Most Comprehensive List of Irish Names to Choose From
Irish Names For Babies
Ireland! A country rich in history and culture. It is therefore not strange that so many new parents are looking for Irish names for their babies.
Irish names are very common. You don’t even have to be of Irish descent to have an Irish name. Consider popular names like Sinead, Quinn, Connor, Brady – all Irish names. In fact, they are Irish last names that are now used as first names, and extremely common too.
For your convenience, this post is sorted in alphabetical order. You will be able to find the most comprehensive list of Irish baby names for the following categories:
Irish Girl Names
Spelled this way, Adine could be a relative of either the Irish Aideen, which means jealousy, or the Arabic Adina, meaning slender.
Aibhilin is Irish from French, Aveline, which means “wished for child”. Pronounced as ev-lin
Aideen means “jealousy”. A name possibly derived from Etain, an ancient Irish sun and horse goddess whose name is still used.
Ailbhe means “noble, bright” and pronounced as al-va.
Aileen means “bright, shining light and pronounced as eye-LEEN.
Ailis means “noble” and pronounced as AY-lish.
Aimiliona is an Irish variation of Emily which means “rival”.
Aine means “brightness, splendor” and pronounced as AWN-ya.
Áine means “brilliance, wit” and pronounced as an-ya. Name of a fertility goddess said to confer luck on its bearer.
Aisling means “dream, vision”.
Aislinn means “dream” and pronounced as ASH-lin.
Aithne means “fire” and pronounced as et-na.
Alaina means “Harmony”.
Alana means “little rock, or harmony, concord”.
Alva means “white”.
Aoibhe means “life, or beauty” and pronounced as ee-va. Aoibhe may be considered a form of either Aoife– beauty in Irish — or Eve, which means life.
Aoibhinn means “beautiful sheen” and pronounced as ee-van.
Arlise means “pledge”.
Ashlyn means “dream”.
Ashlynn means “dream”.
Augusteen is an rish variation of Augusta which means “great, magnificent”.
Beatha means “life, livelihood” and pronounced as BEH-tha.
Bedelia means “strength or exalted one”.
Berneen is an Irish variation “brave as a bear”.
Bevin means “fair lady, white lady”.
Bidelia means “strength or exalted one”. Bedelia is another spelling.
Bidu means “strength, power”.
Blathnaid is an Irish variation of Florence which means “flourishing, prosperous” and pronounced as BLAW-nid.
Breda is an Irish variation of Bridget which means “strength or exalted one”.
Bree means “strength or exalted one”.
Brenna means “descendant of the sad one”.
Briana means “strong, virtuous, honorable”.
Brianna means “strong, virtuous and honorable”.
Bride means “strength or exalted one” and pronounced as BREE-da. Technically a pet form of Brigid and very commonly heard in Ireland
Bridget means “strength or exalted one”. Bridget is the most familiar form of the name of the Celtic goddess of wisdom.
Brighid means “strength or exalted one” and pronounced as B R IHJ-ihd. Brighid is the original Gaelic form of the name of the mythological goddess of fire, poetry, and wisdom.
Brigid means “strength or exalted one”. Brigid is the simpler Irish version of the name of the goddess of fire.
Brigidine is an Irish variation of Brighid which means “strength or exalted one”.
Brona means “sorrow”.
Bronagh means “sorrow” and pronounced as b-r-oh-n-ah .
Bríd means “strength” and pronounced as b-r-ee-d .
Brónach means “sorrow” and pronounced as Br-On-uh.
Caiside is an Irish variation of Cassidy which means “curly-haired”.
Cait means “pure” and pronounced like “Kate”.
Caitlin means “pure”.
Caitlyn is a spelling variation of Caitlin which means “pure”.
Caoimhe means “beautiful” and pronounced as kwee-va or kee-va. Even in its native Irish habitat, it is sometimes spelled Keeva.
Carra is an Irish variation of Cara which means “dear; friend; face”.
Ceara is a spelling variation of Irish Ciara which means “little dark one”. Pronounced as KEER-ah.
Cessair means “sorrow, affliction” and pronounced as KAH-seer.
Chrystal is an Irish variation of Crystal which is a gem name.
Ciara means “little dark one” and pronounced as KEER-a.
Cliodhna means “shapely” and pronounced either as clee-O-na or Klane-a.
Cliona means “shapely” and pronounced as CLEE-uh-na.
Clodagh is an Irish river name. Pronounced as CLO-dah.
Colleen means “girl”.
Dearbhail means “true desire” and pronounced as dare-voll. This Irish Gaelic name would be more accessible in other cultures in its modern Dervla form.
Dearbhla means “daughter of the poet” and pronounced as Derv-la.
Decla is an Irish, feminine variation of Declan which means “man of prayer”.
Deirdre means “sorrowful” and pronounced as deer-drah. Sadly, this strong Celtic name often has “of the sorrows” attached to it because of the tragic character in Irish legend.
Dervla means “daughter of the poet”. Anglicized form of Irish Dearbhla or Deirbhile.
Doreen means “sullen”. Doreen is a variation of Dora and also an Anglicized variation of Irish Doireann.
Duana means “song”.
Duffy means “dark”.
Eabha means “life” and pronounced as AY-va. Eabha, along with Aoife and Aoibhe and even the Anglo Ava, are all Eve sisters or soundalikes in the Irish Top 100.
Eachna means “horse”. Eachna is the name of an Irish goddess renowned for her beauty, brains and stylishness.
Eadaoine is an Irish variation of Euphemia which means “fair speech”.
Eavan means “beautiful sheen” and pronounced as EE-van. Anglicized spelling of the difficult-to-decipher Gaelic Aoibheann, the name of several Irish princesses.
