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The name Sorcha is a baby girl name. The name Sorcha comes from the Irish origin. In Irish The meaning of the name Sorcha is: Bright; intelligent; princess.


Name Information
Boy or Girl ?: girl
Origin of name: Irish
Meaning: Bright; intelligent.
Expression number: 1
SoulUrge Number: 7
Average Visitor Rating: 4.56 (Out of 5)
Number of ratings: 31

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I love my name!
written by Sorcha, February 22, 2008
Sorcha means 'princess'. I know this as fact seeing as I am fluent in Irish and have lived here nearly all my life. In spite of that, I have never found another Sorcha. I love my name! Though so few can pronounce it, let alone spell it >.>
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written by Briana, March 06, 2008
My sister's name is Sorcha, the only time i have ever seen that name is in a book, and spelled the same. It does mean princess. Sadly unless you know her everyone pronounces the 'ch' in the name and it drives us crazy.
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written by Sorcha MacAonghais, June 18, 2008
I was always under the impression that Sorcha meant bright/light/clear as in the opposite of "dorcha." I like that it means Princess, that's what my parents have called me (when they're not calling me Tinkerbell). Does the "princess" meaning come from Sorcha being the Irish substitute for the name Sarah, which means princess? I live in the US, so yes, the pronunciation thing is dicey, but I can accept "Sorka" and "Sorsha." There's only so much I'm going to get out of them here. I like my name, too. I get only positive comments about it.
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written by Ciara Thornton, July 17, 2008
im Irish and i love the name Sorcha
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written by sorcha, August 22, 2008
My name is sorcha and i'm irish.Sorcha is irish for sarah. Although it is spelt sorcha it is pronounced as Sorka. Alot of people pronouce it wrong. I don't know many sorcha's but i do think it is getting more popular.
My name and its correct pronunciation and meaning.
written by Sorcha, June 13, 2009
I have to ask - if you can't speak a language then how can you speak of a name from that language with any authority?

This name has *no* association with Sarah or "princess" or Hebrew or any other language other than Gaelic. These falsehoods have been perpetuated in baby name books and misguided book authors which have led to this popular misunderstanding.

Sorcha MacAonghais is right. It is an Irish word meaning 'bright/clear' and is the opposite to another Irish word "dorcha" which means dark. This is easily found in any Irish language dictionary.

In Irish, the name is pronounced in variations owing to dialect. Some would pronounce it as 'sorka' (hard k) 'surraka' or with a soft k as in 'loch'. The Irish language does not allow for a silent 'c' when c and h are put together. An Irish speaker would know this.

Of those with no Irish or outside Ireland, it can be pronounced as 'sorsha' 'sorkeh' or 'sorha'. Juliet Marillier used this name in her popular books and even she has a huge problem with her pronunciation/meanings - largely due to the fact that she does not know nor cannot speak the Irish language.

As I've had this name for 39 years, I've come across the gamut of pronunciations. I, myself, prefer the French 'sh' ('sorsha') and will only accept my name as gaeilge from those with the Irish language on their tongue.

Please. If you do not bear the name, please don't assume it has meaning when you've no research to back it. Thanks.
Love it
written by Katherine Verhage, March 27, 2010
I have only heard this name once. I heard it first as a character in the movie Willow and have loved it ever since. In that move it is pronounced Sorsha but I do not know if that is the correct spelling or if it is spelled like Sorcha.
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written by Sorcha, July 27, 2010
I have always said to my mum why call me Sorcha but as I get older I have started to like my name more. Sorcha is such a nice name..x

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