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Baby NamesDecember 17, 2021

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One of the best parts of pregnancy is choosing your baby’s name! If you are expecting and considering an Irish baby name, you’ve come to the right place! Many parents choose to honor their family heritage with their baby’s name. Do you or your partner have any Irish roots? Irish names are primarily Celtic, English, French, Gaelic, Scottish, or Welsh in origin. Many beautiful Irish baby names have equally beautiful meanings, mainly relating to nature or God, to choose from. Did you know that the popular girl’s name Erin simply means “Ireland”? Or that Irish is a popular boy’s name? Irish Baby Names Irish Baby Names for Girls Country music fan? You might like Kacey, of Kacey… Read More

One of the best parts of pregnancy is choosing your baby’s name! If you are expecting and considering an Irish baby name, you’ve come to the right place! Many parents choose to honor their family heritage with their baby’s name. Do you or your partner have any Irish roots?

Irish names are primarily Celtic, English, French, Gaelic, Scottish, or Welsh in origin. Many beautiful Irish baby names have equally beautiful meanings, mainly relating to nature or God, to choose from.

Did you know that the popular girl’s name Erin simply means “Ireland”? Or that Irish is a popular boy’s name?

Irish Baby Names

Irish Baby Names for Girls

Country music fan? You might like Kacey, of Kacey Musgraves fame, which means “thorny tree.”

Shrek fan? You might consider Fiona, of Princess Fiona fame, which means “fair or pale.”

Do you love nature and the outdoors? You might like Ashlyn or Ashlynn, which both mean “meadow of ash trees;” Kyla, which means “crown of laurel;” Molly, which means “sparkling or shiny sea;” Muriel, which means “of the bright sea;” Róisín, which means “little rose;” or Tara, which means “hill or star.”

Religious? Consider Sinéad, which means “God’s gracious gift; God forgives,” or Siobhan, which means “God is gracious.”

Want to give your daughter a strong name befitting a female warrior? You might consider Brenda, which means “flame or sword,” Reilly, Rilee, Rileigh, Riley, Rylee, or Rylie, which all mean “courageous or valiant,” or Sloan or Sloane, which both mean “a warrior.”

Want something a little more elegant for your little girl? Try Aoife, which means “beautiful, radiant;” Aisling, Aislinn, Aislyn, or Aislynn, which mean “dream or vision;” Alana, which means “precious; awakening;” Bree, Bria, Briana, Brianna, Brianne, Brienne, or Bryanna, which all mean “high, noble, exalted;” Bridget, which means “exalted one;” Caoimhe, which means “gentle, beautiful, precious;” Imogene, Imogine, or Imojean, which mean “maiden;” Kathleen, which means “pure;” or Nora, which means “honored.”

Here are a few of the most popular Irish baby girl names in alphabetical order:

Popular Irish Baby Names for Girls

Aileen
Aisling, Aislinn, Aislyn, or Aislynn
Alana
Aoife
Arlene
Ashlyn or Ashlynn
Brennan
Bree, Bria, Briana, Brianna, Brianne, Brienne, or Bryanna
Brenda
Bridget
Cailey, Caleigh, Cayleigh, Kailey, KailKaleigh, Kaylah, Kaylie, Kayleigh, Kayley, or Kaylyn
Caoimhe
Caitlin or Kaitlin
Cara
Carlin
Casey, Kace, Kacey, Kaci, Kacy, Kasie, or Kayce
Cassidey or Cassidy
Ciaran, Keira, Kiara, or Kierra
Colleen
Darci or Darsie
Deirdre
Delaney
Devin or Devyn
Duna
Eileen
Elfie
Elva
Erin
Ethna
Fallon or Fallyn
Finlee, Finley, or Finnley
Fiona
Glennie
Gráinne
Imogene, Imogine, or Imojean
Ireland
Kathleen
Kaylie, Keyla, or Kylee
Kelley, Kelli, or Kelly
Kelsey
Kennedy
Kerry
Kiley
Killian
Korie
Kyla
Lana
MacKenna
Mackenzie
Maeve
Maira, Mayra, Maura, Maureen, or Meara
Moina or Mona
Molly
Muriel
Niamh
Nola
Nora
Órla
Payton or Peyton
Polley
Quin or Quinn
Reagan
Reilly, Rilee, Rileigh, Riley, Rylee, or Rylie
Róisín
Rynn
Saoirse
Shannon
Sheelagh
Sheila or Sheyla
Sheridan
Sinéad
Siobhan
Sláine
Sloan or Sloane
Tara
Teagan
Tierney
Úna

