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.