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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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  • Lorcan

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    Lorcan is a name rich in Irish history as belonging to several kings, including the grandfather of the most famous high king of Ireland, Brian Boru. Lorcan O'Toole, known in English as Laurence O'T... Read More 

  • Niall

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    Niall is pronounced like Neal, but this Irish spelling of the name makes it much more current and cool. This is an ancient name borne by several of the high kings of Tara, the most famous of whom ... Read More 

  • Niamh

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    Niamh is an ancient Irish name that was originally a term for a goddess; rich in legendary associations. In Irish myth, one who bore it was Niamh of the Golden Hair, daughter of the sea god, who fa... Read More 

  • Odhran

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    Odhran, anglicized as the phonetic Oran, was the name of an ancient saint. Today, Odhran is among the Top 100 names for boys in Ireland. Read More 

  • Oisin

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    Oisin, also spelled as the phonetic Osheen and still a popular name in Ireland today, was the mythological son of Finn McCool and Sadb, the goddess who was changed into a deer. A legendary war hero... Read More 

  • Oran

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    Gentle and calm multicutural Jewish-Irish choice.  Read More 

  • Orla

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    Orla is an Irish name closely associated with the high king Brian Boru, as it was the name of his sister, daughter and niece. It was very popular in the Middle Ages-- the fourth most popular name i... Read More 

  • Orlaith

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  • Patrick

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    Patrick, long tied to a hyper-Irish image, is enjoying something of a renaissance as a stylish classic, as it has long been considered in England. Along with such choices as Charles and George, Pat... Read More 

  • Rian

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    More authentic and original form of Ryan.  Read More 

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