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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.
 
  Onora  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Honor and being of Latin origin  
  Oonagh  
  Irish girls name which means unity. Although in legend Oonagh was Queen of the Fairies  
  Orghlaith  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Golden and being of Old English origin  
  Orla  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Golden lady and being of Old English origin  
  Orlaith  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Golden lady and being of Old English origin  
  Orlaithe  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Golden lady and being of Old English origin  
  Padraigin  
  Irish Celtic girls name which means (meaning) of noble birth. Female versions of Padraig & Patrick  
  Patricia  
  Irish girls name which is the female form of the boys name Patrick  
  Philomena  
  Irish girls name which is believed to mean beloved  
  Proinseas  
  (proon-shass) Irish girls name which is the Irish form of Frances which originally mean't little Frenchman  
  Raghnailt  
  Irish girls name which means mighty power  
  Raichbhe  
  (rayv-a) Irish girls name which has no clear meaning  
  Raicheal  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Ewe and being of Gaelic origin  
  Ranait  
  Irish girls name meaning Little prosperous one  
  Ranalt  
  Irish girls name meaning Little prosperous one  
  Rathnait  
  (ron-it) Irish girls name meaning grace, prosperity  
  Reganne  
  Irish girls name meaning Little ruler  
 
 
  Renny  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Little prosperous one and being of English origin  
  Rhona  
  Irish girls name whose origins and meaning are unclear. May originate from the name Ronan  
  Riana  
  Irish girls name meaning Honorable  
  Richael  
  (reech-il) Irish girls name whose origins are unclear but may have the meaning king (which is strange considering it is a girls name)  
  Riofach  
  (reeve-ach) Irish girls name whose origins lie in folklore  
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