Edana means “fire”.
Eibhlin means “shining, brilliant” and pronounced as ev-lin. Gaelic spelling of Evelyn.
There is no specific meaning for Eileanóra.
Eilis means “pledged to God” and pronounced as eye-lish. Irish variation of Elizabeth.
Eilish means “pledged to God” and pronounced as eye-lish. Anglicized variation of Eilis.
Eimile is an Irish variation of Emily which means “rival”.
Éire is an irish place name. Eire was a mythological goddess who named Ireland after herself. Pronounced as air-ih.
Eireen is an Irish variation of Irene which means “peace”.
Eistir is an Irish variation of Esther which means “star”.
Eithne means “nut kernel” and pronounced as EN-ya. Name of a goddess who survived only on milk. It comes from the vocabulary word kernel, which was used as a term of praise in old bardic poetry.
Elva means “leader of the elves”. Elva is the anglicized version of Ailbhe.
Emer means “swift” and pronounced as ee-mer.
Émer is an Irish mythology name. The wife of legendary Irish hero Cu Chulainn, blessed with the gifts of beauty sweet speech, wisdom, needlework, and chastity. Pronounced as EE-mer.
Enya means “fire”. A phonetic Anglicization of the Irish name Eithne.
Erin means “from the island to the west”.
Erna means “to know”.
Etain means “jealousy”. The Etain of Irish mythology was a beautiful fairy turned into a fly (or in some versions, a butterfly), by a jealous queen. The insect Etain fell into a glass of milk and was swallowed by yet another queen, then reborn as a beautiful maiden.
Étaoin means “jealousy” and pronounced as AY-deen. This name of a mythical beauty transformed into a scarlet fly by a jealous wife is popular in its native land. Étaoin is a spelling variation of Etain.
Ethne means “kernel” and pronounced as en-ya.
Evaleen is an Irish variation of Evelyn which means “wished for child”.
Fania means “ring”. Anglicization of Irish Fainne.
Ferelith means “true sovereignty” and was drawn from the Gaelic Forbhlaith or Forbflaith.
Fia means “wild or weaver”. Fia may be most notable at this moment as the phonetic version of the Irish Fiadh. The meaning of Fia or Fiadh is sometimes given as “deer” but that’s in the sense of a wild deer, as the name relates to the ancient word for wild.
Fiadh means “wild” and pronounced as fee-a. Fiadh was derived from the ancient root word for wild as in an animal.
Fianna means “fair or white”. In Irish and Scottish mythology, the Fianna were independent bands of warriors.
Finella means “white shoulder”.
Finola means “white shoulders”.
Flanna means “red-haired”.
Glenna means “glen”.
Grainne means “grain or love” and pronounced as gran-ya. It was the name of the ancient grain goddess and also of the fiancee of mythological hero Finn McCool and lover of Dermot who was a heroine of the seas.
Grania means “grain of corn”. In addition to being the appellation of an ancient grain goddess, this name was also borne by two mythic Irish figures, one of whom was betrothed to legendary chieftain Finn MacCool, the other the brave sixteenth century pirate Grainne Ni Mhaille— known in English as Grace O’Malley– whose name passed into poetry as a symbol of Ireland.
Gráinne means “grain, corn”. Grainne in ancient Ireland was the patron of the harvest. In later legends Grainne was the name of the beautiful daughter of a High King of Ireland, Cormac Mac Art.
Ireland is a place name which means “land of abundance”.
Ita means “thirst” and pronounced as ee-ta. The name of one of the most famous medieval Irish saints, who was known as “the foster-mother of the saints.
Kady means “first”.
Kaitlin is a spelling variation of Caitlin which means “pure”.
Kaitlyn is a spelling variation of Caitlin which means “pure”.
Kaitlynn is a spelling variation of Caitlin or Kaitlyn, both of which means “pure”.
Kara means “dear; friend; face”. In Norse mythology, was a Valkyrie, lover of Helgi, who charmed his enemies in battle by enchanting them with song.
Kassidy is a variation of Cassidy which means “curly-haired”.
Katelynn is a spelling variation of Caitlin which means “pure”.
Kathleen means “pure” and pronounced as kath-LEEN or kat-LEEN. Kathleen is the early Irish import version that came between Katherine and Kaitlin.
Keara means “little dark one” and a spelling variation of Keira or Kiera.
Keela means “slender”.
Keelin means “slender and fair”.
Keely means “slender”.
Keira means “little dark one” and pronounced as KEER-a.
Kennedi is a spelling variation of Kennedy which means “misshapen head”.
Kevyn means “handsome”.
Kiera means “little dark one” and pronounced as KEER-a. The original Irish spelling is Ciara, the name of an early saint (who was said to have put out fires by the power of her prayer).
Laoise means “light” and pronounced as lee-sha. Laoiseis the feminine form of the Irish mythological names Lugh and Lugus, which means light.
Mab means “baby”.
Macha means “plain” and pronounced as MOK-ha. Irish goddess and saint name that’s strong.
Mackenna means “son of the handsome one”.
Madigan means “little dog”
Maeve means“she who intoxicates” and pronounced as mayv. Maeve appears in Irish mythology in two forms, one as the powerful Queen of Connacht, the other as the queen of the fairies.
Maire means “bitter” and pronounced as my-ra.
Mairéad is an Irish variation of Margaret which means “pearl” and pronounced as mawr + aid.
Makena means “happy one”
Makenna means “happy one”.
Mare is an Irish variation of Mary which means “bitter”.
Maureen is an Irish variation of Mary which means “bitter”.
Maurya means “bitter” and pronounced as MOR-ee-ah.
Mckenna means “son of the handsome one”.
