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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EVENY m & f Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of AIBHNE.
EVER m & f Irish (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]
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]
FANCHEA f Irish (Latinized)
Latinized form of FAINCHE. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint who founded the convent at Rossory.
FATHADH m Irish
Derived from the word fothadh "base, foundation"
FEARADHACH m Irish
It means "manly".
FEARFEASA m Irish (Archaic)
Means "man of knowledge", derived from the Gaelic elements fear "man" and fios "knowledge" (genitive feasa).
FEARGAL m Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of FEARGHAL.
FEARGALL m Irish
Variant of FEARGHAL
FEARY m Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of FIACRA.
FEENA f Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of FIADHNAIT.
FEHIN m Irish
Anglicized form of FEICHÍN.
FÉILIM m Irish (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... [more]
FEILIMÍ m Irish
It means "beauty, ever good, constant".
FENNORE f Irish (Anglicized, Rare, Archaic)
Anglicized form of FIONNÚIR, a modern shortening of Finnabhair (see FINDABHAIR).
FERRIS m & f English (Rare), Irish, Scottish
Transferred use of the surname Ferris. See also FERGUS.
FÉTHNAID f Irish, Irish Mythology
Of uncertain origin and meaning.... [more]
FI f & m English, Irish
Shortened form of FIONA, FINNIAN, and other names that combine this element. Used more often as a nickname or pet name.
FIA f Irish (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
FÍACC m Irish
Derived from fiach "raven".
FIACH m Irish
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.
FIADHNAIT f Irish
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".
FIECH m Irish
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".
FIN m English, Scottish, Irish
Short form of FINLAY or variant of Finn.
FINDABHAIR f Irish, 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]
FINEEN m Irish
Anglicized form of Finghin.
FINIAN m Irish
Variant of FINNIAN.
FIO f English, Irish, Italian
This is a diminutive / nickname for names beginning with Fio like Fiona or Fiorella.
FIONÁN m Irish
Variant of FIONNÁN.
FIONNAGÁN m Irish
Diminutive of FIONN
FIONNÚIR f Irish (Modern)
Usual modern Irish form of Finnabhair (see FINDABHAIR) in which "the b is altogether suppressed, on account of aspiration" (Joyce, 1873)... [more]
FIONNULA f Irish, Irish Mythology
Variant of Fionnghuala (see FIONNUALA). A known bearer of this name is the Irish actress Fionnula Flanagan (b. 1941).
FIONTÁN m Irish
Variant of FIONNTAN.
FLAITHBHEARTACH m Irish
Means "generous, hospitable" from flaith "prince" and beartach "acting, behaving"
FLANNA f Irish
Means “red haired” in Irish.
FLANNABHRA m Irish
It refers to someone with red eyebrows.
FLANNCHADH m Irish
Derived from the elements flann "red" and cath "battle"
FORAOISA f Irish
Feminine form of FORAOISE.
FORAOISE m Irish
From Irish foraoise meaning "forest", ultimately from Medieval Latin forestis meaning "open wood".
GAIBRIAL m Irish
Irish form of GABRIEL.
GARAIDH m Scottish Gaelic, Irish
Of uncertain origin and meaning. It is commonly Anglicized as GARY and GARRY.
GARVIN m Irish (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".
GEILÉIS f Irish
Modern Gaelic form of GELGÉIS.
GELASIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), English (African, Rare, ?), Irish (Archaic)
Latinized form of the Greek name Γελάσιος (Gelasios), which is derived from Greek γέλασις (gelasis) "laughing", from the verb γελασείω (gelaseiô) "to be ready to laugh"... [more]
GILBY m Irish
Means "blond boy". Possibly a diminutive of GILBERT.
GIOBÚIN m Irish
Irish form of GIBBON
GORMGHAL m Irish
Derived from gorm meaning "noble, (dark) blue" and gal meaning "valour, ardour."
GOUGH m Welsh (Rare), Irish (Rare)
Welsh: nickname for a red-haired person, from Welsh coch ‘red’.... [more]
GRADAIGH m Irish
Derived from the word grada, "the illustrious one"
GRÍOBHTHA m Irish
Byname from gríobh meaning "gryphon".
