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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.
 
  Liadan  
  (lia-din) Irish girls name meaning grey lady  
  Liamhain  
  (lia-vin) Irish girls name meaning comely  
  Liban  
  (lee-ban) Irish girls name meaning beauty of women  
  Lil  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Lily and being of Gaelic origin  
  Loretta  
  Irish girls name thought to originate in the placename of Loreto in Italy  
  Luighseach  
  Irish girls name meaning Torch bringer  
  Mab  
  Irish Girl's name meaning joyous  
  Mabbina  
  Irish Girl's name meaning baby or little one  
  Mada  
  Irish girls name meaning Powerful in battle  
  Madailein  
  Irish Girl's name with roots in Gaelic meaning magnificent  
  Maeve  
  Irish Girl's name meaning joy  
  Maible  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Lovable and being of Latin origin  
  Maille  
  Irish Girl's name meaning bitter  
  Mailsi  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Bitter and being of Gaelic origin  
  Maire  
  Mary-taken from the virgin Mary  
  Mairead  
  Irish version of Margaret  
  Mairia  
  Irish Girl's name meaning bitter  
 
 
  Mairona  
  Irish girls name meaning Bitter  
  Maiti  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Bitter and being of Gaelic origin  
  Majella  
  Irish girls name which comes from name of one of the (many) saints  
  Malvina  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Armored chief or ruler and being of Scottish origin  
  Maola  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Handmaiden and being of Unknown origin  
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