Home Page
Search the site


Names to avoid
Site Privacy Policy

 

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.
 
  Muire  
  Irish girls name meaning Bitter  
  Muireann  
  Irish girls name meaning sea white, sea fair. Thought to originate from a fable about a 6th century mermaid.  
  Muirgheal  
  Irish girls name meaning Knows the sea  
  Murel  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Knows the sea and being of Celtic origin  
  Myma  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Beloved and being of Unknown origin  
  Myrna  
  Irish girls name meaning high spirited or festive  
  Nainsi  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Full of grace and being of Gaelic origin  
  Napla  
  (naw-pla) Irish girls name which is a form of Annabelle  
  Neacht  
  (ny-acht) Irish girls name meaning pure  
  Neala  
  Irish Celtic girls name which is a form of the male Neil. It therefore means female champion  
  Neila  
  Irish girls name which is the feminine form of Niall  
  Nelda  
  Irish girls name meaning Champion  
  Nessa  
  (nes-sa) Irish girls name which si based in folklore. Means gentle or not gentle depednign on interpretation (ossa-gentle, niassa-not gentle)  
  Nevina  
  Irish girls name meaning Holy  
  Niamh  
  Irish girls name which means radiance, lustre, brightness  
  Noreena  
  Irish girls name meaning Honor  
  Nuala  
  Irish girls name which is really a shortened version of Fionnuala  
 
 
  Obharnait  
  Irish girls name meaning Little green one  
  Ohnicio  
  Irish girls name meaning Honor  
  Oilbhe  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Olive and being of Unknown origin  
  Omat  
  Irish girls name meaning Little green one  
  Ona  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning One and being of Latin origin  
Pages:   1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  12  |  13  |  14  |  
15  |  16  |  17  |  18  |  19  |  20  |  21  |  22  |  23  |  24  |  25  |  26  |  27  |  28  |  


Popular names 2014 - Scotland
Popular names 2013 - Scotland
Popular names 2012 - Scotland
Popular names 2011 - Scotland
Popular names 2010 - Scotland
Most Popular names 2013 - Ireland
Most Popular names 2012 - Ireland
Most Popular names 2011 - Ireland
Most Popular names 2010 - Ireland
Most Popular names 2006 - Ireland
Most Popular names 2005 - Ireland