Meabh is from an old Irish name Madb which means “the cause of great joy” or “she who intoxicates”. Pronounced as may-v. Meabh is the native Irish spelling of Maeve.
Meara means “pool, lake” and pronounced as meer-a.
Merial is an Irish variation of Muriel which means “of the bright sea”.
Meriel means “of the bright sea”. Modernized version of Merial.
There is no specific meaning for Merrin.
Moira means “bitter” and pronounced as moy-rah.
Mona means “noble good”.
Monca is an Irish variation of Monica which means “advisor”.
Morna means “tender, beloved”. Poetic name that’s terminally mournful.
Morrigan means “phantom queen”. The mythological Morrigan was the ancient goddess of war, often symbolized by a crow. The meaning of Morrigan has been related to both terror and greatness.
Muireann means “sea white, sea fair” and pronounced as mweer-in. The popular Irish name Muireann comes from a mythical mermaid who was tranformed into a woman by a saint.
Muirgen means “born of the sea” and pronounced as mur-in. Muirgen in Irish mythology was turned into a mermaid and then brought back to land after 300 years and transformed back into a woman.
Muirgheal is an Irish variation of Muriel which means “of the bright sea”. Pronounced as mur-el.
Muiriol is an Irish variation of Muriel which means “of the bright sea”. Pronounced as Mew-ree-ehll.
Muriel means “of the bright sea”. Once a poetic Celtic name, that of the angel who governs the month of June.
Murielle is a spelling variation of Muriel which means “of the bright sea”.
Myrna means “myrrh”.
Neila means “locking, closing” and pronounced as Neh-ee-lah. This name of the final service on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is sometimes given symbolically to girls born on that day.
Neile is an Irish variation of Nell which means “bright, shining one”.
Nela is an Irish variation of Nell which means “bright, shining one”. Nela can also be a short form of Cornelia or any name ending in -nela.
Neve means “snow” and pronounced as nev.
Nialla is an Irish variation of Nell which means “bright, shining one”.
Niamh means “bright” and pronounced as neev. Niamh is an ancient Irish name that was originally a term for a goddess. In Irish myth, one who bore it was Niamh of the Golden Hair, daughter of the sea god, who falls in love with Finn’s son Oisin/Ossian and takes him to the Land of Promise, where they stayed for three hundred years.
Nora means “light”.
Noreen means “light”.
Noreena is a variation of Nora which means “light”.
Nuala means “white shoulders” and pronounced as NOO-la. Officially a shortening of the traditional and tricky Gaelic Fionnghuala/Fionnuala.
O’Keeffe is the Anglicized version of the Irish O’Caoimh, from the Gaelic word Caomh, meaning ‘kind’ or ‘gentle’.
Oona means “lamb”. In Irish legend, Una/Oona was a daughter of a king of Lochlainn.
Orla means “golden princess”.
Orna means “little pale green one”
Paili is an Irish variation of Polly which is an English variation of Molly. Molly means “bitter”. Pronounced as PAHL-ee.
Pegeen means “pearl” and pronounced as Peg-EEn.
Peig is an Irish variation of Peg which means “pearl”.
Rion comes from the Irish word for Queen. Pronounced as REE-un.
Riona means “queenly”.
Roisin means “little rose” and pronounced as ro-SHEEN.
Rosaleen means “rose, a flower”.
Ryleigh means “courageous”. A spelling variation of Riley or Reilly.
Sadbh means “sweet; goodly” and pronounced as sAyb (rhymes with five). In Irish mythology Sadb or Sadbh, a goddess lover of Finn McCool’s, was turned into a deer only to vanish and (somewhere in there) give birth to Oisin.
Sadhbh means “sweet, goodness” and pronounced as SAH-eev. Sadhbh was the name of several real and legendary Irish princesses, including the daughters of Conn of the Hundred Battles, of Queen Medb of Connacht, and of King Brian Boru.
Saoirse means “liberty” and pronounced as SEER-sha.
Sarai means “princess” and pronounced as sar-EYE.
Saraid is an Irish variation of Sarah which means “princess”
Seana is an Irish feminine version of Sean. Sean is an Irish variation of John which means “God is gracious”.
Sheena means “God is gracious”.
Sheila means “blind one”.
Shevonne means “the Lord is gracious”.
Sinead means “God’s gracious gift” and pronounced as shin-AID.
Siobahn means “God is gracious” and pronounced as sheh-vawn.
Siobhan means “the Lord is gracious” and pronounced as sheh-VAHN. The name of several early Irish queens.
Siobhán is a variation of Siobhan which means “the Lord is gracious”.
Sloane means “raider”.
Sorcha means “bright, shining” and pronounced as SOR-ca.
Síle means “pure and musical” and pronounced as she-la. Síle is the Irish form of the Latin name Cecilia, the patron saint of music.
Tallulah means “lady of abundance” or “leaping water”.
Talula is a variation of Variation of Tallulah or Talulla which both means “lady of abundance”. Tallulah has an additional meaning of “leaping water”.
Talulla means “lady of abundance”. The whole Talulla, Talullah, Tallulah, Talula thing is very confusing, but basically the versions that have one l first are Irish and those with two are Native American.
Talullah means “lady of abundance”. Talullah or Talulla, the old Irish name of two early saints.
Tara means “rocky hill”. The Hill of Tara is one of the most important archaeological and mythical sites in all of Ireland. The hill is said to be named after Tea, a goddess.
Taryn means “rocky hill”.
Tipper means “ax”.
Toireasa is an Irish variation of Theresa which means “to harvest”.
Tulla is an Irish variation of Tula which means “to be tranquil”.
There is no specific meaning for Tullia.
