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25 Top Irish Names for a Baby Girl

By Mary Arnold

Would you like to give your baby girl a name reflective of your Irish roots? In this article, I've listed some of the most popular names for a girl in Ireland, according to the Central Statistics Office of Ireland. For each name appearing below, I have given the Gaelic spelling, the name's meaning, and, when applicable, the Anglo-Saxon version of the name.

Abaigeal - Gaelic for Abigail; "father's joy"

"ine - often used for Anne; "joy, praise"

Aleanbh - Gaelic for Alannah; "the bright fair one, beautiful child"

Aoife - Gaelic for Eve; "life-giving"

Brenna - "raven-haired"

Bridget - "strong, spirited"

Caitlin - Gaelic for Catherine; "pure"

Ceallach - Gaelic for Kelly; "a warrior"

Ceil' - Gaelic for Kayleigh; "party, celebration"

Cl"r - Gaelic for Claire; "bright"

Eil's - Gaelic for Elizabeth; "consecrated to God"

Erin - "from Ireland"

Fallon - "a leader"

F'ona - "the fair one"

Isib"al - Gaelic for Isabel/Isabella; "consecrated to God"

Mair"ad - Gaelic for Margaret; "pearl"

M"ire - Gaelic for Mary; "bitter"

Nuala - Gaelic for Nola; "fair-shouldered one"

R"ich"al - Gaelic for Rachael; "little lamb"

Riona - "a queen, queen-like"

Saraid - Gaelic for Sarah; "princess"

Shannon - "wise one"

Sh"una - feminine of Sean; "God is gracious"

Sin"ad - Gaelic for Jane; "gracious, merciful"

Siobh"n - Gaelic for Joan; "God is gracious"

These are just a few of the many Irish names that would be appropriate for a baby girl. If you did not find anything you like here, there are many websites that offer a more extensive list.

About The Author
Mary Arnold holds a B.A. in literature and history. She is an author on http://www.Writing.Com/ which is a site for Writers.

This article has been submitted in affiliation with http://www.BabyNameVote.Com/ which is a site for Baby Names.

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