[ 2 syll. lao-(g)hai-re, la-ogha-ire ] The baby boy name Laoghaire is pronounced as Leh-Riy- †. Laoghaire is used predominantly in Gaelic and its origin is Celtic. The meaning of Laoghaire is calf herder. It is derived from the word 'loagh' which is of the meaning calf. Lóegaire (Celtic) is an original form of the name. The name was borne by the hapless warrior Lóegaire Búadach in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology, who died while saving the poet Áed. It was also borne by various lengendary Irish high kings. The name can be Anglicized as Leary.
The name Leary (English) is a variation of Laoghaire.
Laoghaire is not commonly used as a baby boy name. It is not listed within the top 1000.
† English pronunciation for Laoghaire: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"