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Irish Baby Names

Irish baby names on Ireland's recent Top 100 popularity list include the following native choices. Click here for the full list of Irish baby names on Nameberry.
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  • 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 

  • Aisling

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    Aisling is currently a very popular name in Ireland. Pronounced variously as ASH-ling, ASH-lin or ash-LEEN, it was part of the revival of authentic Irish names in the twentieth century, and is now ... Read More 

  • Aoibheann

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    Aoibheann may have a lovely sound once you know it's pronounced EE-van, but that would not be evident to non-Irish speakers. An ancient Aoibheann was the mother of Saint Enda; Aoibheann remains po... Read More 

  • Aoibhinn

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    Aoibhinn and its twin name Aoibheann may be popular in Ireland but most English-speakers would find the spelling baffling and the pronunciation impossible to divine. It's EE-van, fitting with the ... 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 

  • Caitlin

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    An Irish and Welsh form of Catherine, Caitlin was a boom name of the eighties, rocketing from obscurity (Americans first heard it via the wife of doomed poet Dylan Thomas) to the height of populari... Read More 

  • Callum

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    Callum, a charming Scottish boys' name just beginning to be heard in this country but high on the list in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, is worth consideration as a less popular alternativ... Read More 

  • Calum

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  • 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 

  • Cathal

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