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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.

 
  Maon  
  (mane) Irish girls name (sometimes used as a boys name) whcih means "silent"  
  Maon  
  (mane) Irish girls name (sometimes used as a boys name) whcih means silent  
  Mare  
  Irish girls name meaning "born from the sea of bitterness". Unsurprisingly, not one of the more popular!  
  Marella  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Renowned warrior and being of German origin  
  Marga  
  (marga) Irish girls name which originates in folklore.  
  Marga  
  (marga) Irish girls name which originates in folklore.  
  Marilla  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Renowned warrior and being of German origin  
  Maud  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Mighty battle maiden and being of English origin  
  Maude  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Mighty battle maiden and being of English origin  
  Maura  
  Irish girls name meaning Bitter  
  Maureen  
  Irish girls name which is regarded as being the "pet" name for Maire  
  Maureen  
  Irish girls name which is regarded as being the pet name for Maire  
 
 
  Maurine  
  Irish girls name meaning Bitter  
  Maurya  
  Irish girls name meaning Bitter  
  Mave  
  Irish girls name meaning "joy"  
  Meadhbh  
  Irish girls name meaning Happiness  
  Meagher  
  Irish boys name whcih is more common as a surname but means "fine, majestic"  
  Meagher  
  Irish boys name whcih is more common as a surname but means fine, majestic  
  Meara  
  Irish girls name which means mirthful  
  Meara  
  Irish girls name which means mirthful  
  Mearr  
  Irish girls name meaning Bitter  
  Meeda  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Thirsty and being of English origin  
  Megdn  
  Irish girls name meaning Pearl  
  Meghan  
  Irish girls name meaning "pearl". Also spelled Megan  
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