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English nameErrogie
Gaelic nameEaragaidh
Meaning?end, limit

Location and type of place name

LocationInverness area, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Dores
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townINVERNESS
Postcode areaIV2
Relevant main roadsA82
OS sheet number416
OS grid referenceNH549227
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG maybe eàrr ~ end, limit
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesMaybe based on eàrr, 'end, limit' but doubtful
Sources
Erogie 1747-55 Roy
Erogie 1820 Thomson
Air-aghaidh Watson 2001 (1930) 232
Additional infoThis name is obscure. The first syllable could possibly represent eàrr `end or limit'. Alternatively, the name could be cognate with eireachd 'assembly' (compare Ericht, Errochty and Errocht). Whether this is the case or not, the name is not now understood as such.
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