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English nameKilmarnock
Gaelic nameCill Mheàrnaig
Meaningchurch of Meàrnag
Genitive formChill Mheàrnaig

Location and type of place name

LocationEast Ayrshire
Local authorityEast Ayrshire ~ Siorrachd Àir an Ear
Parish post 1891
County post 1891
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Postcode areaKA1
OS sheet number333
OS grid referenceNS429380
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG cill ~ cell, church; Meàrnag ~ saint's name
Element typeperson, religion

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Further Information

Language notes 
SourcesCill-mheàrnog: Robertson [After Cill there is a crossed out e]
Cille-màrnag: Watson in Dwelly
Cill-mheàrnag: Robertson in Dwelly
Cill Mhearnáig: Watson 1926, 187
Additional info Kilmarnock, still known in Arran Gaelic as Cill Mhearnáig, commemorates Mo-Ernóc, contracted into M'Ernóc.: Watson 1926, 187
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