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Irish Girl Names

This is a list of Irish baby names from Ireland and concentrates on Irish girl names and their meanings. Due to their Gaelic and Celtic origins, girl names from Ireland have a unique and slightly mysterious quality. Other gaelic girl names can be found on a seperate page as can Irish boy names. I have made NO distinction between Northern and Southern Irish names. Of course they are mainly first names but there are some Ireland family or Irish surnames also.

Irish naming Conventions - naming conventions in Ireland

In respect of Irish naming conventions, their is a certain Western european historical element with the naming convention being:

  1. The 1st daughter was usually named after the mother's mother
  2. The 2nd daughter was usually named after the father's mother
  3. The 3rd daughter was usually named after the mother
  4. The 4th daughter was usually named after the mother's eldest sister
  5. The 5th daughter was usually named after the father's eldest sister
Irish popular names (on our sister site) reflects this naming convention and has done for some considerable time.

 
  Erin  
  Irish girls name thought to mean "of Eire". Eire is the Irish name for Ireland  
  Erin  
  Irish girls name thought to mean of Eire. Eire is the Irish name for Ireland  
  Etain  
  Pronounced e-tain, Irish girls name meaning jealousy.  
  Ethna  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Kernal and being of English origin  
  Etney  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Kernal and being of English origin  
  Fainne  
  (fawn-ye) Irish girls name which really means "ring" but is more commonly being used as a first name.  
  Fainne  
  (fawn-ye) Irish girls name which really means ring but is more commonly being used as a first name.  
  Faline  
  Irish girls name meaning In charge  
  Fallon  
  Irish girls name from the Old Irish name Faithleann which means "leader"  
  Fallon  
  Irish girls name from the Old Irish name Faithleann which means leader  
  Fallyn  
  Irish girls name meaning Descendant of the ruler  
  Falon  
  Irish girls name meaning Descendant of the ruler  
 
 
  Faoileann  
  (fee-lan) Irish girls name meaning "graceful woman"  
  Faoileann  
  (fee-lan) Irish girls name meaning graceful woman  
  Faoiltiama  
  Irish girls name meaning Wolf lady  
  Feme  
  (fe-va) Irish girls name meaning "young woman or girl"  
  Feme  
  (fe-va) Irish girls name meaning young woman or girl  
  Fianait  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Deer and being of Unknown origin  
  Fidelma  
  (fe-delm-a) Irish girls name which is believed to originate from an Irish word meaning "constancy or reliable"  
  Fidelma  
  (fe-delm-a) Irish girls name which is believed to originate from an Irish word meaning constancy or reliable  
  Fineena  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Beautiful child and being of Old English origin  
  Finella  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning White shouldered and being of English origin  
  Finna  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Fair and being of English origin  
  Finnchneas  
  (fin-chnas) Irish girls name meaning literally fair skin  
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