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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From Old Irish ablach "having apple trees".
AEDDmWelsh, Irish
From the Irish aedh "fire". This name was borne by a king of Ireland.
AEDNATfIrish (Modern, Rare)
Possibly related to Aodh. A minor character in the Cirque du Freak franchise.
AEDUSmIrish (Latinized, Archaic)
Possibly a Latinized form of Aodh.... [more]
Irish form of Aveline.
AIBHNEm & fIrish (Rare)
From Irish abhainn meaning "river".
AIBREANNfIrish (Modern, Rare)
Derived from the Irish word for April.
Borne by Ailerán the Wise, Irish scholar and saint.
Diminutive of Ailís.
AILIONÓRAfIrish (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. It may or may not have been adopted by Gaels.
Irish form of Andrew.
AINÉISLISmIrish (Modern, Rare), Medieval Irish
Possibly means "careful, thoughtful" from the Irish negative prefix ain- combined with éislis "negligence, remissness".
Means "great lord". A king of Tara bore this name.
Variant of Aisling.
Irish form of Aloysius.
ALACOQUEfIrish (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.
ALBIEm & fEnglish (Modern), Irish
Short form of Albert, Alba, Albina, Alban and other names beginning with Alb-. Alternatively, it may be a variant of Alby, an Anglicized masculine form of the Irish Gaelic unisex name Ailbhe.
ALLANAHfEnglish (Modern), Irish (Modern)
Variant of Alannah. One bearer of this name is former transgender pornographic star Allanah Starr.
AMARGEINmIrish (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.
AMHALGHAIDHmIrish (Archaic)
Borne by an early king of Munster, and an early king of Connacht. Can be anglicized as Auley or Awley.
Irish form of Andromeda, used in Irish translations of Greek myths.
ANLONmIrish (Rare)
Irish Gaelic name meaning "great champion."
Irish form of Anastasia.
Younger form of Áedán.
AODHFINmIrish (Rare)
Compound name composed of Aodh "fire" and Fionn "white".
AODHNAITfIrish (Archaic), Medieval Irish
Feminine diminuitive of Aodh. This was "the name of an Irish saint whose feast was kept on 9 November".
Either a variant of Aoibheann, or a diminutive of Aoibhe
From Irish faoileann meaning "fair maiden" or "seagull".
AOINEfIrish (Modern)
From Irish aoine meaning "Friday", derived from Latin ieiunum. Aoine has only been used as a given name in Ireland in recent times.
Irish form of Artemis, used in Irish translations of Greek myths.
ATTRACTAfIrish, 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.
AUDIEmIrish, English
Anglicized diminutive of Éadbhard.
AURNIAfIrish (Latinized)
Latinization of Orflath (see Órlaith). A daughter of the 12th-century Irish chieftain Donal Og MacCarthy bore this name.
BADBfIrish 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.
BÁINEf & mIrish, 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]
Perhaps related to Beathan. It coincides with a Gaelic word meaning "vain, reckless, wanton, foolish". Other forms are Baothan, Baoithin/Beheen and Baolach. Baoithin was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint from Ennisboyne (originally Inis Boethine), County Wicklow.
Means "foolishly valorous", from the roots baoth "foolish, vain" and galach "valorous".
Irish form of Bartholomew.
BEDELLAfIrish, English
Meaning unknown. Possibly a variant of Bedelia, influenced by Della or Bella.
Irish form of Benedict.
BENVONfMedieval Irish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized, Archaic)
Anglicization of Bean Mhumhan, an Irish name allegedly meaning "Lady of Munster".
BENVYfMedieval Irish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized, Archaic)
Anglicization of Bean Mhidhe, an Irish name allegedly meaning "Lady of Meath".
BERCHANmIrish, 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.
BRADIEf & mIrish
Variant of Brady.
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.
Means "freckled girl".
BREADAfEnglish (Rare), Irish (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Breda.
BREATAfManx, English (British), Irish
Means "strong spirit," or denoted someone from Britain. May be related to Bretta or Bridget.
Variant of Bridie.
BRIDGEENfIrish (Rare), English (Rare)
Possibly an Anglicized form of Brídín.
Diminutive of Bríd.
Anglicized form of Bríd.
BRÍGAfIrish (Rare)
Possibly a Latinized form of Bríd or Brígh.
BRÍGHDÍNfIrish (Rare)
Diminutive of Bríghde or Brighid. See also Brídín.
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.
Anglicized form of Brónach.
Derived from Irish buaidh meaning "victory" (compare Boudicca, Buddug). It is Anglicized as Victor.
