Meaning of Mec Vannin in English:

Mec Vannin

Pronunciation /ˌmɛk ˈvanɪn/


  • (The name of) a Manx nationalist party, established in 1962 and advocating full republican independence for the Isle of Man. Compare Mebyon Kernow , Meibion Glyndwr .


1960s; earliest use found in Isle of Man Weekly Times. From Manx Mec Vannin, lit. ‘sons of (the Isle of) Man’ from mec, plural of mac son + Vannin, the lenited form of Mannin (Isle of) Man.