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Only ever seen this used as a little girl's name.
Gianna  6/21/2006
It does sound and look feminine to me.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2006
Upon first seeing this name I belived it to be a girls name. I now know it isn't, but I think it should be.
― Anonymous User  2/11/2007
Yeah, it sounds feminine to me.
xKatiex  3/24/2007
This is used as a form of Noah, so I'd say yes, it's masculine.
Aqua  5/6/2007
I know I beautiful girl called Naoise. It don't think it sounds anything like masculine.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2007
As feminine as it sounds, it is definitely a masculine name, as Naoise (as is said) was the lover of Deirdre. If I remember rightly he was described as having long raven black hair, snow-white skin and blood-red cheeks (a desirable appearance apparently).
Clodagh  10/27/2007
DEFINITELY a male name. And only given to girls by people who do not fully know or understand the name. Would be like calling a girl John.
― Anonymous User  12/3/2008
I hate to see girls with this name. It shows no effort on the parent's part. They clearly just like the sound and don't care what it means!
clairabella  1/29/2009
Naoise is pronounced NEE-shə.
― Anonymous User  11/29/2009
I looked this name up to find out how to pronounce it. It's actually quite nice sounding, but I also think it would sound fine if it was pronounced how it is written: Nay-oi-z.
Daroga  4/25/2010
I only know girls by the name of Naoise. Please add that it is also a girl's name.
― Anonymous User  5/21/2010
I always thought this was a girls name, I only just realised that was wrong.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2010
I know a girl called Naoise. No one spells it correct.
SunnyHoney  6/25/2010
I personally think it's a great Irish name. Its spelling is foreign to an English speaker but well worth the trouble in return for having such a beautiful name.
IrishKisses  9/11/2010
I love this name and will forever treasure this name as nearly three years ago a girl in my class with this name tragically died while getting a bone marrow transplant. I love the name and more so I loved her. If you have this name I treasure you and your name. If you don't like this name I can't understand you. I plan to name a daughter I have Melanie-Rose Naoise in memory of her and because I absolutely love the name.
dizzydoll  12/29/2011
Wwwwwweeeeeelll then, some of you think very fondly of the name and others of you think I may as well have been called John. I came across this site looking for the meaning of the name. I am well aware of the (very feminine sounding legend) although I understand he was male, but c'mon, long dark hair and fair skin with rosy cheeks?... manly my mother done her research well and I'm not sure if everyone knows this but my name is pronounced neesha. The legend is clearly just that- a legend. I love Irish mythology as I live and grew up in Ireland. I am not ignorant and neither is my mother of the fact that this name started off male, but so did Tracy... and how many men do you know called Tiffany nowadays? Just because it was once a males name does not mean people are obliged to only use it as such. If you are on this site for baby names I must say I get a good reaction when people ask my name. To be honest when I tell people it's a male's name they usually think I'm joking. But then again, maybe my mother should have called me John.
a disgruntled naoise  8/21/2015
For years and years and years John placed in the Top 1000 baby names for girls in the United States. Anyway to me Naoise sounds French and somewhat upper class. I view it as a feminine name.
Kidwins9  10/20/2015
The name Naoise means Warrior. Its origin is in the legend of Deirdre of Sorrows. Naoise is a warrior in the court of King Conchobar, he and Deirdre fall in love and elope to Scotland even though the King had claimed Deirdre for his own. Eventually, Naoise and Deirdre are promised that they can return to Ulster without consequence but it's a lie. Naoise is murdered, the King marries Deirdre and she eventually commits suicide.
It can be used as a unisex name and is spelled different ways accordingly.
neishanoo  5/2/2016
Pronunciation: http://forvo.com/search/Naoise/
LMS  5/16/2016
I don't know why people are saying it's only males that can have it because of some legend. There are lots of girls named Peony despite the fact that the flower got its name from a male god. I view this as a unisex name. I especially see it as a girl's name since the name Neesha is a Hindu name meaning night time and it's mostly used on girls.
― Anonymous User  7/13/2016
I think this name written can be any gender but the pronunciation of the name Neesha is the feminine form of the name and Naysha is the masculine form. I am sure of this because my name is Naoise and I am a guy.
― Anonymous User  8/29/2016
I really get annoyed as I am often bullied for having this name. Everywhere I go is just another website with people screaming it's a girl name girl name, well I'm sick of it.
standing90  12/4/2016
To be honest, I don’t mind this as a girl’s name. I don’t. Plenty of other names should be feminine, like Jacob, Zachary, Elias, Stephen, etc. However, I would like to request that the Naoise’s lover Deirdre also be used as a masculine name. I love the names Josephine, Eva, Esmé, Olympia, so can I use them as masculine names?
No. That would be looked down upon as gay, effeminate, or sadistic. Even culturally appropriative. If I named a son Deirdre I would be shamed to no end, but to name a daughter Naoise is cute and modern.
I am all for names being unisex, I am, but why are masculine names only adapting? Why are only feminine names coming from masculinity, and not vise versa?
Besides all this, a grand majority of people using Naoise as feminine do not understand the history of its story or country, like anyone naming daughters Ezra or the like.
Excuse me, rant over.
Ire  10/6/2017
My name is Naoise. I am a GIRL!
― Anonymous User  11/26/2017
I called my final child my only daughter - Naoise. I’m a fluent Irish speaker and both her brothers were given Irish names and none of the girls names resonated as much with me at the time as the name - Naoise! I had known a young Indian child with the name Neesha I thought it sounded nice but wanted to stick with the Irish spelling hence my daughter being given a masculine name. Someone stayed above that only people who don’t fully understand the meaning of the name would call their female child this name. That I need to add is not the case. I always knew it was an old Irish mans name but it sounds very feminine to me. However I know of numerous boys along with other girls of whom have been given this name in recent years. It’s one of them names like Sam in which can be used for both sexes. Ara sure with kids being called Apple, Audio, Coco etc. by “celebraties” I think that people can call their children anything they like. I’ve always told my daughter that her name was an old Irish mans name and she quite likes that!
Thanks for the meaning above warrior is a very fitting meaning of the name for my firecracker :)
Lovetochat  12/9/2017

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