"golden princess"

Orla Origin and Meaning

The name Orla is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "golden princess".

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 in twelfth century Ireland – and has become popular again in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales today. In Irish, the name is commonly spelled Orlaith or Orlagh.

There is a student at Hogwarts School named Orla Quirke in the Harry Potterbooks.

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Famous People Named Orla

  • Orla BradyIrish actress
  • Órlagh "Orla" FallonIrish singer of group Celtic Woman
  • Orla GuerinIrish journalist
  • Orla FitzgeraldIrish actress
  • Orla TobinIrish folk singer
  • Orla KielyIrish fashion designer
  • Orla GartlandIrish singer/songwriter
  • Orla Clarkdaughter of Katherine Kelly & Ryan Clark

Orla in Pop Culture

  • Orla Quirkea character in the Harry Potter series
  • Orla Sargenta character in 'The Raven Cycle' by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Orla Shipleykiller whale and defendant in "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney , Dual Destinies"
  • Orla McCoola character in the British sitcom "Derry Girls”
  • Orlaa character in Holly Black’s “The Cruel Prince"