This is a Gaelic-Irish feminine given name meaning "blue or illustrious princess", composed of two Gaelic elements: “gorm”, meaning (blue) plus “flaith”, meaning (prince, princess, sovereign). Gormflaith ingen Murchada was born in Naas, County Kildare, Ireland, around 960. She was the daughter of Murchad mac Finn, King of Leinster, sister of his successor, Mael Mórdha mac Murchada. The first annalistic account regarding Gormlaith appears in the Annals of Inisfallen. Gormflaith was one of the most popular Gaelic-Irish female forenames between the 8th and 16th century.