There are many reasons you might consider an Irish name for your newborn - and we certainly wouldn't blame you! Ireland is not only a beautiful place but offers a thriving culture and exciting history that you may wish to pay homage to, whether you or your partner personally have Irish heritage, you concieved you baby in Ireland or simply just love Irish names.
Dublin-born actor Colin Farell feels incredibly connected to his home: "Being Irish is very much a part of who I am, I take it everywhere with me."
"The depth of our cultural complexities, our music, literature, community, and the pain that we share means that I could be away from there for 50 years, and I wouldn't feel any less Irish."
Whatever your reason, to get started, take a look at our list of the best Irish baby names and start making a shortlist of your favourites. One of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make as a new parent is choosing your baby’s name, so spend some time reading through the thousands of baby name ideas we have collected and use our baby name generator for even more inspiration.
Famous people with Irish names
Actor Cillian Murphy
One Direction's Niall Horan
Actress Saoirse Ronan
TV presenter Conan O'Brien
Actor Liam Neeson
Actress Neve Campbell
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Browse our continually updated list of baby names below for the perfect inspritation. Filter by gender or unisex, or if you don't yet know the gender of your baby, why not try our Chinese gender predictor tool? See if this ancient method can predict your baby's gender!
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