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Cute Baby Names December 1, 2018

Most Comprehensive List of Irish Names to Choose From

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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:

  1. Irish Girl Names
  2. Irish Boy Names
  3. Gender Neutral Irish Baby Names

Irish Girl Names

Irish baby names

Adine

Spelled this way, Adine could be a relative of either the Irish Aideen, which means jealousy, or the Arabic Adina, meaning slender.

Aibhilin

Aibhilin is Irish from FrenchAveline, which means “wished for child”. Pronounced as ev-lin

Aideen

Aideen means “jealousy”. A name possibly derived from Etain, an ancient Irish sun and horse goddess whose name is still used.

Ailbhe

Ailbhe means “noble, bright” and pronounced as al-va.

Aileen

Aileen means “bright, shining light and pronounced as eye-LEEN.

Ailis

Ailis means “noble” and pronounced as AY-lish.

Aimiliona

Aimiliona is an Irish variation of Emily which means “rival”.

Aine

Aine means “brightness, splendor” and pronounced as AWN-ya. 

Áine

Áine means “brilliance, wit” and pronounced as an-ya. Name of a fertility goddess said to confer luck on its bearer.

Aisling

Aisling means “dream, vision”.

Aislinn

Aislinn means “dream” and pronounced as ASH-lin. 

Aithne

Aithne means “fire” and pronounced as et-na. 

Alaina

Alaina means “Harmony”.

Alana

Alana means “little rock, or harmony, concord”.

Alva

Alva means “white”.

Aoibhe

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

Aoibhinn means “beautiful sheen” and pronounced as ee-van.

Arlise

Arlise means “pledge”.

Ashlyn

Ashlyn means “dream”.

Ashlynn

Ashlynn means “dream”.

Augusteen

Augusteen is an rish variation of Augusta which means “great, magnificent”.

Beatha

Beatha means “life, livelihood” and pronounced as BEH-tha.

Bedelia

Bedelia means “strength or exalted one”. 

Berneen

Berneen is an Irish variation Bernadette which means “brave as a bear”.

Bevin

Bevin means “fair lady, white lady”. 

Bidelia

Bidelia means “strength or exalted one”. Bedelia is another spelling.

Bidu

Bidu means “strength, power”.

Blathnaid

Blathnaid is an Irish variation of Florence which means “flourishing, prosperous” and pronounced as BLAW-nid.

Breda

Breda is an Irish variation of Bridget which means “strength or exalted one”.

Bree

Bree means “strength or exalted one”.

Brenna

Brenna means “descendant of the sad one”. 

Briana

Briana means “strong, virtuous, honorable”.

Brianna

Brianna means “strong, virtuous and honorable”.

Bride

Bride means “strength or exalted one” and pronounced as BREE-da. Technically a pet form of Brigid and very commonly heard in Ireland

Bridget

Bridget means “strength or exalted one”.  Bridget is the most familiar form of the name of the Celtic goddess of wisdom.

Brighid

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

Brigid means “strength or exalted one”. Brigid is the simpler Irish version of the name of the goddess of fire.

Brigidine

Brigidine is an Irish variation of Brighid which means “strength or exalted one”.

Brona

Brona means “sorrow”. 

Bronagh

Bronagh means “sorrow” and pronounced as b-r-oh-n-ah

Bríd

Bríd means “strength” and pronounced as b-r-ee-d .

Brónach

Brónach means “sorrow” and pronounced as  Br-On-uh.

Caiside

Caiside is an Irish variation of Cassidy which means “curly-haired”.

Cait

Cait means “pure” and pronounced like “Kate”.

Caitlin

Caitlin means “pure”. 

Caitlyn

Caitlyn is a spelling variation of Caitlin which means “pure”.

Caoimhe

Caoimhe means “beautiful” and pronounced as kwee-va or kee-va. Even in its native Irish habitat, it is sometimes spelled Keeva. 

Carra

Carra is an Irish variation of Cara which means “dear; friend; face”.

Ceara

Ceara is a spelling variation of Irish Ciara which means “little dark one”. Pronounced as KEER-ah.

Cessair

Cessair means “sorrow, affliction” and pronounced as KAH-seer.

Chrystal

Chrystal is an Irish variation of Crystal which is a gem name. 

Ciara

Ciara means “little dark one” and pronounced as KEER-a.

Cliodhna

Cliodhna means “shapely” and pronounced either as  clee-O-na or Klane-a.

Cliona

Cliona means “shapely” and pronounced as CLEE-uh-na.

Clodagh

Clodagh is an Irish river name. Pronounced as CLO-dah.

Colleen

Colleen means “girl”.

Dearbhail

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

Dearbhla means “daughter of the poet” and pronounced as Derv-la.

Decla

Decla is an Irish, feminine variation of Declan which means “man of prayer”.

Deirdre

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

Dervla means “daughter of the poet”. Anglicized form of Irish Dearbhla or Deirbhile.

Doreen

Doreen means “sullen”. Doreen is a variation of Dora and also an Anglicized variation of Irish Doireann.

Duana

Duana means “song”.

Duffy

Duffy means “dark”.

Eabha

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

Eachna means “horse”. Eachna is the name of an Irish goddess renowned for her beauty, brains and stylishness.

