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.
  • Roisin

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    No, the pronunciation--ro-SHEEN--isn't immediately obvious to the non-Gaelic viewer, but the sound of this shiny Irish version of Rose is pretty enough to make it worth considering. Very popular... Read More 

  • Ronan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Ronan is the compelling legendary name of twelve Irish and Scottish saints that is now drawing some deserved attention; this cousin of the ascending Roman and Rowan was chosen by actor Daniel... Read More 

  • Rory

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    This spirited Gaelic classic, which became popular in Ireland via the illustrious twelfth century king Rory O'Connor, makes a highly energetic choice, now used for either sex. Rory's gender split... Read More 

  • Ruairi

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  • Ryan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Ryan has been one of the most popular Irish names in America for decades; it had been in the Top 20 since 1976, and still stands at Number 39, even though parents now have such a wide choice of... Read More 

  • Sadbh

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Sadbh is the modern Irish form of the more streamlined but equally confusing Sadb: both names are pronounced to rhyme with five. In Irish mythology Sadb or Sadbh, a goddess lover of Finn... Read More 

  • Saoirse

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Before the young Irish actress Saoirse Ronan made her mark in the films Atonement and The Lovely Bones, few of us had heard this name, let alone known how to pronounce it. But... Read More 

  • Sean

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Sean, after a long reign as one of the top Irish boys' name in the US, has now slipped as parents look to fresher Irish choices such as Liam and Aidan. In Ireland, Sean is still in the Top 10, but... Read More 

  • Senan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Connected with the Latin word meaning 'senator,' this started as a nickname, used as a term of respect. St. Senan was a famed founder of monasteries, whose ruins can still be seen. Legend has it... Read More 

  • Shane

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Shane ambled into the picture via the 1953 movie, adding a cowboy twist to its Irish essence; it's still strong, now at Number 295. Although it is an anglicization, Shane is even more popular in... Read More 

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