Origin of the name MUIRE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name MUIRE.
A Gaelic form of Mary
(q.v.), meaning "bitter." (Praenomina, Charnock, 1882).
where the circular pyreum assuredly symbolised the central Fire, the
servants of Bride were known indeterminately as either Maolbrighde or
Maolmuire, i.e., servants of Brighde, or servants of Muire, and it is
probable that Muire, the Gaelic form of Mary, was radically mother
ire, the word ire being no doubt the same as ur, an
Aryan radical meaning fire, whence arson, ardent,
etc. (Archaic England,