Irish Submitted Names

Irish names are used on the island of Ireland as well as elsewhere in the Western World as a result of the Irish diaspora. See also about Irish names.
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ABAIGEAL f Irish (Rare)
Irish form of ABIGAIL.
ABHLACH f Irish
From Old Irish ablach "having apple trees".
ABIAGEAL f Irish (Rare)
Irish form of ABIGAIL.
ÁDHAMHNÁN m Irish
Diminutive of ÁDHAMH.
AEDD m Welsh, Irish
From the Irish aedh "fire". This name was borne by a king of Ireland.
AEDÍN f Irish (Modern, Rare)
An Irish name meaning "little flame". It is derived from the name of the Celtic sun god "AED", with "ÍN" the diminutive for "little". It is a feminine version Aidan.... [more]
AEDNAT f Irish (Modern, Rare)
Possibly related to AODH. A minor character in the Cirque du Freak franchise.
AEDUS m Irish (Latinized, Archaic)
Possibly a Latinized form of AODH.... [more]
AFRADAÍTÉ f Irish
Irish form of APHRODITE.
AIBHLINN f Irish
Irish form of AVELINE.
AIBHNE m & f Irish (Rare)
From Irish abhainn meaning "river".
AIBREANN f Irish (Modern, Rare)
Derived from the Irish word for April.
AIGNÉAS f Irish
Irish form of AGNES.
AILERAN m Irish
Borne by Ailerán the Wise, Irish scholar and saint.
ÁILGHEANÁN m Irish
A pet form of a personal name composed of old Celtic elements meaning "mild, noble person"
AILIDH f Irish
Diminutive of AILÍS.
AILIONÓRA f Irish (Rare), Medieval Irish, Anglo-Norman
Irish form of ELEANOR (probably via Latin Alienora). This name occurs in medieval Irish annals, belonging to two Anglo-Norman noblewomen living in Ireland... [more]
AILISH f Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of AILÍS.
AINDRIAS m Irish
Irish form of ANDREW.
AINÉISLIS m Irish (Modern, Rare), Medieval Irish
Possibly means "careful, thoughtful" from the Irish negative prefix ain- combined with éislis "negligence, remissness".
AINMIRE m Irish
Means "great lord". A king of Tara bore this name.
AISHLING f Irish
Variant of AISLING.
AISLÍN f Irish
Variant of AISLING.
ALABHAOIS m Irish
Irish form of ALOYSIUS.
ALACOQUE f Irish (Rare)
From the French surname. Its popularity as a name, especially among Catholics, is likely due to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, V.H.M., a French Roman Catholic nun and mystic, who promoted devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in its modern form.
AMARGEIN m Irish (Archaic)
Meaning "born of poetry" relating to the modern Irish word amhrán meaning song. Was the name of ancient poet, Amargein Glúingel, who wrote the Song of Amargein and the foster of father of the hero Cú Chulainn, Amargein mac Eccit.
AMBRÓIS m Irish
Irish form of AMBROSE.
AMHALGHAIDH m Irish (Archaic)
Borne by an early king of Munster, and an early king of Connacht. Can be anglicized as AULEY or Awley.
ANDRAIMÉIDE f Irish
Irish form of ANDROMEDA, used in Irish translations of Greek myths.
ANLON m Irish (Rare)
Means "great champion" in Irish Gaelic.
ANLUAN m Irish
From the intensive prefix an and luan "warrior"
ANNSTÁS f Irish
Irish form of ANASTASIA.
ANTAINE m Irish
Possibly meaning ''flower'' and deriving from the Greek Anthos
AODÁN m Irish
Younger form of ÁEDÁN.
AODHAMAIR f Irish
Feminine diminutive of AODH.
AODHFIN m Irish (Rare)
Compound name composed of AODH "fire" and FIONN "white".
AODHNAIT f Irish (Archaic), Medieval Irish
Feminine diminuitive of AODH. This was "the name of an Irish saint whose feast was kept on 9 November".
