Irish Baby Names for Girls

Irish baby names have been well used for girls outside the Emerald Isle for decades, but there's a new wave of choices that sound fresh and intriguing. Here are some of our favorite Irish names for girls; or go here for a full list of Irish baby names.

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  • Shannon

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    Irish place-name -- it's a river, a county, and an airport -- once popular but now supplanted by such newer immigrants as Aidan and Maeve. Read More 

  • Sinead

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    One of the best known of the Irish girls' names, thanks to singer Sinead O'Connor. Though it's still in the Irish Top 100, it's no longer quite as fashionable in Ireland as Aoife or Aisling. But... Read More 

  • Sorcha

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    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'... Read More 

  • Tara

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    Despite a rich history in Irish myth preceding its plantation appearance in Gone with the Wind, widespread use in the seventies caused Tara to lose its Irish accent.

    American... Read More 

  • Tiernan

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    An old Irish surname cousin of Tierney that makes an unusual and appealing Irish gender switch.Read More 

  • Tierney

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    An uncommon Irish-accented surname that seems particularly well suited to a girl. Tierney Sutton is a well-known jazz singer. Tierney, in its original Tiarnach form, was the name of several... Read More 

  • Una

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    In an epic poem, the personification of truth, beauty, and unity; this ancient name is popular in Ireland but rarely heard here. The Oona spelling has more oomph. Read More 

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