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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.

 
  Raghnailt  
  Irish girls name which means mighty power  
  Raichbhe  
  (rayv-a) Irish girls name which has no clear meaning  
  Raichbhe  
  (rayv-a) Irish girls name which has no clear meaning  
  Raicheal  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Ewe and being of Gaelic origin  
  Ranait  
  Irish girls name meaning Little prosperous one  
  Ranalt  
  Irish girls name meaning Little prosperous one  
  Rathnait  
  (ron-it) Irish girls name meaning "grace, prosperity"  
  Rathnait  
  (ron-it) Irish girls name meaning grace, prosperity  
  Reganne  
  Irish girls name meaning Little ruler  
  Renny  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Little prosperous one and being of English origin  
  Rhona  
  Irish girls name whose origins and meaning are unclear. May originate from the name Ronan  
  Rhona  
  Irish girls name whose origins and meaning are unclear. May originate from the name Ronan  
 
 
  Riana  
  Irish girls name meaning Honorable  
  Richael  
  (reech-il) Irish girls name whose origins are unclear but may have the meaning "king" (which is strange considering it is a girls name)  
  Richael  
  (reech-il) Irish girls name whose origins are unclear but may have the meaning king (which is strange considering it is a girls name)  
  Riofach  
  (reeve-ach) Irish girls name whose origins lie in folklore  
  Riofach  
  (reeve-ach) Irish girls name whose origins lie in folklore  
  Rioghnach  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Queenly and being of Gaelic origin  
  Riona  
  (ree-ona) Irish girls name originating in Rionach which means "queenly"  
  Riona  
  variant of Catherine whose origins and meaning is unclear. It could derive from the earlier Greek name(Hekaterine), which came from (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.  
  Rois  
  Girls name used in Ireland, meaning Rose and being of Gaelic origin  
  Roisin  
  little rose  
  Ryann  
  Irish girls name meaning Little ruler  
  Sadbh  
  Good  
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