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English nameKilbride
Gaelic nameCille Bhrìghde
MeaningBride's church
Genitive formChille Bhrìghde

Location and type of place name

LocationDunoon, Cowal
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature type
Post townDUNOON
Postcode areaPA23
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNS165763
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG cill ~ church + G Brìghde ~ personal name
Element typeperson, religion

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. cill, fem. ‘church’ + lenited gen. sg. of G Brìghde, fem. personal name = ‘Bride’s Church’ 
SourcesThis name has many parallels in Scotland where Cille Bhrìghde is the accepted form.

Lilbride (Kilbride) RMS 1472 ii no. 1059
Kilbreid 1519 ER app. no. xiv
terrarum de Kilbride 1520 ER app. Xiv
Kilbridy 1538-9 RMS iii no. 1882
Kilbrydie 1600 RMS vi no. 1065
Kilbride 1634 RMS ix no. 132
Kilbryde 1646 RMS ix no. 1722
Kilbryde 1664 RMS xi no. 613
Kilbryde 1666 RMS xi no. 972
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