AOIBH f Irish (Rare)
Aoibh - an old Irish girls name of Celtic origin meaning “Beautiful” “radiant” “Pleasant”
AOILEANN f Irish
From Irish faoileann meaning "fair maiden" or "seagull".
AOINE f Irish (Modern)
From Irish aoine meaning "Friday", derived from Latin ieiunum. Aoine has only been used as a given name in Ireland in recent times.
AOISE f Irish (Rare)
Irish names
AOLÚ m Irish (Rare)
A combination honoring Irish deities Aodh and Lugh. Aodh is often referred to as a "god of the underworld," although this is likely influenced by Christian interpretation. He and his siblings were turned into swans by their stepmother, Aoife... [more]
ARTAIMÍS f Irish
Irish form of ARTEMIS, used in Irish translations of Greek myths.
ARTGHAL m Irish
Variant of ARDGHAL
ASCADH m Irish
From a diminutive of an Old Norse name, possibly Ascall or ÁSKETILL
ATTRACTA f Irish, Medieval Irish (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Gaelic name Athracht, which is of uncertain meaning. The Latinization was perhaps influenced by attractus "attracted". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint who was known as a healer and miracle worker.
AUDIE m Irish, English
Anglicized diminutive of Éadbhard.
AURNIA f Irish (Latinized)
Latinization of Orflath (see ÓRLAITH). A daughter of the 12th-century Irish chieftain Donal Og MacCarthy bore this name.
AVEN f Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicization of AOIBHEANN.
AYLISH f Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of AILÍS.
BADB f Irish Mythology, Irish
Means "crow, demon" in early Irish (and may have originally denoted "battle" or "strife"). In Irish myth the Badb was a war goddess who took the form of a crow. She and her sisters, the Morrígan and MACHA, were a trinity of war goddesses known collectively as the Morrígna.
BÁINE f & m Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Irish Mythology
An Irish name meaning "whiteness, pallor". In Irish Mythology, Báine was a princess, daughter of Tuathal Techtmar, ancestor of the kings of Ireland. "Cailín na Gruaige Báine" and "Bruach na Carraige Báine" are the names of two traditional Irish songs.... [more]
BAOIGHEALL m Irish
The meaning of this name is uncertain, but it is thought to be connected to Irish geall meaning "pledge"
BAOTH m Irish
Perhaps related to BEATHAN. It coincides with a Gaelic word meaning "vain, reckless, wanton, foolish". Other forms are Baothan, Baoithin/Beheen and Baolach... [more]
BAOTHGHALACH m Irish
Means "foolishly valorous", from the roots baoth "foolish, vain" and galach "valorous".
BEAIRTLE m Irish
Irish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BEARGH m Irish
Byname meaning 'plunderer.'
BEARNÁRD m Irish
Irish form of Bernard.
BEDELLA f Irish, English
Meaning unknown. Possibly a variant of BEDELIA, influenced by DELLA or BELLA.
BEHAN m Irish
name and surname of irish origin that derives from "bee" but means "child".
BEINIDICT m Irish
Irish form of BENEDICT.
BENVON f Medieval Irish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized, Archaic)
Anglicization of Bean Mhumhan, an Irish name allegedly meaning "Lady of Munster".
BENVY f Medieval Irish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized, Archaic)
Anglicization of Bean Mhidhe, an Irish name allegedly meaning "Lady of Meath".
BERCHAN m Irish, Filipino
A well-known saint of the early Irish church was named Berchan the Prophet of Clonsast in King's Co., but often called Brachan by Metathesis. Often used as a surname.
BRADIE f & m Irish
Variant of BRADY.
BREAC m Irish
Means "freckled"
BREACÁN m Irish
Derived from Gaelic breac "speckled, spotted" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint who was famous as a healer.
BREACNAIT f Irish
Means "freckled girl".
BREADA f English (Rare), Irish (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Breda.
BREADAN m & f Irish (Americanized, Modern)
Breadan is another spelling for Brayden.
