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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.
 
  Rioghnach  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Queenly and being of Gaelic origin  
  Riona  
  variant of Catherine whose origins and meaning is unclear. It could derive from the earlier Greek name(Hekaterine), which came from (hekateros) meaning each of the two. However, it could relate to the name of the goddess HECATE. In the early Christian times it became associated with "pure" or purity and the Latin spelling was changed from Katerina to Katharina to reflect this.The most famous was the Martyr of Alexandria who is now regarded as the Patron saint of philosophers, preachers, potters, hospitals, amongst others.  
  Rois  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Rose and being of Gaelic origin  
  Roisin  
  Irish girls name which means little rose  
  Ryann  
  Irish girls name meaning Little ruler  
  Sadbh  
  Irish girls name meaning good  
  Sadhbba  
  Irish girls name which means wise  
  Sadhbh  
  Irish girls name thought to mean goodness or sweetness  
  Saoirse  
  (sare-sha) Irish girls name meaning freedom  
  Saorla  
  (sare-la) Irish girls name meaning noble princess  
  Saraid  
  Irish girls name which means excellent  
  Sass  
  Irish girls name meaning Saxon  
  Scota  
  Irish girls name which means of Scotland  
  Seana  
  Irish girls name which means God is gracious  
  Searc  
  (shark) Irish girls name meaning love, affection  
  Searlait  
  (shear-lat) Irish girls name which is the the Irish version of Charlotte  
  Seosaimhin  
  (sho-saffeen) Irish girls name which is the Irish version of Josephine  
 
 
  Seosaimhthin  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning He may add and being of Gaelic origin  
  Shae  
  Irish girls name meaning Fairy palace  
  Shanae  
  Irish girls name meaning God is gracious  
  Shannon  
  Irish girls name which is thought to originate simply through also being the name of Irelands longest river.  
  Shauna  
  Irish girls name meaning God is gracious  
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