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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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  • Roisin

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    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 in... Read More 

  • Ronan

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    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 Day-L... Read More 

  • Rory

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    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 i... Read More 

  • Ruairi

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  • Ryan

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    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 30, even though parents now have such a wide choice of Iri... Read More 

  • Sadbh

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    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 McCool's,... Read More 

  • Saoirse

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    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. (She says it SIR-sha) B... Read More 

  • Sean

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    Sean, after a long reign as one of the top Irish boys' name for three decades, has now slipped as parents look to fresher Irish choices; Aidan and Conor have taken Sean's place.  Read More 

  • Senan

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  • Shane

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    Shane ambled into the picture via the 1953 movie, adding a cowboy twist to its Irish essence; it's still strong and seems to be making something of a comeback, now at Number 257. It's even more po... Read More 

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