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200+ Irish Baby Names and Meanings for Boys and Girls

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Irish Baby Names for Boys and Girls

Irish Baby Names for Boys and Girls

Irish Baby Name Ideas for Boys and Girls

Congratulations on your little one! Now it's time to pick the perfect name. Do you have Irish roots or do you simply love the Irish language? Irish is often referred to as Gaelic, and many people think of Ireland and assume that the English language is primarily spoke. But the Irish simply refer to their language as Irish! If you venture around the country, you will find the language everywhere. You will even hear people speaking it casually.

It is a beautifully complex language, and Irish baby names are just as special. Consider these 200 names to choose from. Some names are unisex and some are favored for boys or girls. Take your time choosing and enjoy!

Irish Names for Baby Boys

NameMeaning

Ahern

Lord of the horses

Aidan

Fiery (unisex)

Alban

St. Albans

Alva

White

Ardal

High honor

Art

Noble one

Baird

Poet

Balor

Chief of the chaotic Fomoire

Barney

Bernard (pet form)

Bec

Small (unisex)

Irish Names for Baby Girls

NameMeaning

Aidan

Fiery (unisex)

Aileen

Light

Aideen

Little fire

Ailis

"God is my oath"

Aislin

Vision

Alana

Child

Alva

White

Ava

Beautiful, radiant

Beara

Peninsula in South Ireland

Bec

Small (unisex)

Irish Names for Baby Boys

NameMeaning

Benan

Black-haired one

Benvy

Free of envy

Boyd

Blonde, yellow

Bran

Raven

Broc

Badger

Brody

An earthy, muddy place

Cael

Victorious (unisex)

Cahir

Warrior

Caley

Slender

Carlin

Champion (unisex)

Carvey

Rough

Irish Names for Baby Girls

NameMeaning

Blaine

Thin

Bonnie/Bonny

Pretty, attractive

Bree

Power, strength

Brenna

Raven

Bridget

Exalted one

Cael

Victorious (unisex)

Caera

Beloved friend

Carlin

Champion (unisex)

Casey

Brave (unisex)

Cera

Bright red

Codi

Helpful (unisex)

Colleen

Girl

More Boy Names

NameMeaning

Casey

Brave (unisex)

Cass

Clever

Cathal

Battle

Cavan

Handsome

Cian

Ancient

Cillian

Wise

Codi

Helpful (unisex)

Colm

Dove

Conan

Little wolf/hound

Conor

Lover of hounds

Corey

Dweller

More Girl Names

NameMeaning

Columba

Dove

Cora

Maiden

Dacey

From the South

Dana/Dayna

Brave/daring (unisex)

Dee

Sacred, godess (unisex)

Deidre

Daughter

Delaney

Dark challenger

Darby

Free from envy (unisex)

Dina

Merciful

Eabha

Giver of life

Enda

Free spirit

Eilis

Pledged to God

More Boy Names Ideas

NameMeaning

Dacey

From the South

Dana

A dane

Dara

Pearl of wisdom

Darren

Great

Darry

Red-haired, wealthy

Dayna

Brave, daring (unisex)

Dee

Sacred (unisex, rare)

Darby

Free from envy (unisex)

Derry

Redheaded

Devlin

Brave

Dillon

Faithful

More Girl Names Ideas

NameMeaning

Elaine

Bright light

Enya

Kernel

Ethna

Graceful

Fallon

Leader (unisex)

Glen

Valley (unisex)

Haley

Ingenious

Ide

Thirst for love

Joyce

Merry

Kaci

Alert, watchful

Kadi

Pure

Keela

Beauty

Keely

Beautiful

Keira

Dark

Irish Baby Name Pronunciations

Ideas for Boys

NameMeaning

Dolan

Black-haired

Doran

Wanderer

Doyle

Stranger

Dillon

Like a son

Ennis

Island

Fallon

Leader (unisex)

Felan

Small wolf

Ferrell

Brave

Ferris

Rock

Finian

Fair

Finlay

Fair hero

Gael

Generous

Ideas for Girls

NameMeaning

Kyla

Attractive

Lana

Little rock

Loreto

Crowned with laurels

Mab

Baby

Maela

Devotee

Macha

Godess

Mair

Bitter

Mara

Sea

Maura

Beloved

Mavis (Maeve)

A great warrior

Meara

Sea, pool, lake

Meryl

Bright as the sea

Moina

Beloved

Ideas for Boys

NameMeaning

Galvin

Sparrow

Garrett

Strength

Gavin

Little falcon

Gilroy

Son of the red head

Glen

Valley (unisex)

Grady

Noble

Jarlath

Prince

Kain

Tribute

Keane

Fighter

Keller

Dear friend

Lear

Grey

Logan

Small cove

Ideas for Girls

NameMeaning

Moya

Bitter

Muire

From Mary

Muriel

Of the bright sea

Nessa

Princess

Nola

Fair

Queenie

Woman

Reagan

Little ruler (unisex)

Regan

Sovereign (unisex)

Riona

Queenly

Rori

Red King

Saoirse

Freedom

Irish Boy Name Ideas

NameMeaning

Magee

Son of fire

Malachy

Messenger

Milo

Merciful

Mitch

Who is like God

Neal

Champion

Newlyn

From new Spring

Nigel

Champion

Nyse

Bond

Oran

Light, take

Orin

Dark-haired, otter

Ossian

A hero

Paddy

Noble

Pearse

Variant of Pier

Irish Girl Name Ideas

NameMeaning

Shanna

Wise river

Shea

Fortunate (unisex)

Sheena

God is gracious

Sinead

God is gracious

Sorcha

Bright, radiant

Tara

Rocky hill

Torin

From the hills

Trea

Long-haired, bright

Trina

Clear

Tully

Hill or mound

Tyrona

Land of the noble

Ula

Sea jewel

Una

Only

Verity

Truth

Yula

Little bear

Boy Names

NameMeaning

Per

Pure

Pierce

Son of Peter

Quinn

Intelligent

Rafferty

Abundance

Randal

Shield wolf

Reagan

Little ruler (unisex)

Redmond

Wise protector

Regan

Sovereign (unisex)

Reilly

Sociable

Roarke

Champion

Roc

With wild hair

Rogan

Red

Additional Boy Names

NameMeaning

Ronan

Little seal

Rory

Red King

Rorke

Famous ruler

Ross

Headland

Ryan

Little king

Sayer

Carpenter

Seamus

Supplanter

Sean

God's gift

Shane

God's gift

Shaun

God's gift

Shea

Fortunate (unisex)

Sorley

Traveller

Sweeny

Pleasant

Tearney

Lord

Tiernan

Little lord

Tole

Leader

Tone

Of value

Vevin

Handsome

Walsh

Foreigner

Waylon

Son of wolf

How to Speak Irish

© 2019 Layne Holmes

Do you speak Irish? What's your favorite name?

Layne Holmes (author) from Bend, Oregon on April 11, 2019:

Thanks for the comment Liz! I just got back from visiting Ireland! While I was there I picked up a Celtic name book and it covers Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Cornwall, Wales, and Isle of Man. I hope to make a more extensive list later.

Liz Westwood from UK on April 11, 2019:

It's interesting to note some crossovers with names commonly used in the UK from this list.