Gender: Female Pronunciation: SOR-ca Meaning of Sorcha: "bright, shining" Origin of Sorcha: Irish

Sorcha Origin and Meaning

The name Sorcha is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "bright, shining".

A popular Irish name virtually unknown here — with a pronunciation that's far from obvious. It's basically SOR-ca, but with a little hiccup between the 'r' and the 'c' that's near-impossible for the English speaker to reproduce. Other phonetic pronunciations given are sir-eh-ka, sur-aka and surk-ha. Spelled Sorsha, she is a major character in the movie Willow.

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Floris Says:


I love (!!) this name :)
And if anybody needs help with the pronounciation the PronounciationHub has a useful youtube video... :)

snowsbeloved Says:


Lucky you...It IS a pretty cool name! I like Saoirse too!

SorchaRea Says:


Not to be self-serving or anything but I think this is a pretty cool name ;)

(and I say it as sor-sha too)

scblovesnames Says:


The more I look at this name, the more I love it. At first glance though I pronounced it: Sor-cha.

niteowl13 Says:


Sorsha is a much softer way of saying this name

lillian85 Says:


I knew someone with this name but she pronounced it sore-shuh