Yeats means “gates” and pronounced as yates.
Yseult means “fair, light-skinned” and pronounced as ee-solt. Yseult is a variation of Isolde, the name of a great Celtic heroine.
Zaira means “Princess” and pronounced as ZARE-ah.
Irish Boy Names
Aengus is an Irish variation of Angus which means “one strength”.
Agaistin is an Irish Gaelic variation of Augustine which means “great, magnificent”. Pronounced as AHGEY-STihN.
Aguistin is an Irish variation of August which means “great, magnificent”.
Ailin is an Irish variation of Alan which means “handsome, cheerful”.
Alan means “handsome, cheerful”.
Allan means “handsome, cheerful”.
Alphonsus means “noble and ready”.
Amon means “wealthy protector” and pronounced as ay-mon.
Aonghus is an Irish variation of Angus which means “one strength”. Pronounced as AENGahS.
Aralt is an Irish variation of Harold which means “army ruler”.
Arlen means “hare land”.
Artur is an Irish variation of Arthur which means ” bear”.
Auley is an Irish variation of Olaf which means “ancestor’s relic”. Pronounced as ao-L-iy.
Auliffe is an Irish variation of Olaf which means “ancestor’s relic”. Pronounced as AO-LAHF.
Aydan means “little fiery one”. An alternate spelling of Aidan.
Ayden means “little and fiery”. Phonetic form of Aidan.
Banan means “white” and pronounced as Baa-Nae-N or Bao-N-aeN.
Banning means “small, fair one”.
Bard means “minstrel, poet”.
Barnaib is an Irish variation of Barnaby which means “son of consolation”.
Barr means “fair-haired”.
Beacan means “tiny one”. An attractive ancient Irish saint’s name that conjures up a beacon of light.
Bearchán means “spear like” and pronounced as BAR-kahn.
Becan means “little man”.
Behan means “bee”. An Anglicized derivative of the Gaelic name Beatha, meaning “life”.
Benen means “mild”. Benen is a name of an ancient Irish saint — a favorite disciple of Saint Patrick.
Bolan means “little poet”.
Boyne means “white cow” and pronounced as BOYN. The famous Battle of the Boyne, in Ireland, vanquished the Catholic king.
Boynton means “town near the river Boyne” and pronounced as BOYNTAHN.
Bradan means “salmon” and pronounced as BREY-DaeN.
Branagan means “little raven”.
Branigan means “little raven” and pronounced as BRAN-nig-un.
Brannon means “descendent of the sad one”.
Bray means “marsh”.
Brayden means “salmon” and pronounced as BREY-DehN.
Breasal is an Irish variation of Basil which means “regal”. Pronounced as BRA-sul.
Breácan means “freckled; speckled” and pronounced as BREK-awn.
Breccan means “freckled, speckled”. Breccan is a name of a saint from the Isle of Aran that also appears in myth and fantasy fiction.
Breckin means “freckled, speckled” and pronounced as BREH-KihN.
Brendan means “prince”. According to Irish legend, Saint Brendan the Voyager was the first European to touch American soil, and his name has been established here for decades.
Brian means “strong, virtuous, and honorable”.
Brogan means “small shoe”.
Brone means “sorrow” and pronounced as BRaa-N.
Brosnan means “dweller near the Brosna River”.
Bryan means “strong, virtuous, and honorable”.
Cael means “slender”. Cael is the name of the angel of the zodiac sign of Cancer and also of a warrior of Irish mythology.
Cagney means “tribute” and pronounced as CAG-nee.
Cahir means “battle man” and pronounced kah-heer.
Cailean means “pup, cub” and pronounced as KAH-lun. This is the original Gaelic spelling of the Anglicized Colin.
Caledon means “hard or rocky land”.
Calhoun means “from the narrow forest” and pronounced as KaeLHHUW-N.
Callaghan means “lover of churches” and pronounced as CAL-a-han.
Callahan means “bright-headed” and pronounced as KAELAHHHAEN.
Callister means “son of Alister”.
Carlow means “four-part lake”. Carlow is an Irish place name.
Carlus is an Irish variation of Charles which means “free man”.
Carney means “victory”.
Carroll means “hacking with a weapon”. Carrol is an Anglicized variation of Irish Cearbhall.
Cashel means“castle, stone fort” and pronounced as KAH-hal or CASH-ill.
Cathal means “battle rule” and pronounced as KA-hal. The name of an ancient Irish saint.
Cavan means “hollow”. Cavan is an Anglicized spelling of a county in Ireland.
Cavanaugh means “born handsome or son of Caomhan” and pronounced as CAV-uh-na.
Ceabhallan is an Irish variation of Carlin which means “little champion”.
Cian means “ancient” and pronounced as KEE-en.
Cianan means “ancient” and pronounced as KEE-nahn.
Ciar means “dark” and pronounced as KEER.
Ciaran means “little dark one” and pronounced as KEER-an.
Cillian means “war strife or church” and pronounced as KILL-ee-un. Cillian is better known in America by its phonetic form Killian.
Cleary means “cleric”.
Clooney means “from the meadow”.
Cluny means “from the meadow” and pronounced as KLuw-NNIY-.
Coilin is an Irish variation of Colin which means “pup”.
Colin means “pup”.
Collin means “pup”. Variation of Colin and Collins.
Colm means “dove” and pronounced as cahl-em.
Coltrane means “young horse” and pronounced as KOWLTRAHN.
Colum means “dove”.
There is no specific meaning for Conaire. Pronounced as KON-er-ee.
Conal means “strong as a wolf”.
Conlan means “hero” and pronounced as CON-lun.
