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Gealic Girl Baby Names

This is a collection of pages which concentrates on a list of popular Gaelic baby girl female names and their meanings. The site concentrates mainly on first names or Christian names as they are known in most western European countries, but their are also some Scotland family or Scottish surnames also, but all can be used as baby names.

The female(girl) baby names listed here are from Gaelic Origin/Language/Culture with Gaelic Boy names listed on another page. Scottish Gaelic or Gaelic is the traditional language of the Gaels. Gaelic is an Indo-European language spoken in Scotland (but declining in popularity and mainly in the remote Highlands) and Southern Ireland (EIRE). The Gaelic alphabet only has 18 letters with each traditionally being named after trees.

The history of Gaels, or Goidels (as they are sometimes referred to with Goidelic languages forming a dialect continuum from Ireland through the Isle of Man and "ending" in Scotland), goes as far as the 4th century.

In addition I have also started to add Celtic baby names and these are clearly marked along with their meaning and pronunciation (where possible). Elsewhere on the site you will also find Celtic girl names along with their meaning

 
  Blodeuwedd  
  (blod-doo-widh) Welsh Gaelic girls name which means flower or blossom  
  Blodwen  
  Welsh Celtic from the Gaelic blodyn (meaning flower) and gwyn meaning white, holy  
  Boadicea  
  (bo-diss-ee-a) Celtic name which is believed to mean victory. Can sometimes be spelled (and pronounced) differently. Boudicca (boo-dicc-a)  
  Boann  
  (bo-ann) Celtic name of uncertain origin. May be linked to a goddess  
  Brangaine  
  (brang-gy-in-na) Gaelic girls name which means fair beauty  
  Branna  
  Gaelic girls name which means raven (it is believed to be the female version of Bran)  
  Branwen  
  Celtic girls name which means fair beauty or white breast (usually spelled as Bronwen)  
  Breage  
  Celtic girls name of uncertain origin but believed to mean fine or lovely  
  Brenda  
  Celtic girls name whose meaning is unclear. Many believe it to come from the male Brendan although it may originate in the Viking "brand" (meaning bright sword)  
  Brenna  
  Celtic girls name which means beauty with hair as dark as a raven  
  Briallen  
  Celtic Welsh girls name which means primrose (the flower)  
  Brid  
  Celtic girls name which means power, strngth, vigour and virtue. Very widely used in Celtic culture  
  Brisen  
  Celtic girls name which means queen  
  Brittany  
  Celtic girls name whose origins are simply the region of France called Brittany.  
  Brona  
  (bro-nah) Gaelic girls name which means sad or sorrowful  
  Bronte  
  Gaelic girls name which means bestower  
  Brynna  
  Gaelic girls name which means hill. Thought to origiante in the Welsh Bryn  
  Cadi  
  variant of Catherine whose origins and meaning is unclear. It could derive from the earlier Greek name Εκατερινη (Hekaterine), which came from εκατερος (hekateros) meaning each of the two. However, it could relate to the name of the goddess HECATE. In the early Christian times it became associated with "pure" or purity and the Latin spelling was changed from Katerina to Katharina to reflect this.The most famous was the Martyr of Alexandria who is now regarded as the Patron saint of philosophers, preachers, potters, hospitals, amongst others.  
  Caera  
  (care-a) Gaelic girls name which means sharp or spear-like  
  Cairistiona  
  Gaelic girls name being the female version of Christian  
  Caitlin  
  (kotch-leen) Gaelic girls name which probably originated in Greek then Latin and is often associated with courage and purity  
  Caitriona  
  (cat-tree-own-a) Gaelic/ Celtic girls name which is popular in Ireland and scotland. Meaning and origin is unclear but believd to mean pure or clear.  
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