BURIANAfIrish (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.
The name of multiple Irish queens
CADHLAf & mIrish
Means "beautiful" or "handsome" in Irish.
CAÍLTEmIrish, 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. He killed the god Lir in battle during the war between the gods.
The meaning of this name is unknown.... [more]
CANEmEnglish, Irish
Variant of Kane.
CATHAIRMACmEnglish, Irish
Means "son of Cathair" from the Gaelic cath "battle", and vir "man", mac from Gaelic meaning "son'.
Means "chieftain" in Gaelic.
CATIEfEnglish (Rare), Irish
Variant of Katie more often used as a diminutive of names beginning with C, such as Catherine or Caitlin.
CEALLANmScottish, 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]
CERINmEnglish, Irish, Scottish
Means "little dark one" in Gaelic.
CESSAIRfIrish, 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.
CIANAfIrish, English
Feminine form of Cian.
Variant of Kiernan.
CIAVAfIrish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Caoimhe.
Means "faithful to pledges."
Rarely used as an Irish form of Cyril.
COLERAINEmIrish (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.
COLGAmIrish (Rare)
From Irish colg, meaning "thorn" or "sword".
COLLAmScottish, 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]
From Saint Colm-Cille (Saint Columba in English). Middle name of American-Australian actor and film director Mel Gibson.
Variant of Conall.
CONLAODHmIrish (Rare)
From the old Irish name Conláed (see Conleth).
CONLONm & fIrish
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]
CONNERYm & fIrish (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]
Irish form of Constantinus (see Constantine).
CORKYm & fIrish, American
Nickname used for descendents of Cork, Ireland.... [more]
Anglicized form of the Irish name Criomhthann, from Old Irish crimthan meaning "fox". A variant, Crimhthain, was the original name of Saint Columba.
CRÍONNAfIrish (Modern)
From Irish críonna, meaning "wise". It has only been used as a given name in recent times.
Irish form of Christine which was "brought into Scotland by Queen Margaret, and into Ireland by the Anglo-Normans."
Irish form of Christina, which was "brought into Scotland by Queen Margaret, and into Ireland by the Anglo-Normans."
CROWLEYmEnglish, Irish
Transferred use of the surname Crowley.
CUENmIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Cuán.
DACEYf & mIrish, English
pet form of Candace... [more]
DAHYm & fEnglish (Rare), Irish (Rare)
Transferred use of this surname Dahy.
Irish form of Daniel.
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.
Saint Darerca of Ireland was a sister of Saint Patrick.
Personal name of uncertain origin. It may be a compound of deagh- ‘good’ + ádh ‘luck’, ‘fate’.
Original Gaelic form of Declan.
Variant of Dervla, perhaps influenced by Irish dearbh "true".
DEMPSEYm & fIrish, English
From the Gaelic surname Ó Díomasaigh meaning "descendant of Díomasach". The byname Díomasach meant "proud, haughty", derived from díomas "pride".
Variation of Dermot.
DESSIEm & fIrish, English
Diminutive of names containing the sound des, such as Desmond or Odessa.
DIANAIMHfIrish (Rare), Medieval Irish
Derived from Irish díainim "spotless, unblemished".
DINEENf & mIrish (Rare)
Meaning "judged," or from the surname Duinnín, meaning "brown-haired"
Variant of Donal.
DONARDmIrish (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). Also compare the medieval Breton (i.e. fellow Celtic) given name Duenerth, which has been gallicized to Donnard and Donnart in France.... [more]
Modern Irish form of Domhanghart.
DONLEAVYmIrish (Anglicized, Archaic)
Means "brown of the hill"
Meaning, "dark" or "black."
DUIBHÍNfIrish (Rare)
Derived from Gaelic dubh "dark, black" combined with a diminutive suffix.
DÚNLAITHfIrish (Rare), Medieval Irish
Means "princess of the fort" from Irish dún "fort" combined with flaith "princess".
DUVESSAfIrish (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. This spelling occurs in M. J. Molloy's comic play 'The Wooing of Duvessa' (1964).
Derived from from Gaelic each "horse" and marcach "rider", "knight".
EALGAfIrish (Rare)
Means "noble, brave", taken from the Irish Inis Ealga "Noble Isle", which was a poetic name for Ireland.
Irish form of Ernest.
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]
Allegedly derived from Old Irish óiph "beauty, radiance". It is also considered the Irish form of Helen, although it is sometimes anglicized as Evelyn.
Variant of Eilís.
Variant of Aoife.
Irish form of Eleanor.
Irish form of Electra used in Irish translations of Greek myth.
Irish form of Elizabeth.
