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.
  • Darragh

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    Also Anglicized as Dara and also spelled Daire in its native form, Darragh is undeniably appealing but may feel too feminine for a boy to the American ear. In fact, it's used for both girls and... Read More 

  • Eabha

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    Eabha, along with Aoife and Aoibhe and even the Anglo Ava, are all Eve sisters or soundalikes in the Irish Top 100. Outside of Ireland, though, this Gaelic spelling would prove difficult. ... Read More 

  • Eimear

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    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 

  • Eoghan

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    Pronounced like Owen, this was the name of several early Irish kings and saints, as well as a celebrated --Ulster hero. Often spelled with two 'n's in Scotland, it can be anglicized as Ewan, Ewen,... Read More 

  • Eoin

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    Though Eoin is a Gaelic form of John, its Anglicized pronunciation links it directly to Owen. Eoin is currently a Top 30 name in Ireland. Other variations: Ewan, Ewen, Evan and Eoghan (pronounced... Read More 

  • Erin

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

  • Finn

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    Finn is a name with enormous energy and charm, that of the greatest hero of Irish mythology, Finn MacCool (aka Fionn mac Cuumhaill), an intrepid warrior with mystical supernatural powers, noted as... Read More 

  • Fionn

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    Fionn, the modern Irish form of Finn, is more popular in Ireland these days than Finn, which is rising fast in the U.S. where Fionn is virtually unknown. Though some sources list the... Read More 

  • Killian

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    Killian--aka Cillian--is a spirited yet resonant Gaelic surname that was borne by several Irish saints and could make a distinctive replacement for the feminized Kelly. Possible downsides: an... Read More 

  • Liam

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    Liam began as a short form of William, but has long stood on its own. It is now the fastest-rising Irish names in the US, breaking into the Top 10 for the first time ever in 2012, and now at a... Read More 

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