GRIZETTA f Irish (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]
GWYNDOLYN f Irish
Different form of the common name Gwen mean “white” spelling with a more urban “Y” instead of an “E”
HANORA f Irish, English (Rare)
Irish variant of HONORA.
HURRISH m Irish, Literature
Irish dialectical variant of HORATIO, according to the Anglo-Irish writer Emily Lawless in her novel 'Hurrish' (1886).
IARÓM m Irish (Archaic)
Irish form of Hieronymos (see JEROME).
IASÓN m Irish
Biblical Irish form of the name JASON, which appears in both The Acts and Romans in the Irish language bible.
IDA f Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of ÍDE.
IERÓIM m Irish (Archaic)
Either a variant or an older form of IARÓM.
IGNÁIT m Irish
Irish form of IGNATIUS.
IODHNAIT f Irish
Possibly derived from Old Irish idan meaning "pure, faithful, sincere".
IÓNA m Irish
Irish form of JONAH.
IOSÓID f Irish (Rare)
Old Irish form of ISEULT
IRIAL m Irish Mythology, Irish (Rare)
Irial Fáid was a legendary High King of Ireland.
ISANNAY f Irish (Anglicized, Rare, Archaic)
Obscure and obsolete Irish variant of ISMAY.... [more]
ISEABAL f Irish (Rare), Scottish Gaelic (Rare)
Irish variant of ISIBÉAL and Scottish variant of ISEABAIL.
ISHABEL f Irish
A variant of the Scottish name ISHBEL. Sometimes also thought to be related to the name ISABEL.
ÍSIS f Icelandic (Rare), Irish, Portuguese (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic, Irish and Portuguese form of ISIS.
ISLEEN f Irish (Anglicized, Rare, Archaic)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include an Anglicization of AISLING.
IÚDÁ m Irish
Irish form of JUDAH.
IÚILEÁN m Irish (Rare)
Irish form of Iulianus (see JULIAN). Also compare IÚILE.
KAYLAGH f Irish (Rare), English (British, Rare, ?)
Rare variant of KAYLA with the spelling influenced by SHELAGH.
KEALAN m Irish
Irish meaning for Kealan is Slender
KEAVA f Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of CAOIMHE.
KEIVA f Irish (Modern, Rare)
Anglicized form of CAOIMHE.
KELHAM m English (Rare), Irish (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname KELHAM.
KELLIN m & f Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN.
KELSO m & f English, Irish
From the surname KELSO.
KERRILL m Irish, English
Anglicized form of CAIREALL.
KERWIN m Irish
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]
KEVINA f Irish (Rare)
Feminine form of KEVIN.
KIERNAN m English (Modern), Irish
From an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Thighearnáin, which means "son of TIGHEARNÁN".
KILIANUS m Irish (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.
KITTEN f Irish
Derived from the name Katherine, or Katrina, meaning a small Cat, like the small meaning of it's longer names
KYLLIAN m Irish, French
Variant of KILLIAN.
LABHRAÍN f Irish
Feminine form of LABHRÁS.
LACHTNÁN m Irish
Diminutive of LACHTNA.
LAOISEACH m Irish (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.
LARAGH f Irish
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]
LASAIRFHÍONA f Ancient Irish, Irish
Derived from Irish lasair "flame" (compare LAISRÉN) and‎ fíona "of wine" (from Old Irish fín "wine", from Latin vinum).
LASSARINA f Irish
Anglicized form of LASAIRFHÍONA.
LAZARAS m Irish
Irish form of LAZARUS.
LÉANA f Irish
Irish form of HELENA.
LOURDA f English (British, Rare), Irish (Rare)
Possibly an Anglicized form of LOURDES.
LUANACH m Irish
Means "warrior"
LUGHÁN m Irish
Diminutive of LUGH.
LUIGHSEACH f Irish
Variant of LUIGSECH, anglicized as LUCY.
MACDHA m Irish
Means "virile" or "manly" in Gaelic.
