Pleasing to the ears and to the imagination, Orla is an Irish feminine name that means "golden princess." Spilling forth from the Celtic Órfhlaith, Orla's simplistic style hides a legacy of ancient Irish queens and princesses. Órlaith íngen Cennétig is perhaps Orla's most famous namesake, being both the sister of the legendary Brian Boru and consort to the high king Donnchadh Donn mac Flainn. Today Orla has stepped well out of the shadows of kings, forging new legacies in the realms of performing arts, sport, and even fashion design courtesy of Orla Kiely.
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