Connery means “warrior-lord”. This appealing name of a mythical king of Tara whose reign brough prosperity to his kingdom.
Connor means “lover of hounds”. Connor, the appealing name of an early semi-legendary king of Ulster in Irish mythology.
Conroy means “hound (or wolf) of the plain”
Conway means “hound of the plain”.
Corcoran means “ruddy-faced” and pronounced as KAORKerAHN.
Cork means “swamp, marsh”.
Cormac means “charioteer”. Cormac is an evocative traditional Irish name that runs through Celtic mythology.
Cory means “from the hollow”.
Costello means “from England”.
Covy means “victorious”.
Cronan means “dark one” and pronounced as CROW-nawn.
Crosby means “village with crosses”.
Cullen means “holly tree” and pronounced as KAHL-ehN.
Culley means “the meadow”.
Dahy means “quick-footed” and pronounced as DAY-hee.
Daire means “fruitful; fertile” and pronounced as DIYReh.
Daley means “assembly, gathering”.
Daman is an Irish variation of Damian which means “to tame, subdue”.
Declan means “man of prayer” and pronounced as DECK-lin. Declan, the name of an Irish saint.
Dempsey means “proud, haughty” and pronounced as DEHMPSiy.
Dermot means “free from envy”. Dermot is an appealing, relatively undiscovered Irish mythological hero’s name long popular in the Old Country. The name Dermot was borne by several early kings and a number of saints, as well as the legendary king of Tara.
Derrig is an Irish variation of Derek which means “the people’s ruler”.
Derrik Irish variation of Derek which means “the people’s ruler”.
Derry means “the people’s ruler”..
Devlin means “unlucky”.
Diarmaid means “free man” and pronounced as DEER-muht. Diarmaid is the authentic form of the Anglicized Dermot, the name of an Irish mythological hero with the power to make women fall instantly in love with him.
Dinsmore means “dark moor” and pronounced as DIYNSMaoR.
Doherty means “not loving” and pronounced as DOWerTiy.
Dolan means “black-haired”.
Donahue means “dark fighter” and pronounced as DAANAHHHYU.
Donal is an Irish variation of Donald which means “proud chief”. Pronounced as DUWNahL.
Donall is an Irish variation of Donald which means “proud chief”.
Donn means “brown”. Donn is the name of an Ancient Irish king of the underworld.
Donnan means “small brown-haired child”.
Donough means “brown chieftain” and pronounced as DOH-na.
Dooley means “dark hero”
Doran means “stranger, exile”.
Dow means “dark-haired”.
Doyle means “black stranger”.
Drennon means “son of Draighnean”
Duald means “dark, darkness” and pronounced as DUWaaLD.
Duane means “swarthy” and pronounced as DW-N.
Dublin is an Irish place-name.
Dugan means “swarthy”
Dunbar means “castle headland” and pronounced as DAHNBaaR.
Duryea means “from the stream” and pronounced as dur-ee-ay.
Dáivi is an Irish variation of David which means “beloved”.
Eachann means “keeper of horses” and pronounced as AK-an.
Eachtar is an Irish variation of Hector which means “holding fast”.
Eames means “son of the uncle”.
Eamon means “wealthy protector” and pronounced as AY-mon.
Éamon means “fortunate protector” and pronounced as AY-mon. Éamon is the Celtic version of Edmund.
Earnan is an Irish variation of Ernest which means “serious, resolute”.
Edan means “little fire”.
Egan means “little fire”.
Eoghan means “born of the yew tree” and pronounced as OH-in. Eoghan is the name of several early Irish kings and saints, as well as a celebrated –Ulster hero.
Euston means “heart”.
Evin is an Irish variation of Evan which means “the Lord is gracious”.
Eóin means “young warrior; well-born” and pronounced as O-en.
Eónan means “little Adam” and pronounced as YOH-nuhn.
Fachnan means “malicious” and pronounced as fahk-nan. Fachnan is one of the name of four ancient saints.
Fagin means “rustic” and pronounced as FEYGihN.
Feeny means “little raven”.
Fergall means “man of valor”.
Ferris means “rock” and pronounced as FEH-RRihS.
Finbar means “fair-haired”. An ancient saints’ name.
Finian means “fair”.
Finlay means “fair-haired hero” and pronounced as FIHNLiy. Finlay is a formerly fusty Scottish royal name–it belonged to Macbeth’s father, Finlay MacRory.
Finnegan means “fair” and pronounced as FIHN-eh-JHihN.
Finnigan means “fair” and pronounced as FIHNihGAHN.
Fintan means “white fire or white bull”. Fintan is an ancient Irish saints’ name that in legend is also the name of the only person to survive The Flood.
Fionn means “fair or white”. Fionn is the the modern Irish form of Finn.
Fitzgerald means “son of Gerald” and pronounced as FIHTSJHehR-owLD.
Flann means “ruddy, red-haired”.
Fogarty means “exiled one” and pronounced as FAAGAARTiy.
Foley means “plunderer”.
Fursey means “virtue”. Fursey is an ancient Irish saint’s name who was born in the seventh century a noble in Ireland but traveled to England and France to found monasteries and spread Christianity.
Fynn means “bright, fair”.
Gallagher means “descendant of foreign helper” and pronounced as GAHL-aa-JH-er.
Galvin means “a sparrow”.
Galway is an Irish place-name. Galway is a name of an Irish city, county, and bay.
Gandy dancer is a slang term for the early railroad workers who laid and maintain tracks, and it’s often heard in old railroad songs.
Gannon means “fair-skinned, fair-haired”. Gannon is the name of a historic Irish leader.
Garret means “spear strength” and pronounced as GEHR-RihT.
Garrett means “spear strength” and pronounced as GEHR-RihT.