Eadaoine

Eadaoine is an Irish variation of Euphemia which means “fair speech”.

Eavan

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

Edana means “fire”.

Eibhlin

Eibhlin means “shining, brilliant” and pronounced as ev-lin. Gaelic spelling of Evelyn.

Eileanóra

There is no specific meaning for Eileanóra.

Eilis

Eilis means “pledged to God” and pronounced as eye-lish. Irish variation of Elizabeth.

Eilish

Eilish means “pledged to God” and pronounced as eye-lish. Anglicized variation of Eilis.

Eimile

Eimile is an Irish variation of Emily which means “rival”.

Éire

Éire is an irish place name. Eire was a mythological goddess who named Ireland after herself.  Pronounced as air-ih.

Eireen

Eireen is an Irish variation of Irene which means “peace”.

Eistir

Eistir is an Irish variation of Esther which means “star”.

Eithne

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

Elva means “leader of the elves”. Elva is the anglicized version of Ailbhe.

Emer

Emer means “swift” and pronounced as ee-mer.

Émer

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

Enya means “fire”. A phonetic Anglicization of the Irish name Eithne.

Erin

Erin means “from the island to the west”.

Erna

Erna means “to know”.

Etain

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

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

Ethne means “kernel” and pronounced as en-ya.

Evaleen

Evaleen is an Irish variation of Evelyn which means “wished for child”.

Fania

Fania means “ring”. Anglicization of Irish Fainne.

Ferelith

Ferelith means “true sovereignty” and was drawn from the Gaelic Forbhlaith or Forbflaith.

Fia

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

Fiadh means “wild” and pronounced as fee-a. Fiadh was derived from the ancient root word for wild as in an animal.

Fianna

Fianna means “fair or white”. In Irish and Scottish mythology, the Fianna were independent bands of warriors.

Finella

Finella means “white shoulder”. 

Finola

Finola means “white shoulders”.

Flanna

Flanna means “red-haired”. 

Glenna

Glenna means “glen”.

Grainne

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

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

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

Ireland is a place name which means “land of abundance”.

Ita

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

Kady means “first”.

Kaitlin

Kaitlin is a spelling variation of Caitlin which means “pure”.

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn is a spelling variation of Caitlin which means “pure”.

Kaitlynn

Kaitlynn is a spelling variation of Caitlin or Kaitlyn, both of which means “pure”.

Kara

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

Kassidy is a variation of Cassidy which means “curly-haired”.

Katelynn

Katelynn is a spelling variation of Caitlin which means “pure”.

Kathleen

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

Keara means “little dark one” and a spelling variation of Keira or Kiera.

Keela

Keela means “slender”.

Keelin

Keelin means “slender and fair”.

Keely

Keely means “slender”.

Keira

Keira means “little dark one” and pronounced as KEER-a. 

Kennedi

Kennedi is a spelling variation of Kennedy which means  “misshapen head”.

Kevyn

Kevyn means “handsome”.

Kiera

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

Laoise means “light” and pronounced as lee-sha. Laoiseis the feminine form of the Irish mythological names Lugh and Lugus, which means light. 

Mab

Mab means “baby”.

Macha

Macha means “plain” and pronounced as MOK-ha. Irish goddess and saint name that’s strong.

Mackenna

Mackenna means “son of the handsome one”.

Madigan 

Madigan means “little dog”

Maeve

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

Maire means “bitter” and pronounced as my-ra.

Mairéad

Mairéad is an Irish variation of Margaret which means “pearl” and pronounced as mawr + aid. 

Makena

Makena means “happy one”

Makenna

Makenna means “happy one”.

Mare

Mare is an Irish variation of Mary which means “bitter”. 

Maureen

Maureen is an Irish variation of Mary which means “bitter”. 

Maurya

Maurya means “bitter” and pronounced as MOR-ee-ah. 

Mckenna

Mckenna means “son of the handsome one”.

Meabh

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

Meara means “pool, lake” and pronounced as meer-a.

Merial

Merial is an Irish variation of Muriel which means “of the bright sea”. 

Meriel

Meriel means “of the bright sea”. Modernized version of Merial. 

Merrin

There is no specific meaning for Merrin.

Moira

Moira means “bitter” and pronounced as moy-rah.

Mona

Mona means “noble good”.

Monca

Monca is an Irish variation of Monica which means “advisor”.

Morna

Morna means “tender, beloved”. Poetic name that’s terminally mournful.

Morrigan

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

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

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

Muirgheal is an Irish variation of Muriel which means “of the bright sea”. Pronounced as mur-el

Muiriol 

Muiriol is an Irish variation of Muriel which means “of the bright sea”. Pronounced as Mew-ree-ehll.

Muriel

Muriel means “of the bright sea”. Once a poetic Celtic name, that of the angel who governs the month of June.

Murielle

Murielle is a spelling variation of Muriel which means “of the bright sea”. 

Myrna

Myrna means “myrrh”. 

Neila

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

Neile is an Irish variation of Nell which means “bright, shining one”.

Nela

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

Neve means “snow” and pronounced as nev.

Nialla

Nialla is an Irish variation of Nell which means “bright, shining one”. 

Niamh

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

Nora means “light”.

Noreen

Noreen means “light”.

