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.
Aibhín f Irish
This name was used in the poem "A Kite for Aibhín" by Seamus Heaney, published in 2010.
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.
Aidrian m Irish
Irish form of Adrian.
Aignéas f Irish
Irish form of Agnes.
Áilgheanán m Irish
Diminutive 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]
Aindrias m Irish
Irish form of Andrew.
Aine f Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Áine.
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 Alacoque. 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 an "great" and luan "hero, champion, warrior".
Annstás f Irish
Irish form of Anastasia.
Antaine m Irish
Possibly meaning ''flower'' and deriving from the Greek Anthos
Antóin m Irish
Irish form of Anthony
Aodán m Irish
Younger form of Áedán.
Aodha f Irish (Modern)
Feminization of Aodh, which is derived from Old Irish Áed meaning "fire". This seems to be a modern Irish name and it's sometimes incorrectly pronounced like Ada (AY-da), however in Irish the H would lead to the D not being pronounced.
Aodhamair f Irish
Feminine diminutive of Aodh.
Aodhfin m Irish (Rare)
Compound name composed of Aodh "fire" and Fionn "white".
Aodhla f Irish (Modern)
This is a modern Irish name based on the Irish Aodh stemming from áed which means "fire" combined with the popular modern suffix of la. It was likely also inspired by names with popular sounds such as Ayla... [more]
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]
Árón m Irish
Irish form of Aaron.
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 (Anglicized), English
English rendering of a diminutive of Éadbhard.
Auliffe m Irish
Anglicized form of Amhlaoibh.
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
Uncertain meaning, but might be connected to Irish geall "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.
Bearnárd m Irish
Irish form of Bernard.
Behan m Irish
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.
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
Means "cowherd, servant".
Buadhach m Irish
Derived from Irish buaidh meaning "victory" (compare Boudicca, Buddug). It is Anglicized as Victor.
Cacht f Irish
The name of multiple Irish queens
Cadhla f & m Irish
Means "beautiful" or "handsome" in Irish.
Caela f Irish
Feminine variant of Caelan, ultimately from Irish caol meaning "slender".
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]
Caireallán m Irish
From the name Caireall combined with the diminutive suffix án.
Caiseal m & f Irish (Modern), English (Modern)
From Irish caiseal meaning "great stone fort” or "castle". A notable bearer of the name is the Australian Sci-Fi and fantasy novelist, artist and musician Caiseal Mór. This is a modern Irish word name and not commonly used in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
Caislín f Irish (Modern), English (Modern)
Supposed to mean "little castle" from Irish caiseal meaning "castle" combined with the Irish diminutive of ín. It also coincides with the rare Irish word caislín meaning "chat" (a type of bird)... [more]
Cáitín f Irish (Rare)
Diminutive of Cáit.
Calihan m Irish
Variant of Callahan
Callaghan m Irish
Anglicized form of Irish name Ceallachán
Calumina f Irish
"Dove" Feminine form of Calum
Cannan m Irish, English (American)
Transferred use of the surname Cannan
Caoimhinn f Irish (Rare)
Feminine form of Caoimhín.
Caoindealbhán m Irish
Means "comely form".
Caoladhe f & m Irish
Derived from from the Gaelic word caol meaning "slender".
Carbery m Irish
Anglicized form of Cairbre.
Carraig m Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Craig.
Castór m Irish
Irish form of Castor (the mythological person).
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.
Céadach m Irish
Derived from the word céad "hundred".
Céadaoin f Irish
Directly taken from Irish céadaoin meaning "wednesday", ultimately from old Irish céad meaning "first" and aoine meaning "fast".
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, kern (light-armed foot soldier)".
Ceola f Irish (Modern)
This is a modern Irish name, directly taken from Irish ceol meaning "music, singing".
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.
Ciarnan m Irish
Variant of Kiernan.
Ciarraí f Irish
From the place name Ciarraí, which is the Irish Gaelic form of Kerry meaning "Ciar's people" (from ciar meaning "black")... [more]
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).
Cliodhna f Irish
Anglicized form of Clíodhna.
Cliodna f Irish
Variant of Clíodhna.
Cliona f Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicization of Clíona.
Cluanach m Irish
Derived from clauna "deceitful, flattering, rogue".
Cnáimhseach f Irish
Means "midwife", which is derived from Irish Cnámh meaning "bone".
Cnámh m Old Irish (?), Irish
Means "bone".
Cobhthach m Irish
It means "victorious".
Cogadhán 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
Original Irish form of Conall.
Conal m Irish
Variant of Conall.
Conard m English, Irish
Transferred use of the surname Conard.
Conlaodh m Irish (Rare)
From the old Irish name Conláed (see Conleth).
Connery m & f Irish (Anglicized), English (Modern)
Transferred use of the surname Connery.... [more]
Constaintín m Irish
Irish form of Constantinus (see Constantine).
Corc m Irish
Means "heart" in Irish.
Corianne f Irish, Old Norse
Means 'the hollow' or 'from the round hill, seething pool/ravine' in Irish, Gaelic
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)
This is a modern Irish name which is directly derived from Irish críonna meaning "wise".
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 m & f Irish (Modern, Rare)
Means "heart; core; sweetheart" in Irish.
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.
Daighre m Irish
Means "fiery".
Daimhín m Irish
Diminutive of damh "bard, poet".
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"
Deabrá f Irish
Irish form of Deborah.
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.
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
Transferred use of the surname Dempsey.
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".
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.
Dúnlaith f Irish (Rare), Medieval Irish
Means "princess of the fort" from Irish dún "fort" combined with flaith "princess".
Eabha f Irish
Variant of Éabha.
Eachmarcach m Irish
Derived from from Gaelic each "horse" and marcach "rider", "knight".
Eachthighearn m Irish
Means "horsemen" in Irish.
Éada f Irish (Modern)
A modern Irish name, most like influenced by the more frequently used Irish name Éadaoin, which derives from Irish éad (coming from Old Irish ét) meaning "jealousy, passion"... [more]
Éadbhard m Irish
Irish form of Edward.
Éala f Irish (Modern)
This is a modern Irish name that has most likely been influenced by the Irish word eala meaning "swan". However, contrarily to the Irish word for "swan", which is spelled without the fada, the fada has been added to the name to get the desired pronounciation of EH-la whereas the word eala is pronounced AL-la... [more]
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
Derived from Old Irish óiph, meaning "beauty, radiance".
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.
Eiliosaibeit f Irish
Irish form of Elizabeth.
Éilís f Irish
Irish form of Elizabeth.
Eilíse f Irish
Variant of Eilís.
Eimíle f Irish (Archaic)
Irish form of Emily.
Éinín f Irish
Directly taken from the Irish word éinín meaning "little bird". This is a modern Irish word name that has only been used in recent years.
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.
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.
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]
Eveny m & f Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Aibhne.
Evin m & f Irish
From Éimhín with the typical Irish diminutive suffix ending with the letter 'n'. From the root word eimh meaning "swift" or "lively". ... [more]
Eyrin f Irish
Not much is known of the origin of the name, "Eyrin". It is believed to have come from either Ireland, Greece, and/or England.
Fainche f Irish (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]