Everything you need to know about the Irish surname O'Malley - its meaning, origins, interesting facts and famous people with the last name O'Malley.
Irish derivation: Ó Máille
Name meaning: A descendant of a follower of St John.
Counties associated with the name: Mayo
Coat of arms motto: “Terra Marique Potens” Powerful on Land and Sea.
- Often referred to as “the Irish of the Irish”
- The clan is heavily populated by sailors.
Some famous O'Malleys:
- Grace O'Malley, (c.1530- c.1603, Irish noblewoman and chieftainess)
- Martin O'Malley (1963-, American politician and 61st Governor of Maryland)
- Ernie O'Malley (1897–1957, Irish Republican Army officer)
- Sean O'Malley (born 1944-, Roman Catholic Cardinal)
- Martin O'Malley (1939-, Canadian journalist)
- Daragh O'Malley (born 1954-, Irish actor)