Garvan means “rough little one”.
Gearoid is an Irish variation of Garret or Gerald. Garret means “spear strength” while Gerald means “ruler with the spear”. Pronounced as GIH-erOY-D.
Gehry means “spear or fickle”.
Gibbon is an Irish variation of Gilbert which means “shining pledge”.
Gilby means “blond boy”.
Gilibeirt is an Irish variation of Gilbert which means “shining pledge”. Pronounced as GIYLIHB-RT.
Gilmore means “devoted to the Virgin Mary”.
Gioroid Irish variation of Garret which means “spear strength”.
Gulliver means “glutton” and pronounced as GAHL-ayV-er.
Gus means “great, magnificent”.
Hagan means “little fire”.
Harmon means “soldier, warrior”.
Hartigan means “descendant of Arthur”.
Heremon is an Irish variation of Herman which means “soldier, warrior”. Pronounced as HHEHREHMaaN.
Hermon is an Irish variation of Herman which means “soldier, warrior”.
Hobard is an Irish variation of Hubert which means “bright, shining intellect”.
Hobart is an Irish variation of Hubert which means “bright, shining intellect”.
Hogan means “youth”.
Hoibeard is an Irish variation of Hubert which means “bright, shining intellect”.
Hugh means “mind, intellect” and pronounced as HHYuw-. There have been 20 Irish Saint Hughs, and it’s traditionally associated with the O’Donnell clan.
Hurley means “sea tide” and pronounced as HH-ERLiy-.
Iarom is an Irish variation of Jerome which means “sacred name”.
Ibhar is an Irish variation of Ivar which means “yew wood, archer”.
Irimias is an Irish variation of Jeremiah which means “appointed by God”.
Ivo means “yew wood, archer” and pronounced as IY-Vow.
Kavanagh means “born handsome” or “son of Caomhan” and pronounced as KAEVAHNAO. Early kings of Leinster bore the name Kavanagh.
Kavanaugh means “born handsome” or “son of Caomhan”. A spelling variation of Kavanagh.
Keagan means “son of Egan” and pronounced as KEE-gun. A spelling variation of Keegan.
Keefe means “handsome and noble” and pronounced as Kiy-F.
Keenen means “ancient”. A spelling variation of Keenan.
Keir means “dark, black” and pronounced as keer.
Keiran means “little dark one” and pronounced as KEER-an. A spelling variation of Kieran.
Kellan means “swamp; slender”. A spelling variation of Kellen.
Kellen means “swamp; slender”.
Kennon means “ancient”.
Kermit means “free man”.
Kesey means “brave in battle” and pronounced as kee-zee. Kesey is a possible literary hero name honoring Merry Prankster Ken Kesey, whose characters flew over the cuckoo’s nest.
Kevin means “handsome”.
Kian means “ancient” and pronounced as KEE-en.
Killian means “war strife or church”. Killian–aka Cillian–is a spirited yet resonant Gaelic surname that was borne by several Irish saints.
Labhras is an Irish variation of Lawrence which means “from Laurentium”.
Laughlin means “dweller at the fjord-land” and pronounced as lock-lin. Laughlin was first used for Norse invaders.
Leary means “herder”. Anglicization of Laoghaire.
Liam means “resolute protection”.
Lochlainn means “land of the Vikings” and pronounced as LOK-lin.
Lochlann is an Irish variation of Lawrence or Lochlainn. Lawrence means “from Laurentium” while Lochlainn means “land of the Vikings”.
Loman means “delicate”.
Lonan means “blackbird”.
Lorcan means “little, fierce”. Lorcan is a name rich in Irish history as belonging to several kings, including the grandfather of the most famous high king of Ireland, Brian Boru.
Lucan is an Irish variation of Luke which means “man from Lucania”.
Lughaidh is an Irish variation of Louis which means “renowned warrior”. Pronounced as LAHG-EY-D.
Lynch means “mariner”.
Mac means “son of”.
Mack means “son of”.
Madden means “little dog”
Maguire means “son of the beige one”.
Malachy means “my messenger” and pronounced as MAA-Laa-KIY-. Irish version of Malachi.
Malone means “a devotee of Saint John”.
Maloney means “devotee of the church”.
Mannix means “a little monk” and pronounced as MAENNihS.
Manus means “greatest”. This is an old Irish name associated with such heroes as the seventeenth century chieftain, scholar and poet Manus O’Donnell.
Marmaduke means “devotee of Maedoc” and pronounced as MAARMaa-DahK- .
Mayo means “yew-tree plain”.
McCabe is a patronymic from the word for cape or hat.
There is no specific meaning for Mccanna.
Mccoy means “fire” and pronounced as MAHKOY.
Mcdermott means “son of Diarmaid”.
Molloy means “a venerable chieftain”.
Morrisey means “sea taboo” and pronounced as MAORihSiy.
Mulligan means “descendant of the bald-headed”
Neal means “cloud”.
Nevin means “holy”. Possible Gaelic alternative to Kevin and Devon.
Nigel means “dark, black-haired”.
Nolan means “champion”.
O’Brian means “descendant of Brian”. O’Brians refers to High King Brian Boru, also spelled O’Brien.
O’Callahan means “son of the church lover”.
O’Connor means “son of the hound lover”.
O’Donnell means “son of the brave one”.
O’Donovan means ”son of the dark one”.
O’Fallon means “son of the leader”.
O’Grady means “son of the noble one”.
O’Hara means “son of Eaghra”.
O’Keefe means “son of the kind one”.
O’Neal means “from the chief’s line”.
O’Shea means “hawklike, stately”.
O’Sullivan means “son of the black-eyed one”.
Obrien means “descendant of Brian”.