Noreena

Noreena is a variation of Nora which means “light”.

Nuala

Nuala means “white shoulders” and pronounced as NOO-la. Officially a shortening of the traditional and tricky Gaelic Fionnghuala/Fionnuala.

O’Keeffe

O’Keeffe is the Anglicized version of the Irish O’Caoimh, from the Gaelic word Caomh, meaning ‘kind’ or ‘gentle’.

Oona

Oona means “lamb”. In Irish legend, Una/Oona was a daughter of a king of Lochlainn.

Orla

Orla means “golden princess”.

Orna

Orna means “little pale green one”

Paili

Paili is an Irish variation of Polly which is an English variation of Molly. Molly means “bitter”. Pronounced as PAHL-ee.

Pegeen

Pegeen means “pearl” and pronounced as Peg-EEn.

Peig

Peig is an Irish variation of Peg which means “pearl”.

Rion

Rion comes from the Irish word for Queen. Pronounced as REE-un.

Riona

Riona means “queenly”.

Roisin

Roisin means “little rose” and pronounced as ro-SHEEN. 

Rosaleen

Rosaleen means “rose, a flower”.

Ryleigh

Ryleigh means “courageous”. A spelling variation of Riley or Reilly.

Sadbh

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

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

Saoirse means “liberty” and pronounced as SEER-sha. 

Sarai

Sarai means “princess” and pronounced as sar-EYE. 

Saraid

Saraid is an Irish variation of Sarah which means “princess”

Seana

Seana is an Irish feminine version of Sean. Sean is an Irish variation of John which means “God is gracious”.

Sheena

Sheena means “God is gracious”.

Sheila

Sheila means “blind one”.

Shevonne

Shevonne means “the Lord is gracious”.

Sinead

Sinead means “God’s gracious gift” and pronounced as shin-AID.

Siobahn

Siobahn means “God is gracious” and pronounced as sheh-vawn.

Siobhan

Siobhan means “the Lord is gracious” and pronounced as sheh-VAHN. The name of several early Irish queens.

Siobhán

Siobhán is a variation of Siobhan which means “the Lord is gracious”.

Sloane

Sloane means “raider”.

Sorcha

Sorcha means “bright, shining” and pronounced as SOR-ca.

Síle

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

Tallulah means “lady of abundance” or “leaping water”. 

Talula

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

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

Talullah means “lady of abundance”. Talullah or Talulla, the old Irish name of two early saints.

Tara

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

Taryn means “rocky hill”.

Tipper

Tipper means “ax”.

Toireasa

Toireasa is an Irish variation of Theresa which means “to harvest”.

Tulla

Tulla is an Irish variation of Tula which means “to be tranquil”.

Tullia

There is no specific meaning for Tullia.

Yeats

Yeats means “gates” and pronounced as yates. 

Yseult

Yseult means “fair, light-skinned” and pronounced as ee-solt. Yseult is a variation of Isolde, the name of a great Celtic heroine.

Zaira

Zaira means “Princess” and pronounced as ZARE-ah.

Irish Boy Names

Irish boy names

Aengus

Aengus is an Irish variation of Angus which means “one strength”.

Agaistin

Agaistin is an Irish Gaelic variation of Augustine which means “great, magnificent”. Pronounced as AHGEY-STihN.

Aguistin

Aguistin is an Irish variation of August which means “great, magnificent”.

Ailin

Ailin is an Irish variation of Alan which means “handsome, cheerful”.

Alan

Alan means “handsome, cheerful”.

Allan

Allan means “handsome, cheerful”.

Alphonsus

Alphonsus means “noble and ready”.

Amon

Amon means “wealthy protector” and pronounced as ay-mon. 

Aonghus

Aonghus is an Irish variation of Angus which means “one strength”. Pronounced as AENGahS. 

Aralt

Aralt is an Irish variation of Harold which means “army ruler”. 

Arlen

Arlen means “hare land”.

Artur

Artur is an Irish variation of Arthur which means ” bear”. 

Auley

Auley is an Irish variation of Olaf which means “ancestor’s relic”. Pronounced as ao-L-iy.

Auliffe

Auliffe is an Irish variation of Olaf which means “ancestor’s relic”. Pronounced as AO-LAHF.

Aydan

Aydan means “little fiery one”. An alternate spelling of Aidan.

Ayden

Ayden means “little and fiery”. Phonetic form of Aidan.

Banan

Banan means “white” and pronounced as Baa-Nae-N or Bao-N-aeN.

Banning

Banning means “small, fair one”. 

Bard

Bard means “minstrel, poet”.

Barnaib

Barnaib is an Irish variation of Barnaby which means “son of consolation”.

Barr

Barr means “fair-haired”.

Beacan

Beacan means “tiny one”. An attractive ancient Irish saint’s name that conjures up a beacon of light.

Bearchán

Bearchán means “spear like” and pronounced as BAR-kahn.

Becan

Becan means “little man”.

Behan

Behan means “bee”. An Anglicized derivative of the Gaelic name Beatha, meaning “life”.

Benen

Benen means “mild”. Benen is a name of an ancient Irish saint — a favorite disciple of Saint Patrick.

Bolan

Bolan means “little poet”.

