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25 Top Irish Names for a Baby Girl
Would you like to give your baby girl a name reflective of your Irish roots? In this article, I’ve listed some of the most popular names for a girl in Ireland, according to the Central Statistics Office of Ireland. For each name appearing below, I have given the Gaelic spelling, the name’s meaning, and, when applicable, the Anglo-Saxon version of the name.
Abaigeal - Gaelic for Abigail; "father's joy"
Áine - often used for Anne; "joy, praise"
Aleanbh - Gaelic for Alannah; "the bright fair one, beautiful child"
Aoife - Gaelic for Eve; "life-giving"
Brenna - "raven-haired"
Bridget - "strong, spirited"
Caitlin - Gaelic for Catherine; "pure"
Ceallach - Gaelic for Kelly; "a warrior"
Ceilí - Gaelic for Kayleigh; "party, celebration"
Clár - Gaelic for Claire; "bright"
Eilís - Gaelic for Elizabeth; "consecrated to God"
Erin - "from Ireland"
Fallon - "a leader"
Fíona - "the fair one"
Isibéal - Gaelic for Isabel/Isabella; "consecrated to God"
Mairéad - Gaelic for Margaret; "pearl"
Máire - Gaelic for Mary; "bitter"
Nuala - Gaelic for Nola; "fair-shouldered one"
Ráichéal - Gaelic for Rachael; "little lamb"
Riona - "a queen, queen-like"
Saraid - Gaelic for Sarah; "princess"
Shannon - "wise one"
Sháuna - feminine of Sean; "God is gracious"
Sinéad - Gaelic for Jane; "gracious, merciful"
Siobhán - Gaelic for Joan; "God is gracious"
These are just a few of the many Irish names that would be appropriate for a baby girl. If you did not find anything you like here, there are many websites that offer a more extensive list.
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