Odhran means “little pale green one” and pronounced as O-rawn. Odhran, anglicized as the phonetic Oran, was the name of an ancient saint.
Oengus is an Irish variation of Angus which means “one strength”.
Oilibhear is an Irish variation of Oliver which means “olive tree”.
Oisin means “little deer” and pronounced as oh-SHEEN. The original Oisin was the mythological son of Finn McCool and Sadb, the goddess who was changed into a deer.
Oran means “light or pale little green one”.
Orin is a variation of Oren or Oran. Oran means “light or pale little green one” while Oren means“laurel or pine tree”.
Oscar means “God spear, or deer-lover or champion warrior”. In Irish legend, Oscar was one of the mightiest warriors of his generation, the son of Ossian and the grandson of FinnMac Cumhaill (MacCool).
P’Adraic means “noble, patrician” and pronounced as paw-rik.
Paddy means “noble, patrician”. Paddy is a generic (and often derogatory) term for an Irishman.
Parthalan is an Irish variation of Bartholomew which means “son of the furrow” and pronounced as PAHR-ha-lawn.
Partholon is an Irish variation of Bartholomew which means “son of the furrow”.
Pat means “noble, patrician”.
Patsy means “noble, patrician.”
Peadair means “rock” and pronounced as PAY-tuhr.
Phelan means “wolf” and pronounced as FAY-lan or FEE-lan. Phelan is a name with a rich history in Irish myth and religious and secular life. One bearer was a fiercely loyal follower of the legendary warrior Finn MacCool, another was a missionary saint.
Phinean is an Irish variation of Finian which means “fair” and pronounced as F-IHNiyAHN.
Piran means “prayer”.
Proinsias is an Irish variation of Francis which means “Frenchman or free man” and pronounced as PROY-NSiyAHZ.
Quigley means “from the mother’s side” and pronounced as KWIHGLiy-.
Quill means “scribe, writer with a quill pen”.
Quillan means “cub” and pronounced as KILL-an.
Quillen is a variation of Quillan or Quillon. Quillan means “cub” while Quillon means “crossing swords; strong”.
Quilliam means “son of William”.
Quinlan means “descendant of Caoinlean, slender”.
Rafferty means “floodtide, abundance, prosperity” and pronounced as RAEF-erTiy-.
Raghnall is an Irish variation of Reginald whcih means “counsel power”. Pronounced as RAE-N-aeL.
Reamon is an Irish variation of Redmond which means “wise protector”.
Redmond means “wise protector”.
Rian means “little king”.
Riobard is an Irish variation of Robert which means “bright fame”. Pronounced as RAYowBAAerD.
Riobart is an Irish variation of Robert which means “bright fame”. Pronounced as RAYowBAART.
Riocard is an Irish variation of Richard which means “dominant ruler”.
Riordan means “bard, royal poet” and pronounced as REAR-den.
Roark means “illustrious and mighty” and pronounced as RAORK.
Roc means “person with frizzy hair” and pronounced as RAAK. Name of a legendary Irish hero.
Rogan means “redhead”.
Roibeard is an Irish variation of Robert which means “bright fame”.
Roibin is an Irish variation of Robert which means “bright fame”.
Ronan means “little seal”. Ronan is the compelling legendary name of twelve Irish and Scottish saints.
Roone means “red-haired”.
Rooney means “descendant of the champion”.
Ruadan means “red-haired” and pronounced as row-an. One of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland, St. Ruadan was a follower of St. Finian and founded an abbey in Tipperary.
Ruadhan means “red-haired” and pronounced as row-an. Ruadhan is a spelling variation of Ruadan.
Runyon means “son of a champion”.
Rylee is a spelling variation of Riley which means “courageous”.
Réamann is a variation of Raymond which means “wise-protector”. Pronounced as R-AEMAHN-.
Scully means “herald or town crier”.
Séamas means “Heel, supplanter”. A variation of Seamus.
Seamus means “supplanter” and pronounced as SHAY-mus.
Sean is an Irish variation of John which means “God is gracious”. Pronounced as SHao-N.
Seanán means little wise one and pronounced as -SHEY-Nae-N. The name was borne by various Irish saints, including Saint Seanán of Iniscathy.
Seumus is an Irish variation of James which means “sup-planter”. Pronounced as SIYUWMAHS.
Shamas is an Irish variation of James which means “sup-planter”.
Shamus is an anglicized spelling of Séamus, a variation of James, which means “sup-planter”.
Shanahan means “the wise one” and pronounced as SHAENAHHHaeN.
Shaun is a spelling variation of Sean which means “God is gracious”.
Sheary is an Irish variation of Jeffrey which means “pledge of peace”.
Sheehan means “peaceful” and pronounced as SHIYAHN.
Sheron means Irish variation of Jeffrey which means “pledge of peace”.
Sloan means “raider” and pronounced as SLowN-.
Somhairle is an Irish Gaelic variation of Sorley which means “a summer sailor”. Pronounced as SAAMHHEH-RAH-.
Sorley means “a summer sailor” and pronounced as SAORLiy-.
Sweeney means “the little hero”. Sweeney was derived from an old Irish name — Suibhne (SHEEV-ne) that was borne by several early saints and kings. Pronounced as SWIYNiy.
Tadhg means “poet” and pronounced as ti-gue. Tadhg, was the name of the mythical Finn McCool’s grandfather and also of an eleventh century King of Connacht.
Taggart means “son of the priest” and pronounced as TAEGerT.
Tiomoid is an Irish variation of Timothy which means “honoring God”. Tiomoid can be pronounced (approx) as -SHowMOY-D.
Torin means “chief”.
Troy means “descendant of foot soldier”.