Boyne

Boyne means “white cow” and pronounced as BOYN. The famous Battle of the Boyne, in Ireland, vanquished the Catholic king.

Boynton

Boynton means “town near the river Boyne” and pronounced as BOYNTAHN.

Bradan

Bradan means “salmon” and pronounced as BREY-DaeN.

Branagan

Branagan means “little raven”. 

Branigan

Branigan means “little raven” and pronounced as BRAN-nig-un

Brannon

Brannon means “descendent of the sad one”.

Bray

Bray means “marsh”.

Brayden

Brayden means “salmon” and pronounced as BREY-DehN.

Breasal

Breasal is an Irish variation of Basil which means “regal”. Pronounced as BRA-sul.

Breácan

Breácan means  “freckled; speckled” and pronounced as BREK-awn.

Breccan

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

Breckin means “freckled, speckled” and pronounced as BREH-KihN.

Brendan

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

Brian means “strong, virtuous, and honorable”.

Brogan

Brogan means “small shoe”.

Brone

Brone means “sorrow” and pronounced as BRaa-N.

Brosnan

Brosnan means “dweller near the Brosna River”.

Bryan

Bryan means “strong, virtuous, and honorable”.

Cael

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

Cagney means “tribute” and pronounced as CAG-nee.

Cahir

Cahir means “battle man” and pronounced kah-heer. 

Cailean

Cailean means “pup, cub” and pronounced as KAH-lun. This is the original Gaelic spelling of the Anglicized Colin.

Caledon

Caledon means “hard or rocky land”.

Calhoun

Calhoun means “from the narrow forest” and pronounced as KaeLHHUW-N.

Callaghan

Callaghan means “lover of churches” and pronounced as CAL-a-han. 

Callahan

Callahan means “bright-headed” and pronounced as KAELAHHHAEN.

Callister

Callister means “son of Alister”.

Carlow

Carlow means “four-part lake”. Carlow is an Irish place name.

Carlus

Carlus is an Irish variation of Charles which means “free man”.

Carney

Carney means “victory”.

Carroll

Carroll means “hacking with a weapon”. Carrol is an Anglicized variation of Irish Cearbhall.

Cashel

Cashel means “castle, stone fort” and pronounced as KAH-hal or CASH-ill.

Cathal

Cathal means “battle rule” and pronounced as KA-hal. The name of an ancient Irish saint.

Cavan

Cavan means “hollow”. Cavan is an Anglicized spelling of a county in Ireland.

Cavanaugh

Cavanaugh means “born handsome or son of Caomhan” and pronounced as CAV-uh-na.

Ceabhallan

Ceabhallan is an Irish variation of Carlin which means “little champion”.

Cian

Cian means “ancient” and pronounced as KEE-en.

Cianan

Cianan means “ancient” and pronounced as KEE-nahn.

Ciar

Ciar means “dark” and pronounced as KEER.

Ciaran

Ciaran means “little dark one” and pronounced as KEER-an.

Cillian

Cillian means “war strife or church” and pronounced as KILL-ee-un. Cillian is better known in America by its phonetic form Killian.

Cleary

Cleary means “cleric”. 

Clooney

Clooney means “from the meadow”. 

Cluny

Cluny means “from the meadow” and pronounced as KLuw-NNIY-.

Coilin

Coilin is an Irish variation of Colin which means “pup”.

Colin

Colin means “pup”.

Collin

Collin means “pup”. Variation of Colin and Collins. 

Colm

Colm means “dove” and pronounced as cahl-em. 

Coltrane

Coltrane means “young horse” and pronounced as KOWLTRAHN.

Colum

Colum means “dove”.

Conaire

There is no specific meaning for Conaire. Pronounced as KON-er-ee.

Conal

Conal means “strong as a wolf”.

Conlan

Conlan means “hero” and pronounced as CON-lun.

Connery

Connery means “warrior-lord”. This appealing name of a mythical king of Tara whose reign brough prosperity to his kingdom.

Connor

Connor means “lover of hounds”. Connor, the appealing name of an early semi-legendary king of Ulster in Irish mythology.

Conroy

Conroy means “hound (or wolf) of the plain” 

Conway

Conway means “hound of the plain”.

Corcoran

Corcoran means “ruddy-faced” and pronounced as KAORKerAHN.

Cork

Cork means “swamp, marsh”.

Cormac

Cormac means “charioteer”. Cormac is an evocative traditional Irish name that runs through Celtic mythology. 

Cory

Cory means “from the hollow”.

Costello

Costello means “from England”.

Covy

Covy means “victorious”.

Cronan

Cronan means “dark one” and pronounced as CROW-nawn.

Crosby

Crosby means “village with crosses”.

Cullen

Cullen means “holly tree” and pronounced as KAHL-ehN.

Culley

Culley means “the meadow”.

Dahy

Dahy means “quick-footed” and pronounced as DAY-hee. 

Daire

Daire means “fruitful; fertile” and pronounced as DIYReh. 

Daley

Daley means “assembly, gathering”.

Daman

Daman is an Irish variation of Damian which means “to tame, subdue”. 

Declan

Declan means “man of prayer” and pronounced as DECK-lin. Declan, the name of an Irish saint.

Dempsey

Dempsey means “proud, haughty” and pronounced as DEHMPSiy.

