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

The name Sorcha is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "bright, shining". Sorcha and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Hope and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Sorcha

Sorcha Boru (born Claire Everett Jones), American potter and sculptor
Sorcha Cusack, Irish actress
Sarah Teresa "Sorcha" MacMahon, Irish revolutionary
Sorcha Ní Chéide, Irish actress
Sorcha Ní Ghuairim, Irish folk singer
Sorcha Richardson, Brooklyn-based Irish singer-songwriter

Pop Culture References for the name Sorcha

Sorcha of Sevenwaters, lead character in Juliet Marillier's "Daughter Of The Forest" and "Son Of The Shadows"
Sorsha, Queen Bavmorda's daughter and Madmartigan's love interest in film "Willow"
Sorcha, Faerie Queen in the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
Sorcha, character in anime/manga "Black Butler"


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