With St. Paddy's Day just around the corner, we've got a lot of things on our mind: Corned beef and cabbage; green beer; and baby names. Hey, this is a mom site, what can we say?
If you're set to give birth some time around St. Patrick's Day or, heck, just like a fine Irish name, check out this awesome list of 50 Irish baby names. There's a little something in here for everyone!
Irish Baby Girl Names:
Erin -- As in Erin Go Bragh
Anna -- Ancient Celtic goddess known as the "Wealth Provider"
Megan -- Similar to the Irish surname O’Meegan, meaning "descendent of the brave warrior"
Makayla -- Stems from the Irish man's name "Cadhla," meaning slender
Riley -- Similar to the Irish surname O’Reilly, or Ó Raghaillaigh, meaning "descendent of Raghaillaigh," an Irish chieftain
Colleen -- From the Irish Cailin, meaning "girl"
Fiona -- Popular name in Ireland; from Fionn, which means "fair, white, beautiful"
Aine -- Irish name, which means "joy"
Claire -- "Clare" is a county in Ireland
Molly: Irish pet form of Mary, meaning "star of the sea"
Kennedy -- Derived from the Irish surname Ó Cinnéide, meaning "helmet head"
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Kelly -- Derived from the Irish surname "Ó Ceallaigh," which possibly means "brave warrior"
Cassidy -- Derived from of the Irish surname Ó Casaide, which may translate to "clever"
Ashlyn -- Derived from the Irish name Aislinn, meaning "dream"
Kiara -- Form of Ciara, an Irish name meaning "dark"
Reagan -- Derived from Irish surname Ó Ríagáin, which comes from "sovereign" or "king"
Delaney -- Anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Dubhshláine
Alana -- Feminine form of the name Alan, which means "handsome"
Mckenna -- Anglicization of the Irish surname MacCionnaith
Brenda -- Feminine form of the Irish name Brendan
Shannon -- Area and river in Ireland
Kara -- Form of Cara, the Irish word for "friend"
Maebh -- From an old Irish name Madb, "the cause of great joy"
Aurnia -- Irish originated name, meaning "golden lady"
Fallyn -- Irish name, meaning "descendant of the ruler"
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Irish Baby Boy Names:
Owen -- Can be a form of Irish names Eoin and Eoghan
Cody -- From Irish surname Mac Óda, meaning "descendent of Otto"
Patrick -- Ireland’s patron saint’s name
Brayden -- Anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Bradaoin
Tristan -- Celtic name, meaning may mean "tumult" or "uproar"
Colin -- From Cóilín, an Irish short form of Nicholas
Liam -- Shortened form of Uilliam, the Irish form of William
Caden -- From Irish surname MacAodháin
Ryan -- From the Irish surname Ó Ríain, meaning "descendent of the little king"
Brandon -- Irish name, which possibly means "sword"
Logan -- From the Irish surname O’Loughan
Austin -- From the Irish form of Augustine, a Latin name meaning "great"
Kevin -- Irish names that means "beautiful birth"
Connor -- Modern form of the Irish name Conchobhar
Colm -- Irish name, meaning "a dove"
Finnian -- Irish name, meaning "white" or "fair"
Aidan -- Popular Irish name that means "little fire"
Brian -- From Irish name Brion, meaning "noble"
Sean -- Irish form of John, which means "gift from God"
Cullen -- Irish name, meaning "the son of the holy one"
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Fagan -- Irish name meaning "little fiery one"
Feichin -- Irish name meaning "raven"
Lee -- From River Lee, the river which runs through County Cork
Leary -- Irish name, meaning "keeper of calves"
Rian -- Irish name, meaning "little ruler"
What Irish baby name do you like best?
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