Galway Origin and Meaning

The name Galway is a boy's name of Irish origin.

Associated with the poet and novelist Galway Kinnell, this name of an Irish city, county, and bay would make an evocative choice. For further literary cred, writers Liam O'Flaherty and Frank Harris both hail from Galway.

Galway has several sister cities in the U.S., including Chicago, Seattle, Milwaukee and St. Louis. A few other Irish place name possibilities: Dublin, Ennis, Donegal, Carlow, Tralee and Derry.

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Famous People Named Galway

  • Galway Kinnellpoet
  • James Galwayflutist

Galway in Pop Culture

  • "Galway Girl"song by English singer,songwriter Ed Sheeran

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