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Irish baby girl names

Irish girl names

Irish girls names are both beautiful and meaningful. Often based on historical events and folklore, or desired attributes for your wee one, the culture and heritage of each name shines through. Traditional Irish names transport you to the cinematic landscapes and the beauty of green Ireland. So, if you're keen to revive a little bit of history and give your daughter a name that reflects your own family's heritage, or you just love the accent, or the gorgeous meanings behind these names, read on for our pick of Irish baby girl names.

Mother and Baby team picks

  • Ailise - meaning 'noble' pronounced 'ay-lees'
  • Bree - meaning  'strength' pronounced 'BRiy'
  • Callie - meaning 'from the forest' pronounced 'cal-lie'
  • Kera - meaning 'pure' pronounced 'ke-ra'
  • Lana - meaning 'little rock' pronounced 'Lar-na'
  • Neve - meaning 'bright' or 'radiant' pronounced 'Neev'
  • Riley - meaning 'Valiant, Courageous, Lively, Brave' pronounced 'RY-lee'
  • Aoife - meaning 'beauty' or 'radiance' pronounced 'EE-fa'
  • Saoirse - meaning 'freedom' pronounced 'Sur-sha'
  • Imogen - meaning 'maiden' pronounced 'Im-oh-gen'

Famous faces with Irish names

Celebrities with Irish names include the likes of Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Little Women, Hana) and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter). Saorise means 'freedom' and became particularly popular in Ireland in the 1920s. Evanna comes from Eoghan, meaning "born of the yew tree".

Whether you're looking for an Irish baby girl name that would make a lovely middle name for your daughter, or you love the sound of one of these Irish names as a first name, we've rounded up some of our editor's favourites in our top picks with their meanings and pronunciations. 

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