BREASAL m Irish
Means "strife"
BRECAN m Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of BREACÁN.
BREISLEÁN m Irish
Diminutive of BREASAL
BRIDEY f Irish (Rare), Manx
Irish variant of BRIDIE and Manx variant of BREESHEY as well as a Manx cognate of BRÍD and BRÌDE.
BRIDGEEN f Irish (Rare), English (Rare)
Possibly an Anglicized form of BRÍDÍN.
BRÍDÍN f Irish
Diminutive of BRÍD.
BRIEGE f Irish
Anglicized form of BRÍD.
BRÍGA f Irish (Rare)
Possibly a Latinized form of BRÍD or BRÍGH.
BRÍGHDÍN f Irish (Rare)
Diminutive of Bríghde or BRIGHID. See also BRÍDÍN.
BRIOCÁN m Irish
Meaning unknown, perhaps related to Bhreacain (see BRECAN). This was the name of a saint from the 5th century AD, who brought christianity to the village Rosmuck in Ireland.
BRÓNA f Irish
Anglicized form of BRÓNACH.
BUACHAILL m Irish
From a nickname meaning "cowherd" or "servant"
BUADHACH m Irish
Derived from Irish buaidh meaning "victory" (compare BOUDICCA, BUDDUG). It is Anglicized as VICTOR.
BURIANA f Irish (Anglicized)
This was the name of an Irish saint who lived during the 6th-century, a hermit in St Buryan, near Penzance, Cornwall. She is identified with the Irish Saint Bruinsech.
CACHT f Irish
The name of multiple Irish queens
CADHLA f & m Irish
Means "beautiful" or "handsome" in Irish.
CAÍLTE m Irish, Irish Mythology
Older form of CAOILTE, possibly derived from Irish caol meaning "slender". In Irish legend Caílte was a warrior of the Fianna and their foremost poet... [more]
CAINGNEACH m Irish
Mean "pleader, advocate"
CAIREALL m Irish
The meaning of this name is unknown.... [more]
CÁITÍN f Irish (Rare)
Diminutive of CÁIT.
CALIHAN m Irish
Variant of CALLAHAN
CALLAGHAN m Irish
Anglicized form of Irish name CEALLACHÁN
CALLEN m Irish, English
Variant of CALLAN.
CAOIMHINN f Irish (Rare)
Feminine form of CAOIMHÍN.
CAOINDEALBHÁN m Irish
Means "comely form"
CARBERY m Irish
Anglicized form of CAIRBRE.
CARÓLÍNA f Icelandic, Irish
Icelandic and Irish form of CAROLINA.
CARRAIG m Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CRAIG.
CATHAIRMAC m English, Irish
Means "son of CATHAIR" from the Gaelic cath "battle", and vir "man", mac from Gaelic meaning "son'.
CATHMHAOL m Irish
Means "chieftain" in Gaelic.
CATHRIONA f Irish
Variant of CATRIONA.
CATIE f English (Rare), Irish
Variant of KATIE more often used as a diminutive of names beginning with C, such as CATHERINE or CAITLIN.
CATRAOINE f Irish
Variant of CAITRÍN.
CAZZEE m Irish
Variant of CAZZEY.
CAZZEY m Irish
Irish name meaning vigilant.
CAZZI m Irish
Variant of CAZZEY.
CAZZIE m Irish
Variant of CAZZEY.
CÉADACH m Irish
Derived from the word céad "hundred"
CEALLAN m Scottish, Irish
Found in Irish History and is a modern place name in Scotland. Possibly related to the Gaelic name CEALLACH. Wanted to name my son Kelly (Wife thought it was a girls name) and came across this place name in Scotland... [more]
CEITHEARNACH m Irish
Means "warrior"
CESSAIR f Irish, Irish Mythology
Allegedly means "affliction, sorrow". According to Irish legend Cessair was a granddaughter of Noah who died in the great flood. The name also belonged to a Gaulish princess who married the Irish high king Úgaine Mór in the 5th or 6th century BC.
