Enya is an anglicization of Eithne. Eithne originates in Gaelic languages and means "little seed, kernel". Eithne and Sodelb were two sisters and Irish saints in the 6th century. In its original version, Eithne is a very rare feminine given name at present, especially in the United States. Enya was popularized by the Irish musician Enya, born Eithne Ni Bhraonain.