Tynan means “dark, dusty” and pronounced as TAYNAHN.
Tyrone means “land of Owen”.
Uilliam means “resolute protection” and pronounced as UW-LYaeM.
Ulick means “little William” and pronounced as OO-lik.
Ultan means “man from Ulster”. Ultan is the name of eighteen Irish saints.
Unfrai is an Irish variation of Humphrey which means “peaceful warrior”.
Ungus is an Irish variation of Angus which means “one strength”. Pronounced as AHNGAHS.
Vereen is an Irish variation of Vero which means “great hero”.
Veren is an Irish variation of Vero which means “great hero”. Veren is a spelling variation of Vereen.
Gender Neutral Irish Baby Names
Aidan means“little and fiery”. Aidan is an Irish saint’s name.
Aiden means “little and fiery”. Aiden is a spelling variation of Aidan.
Aoibheann means “beautiful sheen” and pronounced as EE-van.
Barry means “spear”.
Bellamy means “fine friend”.
Blaine means “slender, angular”.
Brady means “one with broad eyes”.
Brennan means “descendent of the sad one”.
Carbry means “charioteer” and pronounced as cahr-bree. A name scattered throughout Irish mythology.
Carey means “dark, black”.
Carlin means “little champion”.
Carson means “son of the marsh dwellers”.
Casey means “brave in battle”.
Cassidy means “curly-headed”.
Channing means “people of Cana or wolf cub”.
Clancy means “red-haired warrior”.
Collins is derived from Nicholas or Colin. Nicholas means “people of victory” while Colin means “pup”.
Connelly means “love, friendship”.
Connolly means either “fierce as a hound” or “love, friendship”. A spelling variation of Connelly.
Corey means “from the hollow”.
Curran means “descendant of Curran” or “hero, champion”.
Dacey means “from the south”.
Dallas means “skilled”.
Dara means “pearl of wisdom” or “oak tree”.
Darby means “free one” or “from the deer estate”.
Darcy means “dark one”, “from Arcy” or “from the fortress”.
Darragh means “oak tree” and pronounced as DA-rah.
Darren means “little great one”.
Delaney means “dark challenger” and pronounced as de-LAY-nee.
Devin means “poet”.
Dillon means “loyal”.
Donnelly means “dark, brave one”.
Duff means “swarthy”.
Ennis means “from the island”.
Fallon means “leader”.
Farrell means “courageous”.
Finley means “fair-haired hero”. Finley is a Scottish royal name (it belonged to Macbeth’s father).
Finn means “fair” or “white”. Finn is the name of the greatest hero of Irish mythology, Finn MacCool (aka Fionn mac Cuumhaill), an intrepid warrior with mystical supernatural powers, noted as well for his wisdom and generosity.
Flannery means “red-haired”.
Flynn means “son of the red-haired one”.
Grady means “noble, illustrious”.
Keegan means “son of Egan”.
Keelan means “slender and fair”. Keelan is the Anglicized, phonetic form of the more traditionally-spelled Caelan.
Keeley means “slender”.
Keenan means “ancient”.
Kelly means “war”.
Kennedy means “misshapen head”.
Kerry means “dark, dark-haired”. Kerry is the name of one of the most beautiful and lush counties of Ireland.
Kieran means “little dark one” and pronounced one KEER-an.
Kiernan means “little dark one”.
Larkin means “rough, fierce”.
Lennon means “lover” or “small cloak or cape”.
Madigan means “little dog”.
Magee means “son of Hugh” and pronounced as ma-GEE.
There is no specific meaning for Mirin. The 6th-century Irish saint Mirin emigrated to Scotland and now is the patron saint of both the Glasgow suburb of Paisley and the game of football.
There is no specific meaning for Mirren. Mirren is one modern spelling of Mirin.
Murphy means “sea warrior” or “hound of the sea”.
Neil means “cloud”.
Niall means “cloud” and pronounced as nye-al. A spelling variation of Neil.
O’Brien means “descendant of Brian”.
Quinn means “descendant of Conn, chief leader, intelligence”. Quinn is one of the first Irish surnames that is now used as a unisex first name.
Reagan means “little king”.
Regan means “little king”. Regan is a spelling variation of Reagan.
Reilly means “courageous”
Renny means “little prosperous one”. Renny is an offbeat Anglicized form of the intractable Gaelic Rathnait.
Riley means “courageous”.
Roan means “little redhead” and pronounced as RO-an or rone.
Rohan means “sandalwood”.
Rory means “red king”.
Rowan means “little redhead”. Rowan is the name of a tree with red berries that’s commonly found in Scotland (and said to ward off witches).
Ryan means “little king”.
Shane is an Irish variation of Sean or Shannon. Shannon means “old and wise” while Sean is an Irish variation of John which means “God is gracious”.
Shannon means “old and wise”. Irish place-name — it’s a river, a county, and an airport. Shannon is the name of the longest river in the British Isles.
Shawn means “God is gracious”. A spelling variation of Shaun and Sean.
Shay is a phonetic spelling of Shea or Shai. Shea means “the stately, dauntless one” while Shai means “gift”.
Shea means “the stately, dauntless one” and pronounced as shay or -SHey-.
Sheridan means “searcher” or “wild one”.
Sullivan means “dark eyes” or “black-eyes one”.
Teagan means “little poet” or “fair” and pronounced as TIY-GaeN.
Tiernan means “little lord” and pronounced as TIHIYRNaeN.
Tierney means “descendant of a lord” and pronounced as TIHIYRNiy-.
Tully means “flood, peaceful, or hill”. The ancient Irish name Tuathal, which is translated as Tully, was given to many Irish kings and heroes.
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