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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.

 
  Moyna  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Noble and being of English origin  
  Muadhnait  
  Irish girls name meaning Noble one  
  Mughain  
  (moon) Irish girls name thought to mean "a young maiden"  
  Mughain  
  (moon) Irish girls name thought to mean a young maiden  
  Muiel  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Knows the sea and being of Celtic origin  
  Muire  
  Irish girls name meaning Bitter  
  Muireann  
  Irish girls name meaning "sea white, sea fair". Thought to originate from a fable about a 6th century mermaid.  
  Muirgheal  
  Irish girls name meaning Knows the sea  
  Murel  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Knows the sea and being of Celtic origin  
  Myma  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Beloved and being of Unknown origin  
  Myrna  
  Irish girls name meaning "high spirited or festive"  
  Myrna  
  Irish girls name meaning high spirited or festive  
 
 
  Nainsi  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Full of grace and being of Gaelic origin  
  Napla  
  (naw-pla) Irish girls name which is a form of Annabelle  
  Napla  
  (naw-pla) Irish girls name which is a form of Annabelle  
  Neacht  
  (ny-acht) Irish girls name meaning "pure"  
  Neacht  
  (ny-acht) Irish girls name meaning pure  
  Neala  
  Irish Celtic girls name which is a form of the male Neil. It therefore means female champion  
  Neala  
  Irish Celtic girls name which is a form of the male Neil. It therefore means female champion  
  Neila  
  Irish girls name which is the feminine form of Niall  
  Neila  
  Irish girls name which is the feminine form of Niall  
  Nelda  
  Irish girls name meaning Champion  
  Nessa  
  (nes-sa) Irish girls name which si based in folklore. Means "gentle" or "not gentle" depednign on interpretation (ossa-gentle, niassa-not gentle)  
  Nessa  
  (nes-sa) Irish girls name which si based in folklore. Means gentle or not gentle depednign on interpretation (ossa-gentle, niassa-not gentle)  
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