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English nameHelensburgh
Gaelic nameBaile Eilidh
MeaningHelen's town

Location and type of place name

LocationArgyll
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891Dunoon & Kilmun
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townHELENSBURGH
Postcode areaG84
Relevant main roadsB832
OS sheet number347
OS grid referenceNS297827
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG baile, ~ ‘town’ ; Eilidh ~ personal name
Element typeperson

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. baile, masc. ‘town’ + gen. sg. Eilidh, fem. personal name
SourcesThis is a twentieth century translation of the English name.
Additional info Helensburgh Central (Station) ~ Baile Eilidh Meadhain
Helensburgh Upper (Station) ~ Baile Eilidh Àrd
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