Dermot

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

Derrig is an Irish variation of Derek which means “the people’s ruler”.

Derrik

Derrik Irish variation of Derek which means “the people’s ruler”.

Derry

Derry means “the people’s ruler”..

Devlin

Devlin means “unlucky”.

Diarmaid

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

Dinsmore means “dark moor” and pronounced as DIYNSMaoR.

Doherty

Doherty means “not loving” and pronounced as DOWerTiy.

Dolan

Dolan means “black-haired”.

Donahue

Donahue means “dark fighter” and pronounced as DAANAHHHYU.

Donal

Donal is an Irish variation of Donald which means “proud chief”. Pronounced as DUWNahL.

Donall

Donall is an Irish variation of Donald which means “proud chief”.

Donn

Donn means “brown”. Donn is the name of an Ancient Irish king of the underworld.

Donnan

Donnan means “small brown-haired child”.

Donough

Donough means “brown chieftain” and pronounced as DOH-na.

Dooley

Dooley means “dark hero”

Doran

Doran means “stranger, exile”.

Dow

Dow means “dark-haired”.

Doyle

Doyle means “black stranger”.

Drennon

Drennon means “son of Draighnean”

Duald

Duald means “dark, darkness” and pronounced as DUWaaLD.

Duane

Duane means “swarthy” and pronounced as DW-N.

Dublin

Dublin is an Irish place-name.

Dugan

Dugan means “swarthy”

Dunbar

Dunbar means “castle headland” and pronounced as DAHNBaaR.

Duryea

Duryea means “from the stream” and pronounced as dur-ee-ay. 

Dáivi

Dáivi is an Irish variation of David which means “beloved”.

Eachann

Eachann means “keeper of horses” and pronounced as AK-an. 

Eachtar

Eachtar is an Irish variation of Hector which means “holding fast”.

Eames

Eames means “son of the uncle”.

Eamon

Eamon means “wealthy protector” and pronounced as AY-mon. 

Éamon

Éamon means “fortunate protector” and pronounced as AY-mon. Éamon is the Celtic version of Edmund.

Earnan

Earnan is an Irish variation of Ernest which means “serious, resolute”.

Edan

Edan means “little fire”.

Egan

Egan means “little fire”.

Eoghan

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

Euston means “heart”.

Evin

Evin is an Irish variation of Evan which means “the Lord is gracious”.

Eóin

Eóin means “young warrior; well-born” and pronounced as O-en.

Eónan

Eónan means “little Adam” and pronounced as YOH-nuhn.

Fachnan

Fachnan means “malicious” and pronounced as fahk-nan. Fachnan is one of the name of four ancient saints.

Fagin

Fagin means “rustic” and pronounced as FEYGihN.

Feeny

Feeny means “little raven”.

Fergall

Fergall means “man of valor”.

Ferris

Ferris means “rock” and pronounced as FEH-RRihS.

Finbar

Finbar means “fair-haired”. An ancient saints’ name. 

Finian

Finian means “fair”.

Finlay

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

Finnegan means “fair” and pronounced as FIHN-eh-JHihN.

Finnigan

Finnigan means “fair” and pronounced as FIHNihGAHN.

Fintan

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

Fionn means “fair or white”. Fionn is the the modern Irish form of Finn.

Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald means “son of Gerald” and pronounced as FIHTSJHehR-owLD. 

Flann

Flann means “ruddy, red-haired”.

Fogarty

Fogarty means “exiled one” and pronounced as FAAGAARTiy.

Foley

Foley means “plunderer”.

Fursey

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

Fynn means “bright, fair”.

Gallagher

Gallagher means “descendant of foreign helper” and pronounced as GAHL-aa-JH-er.

Galvin

Galvin means “a sparrow”.

Galway

Galway is an Irish place-name. Galway is a name of an Irish city, county, and bay.

Gandy

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

Gannon means “fair-skinned, fair-haired”. Gannon is the name of a historic Irish leader.

Garret

Garret means “spear strength” and pronounced as GEHR-RihT.

Garrett

Garrett means “spear strength” and pronounced as GEHR-RihT.

Garvan

Garvan means “rough little one”.

Gearoid

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

Gehry means “spear or fickle”.

Gibbon

Gibbon is an Irish variation of Gilbert which means “shining pledge”.

Gilby

Gilby means “blond boy”.

Gilibeirt

Gilibeirt is an Irish variation of Gilbert which means “shining pledge”. Pronounced as GIYLIHB-RT.

Gilmore

Gilmore means “devoted to the Virgin Mary”.

Gioroid

Gioroid Irish variation of Garret which means “spear strength”.

Gulliver

Gulliver means “glutton” and pronounced as GAHL-ayV-er.

Gus

Gus means “great, magnificent”.

Hagan

Hagan means “little fire”.

Harmon

Harmon means “soldier, warrior”.

Hartigan

Hartigan means  “descendant of Arthur”.

Heremon

Heremon is an Irish variation of Herman which means “soldier, warrior”. Pronounced as HHEHREHMaaN.

Hermon

Hermon is an Irish variation of Herman which means “soldier, warrior”.

Hobard

Hobard is an Irish variation of Hubert which means “bright, shining intellect”.

