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Gender: Female Origin of Ireland: Place name

The name Ireland is a girl's name of Irish origin. Ireland and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Septuplet Game - Girls".

From the experts:

Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin put Ireland on the map when they chose it as a first for their daughter, saying that geographic names were a family tradition. And it seems they were a bit ahead of the curve (or trendsetting)—Ireland has been among the fastest-rising names of recent years. Other Irish place names include Shannon, Kerry, Galway, and Dublin.

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Popularity

Ireland is #875 on Nameberry

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Comments

Irelandkropp Says:

2019-06-21T14:24:49

My name is Ireland, and ouch... some of these comments are kinda mean. My whole school life I was bullied because of my name. I’ve always hated my name but I’m learning to accept how unique and beautiful it is. I couldn’t imagine myself with any other name. You should never judge someone just because of their name, that kinda makes you a d*ckhead. Although, it’s very nice to see all the nice comments on here about the name Ireland. Thanks for making me smile.

Natalie Says:

2018-10-12T22:30:02

Irish names are gorgeous, especially the ones you listed. But why would Irish people laugh at anyone because of the name their parents gave them? That is bullying. I would hope Irish people weren't that closed minded. I think it's pretty unfair to stereotype all Irish people as bullies to anyone named Ireland. It's a name that honors their heritage regardless of if they like it or not.

mamanmia Says:

2018-06-19T04:45:48

well i don't like Afton either sooo...

Yeeeeboii Says:

2017-12-06T20:31:39

lmao if an Irish person was called Ireland people would break their arses laughing at them if you have a connection to Ireland just pick an irish name. They're beautiful and underrated like Clíodhna (Clee-oh-nah), Áine (aw-in-nya), Caoimhe (kuh-wee-vah) or Saoirse (see-er-sha).

Leonina Says:

2017-09-13T08:13:32

Place names seem like a phenomen of the English speaking world and primarily America, tbh. (that's not a bad thing, btw, just a personal observation)

As for Ireland... I've been to Ireland and it was lovely. But would I name my baby Ireland? Probably not. Or I guess I might consider using it as a middle name... I just don't like the sound of it. A baby name ending in "land"?

Erin however is really nice :)

xhart Says:

2016-11-19T06:22:33

Well, you consistently have posted rude comments on other names, so I don't see why you're so shocked. Not everyone will agree with you, and as you so bluntly told someone else, other people have opinions that are different than yours. And so what if someone sees a name as edgy? Why would ou even care? And for someone who says they don't like to get into disagreements you sure seem good at starting them.

Maybe just try to be mindful of how you comments come across and what time people will read them in. Because going by all your previous ones I have to say they didn't have a very nice sounding voice behind them.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2016-11-18T11:40:15

I said their response was childish because they wrote "And your rude" in response to my main comment, which wasn't rude at all, merely honest and rather blunt. But because the user obviously disagreed with me, I was labeled as 'rude' - which, in my opinion, is childish. I did not respond to the user's other comment addressing Ireland as 'Edgy' as 1) I completely disagree with the comment and 2) as I said before 'Other people have opinions that are different...' - as such, I wasn't interested in arguing with someone who disagreed with me.

xhart Says:

2016-11-18T07:01:39

Their response was far from childish. The only childish remarks were yours. And like they said, you're entitled to your opinion, just as their entitled to theirs. While I may not view Ireland as a name for a child the comments you so rudely responded to made valid points. There are Americans named America. Place names are nothing new.

luella_madison Says:

2016-10-18T01:24:26

How on earth is this actually in the top 1000?

CherryBomb50 Says:

2016-09-29T17:10:32

I prefer Eire. Ireland is just, no.

LeiAriel Says:

2016-09-17T16:06:39

As of today Ireland is up 38% this week. Personally I love it and it seems others do as well.

LeiAriel Says:

2016-09-17T16:04:50

I love the name Ireland. I like your idea of Isla as a nickname.

Bayles Says:

2016-08-10T20:09:10

Irie!

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2016-06-21T23:41:13

I'm not at all interested in reading your defensive, childish responses. Other people have opinions that are different to yours - grow up and accept that basic fact of life.

noro226 Says:

2016-06-21T22:24:43

And you are rude.

noro226 Says:

2016-06-21T22:24:27

How about the place name Afton? Is that hilarious to use, too? Post your opinions but use some tact. Some people like the name Ireland - I think it's cool and evocative. I like other place names, too - including Afton.

noro226 Says:

2016-06-21T22:21:10

You are entitled to your opinion, but that is all it is. Ireland is an evocative, and cool baby name that fits in with other place names that are quite popular. I know a man named England who loves his name and gets complimented on it regularly. I know a woman named Alaska who loves her name, a boy named Denver who receives complimnents, and what about America Ferrara? She's an American with a name America! Everyone has different tastes, otherwise we would all have the same few names. Personally, I love the name Ireland. I like that it's edgy.

