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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.
 
  Cathleen  
  Pronounced Cath-leen, is the Irish variant of Catherine.  
  Cathryn  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Pure and being of Greek origin  
  Catlee  
  Irish girls name meaning Pure  
  Catlin  
  Irish girls name meaning Pure  
  Catline  
  Irish girls name meaning Pure  
  Catlyn  
  Irish girls name meaning Pure  
  Catriona  
  Pronounced ka-tree-na, is an Irish form of Catherine that derives from an older Greek name meaning ďclear, pure.  
  Cattee  
  Irish girls name meaning Pure  
  Cavana  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning From Cavan and being of Unknown origin  
  Caycee  
  Irish girls name meaning Brave  
  Ceibhionn  
  (kayv-un) Irish girls name meaning lady of fair locks  
  Ceire  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Saint and being of Unknown origin  
  Chrissa  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Follower of Christ or anointed and being of Old English origin  
  Chrissie  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Follower of Christ or anointed and being of Old English origin  
  Chrissy  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Follower of Christ or anointed and being of Old English origin  
  Christa  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Follower of Christ or anointed and being of German origin  
  Christi  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Follower of Christ or anointed and being of English origin  
 
 
  Christie  
  A follower of Christ, a Christian. A boy or girl's name  
  Christy  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Follower of Christ or anointed and being of English origin  
  Ciannait  
  (keya-nit) Irish girls name whcih is the feminine form of Cian meaning ancient or enduring  
  Ciara  
  (kee- iar-a) Irish girls name meaning dark or black  
  Ciarin  
  Pronounced Care-in, this Irish girls name means little friend or little beloved and is a variant of Caireann.  
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