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Gender: Female Meaning of Orla: "golden princess" Origin of Orla: Irish

The name Orla is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "golden princess". Orla and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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 (ranking Number 74) and Scotland (36) today.

In Irish, the name is Orlaith.

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

An authentic Irish name with a lovely meaning and no pronunciation problems.

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Famous People Named Orla

Orla Brady, Irish actress
Órlagh "Orla" Fallon, Irish singer of group Celtic Woman
Orla Guerin, Irish journalist
Orla Fitzgerald, Irish actress
Orla Tobin, Irish folk singer
Orla Kiely, Irish fashion designer
Orla Gartland, Irish singer/songwriter
Orla Clark, daughter of Katherine Kelly & Ryan Clark

Pop Culture References for the name Orla

Orla Quirke, character in the Harry Potter series
Orla Sargent, character in 'The Raven Cycle' by Maggie Stiefvater
Orla Shipley, killer whale and defendant in "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies"

Orrla, Orlie

Orla's International Variations

Orflaith, Orlagh, Orlaith, Orfhlaith (Irish Gaelic) Aurla (Scottish) Orly, Orlee (French)