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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.
 
  Maoli  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Handmaiden and being of Unknown origin  
  Maon  
  (mane) Irish girls name (sometimes used as a boys name) whcih means silent  
  Mare  
  Irish girls name meaning born from the sea of bitterness. Unsuprisingly, not one of the more popular!  
  Marella  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Renowned warrior and being of German origin  
  Marga  
  (marga) Irish girls name which originates in folklore.  
  Marilla  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Renowned warrior and being of German origin  
  Maud  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Mighty battle maiden and being of English origin  
  Maude  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Mighty battle maiden and being of English origin  
  Maura  
  Irish girls name meaning Bitter  
  Maureen  
  Irish girls name which is regarded as being the pet name for Maire  
  Maurine  
  Irish girls name meaning Bitter  
  Maurya  
  Irish girls name meaning Bitter  
  Mave  
  Irish girls name meaning joy  
  Meadhbh  
  Irish girls name meaning Happiness  
  Meagher  
  Irish boys name whcih is more common as a surname but means fine, majestic  
  Meara  
  Irish girls name which means mirthful  
  Mearr  
  Irish girls name meaning Bitter  
 
 
  Meeda  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Thirsty and being of English origin  
  Megdn  
  Irish girls name meaning Pearl  
  Meghan  
  Irish girls name meaning pearl. Also spelled Megan  
  Melva  
  Irish girls name meaning Armored ruler  
  Meriel  
  Irish girls name meaning shining sea  
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