A further complication can occur if the first names were recorded in Latin, rather than English, as was sometimes the case. Some of the more common Latin-English first name translations are as follows:
- Carolus - Charles
- Demetrius - Jeremiah, Diarmuid, Darby
- Gulielmus - William
- Honoria - Nora
- Jacobus - James
- Joannes or Ioannes - John
- Petrus - Peter
- Thaddeus - Timothy
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[This citation came from the HELP section of Irish Genealogy.(irishgenealogy.ie) Searching by Person.]