Names Categorized "rare Irish"

This is a list of names in which the categories include rare Irish.
gender
usage
Africa 2 f Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Aifric.
Ardghal m Irish (Rare)
Means "high valour", derived from the Old Irish elements ard "high" and gal "valour".
Bairrfhionn m Irish (Rare)
Means "fair hair", derived from Old Irish barr "top, head" and finn "white, fair".
Bébhinn f Irish (Rare)
Modern form of Bébinn.
Bevin f Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Bébinn.
Brogán m Irish (Rare)
From the Old Irish name Broccán, derived from bróc "shoe, sandal, greave" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of several Irish saints, including Saint Patrick's scribe.
Caitria f Irish (Rare)
Possibly a form of Caitríona.
Caomh m Irish (Rare)
Means "dear, beloved, gentle" in Irish.
Caomhán m Irish (Rare)
From Old Irish Cóemán, derived from cóem "dear, beloved, gentle" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of several early Irish saints.
Carbrey m Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Cairbre.
Cathaoir m Irish (Rare)
Irish Gaelic form of Cahir.
Cionaodh m Irish (Rare)
Modern Irish form of Cináed.
Comgán m Irish (Rare)
Old Irish form of Comhghán.
Comhghall m Irish (Rare)
Means "fellow hostage" from Old Irish com "with, together" and gíall "hostage". This was the name of a 6th-century saint, the founder of a monastery at Bangor, Ireland.
Dubhán m Irish (Rare)
From Old Irish Dubán meaning "little dark one", derived from dub "dark, black" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a few early saints.
Eireann f Irish (Rare)
From Éireann, the genitive case of Irish Gaelic Éire, meaning "Ireland". It is commonly Anglicized as Erin.
Faolán m Irish (Rare)
Means "little wolf", derived from Old Irish fáel "wolf" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of an Irish saint who did missionary work in Scotland.
Feardorcha m Irish (Rare)
Means "dark man" from Old Irish fer "man" and dorchae "dark".
Feidhlimidh m Irish (Rare)
Modern Irish Gaelic form of Feidlimid.
Fillin m Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Faolán.
Fionnbharr m Irish (Rare)
Modern Irish Gaelic form of Finbar.
Fionola f Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Fionnuala.
Gearalt m Irish (Rare)
Irish form of Gerald.
Gobán m Irish (Rare)
From Old Irish Gobbán, derived from gobae "smith" and a diminutive suffix. It could also be a derivative of the name of the Irish smith god Goibniu (from the same root). This was the name of a few early saints, such as a 7th-century abbot of Killamery. In later folklore, the smith god and the saints seem to have conflated into the legendary figure Gobán Saor ("Gobán the builder"), a master architect and builder of churches.
Gobnet f Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Gobnait.
Keavy f Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Caoimhe.
Lachtna m Irish (Rare)
From Old Irish Lachtnae meaning "milk-coloured", from lacht "milk" (borrowed from Latin). This was the name of a great-grandfather of the Irish king Brian Boru.
Leary m Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Laoghaire.
Líadan f Irish (Rare)
Possibly from Old Irish líath meaning "grey". According to an Irish tale this was the name of a poet who became a nun, but then missed her lover Cuirithir so much that she died of grief. The name was also borne by a 5th-century saint, the mother of Saint Ciarán the Elder.
Lile f Irish (Rare)
Irish form of Lily.
Mallaidh f Irish (Rare)
Irish form of Molly.
Mathúin m Irish (Rare)
Modern Irish form of Mathgamain.
Mave f Irish (Rare)
Variant of Maeve.
Mavourneen f Irish (Rare)
Derived from the Irish phrase mo mhúirnín meaning "my darling".
Meallán m Irish (Rare)
From Old Irish Mellán, derived from mell meaning either "pleasant, delightful" or "lump, ball" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a few early saints.
Mellan m Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Meallán.
Móirín f Irish (Rare)
Diminutive of Mór 1.
Monat f Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Muadhnait.
Muadhnait f Irish (Rare)
Means "little noble one", derived from the Old Irish poetic word muad meaning "noble, good" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 6th-century saint, a sister of Saint Mo Laisse.
Muirgheal f Irish (Rare)
Modern form of Muirgel.
Muirín f Irish (Rare)
Modern form of Muirgen.
Murna f Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Muirne.
Myrna f Irish (Rare), English
Anglicized form of Muirne. The popularity of this name spiked in the United States in the 1930s due to the fame of the actress Myrna Loy (1905-1993).
Odharnait f Irish (Rare)
Derived from odar "dun-coloured, greyish brown, tan" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of an early Irish saint.
Ornat f Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Odharnait.
Osheen m Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Oisín.
Phelan m Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Faolán.
Rathnait f Irish (Rare)
Derived from Old Irish rath "grace, prosperity" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of an early Irish saint.
Redmund m Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Réamann.
Riagán m Irish (Rare)
From Old Irish Riacán, probably derived from "king" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Róis f Irish (Rare)
Irish form of Rose, or directly from the Irish word rós meaning "rose" (genitive róis; of Latin origin).
Ronit 1 f Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Rathnait.
Seachlann m Irish (Rare)
Metathesized variant of Seachnall.
Seachnall m Irish (Rare)
Possibly an Irish form of Secundinus. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish saint, also known as Secundinus.
Síomha f Irish (Rare)
Modern Irish form of Síthmaith.
Tadhgán m Irish (Rare)
Diminutive of Tadhg.
Talulla f Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of the Old Irish name Taileflaith, Tuileflaith or Tuilelaith, probably from tuile "abundance" and flaith "ruler, sovereign, princess". This was the name of an early saint, an abbess of Kildare.
Teige m Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Tadhg.
Teigue m Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Tadhg.
Tiarnach m Irish (Rare)
Modern Irish form of Tighearnach.
Toal m Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Túathal.
Toirdhealbhach m Irish (Rare)
From Old Irish Tairdelbach meaning "instigator", derived from tairdelb "prompting". This name was borne by several medieval Irish kings.