MACHA f Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly from Proto-Celtic *makajā "plain (level country)". In Irish legend this was the name of a war goddess, sister of the Morrígan and the BADB... [more]
MADAIHÍN m Irish
Derived from the word madadh "dog, mastiff"
MADDEN m & f Irish
Transferred use of the surname MADDEN.
MAEBH f Irish
Variant of MAEVE.
MAEV f Irish (Rare)
Variant of MAEVE.
MAGO m English (Rare), Old High German, Irish (Rare)
From a short form of a compound name formed with maht ‘strength’, ‘power’ as the first element.
MAIDHC m Irish
Short form of MÍCHEÁL, equivalent to English MIKE.
MAIDHCÍ m Irish
Irish Gaelic diminutive of MICHÉAL.
MAILLE f Irish
Often recorded in the Middle Ages.
MAINCHÍNE m Irish
Means "little monk" in Irish.
MAINIE f Irish
Diminutive of MARY, as borne by the Irish painter Mainie Jellett (1897-1944). Possibly based on the Irish version of Mary, MÁIRÍN
MAINNÍN m Irish
Probably an assimilated form of MAINCHÍN, a diminutive of manach ‘monk’.
MAIREN f Irish, Literature, Scandinavian
Combination of MAREN, which is a variant of MARGARET meaning "pearl", and MAIRENN coming from MARY and MAUREEN meaning "sea of bitterness" or "bitter".
MAIRIE f Irish
A diminutive of MÁIRÍN or a variant of MÁIRE
MAIRONA f English (Rare, Archaic), Irish (Rare)
Diminutive of MÁIRE which appeared in the 1940s but appears to have faded almost immediately.
MAIRSIAL m Irish
Irish form of MARK.
MAIRSILE f Irish
Irish form of MARCELLA.
MAJELLA f Irish, Various
From an Anglicized form of the surname of Saint Gerardo Maiella, an 18th-century Italian miracle worker who is regarded as the patron saint of all aspects of pregnancy. His surname was originally taken from an Italian place name (La Maiella massif) which may derive from Latin magnus "great"... [more]
MANACHÁIN m Irish
Diminutive of manach "monk".
MANCHÁN m Irish
Irish name meaning, "a monk". Similar to MAINCHÍN.
MANNIS m Irish
Means "great" in Gaelic.
MAOLAGÁN m Irish
Derived from the word maél "bald, tonsured"
MAOLBHEARRACH m Irish
From maél "bald" and bhearrach of unknown meaning, possibly related about bears
MAOLCHALANN m Irish
Means "chief of the calends" in Irish.
MAOL CHOILM m Irish
Irish form of MALCOLM.
MAOLÉIDIGH m Irish
Comprised of the elements maél "chief" and éidigh "ugly"
MAOLFÁBHAIL m Irish
Means "fond of movement or travel".
MAOLMHÓNA m Irish
Comprised of the elements maél "tonsured one, devotee" and an element assumed to be móin (genitive móna) "moorland"
MAOLMHUIRE m Irish
Taken to mean "servant of St. Mary". Often anglicized as Myles.
MAONGHAL m Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Comprised of the elements maoin "wealth" and gal "valor"
MARCACH m Irish
Means "horse rider"
MARCACHÁN m Irish
Diminutive of MARCACH
MÁTA m Irish
Irish form of MATTHEW.
MAVEN f & m English, Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of MEIDHBHÍN.
MEADBH f Irish (Rare)
Variant of MEDB.
MEADHRA m Irish
Derived from meadhar "merry, happy"
MÉAV f Irish
Variant of MÉABH. A famous bearer is Irish singer Méav Ní Mhaolchatha.
MECHAR m Irish
Means "fine, majestic" in Irish.
MELLA f Irish (Anglicized, Rare), English (Rare), History
Anglicized form of the traditional Irish name MEALLA which itself is derived from Old Irish mell "mild; pleasant".... [more]
MIADHACH m Irish
Means "honorable"
MILLIGAN m Irish
From the Irish surname, MILLIGAN.
