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Morven (F)>

Morven (female)

Masculine form:Morven (M)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
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English and Scottish, very rare. A female correpondent [MCT] with that name has only ever found one other woman with the name but has heard of one man bearing it.

  • [See Morven (M) for further information on the origins of this name.]

Morven is the name given to Fingal's kingdom by James Macpherson [1736-1796] in his Ossiniac poems. He based it on the place-name "Morvern", in north Argyll, Scotland, called "a'Mhorbairne" in Gaelic.