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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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  • Cian

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    A handsome Irish boys' name, very popular in that country, but here better spelled Kean -- or even Keen.  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 

  • Ciaran

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    Extremely popular in Ireland, Ciaran is also well used in England and is beginning to infiltrate the U.S., more popularly with the phonetic Kieran spelling. An all-around attractive name whose only... Read More 

  • Cillian

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    This Irish classic, which is better known in this country by its phonetic form Killian, is one of several newer recommended Gaelic choices that have entered the American name pool. Killian now stan... Read More 

  • Clodagh

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

  • Conor

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    Conor's more popular brother name Connor has been in the Top 100 for long enough that both are ready to make way for a new generation of Irish boys' names. Read More 

  • Cormac

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    Both offbeat and upbeat, this evocative traditional Irish name that runs through Celtic mythology is known here via award-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy (born Charles). The author's adopted name ... Read More 

  • Daire

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    Daire, along with brother names Dara and Darragh, is among the Top 100 names for boys in Ireland today. An ancient name with an inspirational meaning, it unfortunately would be too feminine a choi... Read More 

  • Daithi

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    Daithi, an Irish version of David, is pronounced DAH-hee, and that factor is enough to limit its use to its native country. Read More 

  • Dara

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    Though Dara in the U.S. would be considered strictly a girls' name, it's a boys' name in Ireland, where it's on the Top 100 along with variations Daire and Darragh. (It should be noted that Dara i... Read More 

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