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:
RUAIRÍ , RORY