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.
  • Decla

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Has an incomplete feeling.... Read More 

  • Deirdre

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Sadly, this strong Celtic name often has "of the sorrows" attached to it because of the tragic character in Irish legend. Also a bit drab when compared with newer Irish imports. Read More 

  • Duff

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Somewhat gruff name that might be better feminized as Duffy.Read More 

  • Eachna

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Eachna is the name of an Irish goddess renowned for her beauty, brains and stylishness; in early legend, a Connacht princess named Eachna was deemed to be one of the loveliest and cleverest women... Read More 

  • Eileen

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Eileen is a surprise riser in the name ranks in 2014. Irish Aileen continues to be more popular than Scottish Eileen, though both names have seen an unexpected resurgence since 2012. Nicknames for... Read More 

  • Eimear

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Sometimes spelled Emer and pronounced "ee-mer," the legendary wife of Cuchulainn possessed the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, voice, speech, wisdom, chastity, and needlework. Not all created... Read More 

  • Eithne

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Name of a goddess who survived only on milk. Pretty and soulful, but the phonetic spelling Enya might be easier for kids outside of the Irish culture. It comes from the vocabulary word kernel,... Read More 

  • Emer

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Popular name in Ireland -- it's pronounced ee-mer -- from the legendary wife of Cuchulainn who was supposed to possess the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, voice, speech, wisdom, chastity, and of... Read More 

  • Erin

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    First-wave Irish name and place name—the poetic name for Ireland—now supplanted by newer alternatives such as Maeve and Delaney. Read More 

  • Fionnuala

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This lovely Gaelic name, very popular in the Emerald Isle, would pose obvious pronunciation problems in Pomona or Pawtucket. Simplify to Finola or Fenella. Read More 

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