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Cool Irish Names: Names for Little Redheads

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The cover baby of our published-today book Cool Irish Names is an adorable redhead, appropriate for a volume that includes lots of Irish names that mean red hair (there are lists of those that mean blond and dark hair, too, but that’s another post).

Red-haired names have a special significance for me, being a coppery redhead myself.  My mom had bright red hair, as does my middle child, Joe.  And daughter Rory‘s name is one of the red-haired choices, appropriate since she has my coppery hair.

Here, from our new book Cool Irish Names, is a list of names for your own little redhead.  For Irish-American babies, accents and Gaelic spellings are optional:

girls

COCHRANN

CORCAIR (KOR-kar)

FLANNAIT (Fla-nitch)

RÓISÍN (Ro-SHEEN)

SCARLETT (Crimson or Ruby could work in the same way, though they don’t sound very Irish)

boys

ALROY

CORC

CORCÁN

CORCRÁN/Corcoran

DEARGÁN (JAR-gan)

FLANNÁN (Flan-AWN)

LOCHLAN – Though this name does not strictly mean red-haired, it’s a nod to the “land of the lochs,” homeland of the Vikings who brought fair and red hair to Ireland.

either

CLANCY

DERRY

FLANN

FLANAGAN

FLANNERY

FLYNN

RUAIRÍ , RORY

ROWAN

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