Irish Girl Names

Irish names for girls are on very different popularity tracks in the US and in Ireland itself. Irish girl names popular in the US today are almost all Irish surname-names: Riley, Kennedy, Quinn, and Reagan.

The only conventional Irish girl name ranking highly in the US is Nora, which also ranks among the top names in countries as disparate as Sweden and Norway, Germany and the Netherlands, and Spain.

Along with Riley and Nora, other Irish girls’ names in the US Top 1000 include Keira, Maeve, Brianna, Rowan, Finley, Cassidy, Sloane, and Teagan.

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

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.