MOCHTA m Irish
Means "great." ... [more]
MONINNA f Irish, History
From the hypocorism Mo-Ninne or Moinnine which meant "my ninne"; ninne was the first word this saint spoke. Saint Moinnine or Moninna (c.432-518) of Killeavy in County Armagh, Ireland was supposedly baptised and confirmed by Saint Patrick... [more]
MONINNE f Irish
Variant of MONINNA.
MORRISEY m Irish (Americanized, Rare)
An American derivative of 'Muirgheas'. 'Muir' meaning 'sea' and 'geas' having debateable meaning.
MOSSY m Irish
Irish diminutive of MAURICE.
MOYA f Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of MÁIRE, itself an Irish form of MARY. It is a phonetic variation in which the 'r' is silent.... [more]
MUIREADACH m Irish
It means "chieftain".
MUIRINN f Irish
Variant of MUIREANN.
MUNDY m Irish
In irish it means "From Reamonn".... [more]
MURCHADHA m Irish
Variant of MURCHADH.
NAIRCISEAS m Irish
Irish Gaelic form of NARCISSUS.
NANO f Irish
Diminutive form of HONORA. Used mostly in honour of Nano Nagle who was a pioneer for the education of women and rebellion against the Penal Laws in Ireland
NAOI m Irish
Irish form of Noah.
NÁPLA f Irish
A variant of Annaple, which is a Scottish (?) form of Annabel.
NAPPY f Irish
An Irish woman's name, current in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, particularly in the west of Ireland among Irish speakers. Described as a short form of Penelope, it seems to have served as a customary anglicisation of the Gaelic name Nuala/Fionnuala
NÁRBHFHLAITH f Irish (Rare)
Modern Irish form of NÁRBFLAITH.
NEACHTAN m Irish, Irish Mythology
The name of the Irish god of water, cognate to NEPTUNE.
NEAMH f Irish (Modern)
Derived directly from neamh, the Irish word for "heaven, paradise". Neamh is a modern Irish name.
NEASA f Irish
Meaning: Miracle
NEEVE f Irish
Anglicized form of NIAMH.
NEIVE f Irish
Alternative spelling of NEVE.
NESSAN m & f Irish
Variant of NEASÁN
NEV m English (British, Rare), Irish (Rare)
Short form of NEVILLE (English), NEVAN and NEVIN (both Irish). Known bearers of this name include the American former sports broadcaster Nev Chandler (1946-1994) and the Australian former politician Nev Warburton (b... [more]
NIALLA f Irish, Scottish
Feminine form of NIALL.
NINNIDH m Scottish, Irish
Diminutive of NINIAN. This was the name of a 6th-century saint, one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland.
NINYAN m Irish
Variant of NINIAN.
NÓE m Irish
Irish form of Noah.
NÓINÍN f Irish
Means "daisy" in Irish. It can be also used as diminutive of NÓRA (see ONÓRA).
NOLIN m Irish
Variant of NOLAN.
NONEEN f Irish
Anglicized form of NÓINÍN.
NONÍN f Irish
Variant of NÓINÍN.
ODAR m Irish
Means "dark, grey-brown" in Irish.
OEIN m Irish
In terms of etymology it is though to be derived from the Shelta words for “Seer”, as a phonetical interpretation of the Gaelic/ Irish word Ogham.... [more]
OGHY m Irish
Variant of OGHIE
OILIBHÉAR m Irish
Irish form of OLIVER.
OILLEÓG m Irish (Rare)
Diminutive of OILLILL.
OILLILL m Irish (Rare)
Means "sprite; elf".
OIRFÉAS m Irish (Rare)
Irish Gaelic form of ORPHEUS.
OISTÍN m Irish
Irish from of AUSTIN
ÓLAN m Irish
Irish
ÓMRA f Irish
Means "amber" in Irish.
ÓRÁED m Irish
From the irish elements ór, meaning "golden", and áed, meaning "fire"
ÓRLA f Irish
This version has The vowel elongating fada above the ó used in the Irish language
ORNAH f Irish, Hebrew
Variant of Orna.
ORREN m Biblical, Irish
Variant of OREN or ORRIN.
OSSNAIT f Irish
Feminine diminutive form of the Irish given name Ossan.
OSSORY m Irish (Anglicized), Romani
Anglicized form of OSRAIGE.
