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Irish Baby Girl Names

Irish baby girl names have been well used outside the Emerald Isle for decades, but there's a new wave of choices that sound fresh and intriguing. Here are some of our favorite Irish names for girls; or go here for a full list of Irish baby names.
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  • Ailis

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    This attractive Gaelic form of Alice can also be found in the phonetic form AILISH. It was introduced into Ireland by the Normans in the French form ALIZ. Ailis was the name of a notorious fourtee... Read More 

  • Aine

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    More commonly seen here as Anya, this traditional Irish name belonged to the queen of the Munster fairies and is sprinkled throughout Irish folklore as an early Celtic goddess of summer and prosper... Read More 

  • Aislinn

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    Old Irish name that's taken off in its phonetic forms, mainly Ashlyn or Ashlynn.  Read More 

  • Aoife

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    Aoife, pronounced EE-fa, is very popular in Ireland, as it is here in the easier-to-comprehend Anglo forms Ava or Eva. Aoife was borne by several different heroines of ancient Irish legend. In on... Read More 

  • Bidelia

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    Bridget variation that's the root of the unattractive nickname Biddy. Bedelia is another spelling. Read More 

  • Brenna

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    Brenna is a feminine form of the Irish surname Brennan, or perhaps a variation of Brenda or Brendan -- all of which have different meanings. Whatever its derivation or its authenticity, it's an at... Read More 

  • Brigid

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    Brigid is the simpler Irish version of the name of the goddess of fire, which may also be spelled Brighid. Other variations include Bridget, the most usual spelling in the U.S., and the French Bri... Read More 

  • Caoimhe

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    Caoimhe, pronounced (more properly) kwee-va or kee-va, is a pretty and distinctive Gaelic name but one that could well lead to no end of confusion outside the Irish community. Even in its native h... Read More 

  • Ciara

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    Ciara is very popular in Ireland, more familiar here as the more easily pronounced Keira or Kyra. The uninitiated will tend to pronounce Ciara as the Italian Chiara, a form of Claire -- kee-AHR-a. Read More 

  • Clodagh

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    Extremely popular in Ireland, but here, we're afraid, a bit cloddy.  Read More 

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