RoddyThlayli Says:

2015-11-21T14:32:48

I don't dislike the sound of the name Ireland, but I think it would be weird to visit Ireland/somewhere near there and introduce yourself as Ireland. That said, I've used it as a name in a sci-fi story I'm writing where Ireland is basically a legend.

laurelrobyn Says:

2015-08-26T21:42:28

Yes, for you, and I'm glad you adore your name. :) However, I believe this person is just saying it would make a nice middle name. Just as any name could be a first or middle name. I agree, it would make a great middle name.

Ireland Leigh Flood Says:

2015-08-26T21:20:16

Nope it's a first name

Ireland Leigh Flood Says:

2015-08-26T21:20:03

People nickname me "I"

Catastroffy Says:

2015-08-26T19:37:26

It's a name that took me by suprise when I first saw it, resulting in my comment. While it isn't my style of name I can see it as a name now, and I'm glad it works for you :)

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2015-08-25T23:32:17

... And?

Ireland Leigh Flood Says:

2015-08-25T22:12:05

:(

Ireland Leigh Flood Says:

2015-08-25T22:11:20

It's a girl name for me

Ireland Leigh Flood Says:

2015-08-25T22:08:50

My name is Ireland ...

Giinkies Says:

2015-06-11T08:10:25

I think Erin is a much better option with the same meaning, if you really want to honor your Irish roots.

Afton Olivia Says:

2015-06-11T06:24:07

Exactly its hilarious to think of naming your child Ireland. Ireland is a beautiful country and all but i can't imagine, being Irish myself, a child actually named Ireland. That's like naming your daughter Germany or Portugal, who does that?

SimoneKadele Says:

2015-05-24T15:15:59

Iverna is a Latin version of an old Celtic name for Ireland. It eventually gave way to Erin and is rarely used now.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2015-05-23T21:49:13

Lol it's okay. I must admit though, Iverna isn't too bad sounding!

Catastroffy Says:

2015-05-23T17:45:37

I have no idea. I wrote that five months ago and now I wonder...

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2015-05-17T11:37:42

I wouldn't use the name of any place that I hadn't at least been to

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2015-05-17T11:36:59

Because what even is Iverna?

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2015-05-17T10:41:43

I'm from Ireland and, the thought of this word being used as an actual name is part hilarious and part horrifying.

Phonetically speaking, this word possesses no sounds which would make it appropriate for either sex, let alone MORE appropriate, so why it is being showcased as just a girl name is beyond me. Not only that but 'Ire' is an incredibly negative word and, to be honest, from what I can see, the word Ireland is being used as a name in America alone - by parents who have never even been there no less. Which makes no sense!

In fact, its usage in general makes no sense! If you have no connection to the country then why would you use its title as a name for your child? And if you do have a connection to the country (either through heritage or emotionally or what-have-you) then surely it would be far more appropriate to pick a name from Ireland's rich and ancient culture? Hell, even using Erin or Eire ('air-uh'), the old word for Ireland, would make more sense, and be more realistic, attractive and classy than just tacking Ireland to a child.

This is not meant to offend anyone who likes Ireland as a name. As an Irish woman myself, I'm simply expressing my thoughts on the matter, as well as my entire family's thoughts, come to think of it...

Ian Says:

2015-05-17T08:48:24

As a first name no but as a middle name yeah. Ian Ireland

joberholtzer Says:

2015-03-29T22:22:29

An alternative spelling that I have seen for girls is Irelynn.

Catastroffy Says:

2014-12-22T10:40:16

Ireland is not a girl's name. Nor a boy's name either. What's wrong with Iverna and Erin?

bare915 Says:

2014-10-15T03:22:10

I love this name!

writtenmania Says:

2014-08-08T05:35:19

does anyone think that these geographical names make it hard for the kid named ireland to travel to ireland ?

faithnamer Says:

2014-06-12T15:05:33

Ooh! Nice thinking! :)

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-06-12T12:47:11

Ok! : )

Guest Says:

2014-06-11T19:11:41

I think Isla would be the one?

faithnamer Says:

2014-06-11T18:04:33

Oh, my original post was kind of two separate statements. I was just thinking that since I don't really like the name, I was trying to find some part of it that I did like! I am a fan of long names without nicknames. ;)

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-06-11T17:41:00

These are a bit of a stretch, but... Ia, Erla, Lan, Lanny and Andy are possible. But WHY does a name have to have nicknames for you to like it!?

faithnamer Says:

2014-06-11T17:22:37

I don't know if I like this name. I can't think of any nicknames for it..