Township: (Rubha) Craignis,Hough

Map Reference: Craignish 36

Name Type: shore

Meaning: Sgeirean 'skerries'

'There is a Norwegian islet with a lighthouse called Ona [in Sandøy]. It could possibly relate to vón ‘hope’, e.g. where you hope to catch fish (from Norsk stadnamnleksikon).’ (Berit Sandnes, pers. comm.). This could also be the male ON personal man’s name H?gni (genitive H?gna), with ON múli ‘promontory’

Other Forms: ONB p.64 gives Sgeirean Onamull

Related Places:


Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic, Obscure

Informants: OS