CIANA f Irish, English
Feminine form of CIAN.
CIARIBEL f Irish
Combination of Ciara and BEL.
CIARNAN m Irish
Variant of KIERNAN.
CIARRA f English, Irish
Variant of Ciara.
CIARRAIGHE m & f Irish
Original Irish from of KERRY/KERRI. Denoted the people of Ciar (ciar-raighe), Ciar being the son of Fergus mac Róich, who gave his name to County Kerry... [more]
CIAVA f Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of CAOIMHE.
CLAINE f & m English (Rare), Scottish, Irish
Transferred use of the surname CLAINE.
CLARAGH f English (British, Modern, Rare), Irish (Rare)
Variant of CLARA influenced by the spelling of LARAGH (See also CARAGH).
CLIODNA f Irish
Variant of CLÍODHNA.
CLUANACH m Irish
Derived from clauna "deceitful, flattering, rogue"
CNÁIMHSEACH f Irish
A nickname meaning literally "midwife" and ostensibly a derivative of Gaelic CNÁMH "bone"
COBHTHACH m Irish
It means "victorious".
COGADHAN m Irish
A diminutive from a reduced form of CUCHOGAIDH
COINGHEALLACH m Irish
Means "faithful to pledges."
COIREALL m Irish
Irish form of CYRIL.
COLERAINE m Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Coleraine is a town in Northern Ireland. It's meaning is "Nook of the ferns". It was once a title held by the Hanger family of Driffield, Gloucestershire, England. It was also a given name in the Vansittart family of Shottesbrooke, Berkshire, England.
COLGA m Irish (Rare)
From Irish colg, meaning "thorn" or "sword".
COLLA m Scottish, Irish, Irish Mythology
This is said to have been the name of three warrior brothers who founded the Irish kingdom of Airgialla and whose descendents ruled the Scottish kingdom of Dal Riada. ... [more]
COLM-CILLE m Irish
From Saint Colm-Cille (Saint COLUMBA in English). Middle name of American-Australian actor and film director Mel Gibson.
CONAILL m Irish
From the surname Ó CONAILL.
CONAL m Irish
Variant of CONALL.
CONARD m English, Irish
Transferred use of the surname Conard.
CONER m Irish
Variant of CONNER and related names. Coner means 'hunter.'
CONLÁED m Irish
Saint Conláed was an Irish hermit and the first Bishop of Kildare
CONLAODH m Irish (Rare)
From the old Irish name Conláed (see CONLETH).
CONLON m & f Irish
Conlon is a surname of Irish origin and like most surnames, it may sometimes be used as a first name. The name may be derived from two Irish Gaelic words "Con" (the genitive case of Cú, meaning "hound") and "Lón" meaning lion - thereby implying a person who has the characteristics of a lion born of a hound - strength and speed... [more]
CONMARA m Irish
Comprised of the words "hound" and muir "sea"
CONNERY m & f Irish (Anglicized), English (Modern)
From a surname that was the Anglicized form of Ó Conraoi, meaning "descendant of Cú Raoi." Cú Raoi is an Old Irish name meaning "hound of the plain."... [more]
CONSTAINTÍN m Irish
Irish form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
CORC m Irish
Means "heart"
CORKY m & f Irish, American
Nickname used for descendents of Cork, Ireland.... [more]
CREVAN m Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Criomhthann, from Old Irish crimthan meaning "fox". A variant, Crimhthain, was the original name of Saint COLUMBA.
CRIOFAN m Irish
It means "fox".
CRIOMHTHANN m Irish
It means "fox".
CRÍONNA f Irish (Modern)
From Irish críonna, meaning "wise". It has only been used as a given name in recent times.
CRIOSTÓIR m Irish
Irish form of CHRISTOPHER.
CRISTÍN f Irish
Irish form of CHRISTINE which was "brought into Scotland by Queen Margaret, and into Ireland by the Anglo-Normans."