Irish Baby Names for Boys

Fan of The Beatles? You might like Lennon, which means “descendant of blackbird, dear one, child of love, or a small cloak or cape.”

Ted Lasso enthusiast? You might like Roy, of Roy Kent fame, which means “red.”

Disney fan? You might like Flynn, of Flynn Rider fame in Tangled, which means “ruddy complected.”

Do you love nature? Consider Alan, which means “little rock;” Conan, which means “high, wise; little wolf;” Conner, Connor, or Conor, which mean “hound lover or one who loves wolves;” Cormac, which means “son of raven; charioteer;” Craig, which means “rock or near the rocks;” Dillon, which means “like a lion; loyal;” Darren, which means “great; oak tree;” Fayette, which means “raven;” Glenn, which means “from the small valley;” Murphey or Murphy, which mean “sea warrior;” Orin or Orrin, which mean “green or otter;” or Rónán, which means “little seal.”

Religious? You might like Evan, which means “God is gracious; youth or young warrior;” Killian, which means “little church or bright-headed;” or Sean, Shaun, Shane, Shawn, or Shayne, which all mean “God is gracious.”

Texan? You might like Houston, of Sam Houston fame, which means “Hugh’s town; settlement on the hill.”

Want to give your son a name worthy of a warrior? Consider Barry, which means “a sharp spear; fair-headed;” Caden, which means “battle or warrior; companion;” Colin, which means “young, victorious;” Donovan, which means “dark warrior or princeling;” Fergus, which means “strong or manly; virility;” Garrett, which means “rules by the spear; brave or strong;” Liam, which means “the strong protector; guardian;” Treacy, which means “warlike;” or Troy, which means “foot soldier.”

Or you might like Cullen, which means “good-looking lad; handsome,” or Declán, which means “full of goodness.”

Here are a few of the most popular Irish baby boy names in alphabetical order:

Popular Irish Baby Names for Boys

Aidan
Alan
Amon
Bard
Barry
Braden, Brady, Braiden, or Brayden
Brain, Brian, or Brion
Branna
Brendan, Brendin, or Brennan
Broden, Brodie, or Brody
Broderic
Brogan
Caden
Carrick
Cavanaugh
Cillian or Kilian
Clark
Codi, Codie, or Cody
Colin
Conan
Conner, Connor, or Conor
Cormac
Cori, Correy, or Cory
Craig
Cullen
Dargan
Darren
Declán
Deegan
Delavan or Delvin
Dempsy
Dermot
Desmond or Desmund
Devlon
Devon
Dewayne
Dillon
Donovan
Dorrance
Eanna
Egan
Elroy
Emmett
Emmons
Eóghan
Evan
Fabio
Fayette
Fergus
Ferrell or Ferrill
Finian, Finn, or Finnian
Flynn
Garrett
Geron
Gilman
Glenn
Gradon, Grady, or Graidy
Houston
Irish
Kaine, Kane, or Kayne
Keegan
Keelan or Keilan
Keon
Kennan or Kennon
Kern
Kevin or Kevinn
Kevron
Kian
Kieran
Kiernan
Killian
Lennon
Liam
MacGuire
Melvin
Murphey or Murphy
Neal, Neil, or Neils
Nevan
Nile or Niles
Nolan, Noland, Nolen, or Nolyn
Orin or Orrin
O’Shea
Pádraig
Rónán
Rooney
Rory
Rowan or Rowen
Roy
Ryan or Ryann
Ruy
Séamus or Seumas
Sean, Shaun, Shane, Shawn, or Shayne
Shay
Teige
Torrence
Treacy
Troy
Tullie or Tullis
Quinlan

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