Hobart

Hobart is an Irish variation of Hubert which means “bright, shining intellect”.

Hogan

Hogan means “youth”.

Hoibeard

Hoibeard is an Irish variation of Hubert which means “bright, shining intellect”.

Hugh

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

Hurley means “sea tide” and pronounced as HH-ERLiy-.

Iarom

Iarom is an Irish variation of Jerome which means “sacred name”.

Ibhar

Ibhar is an Irish variation of Ivar which means “yew wood, archer”. 

Irimias

Irimias is an Irish variation of Jeremiah which means “appointed by God”. 

Ivo

Ivo means “yew wood, archer” and pronounced as IY-Vow. 

Kavanagh

Kavanagh means “born handsome” or “son of Caomhan” and pronounced as KAEVAHNAO. Early kings of Leinster bore the name Kavanagh.

Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh means “born handsome” or “son of Caomhan”. A spelling variation of Kavanagh. 

Keagan

Keagan means “son of Egan” and pronounced as KEE-gun.  A spelling variation of Keegan.

Keefe

Keefe means “handsome and noble” and pronounced as Kiy-F.

Keenen

Keenen means “ancient”. A spelling variation of Keenan. 

Keir

Keir means “dark, black” and pronounced as keer.

Keiran

Keiran means “little dark one” and pronounced as KEER-an. A spelling variation of Kieran.

Kellan

Kellan means “swamp; slender”. A spelling variation of Kellen.

Kellen

Kellen means “swamp; slender”.

Kennon

Kennon means “ancient”.

Kermit

Kermit means “free man”.

Kesey

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

Kevin means “handsome”.

Kian

Kian means “ancient” and pronounced as KEE-en.

Killian

Killian means “war strife or church”. Killian–aka Cillian–is a spirited yet resonant Gaelic surname that was borne by several Irish saints.

Labhras

Labhras is an Irish variation of Lawrence which means “from Laurentium”.

Laughlin

Laughlin means “dweller at the fjord-land” and pronounced as lock-lin. Laughlin was first used for Norse invaders.

Leary

Leary means “herder”. Anglicization of Laoghaire.

Liam

Liam means “resolute protection”.

Lochlainn

Lochlainn means “land of the Vikings” and pronounced as LOK-lin.

Lochlann

Lochlann is an Irish variation of Lawrence or Lochlainn. Lawrence means “from Laurentium” while Lochlainn means “land of the Vikings”.

Loman

Loman means “delicate”. 

Lonan

Lonan means “blackbird”.

Lorcan

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

Lucan is an Irish variation of Luke which means “man from Lucania”.

Lughaidh

Lughaidh is an Irish variation of Louis which means “renowned warrior”. Pronounced as LAHG-EY-D.

Lynch

Lynch means “mariner”.

Mac

Mac means “son of”.

Mack

Mack means “son of”.

Madden

Madden means “little dog”

Maguire

Maguire means “son of the beige one”.

Malachy

Malachy means “my messenger” and pronounced as MAA-Laa-KIY-. Irish version of Malachi.

Malone

Malone means “a devotee of Saint John”.

Maloney

Maloney means “devotee of the church”.

Mannix

Mannix means “a little monk” and pronounced as MAENNihS.

Manus

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

Marmaduke means “devotee of Maedoc” and pronounced as MAARMaa-DahK- .

Mayo

Mayo means “yew-tree plain”.

McCabe

McCabe is a patronymic from the word for cape or hat.

Mccanna

There is no specific meaning for Mccanna.

Mccoy

Mccoy means “fire” and pronounced as MAHKOY.

Mcdermott

Mcdermott means “son of Diarmaid”. 

Molloy

Molloy means “a venerable chieftain”. 

Morrisey

Morrisey means “sea taboo” and pronounced as MAORihSiy.

Mulligan

Mulligan means “descendant of the bald-headed” 

Neal

Neal means “cloud”.

Nevin

Nevin means “holy”. Possible Gaelic alternative to Kevin and Devon.

Nigel

Nigel means “dark, black-haired”.

Nolan

Nolan means “champion”.

O’Brian

O’Brian means “descendant of Brian”. O’Brians refers to High King Brian Boru, also spelled O’Brien. 

O’Callahan

O’Callahan means “son of the church lover”.

O’Connor

O’Connor means “son of the hound lover”.

O’Donnell

O’Donnell means “son of the brave one”.

O’Donovan

O’Donovan means ”son of the dark one”.

O’Fallon

O’Fallon means “son of the leader”.

O’Grady

O’Grady means “son of the noble one”. 

O’Hara

O’Hara means “son of Eaghra”.

O’Keefe

O’Keefe means “son of the kind one”.

O’Neal

O’Neal means “from the chief’s line”.

O’Shea

O’Shea means “hawklike, stately”.

O’Sullivan

O’Sullivan means “son of the black-eyed one”.

Obrien

Obrien means “descendant of Brian”.

Odhran

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

Oengus is an Irish variation of Angus which means “one strength”. 

Oilibhear

Oilibhear is an Irish variation of Oliver which means “olive tree”.

Oisin

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

Oran means “light or pale little green one”.

Orin

Orin is a variation of Oren or Oran. Oran means “light or pale little green one” while Oren means “laurel or pine tree”.