Variant of Eilís.
EILYfIrish, English
Most likely a 19th-century Anglicisation of Eilidh.
"Little Bird"
EIONmIrish, Scottish
Gaelic form of John.
EISTIRfMedieval Irish, Irish (Archaic)
Irish form of Esther. This name used to be "given to children born about Easter".
Variant of Eithne.
Means "horse rider" in Irish.
Diminutive of Eochaid.
Latinate form of Erin.
ETHENIAfIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Eithne.
Variation of Adomnán used to refer to St. Eunan.
EVANNAfWelsh, Irish, Scottish, English
Feminine form of EVAN. Alternatively, it could be derived from an Irish word meaning "young warrior" or a Scottish word meaning "right handed; strong."
EVENYm & fIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Aibhne.
EVERm & fIrish (Anglicized), English (Modern)
Simply from the English word ever, derived from Old English æfre (which may have been a contraction of the phrase a in feore "ever in life").... [more]
FAINCHEfIrish (Rare), Irish Mythology
Derived from Irish fuinche meaning "scald-crow" or "black fox". It occurs in Irish myth as the name of the daughter of Dáire Derg and mother of the three Fothads by a warrior called Mac Nia... [more]
FANCHEAfIrish (Latinized)
Latinized form of Fainche. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint who founded the convent at Rossory.
FEARFEASAmIrish (Archaic)
Means "man of knowledge", derived from the Gaelic elements fear "man" and fios "knowledge" (genitive feasa).
FEARYmIrish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Fiacra.
Anglicized form of Feichín.
FÉILIMmIrish (Rare)
Variant form of FEIDHELM meaning ”beauty” or “ever good.” Three kings of Munster bore the name. Feidhelm Mac Crimthainn was both a king of Munster and a Bishop of Cashel. He contested the sovereignty of Ireland with the O’Neill kings... [more]
FENNOREfIrish (Anglicized, Rare, Archaic)
Anglicized form of Fionnúir, a modern shortening of Finnabhair (see Findabhair).
Variant of Fergus.
FERRISm & fEnglish (Rare), Irish, Scottish
Transferred use of the surname Ferris. See also Fergus.
FÉTHNAIDfIrish, Irish Mythology
Of uncertain origin and meaning.... [more]
FIf & mEnglish, Irish
Shortened form of Fiona, Finnian, and other names that combine this element. Used more often as a nickname or pet name.
FIAfIrish (Modern, Rare)
Irish word for the singular of "deer" (plural is "fianna"). Used as a feminine name in modern Ireland. Name of one of the characters of the popular Irish language soap opera, Ros na Rún
Derived from fiach "raven".
Gaelic name meaning "raven" (see Fiachra). Fiach MacHugh O'Byrne was the chief of Clann O Bhroin, or the O'Byrne clan, during the Elizabethan conquest of Ireland.
FIADHfIrish (Modern)
From the Old Irish word fiadh which originally meant "wild" in the sense of a wild animal, and often in the sense of a wild deer. It appears in the Modern Irish word fiadhúrla "wildlife".
Means "fawn" from Gaelic fiadh "deer" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of two early Irish saints, among them "a saintly Irish virgin whose festival was celebrated on 4 January".
Variant of Fianna.
FIANNAfIrish (Modern, Rare)
From the name of a band of warrior heroes in Irish legend. It literally means "soldiers" or "warriors" in Irish (from Proto-Celtic *weino-s "hero", and ultimately related to Irish fine "family group"); the name of the political party Fianna Fáil, for example, means "warriors of Fál" (Fál being a legendary name for Ireland).... [more]
Derived from Gaelic fiach meaning "raven". The name of a late 5th-early 6th century Irish Bishop in Leinster, reputed to have written the "Metrical Life of Saint Patrick".
FINDABHAIRfIrish, Irish Mythology
Popularly claimed to be an Irish cognate of Gwenhwyfar (see Guinevere), it may actually mean "fair-browed" from Old Irish find "white, fair" and abair "a brow" (or "eyelash")... [more]
An Irish girl's name meaning "Fine offspring"
Variant of Finnian.
FIOfEnglish, Irish, Italian
This is a diminutive / nickname for names beginning with Fio like Fiona or Fiorella.
FIONNÚIRfIrish (Modern)
Usual modern Irish form of Finnabhair (see Findabhair) in which "the b is altogether suppressed, on account of aspiration" (Joyce, 1873). The ending has sometimes been associated with the word úir "earth" (the modern form of Old Irish íriu, a relative of Ériu).
