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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Leprechaun mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Leprechaun

"Leprechaun" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "An Irish elf". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun leprechaun
A small mischevous elf or spirit in Irish folklore; it is often depicted in literature as a dwarfish bearded old man; -- legend tells that if a leprechaun is captured, he will reveal the location of his hidden pot of gold.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A mischievous elf in Irish folklore

From Irish leipreachán, luprachán, from Middle Irish luchrupán, from Old Irish luchorpán, from (“small”) (Proto-Indo-European *legwh) + corp (“body”), which is from Latin corpus.

  1. (Irish folklore) One of a race of elves that can reveal hidden treasure to those who catch them.

leprechaun was also found in the following language(s): Italian

Fun Facts about the name Leprechaun

  • How unique is the name Leprechaun? Out of 5,838,786 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Leprechaun was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Leprechaun: Your name in reverse order is Nuahcerpel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cehenrualp. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Leprechaun born Jul 24, 2006

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central Africa approximately on 1675. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.