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For Braniff there are 220 on Yasni with different names. The most frequently searched first names for Braniff are: Martin

Among the most common last names on Yasni Braniff is on position 2554.

Meaning of "Braniff"

The name Braniff is an Anglisation of the Irish language name OBranduibh (pronounced OBraniv, in Irish). The name is composed of two words - bran=raven and duibh which is the genitive form of dubh=black. The prefix O means "from" in the sense of "descended from". The full meaning of OBranduibh is therefore "Descended from Black Raven". It is a rare County Down name. The original Brandubh was king of Leinster in the late sixth century. His name was Latinised as Brandubius in an early 1600's history of Ireland (I think written by Colgan), in which his participation in the battle of Dun Bolg is recounted. In the Irish language, names also have feminine forms. A lady would therefore be called NiBhranduibh (pronounced NiVraniv). A wife would be called Bean Ui Bhranduibh (pronounced Ban E Vraniv). An excellent book on Irish family names is - McLysaght E, The Surnames of Ireland, Irish Academic Press, 1985 (6th Edition), ISBN 0-7165-2366-3

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