Oscar

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

P’Adraic means “noble, patrician” and pronounced as paw-rik.

Paddy

Paddy means “noble, patrician”. Paddy is a generic (and often derogatory) term for an Irishman.

Parthalan

Parthalan is an Irish variation of Bartholomew which means “son of the furrow” and pronounced as PAHR-ha-lawn.

Partholon

Partholon is an Irish variation of Bartholomew which means “son of the furrow”.

Pat

Pat means “noble, patrician”.

Patsy

Patsy means “noble, patrician.”

Peadair

Peadair means “rock” and pronounced as PAY-tuhr.

Phelan

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

Phinean is an Irish variation of Finian which means “fair” and pronounced as F-IHNiyAHN.

Piran

Piran means “prayer”.

Proinsias

Proinsias is an Irish variation of Francis which means “Frenchman or free man” and pronounced as PROY-NSiyAHZ.

Quigley

Quigley means “from the mother’s side” and pronounced as KWIHGLiy-.

Quill

Quill means “scribe, writer with a quill pen”.

Quillan

Quillan means “cub” and pronounced as KILL-an.

Quillen

Quillen is a variation of Quillan or Quillon. Quillan means “cub” while Quillon means “crossing swords; strong”.

Quilliam

Quilliam means “son of William”.

Quinlan

Quinlan means “descendant of Caoinlean, slender”.

Rafferty

Rafferty means “floodtide, abundance, prosperity” and pronounced as RAEF-erTiy-.

Raghnall

Raghnall is an Irish variation of Reginald whcih means “counsel power”. Pronounced as RAE-N-aeL.

Reamon

Reamon is an Irish variation of Redmond which means “wise protector”.

Redmond

Redmond means “wise protector”.

Rian

Rian means “little king”. 

Riobard 

Riobard is an Irish variation of Robert which means “bright fame”. Pronounced as RAYowBAAerD.

Riobart

Riobart is an Irish variation of Robert which means “bright fame”. Pronounced as RAYowBAART.

Riocard

Riocard is an Irish variation of Richard which means “dominant ruler”.

Riordan

Riordan means “bard, royal poet” and pronounced as REAR-den.

Roark

Roark means “illustrious and mighty” and pronounced as RAORK.

Roc

Roc means “person with frizzy hair” and pronounced as RAAK. Name of a legendary Irish hero.

Rogan

Rogan means “redhead”.

Roibeard

Roibeard is an Irish variation of Robert which means “bright fame”.

Roibin

Roibin is an Irish variation of Robert which means “bright fame”.

Ronan

Ronan means “little seal”. Ronan is the compelling legendary name of twelve Irish and Scottish saints.

Roone

Roone means “red-haired”.

Rooney

Rooney means “descendant of the champion”.

Ruadan

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

Ruadhan means “red-haired” and pronounced as row-an. Ruadhan is a spelling variation of Ruadan.

Runyon 

Runyon means “son of a champion”.

Rylee

Rylee is a spelling variation of Riley which means “courageous”.

Réamann

Réamann is a variation of Raymond which means “wise-protector”. Pronounced as R-AEMAHN-.

Scully

Scully means “herald or town crier”.

Séamas

Séamas means “Heel, supplanter”. A variation of Seamus.

Seamus

Seamus means “supplanter” and pronounced as SHAY-mus.

Sean

Sean is an Irish variation of John which means “God is gracious”. Pronounced as SHao-N.

Seanán

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

Seumus is an Irish variation of James which means “sup-planter”. Pronounced as SIYUWMAHS.

Shamas

Shamas is an Irish variation of James which means “sup-planter”.

Shamus

Shamus is an anglicized spelling of Séamus, a variation of James, which means “sup-planter”. 

Shanahan

Shanahan means “the wise one” and pronounced as SHAENAHHHaeN.

Shaun

Shaun is a spelling variation of Sean which means “God is gracious”.

Sheary

Sheary is an Irish variation of Jeffrey which means “pledge of peace”.

Sheehan

Sheehan means “peaceful” and pronounced as SHIYAHN.

Sheron

Sheron means Irish variation of Jeffrey which means “pledge of peace”.

Sloan

Sloan means “raider” and pronounced as SLowN-.

Somhairle

Somhairle is an Irish Gaelic variation of Sorley which means “a summer sailor”. Pronounced as SAAMHHEH-RAH-.

Sorley

Sorley means “a summer sailor” and pronounced as SAORLiy-.

Sweeney

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

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

Taggart means “son of the priest” and pronounced as TAEGerT.

Tiomoid

Tiomoid is an Irish variation of Timothy which means “honoring God”. Tiomoid can be pronounced (approx) as -SHowMOY-D.

Torin

Torin means “chief”.

Troy

Troy means “descendant of foot soldier”.

Tynan

Tynan means “dark, dusty” and pronounced as TAYNAHN.

Tyrone

Tyrone means “land of Owen”.

Uilliam

Uilliam means “resolute protection” and pronounced as UW-LYaeM.

Ulick

Ulick means “little William” and pronounced as OO-lik.

Ultan

Ultan means “man from Ulster”. Ultan is the name of eighteen Irish saints.

Unfrai

Unfrai is an Irish variation of Humphrey which means “peaceful warrior”.