FIONNULAfIrish, Irish Mythology
Variant of Fionnghuala (see Fionnuala). A known bearer of this name is the Irish actress Fionnula Flanagan (b. 1941).
Feminine form of Foraoise, which means forest in Irish.
From the Irish word "foraoise," meaning forest.
FORBAm & fIrish, Scottish
The Irish meaning for Forba is "owns the fields," while the Scottish meaning for Forba is "headstrong. The Irish Forba is masculine, while the Scottish Forba is feminine.
Irish form of Gabriel.
GARAIDHmScottish Gaelic, Irish
Of uncertain origin and meaning. It is commonly Anglicized as Gary and Garry.
GARVINmIrish (Anglicized), Scottish (Anglicized), Scottish Gaelic (Anglicized)
Derived from the surname of Garvin, which is an anglicized Gaelic surname. Its original Gaelic form is Gairbhith, which means "rough (or cruel) fate", derived from Gaelic garbh meaning "rough" or "cruel" combined with Gaelic bith meaning "fate" and possibly also "ill fortune".
Modern Gaelic form of Gelgéis.
GOUGHmWelsh (Rare), Irish (Rare)
Welsh: nickname for a red-haired person, from Welsh coch ‘red’.... [more]
GRIZETTAfIrish (Rare, Archaic), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare, Archaic)
Apparently a Northern Irish variant of Griselda. A Grizetta Gowdy Knox (born circa 1800) died in County Down, Northern Ireland in 1866.... [more]
HANORAfIrish, English (Rare)
Irish variant of Honora.
Derived from the surname Hennessey.
HURRISHmIrish, Literature
Irish dialectical variant of Horatio, according to the Anglo-Irish writer Emily Lawless in her novel 'Hurrish' (1886).
Biblical Irish form of the name Jason, which appears in both The Acts and Romans in the Irish language bible.
IDAfIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Íde.
Irish form of Jerome.
IRIALmIrish Mythology, Irish (Rare)
Irial Fáid was a legendary High King of Ireland.
ISANNAYfIrish (Anglicized, Rare, Archaic)
Obscure and obsolete Irish variant of Ismay.... [more]
ÍSISfIcelandic (Rare), Irish, Portuguese (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic, Irish and Portuguese form of Isis.
IÚILEÁNmIrish (Rare)
Irish form of Iulianus (see Julian). Also compare Iúile.
Irish meaning for Kealan is Slender
KELHAMmEnglish (Rare), Irish (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Kelham.
KELSOm & fEnglish, Irish
From the surname Kelso.
KERRILLmIrish, English
Anglicized form of Caireall.
Taken from the Irish surname Kerwin, an alternative spelling of Kirwan. This appears to have been derived from the Old Gaelic Ciardubháin, a name formed from the combination of the roots ciar and dubhain, both of which are said to mean "black".... [more]
KEVINAfIrish (Rare)
Feminine form of Kevin.
KIERNANmEnglish (Modern), Irish
From an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Thighearnáin, which means "son of Tighearnán".
KILIANUSmIrish (Latinized), Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare)
Latinized form of Cillian via its variant form Kilian. When this given name first came into use in the Netherlands during the Middle Ages, it was given in honour of saint Kilian, who is generally known as sint Kilianus in Dutch.
KINNIAfSpanish, Theology, Irish
Name of St. Kinnia. Irish maiden baptized by St. Patrick. She is venerated in County Louth, Ireland.
Derived from the name Katherine, or Katrina, meaning a small Cat, like the small meaning of it's longer names
Feminine form of Labhrás.
Diminutive of Lachtna.
Either from Irish lasair (meaning "flame") or an Irish form of Lazarus.
LANEf & mIrish
From a surname meaning "descendant of Luan", a given name meaning "warrior".
LAOISEACHmIrish (Rare)
Derived from the Irish place name Laois. County Laois (formerly spelt as Laoighis or Leix) lies in the province of Leinster, east-central Ireland. It could be a masculine form of Laoise.
Irish feminine given name that is derived from the name of a village or a townland, but it is unclear which one exactly, as there are two villages and three townlands by the name of Laragh in Ireland... [more]
LASAIRFHÍONAfAncient Irish, Irish
Derived from Irish lasair "flame" (compare Laisrén) and‎ fíona "of wine" (from Old Irish fín "wine", from Latin vinum).
Anglicized form of Lasairfhíona.
Irish form of Lazarus.
Irish form of Helena.
LOURDAfEnglish (British, Rare), Irish (Rare)
Possibly an Anglicized form of Lourdes.
Diminutive of Lugh.
Variant of Luigsech, anglicized as Lucy.