Irish Baby Names

Irish baby names have long been popular in the US and are flourishing today in Ireland and far beyond, with Irish names such as Maeve and Finn finding international favor. In the US, different waves of Irish names have come to our shores via immigration, with the old-school Irish names such as Bridget and Patrick arriving 100 years ago, giving way to the mid-century Irish-American kids named Kathleen and Kevin, Shannon and Sean. Irish names have become both more varied and sophisticated in Ireland and beyond, with new choices being heard. Names popular in Ireland include Fia and Fionn, Saoirse and Darragh -- choices rarely heard beyond Dublin and Cork. In the US, the most popular Irish baby names today include Riley, Liam, Aiden, and Kennedy. Our full menu of Irish baby names both classic and modern, including Irish girls' names and Irish boys' names, is here.