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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2000 (July-December) » Irish spelling and name for "Jeannette" « Previous Next »

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Jeannette (bg-tc-ppp527.monmouth.com - 209.191.63.87)
Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000 - 11:38 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Can you tell me the correct Irish spelling and name for "Jeannette"? Since it is the diminutive and feminine for John in English...Seaneen (spelling?), would not be correct, would it? And I believe, Siobhin (spelling?) is for Joan, is it not?

Thanks.

Jeannette

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Dennis King (proxy1-external.sttln1.wa.home.com - 24.4.254.154)
Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2000 - 02:02 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I believe that the well-known name Sinéad is historically derived from Jean(n)ette. Siobhán, from French Jehanne or Jeanne, corresponds to Joan. Seáinín is equivalent to Johnny.

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Jeannette (spider-th054.proxy.aol.com - 152.163.213.69)
Posted on Monday, August 21, 2000 - 07:00 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Go raibh maith agat, Dennis.

Sinéad

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