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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 Motherís mother
  2. 2nd daughter named after the Fatherís mother
  3. 3rd daughter named after the Mother
  4. 4th daughter named after the Motherís 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.
 
  Eireen  
  (air-een) Irish girls name which is believed to derive from the country name (Eire) or from the name Irene meaning peace  
  Eistir  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Star and being of Gaelic origin  
  Eithne  
  Pronounced en-ya, this Irish girls name means either kernel of a nut or seed, or may be linked to Aiden (little fire)  
  Eitna  
  Pronounced en-ya, this Irish girls name means either kernel of a nut or seed, or may be linked to Aiden (little fire)  
  Elleen  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Light and being of English origin  
  Elvia  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Elfin and being of Old English origin  
  Elvie  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Elfin and being of Old English origin  
  Elvina  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Elfin and being of Old English origin  
  Elvinia  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Elfin and being of Old English origin  
  Emer  
  (ee-mer) Irish girls name rooted in mythology  
  Enda  
  Irish girls name meaning birdlike.  
  Eny  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Ardent and being of Unknown origin  
  Erin  
  Irish girls name thought to mean of Eire. Eire is the Irish name for Ireland  
  Etain  
  Pronounced e-tain, Irish girls name meaning jealousy.  
  Ethna  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Kernal and being of English origin  
  Etney  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Kernal and being of English origin  
  Fainne  
  (fawn-ye) Irish girls name which really means ring but is more commonly being used as a first name.  
 
 
  Faline  
  Irish girls name meaning In charge  
  Fallon  
  Irish girls name from the Old Irish name Faithleann which means leader  
  Fallyn  
  Irish girls name meaning Descendant of the ruler  
  Falon  
  Irish girls name meaning Descendant of the ruler  
  Faoileann  
  (fee-lan) Irish girls name meaning graceful woman  
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