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Ireland Girl Baby Names

Below you will find a list of baby girl names from Ireland along with Gaelic Irish female names and a list of the most popular Irish names (Ireland) on this page. Irish names are often regarded as unusual, unique, and even exotic. However, the seemingly difficult to pronounce female Irish girl names often put parents to be, off these names. This shouldn't be the case and a suggested pronounciation is given for each of the names which appear unusual.

One slight oddity about Irish (mainly Roman Catholic Irish) is that they often use two names hyphenated and refer to it, or believe it to be one name. e.g. Mary-margaret, Marie-clair etc.

If you are on this page looking for the history of an Irish girl name from your heritage then as a general guideline (please note the emphasis is on the GENERAL) females in Ireland are named under the convention/tradition of:

  1. Oldest daughter named after the Mother’s mother
  2. 2nd daughter named after the Father’s mother
  3. 3rd daughter named after the Mother
  4. 4th daughter named after the Mother’s oldest sister

In terms of this page, it concentrates on Irish baby Boy names and their meanings. I have made NO distinction between Northern and Southern Irish names. Of course they are mainly first names but their are some Ireland family or Irish surnames also.

The island of Ireland is 300 miles / 450 km long and 190 miles / 300 km wide and covers approximately 32,600 sq. miles / 84,500 sq. km. Ireland is divided into four provinces:

  • Ulster
  • Munster
  • Leinster
  • Connaugh


Within these 4 provinces are 32 counties. The Republic of Ireland (also known as Eire)consists of 26 counties and Northern Ireland (sometimes referred to as Ulster- ruled by the British) consists of 6 counties.
 
  Abiageal  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Exalted father and being of Irish origin  
  Adan  
  Irish girls name meaning little fire  
  Adeen  
  Irish girls name meaning noble  
  Aednat  
  The female version of the name Aidan meaning little fire  
  Aednat  
  Irish girls name meaning "little fire"  
  Affraic  
  (af-ric) Irish girls name whose meaning is unclear although some suggest it is simply derived from the the name of the continent (Africa)  
  Afric  
  Irish girls name meaning Pleasant  
  Aghna  
  Irish girls name meaning Pure  
  Ahana  
  Irish girls name meaning From the little ford  
  Aibhlinn  
  Irish girls name pronounced ave + leen which means "longed for child" or "wished for child"  
  Aibreann  
  Irish girls name pronounced ab + rawn, from the meaning of April (the month)  
  Aideen  
  Irish girls name pronounced ay + deen from the Irish word Aed (fire)  
  Aigneis  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Pure and being of Gaelic origin  
  Ailbe  
  Pronounced all + bay, this name comes from an old Irish word meaning “white  
  Aileen  
  (ay-leen) Irish girls name whose meaning is unclear but is believed to be the Irish form of the Norman name Evelyn  
  Ailene  
  Pronounced ay+leen, originates in an Ancient Irish name for ”noble.”  
  Ailey  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Light and being of Scottish origin  
 
 
  Aili  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Truthful and being of Scottish origin  
  Ailis  
  Irish girls name meaning God is my oath  
  Ailise  
  Irish girls name meaning Noble  
  Ailish  
  Pronounced ay + lish, this is the Irish version of the Norman Alice or Alicia from Elizabeth “God is my oath.”e  
  Aine  
  Pronounced awn + ye this is an Ancient Irish name from the noun aine that means “splendor, radiance, brilliance.” Aine is connected with fruitfulness and prosperity and was the name of the queen of the Munster fairies.  
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