Category: Irish baby girl names
by Pamela Redmond Satran
What’s so special about European names?, you might ask. After all, the majority of the baby names most widely used in the US have European origins.
But what we’re talking about here are baby names that are not widely used in the US. A diverse group of names that are largely unknown in the US yet are familiar enough that they rank just below the Nameberry Top 1000.
Search here to find a distinctive name from your family’s culture of origin. Or think of these names as a way to spark up old favorites that have perhaps grown a bit boring in their usual American incarnation. Emily may feel a lot more appealing as Emiliana and Sophronia may freshen up Sophia.
The new most popular Irish baby names were just announced, with the Top 10 dominated by — non-Irish names.
The new Top 10 for girls contains not a single Irish choice: