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Irish Girl Names

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By Pamela Redmond

Irish names for girls are on very different popularity tracks in the US and in Ireland itself. The Irish girl names most popular in the US today are mostly Irish surname-names. Along with Riley and Kennedy, other Irish surname names in the US Top 1000 for girls include Quinn, Reagan, Rowan, Finley, Cassidy, Sloane, and Teagan.

The conventional Irish girl name ranking highest in the US is Nora, which is also a top name in countries as disparate as Sweden and Norway, Germany and the Netherlands, and Spain.

Unique Irish girl names newly on parents’ radar include Fia, Tierney, and Una.

Baby girl names popular in Ireland include Saoirse – popularized around the world by Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan – Fiadh, Aoife, and Caoimhe. Irish names for girls such as Molly and Erin continue to rank in both the US and Ireland.

Traditional Irish girl names such as Kathleen and Bridget are still used in the US, Ireland, and other English-speaking countries, but they no longer make the list of most popular Irish choices.

Browse our full menu of Irish girl names both classic and modern here. You might also want to search our master list of Irish names for boys.