May 192012

A name given to a native of that island.  Ireland signifies West-land, from the Gaelic, Iar, the West and the Teutonic, land, Welsh Llan, a clear place, a lawn (an Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their derivation and Import, Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake & Co., 1857).