Some years ago my mother and I were researching the origin of the name and found a reference in a very old book (title forgotten). It stated that the name Younie is derived from Adamanan/Eunan the man who documented the life and works of St. Columb, the Irish noble sent to Iona to bring Christianity to Scotland in recompense for some crime committed. Adamanan was canonized under both names, but last century the Catholic church rationalised the list of saints and recognising that these were 2 versions of the same name, cut out Eunan, St Admanan is still listed (http://www.saint-name.com/).
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