Monahan Family History
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Monahan Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Manacháin ‘descendant of Manachán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of manach ‘monk’. See also Monk. The Gaelic name is sometimes interpreted as if it were Ó Muineacháin ‘descendant of the little shrubbery’, and is sometimes translated as Thornton. Compare the place name Monaghan.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Morahan, Mohan, Conahan, Colahan, Manahan, Mcgahan, Moynihan, Mahan