Ungus

Ungus is an Irish variation of Angus which means “one strength”. Pronounced as AHNGAHS.

Vereen

Vereen is an Irish variation of Vero which means “great hero”. 

Veren

Veren is an Irish variation of Vero which means “great hero”. Veren is a spelling variation of Vereen.

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Gender Neutral Irish Baby Names

Aidan

Aidan means “little and fiery”. Aidan is an Irish saint’s name.

Aiden

Aiden means “little and fiery”. Aiden is a spelling variation of Aidan.

Aoibheann

Aoibheann means “beautiful sheen” and pronounced as EE-van. 

Barry

Barry means “spear”. 

Bellamy

Bellamy means “fine friend”.

Blaine

Blaine means “slender, angular”.

Brady

Brady means “one with broad eyes”.

Brennan

Brennan means “descendent of the sad one”.

Carbry

Carbry means “charioteer” and pronounced as cahr-bree. A name scattered throughout Irish mythology.

Carey

Carey means “dark, black”.

Carlin

Carlin means “little champion”.

Carson

Carson means “son of the marsh dwellers”.

Casey

Casey means “brave in battle”.

Cassidy

Cassidy means “curly-headed”.

Channing

Channing means “people of Cana or wolf cub”.

Clancy

Clancy means “red-haired warrior”.

Collins

Collins is derived from Nicholas or Colin. Nicholas means “people of victory” while Colin means “pup”.

Connelly

Connelly means “love, friendship”.

Connolly

Connolly means either “fierce as a hound” or “love, friendship”. A spelling variation of Connelly.

Corey

Corey means “from the hollow”.

Curran

Curran means “descendant of Curran” or “hero, champion”.

Dacey

Dacey means “from the south”.

Dallas

Dallas means “skilled”.

Dara

Dara means “pearl of wisdom” or “oak tree”.

Darby

Darby means “free one” or “from the deer estate”.

Darcy

Darcy means “dark one”, “from Arcy” or “from the fortress”.

Darragh

Darragh means “oak tree” and pronounced as DA-rah. 

Darren

Darren means “little great one”.

Delaney

Delaney means “dark challenger” and pronounced as de-LAY-nee.

Devin

Devin means “poet”.

Dillon

Dillon means “loyal”.

Donnelly

Donnelly means “dark, brave one”.

Duff

Duff means “swarthy”.

Ennis

Ennis means “from the island”.

Fallon

Fallon means “leader”. 

Farrell

Farrell means “courageous”.

Finley

Finley means “fair-haired hero”. Finley is a Scottish royal name (it belonged to Macbeth’s father).

Finn

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

Flannery means “red-haired”.

Flynn

Flynn means “son of the red-haired one”.

Grady

Grady means “noble, illustrious”.

Keegan

Keegan means “son of Egan”.

Keelan

Keelan means “slender and fair”. Keelan is the Anglicized, phonetic form of the more traditionally-spelled Caelan.

Keeley

Keeley means “slender”.

Keenan

Keenan means “ancient”.

Kelly

Kelly means “war”.

Kennedy

Kennedy means “misshapen head”.

Kerry

Kerry means “dark, dark-haired”. Kerry is the name of one of the most beautiful and lush counties of Ireland.

Kieran

Kieran means “little dark one” and pronounced one KEER-an.

Kiernan

Kiernan means “little dark one”.

Larkin

Larkin means “rough, fierce”.

Lennon

Lennon means “lover” or “small cloak or cape”.

Madigan

Madigan means “little dog”.

Magee

Magee means “son of Hugh” and pronounced as ma-GEE.

Mirin

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. 

Mirren

There is no specific meaning for Mirren. Mirren is one modern spelling of Mirin.

Murphy

Murphy means “sea warrior” or “hound of the sea”.

Neil

Neil means “cloud”.

Niall

Niall means “cloud” and pronounced as nye-al.  A spelling variation of Neil.

O’Brien

O’Brien means “descendant of Brian”.

Quinn

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

Reagan means “little king”.

Regan

Regan means “little king”. Regan is a spelling variation of Reagan.

Reilly

Reilly means “courageous”

Renny

Renny means “little prosperous one”. Renny is an offbeat Anglicized form of the intractable Gaelic Rathnait.

Riley

Riley means “courageous”.

Roan

Roan means “little redhead” and pronounced as RO-an or rone.

Rohan

Rohan means “sandalwood”.

Rory

Rory means “red king”.

Rowan

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

Ryan means “little king”.

Shane

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

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

Shawn means “God is gracious”. A spelling variation of Shaun and Sean.

Shay

Shay is a phonetic spelling of Shea or Shai. Shea means “the stately, dauntless one” while Shai means “gift”.

Shea

Shea means “the stately, dauntless one” and pronounced as shay or -SHey-.

Sheridan

Sheridan means “searcher” or “wild one”.

Sullivan

Sullivan means “dark eyes” or “black-eyes one”.

Teagan

Teagan means “little poet” or “fair” and pronounced as TIY-GaeN.

Tiernan

Tiernan means “little lord” and pronounced as TIHIYRNaeN.

Tierney

Tierney means “descendent of a lord” and pronounced as TIHIYRNiy-.

Tully

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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