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English nameKildonan
Gaelic nameCill Donnain
MeaningDonnan’s Church
Genitive formChill Donnain

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Duirinish
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townPORTREE
Postcode areaIV51
Relevant main roadsA850
OS sheet number408
OS grid referenceNG351538
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG cill ~ church; Donnan ~ personal name
Element typeperson, religion

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. cill, fem. ‘church’ + gen. sg. of Donnan, masc. personal name = ‘Donnan’s Church’
Kildonan 1881 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Cill Donnan* Dwelly 1912
Kildonan (Cille Donnan) Forbes, 224
Domnàn / Cill Donnàin Watson 1926, 165, 283
Cill Donnain Donnan’s church Mac an Tàilleir
Cill Donnain local source, Sòdhaigh
Cill Donnan local source, Sgianaidean
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