “Sur-sha“. The actress is aware of the difficulties her name brings to people, and she sympathizes with those who fiddle with it. “Yes, I am very Irish and I have an extremely Irish name. Some would say too Irish,” she said on Saturday Night Live in 2017.
In Gaelic baby names, the name Catriona means: Pure, clear. A Scottish Gaelic word that is the French form of the Latin “Catherine” from the Greek “Aikaterina”. Famous bearer: the heroine of the 19th century novel “Catriona” by the author Robert Louis Stevenson.
Pronounce the “Sio” part of the name as “Shi” with a soft “ih” sound. Pronounce the “bhan” part of the name as “vawn”. “Vawn” should be pronounced to rhyme with “lawn” or “gone.” Combine both syllables of the name to pronounce “Siobhan” as “Shi-vawn“.
Aoife is pronounced EE-fa. Caoimhe is pronounced KEE-va or KWEE-va.
Sam Heughan is a happily married man on screen, but has he found love in real life? The Outlander star plays Caitriona Balfe’s husband on the hit TV show and they share an amazing bond off the set too. However, their relationship is purely platonic, leaving Sam open to romance.
Caoimhe. A fairly common female name in Ireland, Caoimhe is pronounced kee-va and comes from the Irish caomh, meaning dear or noble. It comes from the same root as the male name Caoimhín (pronounced kee-veen).