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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.

 
  Nevina  
  Irish girls name meaning Holy  
  Niamh  
  radiance, lustre, brightness  
  Noreena  
  Irish girls name meaning Honor  
  Nuala  
  is really a shortened version of Fionnuala  
  Obharnait  
  Irish girls name meaning Little green one  
  Ohnicio  
  Irish girls name meaning Honor  
  Oilbhe  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Olive and being of Unknown origin  
  Omat  
  Irish girls name meaning Little green one  
  Ona  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning One and being of Latin origin  
  Onora  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Honor and being of Latin origin  
  Oonagh  
  Unity. Although in legend Oonagh was Queen of the Fairies  
  Orghlaith  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Golden and being of Old English origin  
 
 
  Orla  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Golden lady and being of Old English origin  
  Orlaith  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Golden lady and being of Old English origin  
  Orlaithe  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Golden lady and being of Old English origin  
  Padraigin  
  Irish Celtic girls name which means (meaning) of noble birth. Female versions of Padraig & Patrick  
  Padraigin  
  Irish Celtic girls name which means (meaning) of noble birth. Female versions of Padraig & Patrick  
  Patricia  
  Irish girls name which is the female form of the boys name Patrick  
  Patricia  
  Irish girls name which is the female form of the boys name Patrick  
  Philomena  
  Irish girls name which is believed to mean "beloved"  
  Philomena  
  Irish girls name which is believed to mean beloved  
  Proinseas  
  (proon-shass) Irish girls name which is the Irish form of Frances which originally mean't "little Frenchman"  
  Proinseas  
  (proon-shass) Irish girls name which is the Irish form of Frances which originally mean't little Frenchman  
  Raghnailt  
  Irish girls name which means "mighty power"  
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