OWNEY m Irish
Diminutive of Owen.
PADHRAIG m Irish
Variant of PADRAIG.
PADRIAC m Irish
Variant of PÁDRAIG.
PARK m Irish
Park - a pet name or nickname for PATRICK of Irish origin.
PAURIC m Irish
Variant of PADRAIG.
PEARSE m Irish
Anglicised form of PIARAS.
PEATÁN m Irish
Diminutive of PÁDRAIG.
PEGEEN f English, Irish (?)
Elaboration of PEGGY, used as a diminutive of MARGARET.
PEIG f Irish
Diminutive of MAIRÉAD or MAIGHREAD. This was borne by Irish memoirist Máiréad "Peig" Sayers (1873-1958).
PEIGÍ f Irish
Irish pet form of Mairéad or MAIGHREAD.
PHÁDRAIG m Irish
Variant of PADRAIG.
PHADRIG m Irish
Variant of PADRAIG.
PHILLY m & f English, Irish
Diminutive of names beginning with the sound Phil-, such as PHILIP, PHYLLIS and PHILOMENA.... [more]
PODGE m Irish
Diminutive of PADRAIG.
PÓILÍN f Irish (Rare)
Feminine form of Póil.
RAFER m Irish
Variant of RAFFERTY.
RAIFÉAL m Irish
Irish form of RAPHAEL
RANALT f Irish
Anglicized form of RAGHNAILT. A 12th-century bearer was Ranalt O'Farrell, wife of Hugh O'Connor, the last king of Connacht.
RANNULBH m Irish
Irish form of RANDOLPH.
RATH m Irish
Means "prosperity, success"
RÉALTÁN f Irish (Modern, Rare)
Extremely rare (and supposedly newly coined) name meaning "little star" in Irish, from the Irish word réalta, meaning "star", with a diminutive suffix (-án).
RÉALTÍN f Irish (Modern, Rare)
Means "little star" in Irish, from the Irish word réalta, meaning "star", with a diminutive suffix (-ín).
RÉILTÍN f Irish
Means "little star" from Irish réalta "star" combined with a diminutive suffix (compare RÉALTÍN).
RENNY f Irish (Anglicized, Archaic)
Obsolete Anglicization of RATHNAIT.
RIAGHAIL m Irish
Irish form of REGULUS.
RICHAEL f English (Rare), Irish (Rare)
A variant of RÁICHÉAL, the Irish form of RACHEL.
RICHELLA f Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of RICHÉAL.
RINN f Irish (Rare)
A given name from Gaelic word "rinn," meaning "star." Alternatively, the word can mean "cape" or "point."
RIPHATH m Biblical, Irish Mythology, Irish, Scottish
Name of Gomer second-born son in Genesis ch. 10. Irish/Scottish oral tradition (Leber Gabala Eirinn) lists him as the ancestor of the Scots (including the Irish). They too call him the second son of Gomer... [more]
ROANE m Irish
Variant of ROAN.
RODHLANN m Irish (Rare)
Irish form of ROLAND.
ROONEY m & f Irish, English
From an Irish surname which was an anglicized form of either Ó Ruanaidh meaning "descendant of RUANADH" or Ó Ruadháin "descendant of RUADHÁN".... [more]
RORAN m Irish, Scottish, Literature
Roran is a derivative of the name RORY (Irish: RUAIRÍ; Scottish Gaelic: RUAIRIDH) and so shares the meaning: The Red King.
RÓS f Irish, Icelandic
Means "rose" in Irish and Icelandic.
ROS m Scottish (Rare), Irish (Rare), English (British, Rare)
Variant of ROSS occasionally used in Ireland.
RUA m Irish, Scottish (Rare)
Irish Anglicised form of RUADH
RUADHAGÁIN m Irish
Variant of ROGAN.
RUADHAGÁN m Irish
Variant of ROGAN.
RUADHÁIN m Irish
Personal name from diminutive of ruadh ‘red’.
RUADHRAC m Irish
A personal name from Norse HROTHREKR (see RODERICK).
RUANADH m Irish, Scottish
Gaelic byname meaning "champion".