Irish Surname Names

Many of the best Irish baby names are not first names at all but Irish surname names. Here's a whole group of rollicking names that work for both girls and boys....or you can use one from your own family background. Or click here for our full list of Irish baby names.
  • Delaney

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Delaney has been a popular Irish surname name for a couple of decades, projecting buoyant enthusiasm plus a feminine feel. Read More 

  • Dillon

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Turns trendy boy's name into trendy surname name. Read More 

  • Donahue

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    This genial Irish surname feels much more current than Donald. Read More 

  • Donnelly

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Donnelly is among the more appealing Irish surname names, less well used than Donovan. Related options include the place name Donegal and the mythological god name Donegan. Read More 

  • Donovan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    One of the first of the appealing Irish surnames to take off in this country, Donovan has long outgrown its "Mellow Yellow" association, which came via the single from a sixties singer-songwriter... Read More 

  • Duryea

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Irish name with an intriguing lilt. Read More 

  • Farrell

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Farrell is usually considered a boy's name, though the soft sound of this Irish surname makes it perfectly appropriate for a girl, reminiscent of Farrah.Read More 

  • Finnegan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    If you like the Finn names and love James Joyce, Finnegan is extremely winning. Will & Grace 's Eric McCormack chose the Finnigan spelling for his son. And of course Finnegan gains you... Read More 

  • Fitzgerald

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Made famous by F. Scott Fitzgerald and John Fitzgerald Kennedy; still works best as a middle name.Read More 

  • Flannery

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Long before the vogue of using Irish surnames for girls, writer Flannery O'Connor gave this one some visibility. It has a warm (flannelly) feel and the currently popular three-syllable ee-ending... Read More 

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