There is something about how an Irish name sounds that makes it a popular choice for parents, even with those not from Ireland.


If you are still trying to settle on a name, why not take your pick from one of these gorgeous Gaelic choices.




1. Aoife (pron. Ee-fa) meaning to give life


2. Ailbe (pron. Al-be) meaning white


3. Aideen (pron. Ay-deen) meaning fire


4. Áine (pron. Awn-ya) meaning splendour


5. Aoibheann (pron. Eve-een) meaning radiant beauty


6. Aoibhe (pron. Ee-va) meaning life or beauty


7. Béibhinn (pron. Bev-in) meaning fair woman


8. Caireann (pron. Care-in) meaning little friend


9. Catríona (pron. Ka-tree-na) meaning pure


10. Caoimhe (pron. Kee-va) meaning beautiful


11. Ciara (pron. Kiera) meaning saint 


12. Dearbháil (pron. Dur-va-la) meaning daughter of Ireland


13. Eibhleann (pron. Ave-linn) meaning pleasant


14. Saoirse (pron. Sear-sha) meaning freedom


15. Meabh (pron. May-ve) meaning cause of great joy


16. Maolisa (pron. Ma-lisa) meaning follower of Jesus


17. Nollaig (pron. Null-ig) meaning Christmas


18. Gráinne (pron. Graw-nya) meaning grain


19. Ide (pron. Eye-da) meaning thirst for goodness


20. Yseult (pron. Ee-solt) meaning fair





1. Aodhán (pron. Aid-on) meaning born of fire


2. Aengus (pron. Ang-is) meaning excellent strength


3. Bradán (pron. Bray-dawn) meaning the Salmon of Knowledge


4. Cabhán (pron. Cav-an) meaning grassy hill


5. Carrig (pron. Karr-ig) meaning a rock


6. Cian (pron. Key-in) meaning ancient


7. Cóilín (pron. Coll-in) meaning little Chieftain


8. Colman (pron. Cole-man) meaning little dove


9. Conchobhar (pron. Kon-er) meaning lover of hounds


10. Daire (pron. Da-raa) meaning fruitful


11. Diarmuid (pron. Dear-mid) meaning without enemy


12. Donnacha (pron. Done-a-ka) meaning brown-haired warrior  


13. Eoghan (pron. O-in) meaning born of the Yew tree


14. Fionn (pron. Finn-on) meaning fair head


15. Lorcan (pron. Lor-kan) meaning fierce


16. Lochlan (pron. Lock-linn) meaning land of the lochs


17. Oisín (pron. Osh-een) meaning little dear


18. Odhrán (pron. Oo-ran) meaning dark haired


19. Seamus (pron. Shay-mus) meaning supplant


20. Turlough (pron. Tur-la) meaning one who assists




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