CRISTÍONA f Irish
Irish form of CHRISTINA, which was "brought into Scotland by Queen Margaret, and into Ireland by the Anglo-Normans."
CROÍ f Irish (Rare)
Means “heart” or “love” in Irish.
CROIA f Irish (Modern, Rare)
From the Irish word croí meaning "heart". This name was used by Irish boxer and mixed martial artist Conor McGregor for his daughter born in 2019.
CROWLEY m English, Irish
Transferred use of the surname CROWLEY.
CUCHOGAIDH m Irish
Means "hound of war"
CÚCHONNACHT m Irish
Means "hound of Connacht" in Irish Gaelic.
CUEN m Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of CUÁN.
CUINN m & f English (Rare), Irish (Rare)
Derived from Irish Ó Cuinn meaning "descendant of CONN. According to the Social Security Administration, Cuinn was given to 11 boys in 2015.
DACEY f & m Irish, English
pet form of Candace... [more]
DAHY m & f English (Rare), Irish (Rare)
Transferred use of this surname Dahy.
DAIGHRE m Irish
Means "fiery"
DAIMHÍN m Irish, English (Rare)
Means "bard".
DAINÉIL m Irish
Irish form of DANIEL.
DALLÁN m Irish
Means "little blind one", from Irish dall "blind" combined with a diminutive suffix. The nickname was borne by an Irish poet saint of the 6th century.
DARÁINE f Irish
Daráine Mulvihill is the daughter of Liam Mulvihill, the former director general of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA)
DARAY f Celtic, Irish
Means "dark"
DARERCA f Irish
Saint Darerca of Ireland was a sister of Saint Patrick.
DEABRÁ f Irish
Irish form of DEBORAH.
DÉADACH m Irish
Personal name meaning "toothy".
DEAGHADH m Irish
Personal name of uncertain origin. It may be a compound of deagh- ‘good’ + ádh ‘luck’, ‘fate’.
DÉAGLÁN m Irish
Original Gaelic form of DECLAN.
DEAGLÁN m Irish
Old Irish form of DECLAN, which is of unknown meaning.
DEARBHFHORGAILL f Irish
Longer form of Derbforgaill.
DEARBHLA f Irish
Variant of DERVLA, perhaps influenced by Irish dearbh "true".
DEASMHUMHAIN m Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DESMOND.
DEMPSEY m & f Irish, English
From the Gaelic surname Ó Díomasaigh meaning "descendant of Díomasach". The byname Díomasach meant "proud, haughty", derived from díomas "pride".
DEORADHÁN m Irish
Means “exile, wanderer”
DERMOTT m Irish
Variation of DERMOT.
DERVORGHIL f Irish (Anglicized)
Irish anglicisation of DERBFORGAILL.
DESSIE m & f Irish, English
Diminutive of names containing the sound des, such as DESMOND or ODESSA.
DIANAIMH f Irish (Rare), Medieval Irish
Derived from Irish díainim "spotless, unblemished".
DINEEN f & m Irish (Rare)
Meaning "judged," or from the surname Duinnín, meaning "brown-haired"
DOIBHILIN m Irish
Possibly derived from the term dobhail "unlucky"
DOMHLAIC m Irish
Irish form of DOMINIC.
DÓNALL m Irish
Variant of DONAL.
DONARD m Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of DÓNART, though the name could also be a contraction or corruption of DOMANGARD (which is ultimately of the same etymological origin)... [more]
DÓNART m Irish
Modern Irish form of DOMHANGHART.
DORCHA f & m Irish
Means "dark", from Irish and Scottish Gaelic (dorcha) meaning “dark, dusky, enigmatic”, from Old Irish (dorchae) "dark, gloomy, obscure". Compare to FEARDORCHA.
DUBHAGÁIN m Irish
Meaning, "dark" or "black."
DUIBHÍN f Irish (Rare)
Derived from Gaelic dubh "dark, black" combined with a diminutive suffix.
DUIBHSHÍTH m Irish
Means "black peace" in Irish.
