Name: Maloney

Origin and Meaning of the Name Maloney

  • Meaning:
    Descendent of a servant of church
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  • Pronunciation:
    (ma LO nee)
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    Itself (Maloney)
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Miscellaneous Info for Maloney

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Maloney comes from Ua Maol Dhómhnaigh, an Irish surname meaning descendent (Ua) of a servant (Maol, literally meaning bald and referring to a monk but used to refer to a servant as well) of the church (Dhómhnaigh, literally meaning Sunday but also used to refer to the church).

    There are legends about how Maloney came to be a name, such as that St Patrick was coming to a clan and one of the clan members was firing arrows at him. St Patrick said God would stop the arrows to protect him and the arrows all missed. As St Patrick reached the residence the clan member swore to serve this God of St Patrick's, leading to the clan name.

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