DÚNLAITH f Irish (Rare), Medieval Irish
Means "princess of the fort" from Irish dún "fort" combined with flaith "princess".
DUVESSA f Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Dubh Essa, which possibly meant "dark-haired nurse" (i.e., "Black ESSA"). It was fairly common in Ireland in the 13th and 14th centuries... [more]
EACHAIDH m Irish
Variant of EOCHAIDH
EACHMARCACH m Irish
Derived from from Gaelic each "horse" and marcach "rider", "knight".
EACHTHIGHEARN m Irish
Means "horsemen" in Irish.
ÉALA f Irish (Archaic)
Éala means “swan” in the Irish language. Other meanings include “golden lady” and “noble”. It is important the fada (accent) is used for the pronounciation ‘ay-la’.
EALGA f Irish (Rare)
Means "noble, brave", taken from the Irish Inis Ealga "Noble Isle", which was a poetic name for Ireland.
ÉAN m & f Irish
Means 'bird' in Irish.
EARGHALL m Irish
Variant of FEARGHAL
EARNÁN m Irish
Irish form of ERNEST.
ECHUID m Irish
Variant of EOCHAIDH
EDEL f Irish
Short form of Edelweiss, the name of a mountain flower, derived from the German edel, "noble" and weiß, "white". In Ireland this name is given in honour of Irish missionary Edel Quinn (1907-1944), who was made a Venerable in 1994... [more]
EFA f Irish
Anglicized form of AOIFE
ÉIBHLEANN f Irish
Allegedly derived from Old Irish óiph "beauty, radiance". It is also considered the Irish form of HELEN, although it is sometimes anglicized as EVELYN.
EIBHLIS f Irish
Variant of EILÍS.
ÉIDEÁN m Irish
Diminutive of the word éideadh "clothes, armour"
ÉIDÍN m Irish
Variant of ÉIDEÁN
EIFA f Irish
Variant of AOIFE.
EILÉANÓIR f Irish
Irish form of ELEANOR.
ÉILEICTRE f Irish
Irish form of ELECTRA used in Irish translations of Greek myth.
ÉILÍS f Irish
Irish form of ELIZABETH.
EILÍSE f Irish
Variant of EILÍS.
EIMÍLE f Irish (Archaic)
Irish form of EMILY.
EINÍN f Irish
"Little Bird"
EION m Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of JOHN.
EISTEAR f Irish
Irish form of ESTHER.
EISTIR f Medieval Irish, Irish (Archaic)
Irish form of ESTHER. This name used to be "given to children born about Easter".
EITHNA f Irish
Variant of EITHNE.
EOCHAID m Irish
Means "horse rider" in Irish.
EOCHO m Irish
Diminutive of EOCHAID.
EOCHU m Irish
Diminutive of EOCHAIDH
EOINÍCÉ f Irish
Irish form of EUNICE.
ERIMON m Irish
Unaccented form of Érimón, the name of the son of Míl Espáine. Also used for a character from the 3rd series of The Sparticle Mystery.
ERINA f Irish
Latinate form of ERIN.
ERRIGAL m & f Irish, Ancient Irish, Northern Irish
From the name of a mountain in Ireland (Errigal Mountain, near Gweedore in County Donegal, Ireland. It is the tallest peak of the Derryveagh Mountains and the tallest peak in County Donegal).... [more]
ETHENIA f Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ETNEY f Irish (Archaic), Manx
Obsolete Anglicization of EITHNE.
EUNAN m Irish
Variation of Adomnán used to refer to St. Eunan.
EVANNA f Swedish (Modern, Rare), Welsh, Irish, Scottish, English, Italian (Rare)
Either the feminine form of EVAN and a combination of EVA and ANNA.... [more]
EVANNE f & m French (Rare), English (Rare), Irish (Rare)
Primarily of EVAN and a variant of YVONNE. Recently in France, 3 boys were named EVANNE in 2018.
EVENY m & f Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of AIBHNE.
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