Irish baby names

Updated: April 9th, 2024

Ireland is a country of leprechauns, shamrocks, and green beer along with magnificent castles, beautiful landscapes, and lovely people.

Irish baby names are full of charm and beauty which are unique in their own rights. Irish parents follow an old Gaelic tradition for naming their child. Irish baby name consists of a given name and a surname. In Ireland, the first-born son is named after the father's father, the second one is named after the mother's father, the third one after the father, and the fourth one is named after the father's oldest brother. In the similar manner the first girl child is named after the mother's mother, the second one is named after the father's mother, the third one after the mother, and the fourth one is named after the mother's oldest sister.

Below is an extensive list of 1000 plus Irish baby names. Have a look!

Protection, Desire, Helmet, Composition
Round Hill, Log in Water to be Still and at Peace, Little Cave, Finnian's Servant
Powerful, Born of Fire
The Sea, Son of the Waves
God is Fullness
Courageous, Descendant of Roghallach, Valiant, Dweller by the Rye Field
the Other, Bringer of Light, Foreign, Honorable
Kingly, Esteem, Descentdant of Rían, Little Ruler
Red Haired Surname, Name of a Tree, Red-haired
Power, Northern Country, Descendant of Nuallan
God's Spear, Deity, Lover of Deer, Ase
Blond Warrior / Hero, White, Fair-haired Courageous One, Sunbeam
Soft, Patterned Fabric
Intelligent, Hound, Wise, Strength
Hound Lover, King, Wolf, Ulster
Coastal Rocks, Son of Carr, Mossy Place, Rock
Companion, Son of Cadán, Friend, Gentle
Full of Goodness
Hard Working, Emma, An Ant, Industrious
Rough-headed, Armoured Head, Helmeted Chief
Royal, Noble, Patrician, Fighting Man's Estate
Glorious, Red, Great, Variant of Roderick Famous Ruler
Descendant of Bradan, Broad Hillside
Laplander, The Element Fionn Which Means White Fair, Fair-haired Courageous One, Light Skinned
Rye Field
Welcome, Intoxicating She who Intoxicates
Son of Cadán, Friend
Gentle, Loved One, Handsome, Comely
King Lear
Pet Form of Mary, Bitterness, The Perfect One, Honey
Pearl, Jewel, Name of a Saint
Rebellion, Bitter, Star of the Sea, Lady
Nobleman, Patrician, Noblewoman
Noble, Little Rock, Peace, God of Shine
Descendant of Sluaghadhán, A Warrior
the Other, Torch, Foreign, Bringer of Light
Hill, The Word Brígh with the Meaning Strength Power Force
Used as a First Name Since the 19th Century, Overnight Dwelling., P, Wise
Rye Field
Surname, From the Hedged Enclosure
Son of Cadán
Darling Child, Rock, An Offering, Light and Buoy-any
Helper, Son of Óda, Helpful, Cushion
Dear Child, Precious, Rock, Tribe near the Black Sea
Lane, Path, A Narrow Country Road
Little Seal
Peace, The Word Éire with the Meaning Ireland, Beauty
Poet, Bard, Attractive, Beautiful
Village, Noble, Peacock Town, Royal
Son of Cadán, Companion
Virtuous, Noble, Honorable, Consideration
Messenger of God Angel
Little Black One, Spear, Clear, Bright
Son of Cadán
Strength, Noble, Brave, Hill
Descendant of Brághadach, Spirited, Wide Island
Victor, Young Creature, Dove, Abbreviation of Nicholas People's Victory
Maiden, Girls Innocent, Image of, Daughter
Descendant of Cathasaigh, Brave
From the Alder Grove
Spiritual Strength, King Lear
Descendant of Caollaidhe
Son of Cionaodh, Born of Fire
Victory of the People, Girl, Holly
Faith, Vine, The Blond, Hero
Bright, Warrior's Son, The Eastern Sky, Little Battle
Black-Eyed, Súil, Fields and Hill
Clan, Form of Cameron Crooked Nose
Greek, To Be Gentle, Latin, Buoyant
Strife, Quarrelsome, Gaillard, War
God is Merciful, Yahweh is Gracious
Grace of God, Stable, Ancient or Distant, Old
Dark Blue
Gracious Defender, Munster, Wealth and Protection
Son of Cathalain
English and American Place Name, Resembling a God, Bard, Perfect
Spiritual One, Modern Variant of Cameron Used for Girls, Crooked Nose
Crooked Nose
Clergyman, Priest, Surname, Occupational Name
Rye Field
Son of Cadán
Excellent, Dusky, The Black, Greek
Curly, Gruaig Which Means Hair
Sun-Like, Moonlight, Moon
Son of Cionaodh
White Warrior
Handsome Friend, Good-looking Companion
Dog Lover
Foot-soldier, Curly Haired, To Be Strong, Man from Troyes
Son of Grádaigh
Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Basket, Sun Ray, Wicker
Descendant of Fionnagán
Hardy, Mighty with a Spear, Brave
Descendant of Donndubhán, Dark Black, Good and Christmas
Little Red One
Little Fiery One, The Word Mac Which Means Son, Descendant of Aodhagán
Slim and Fair, Keeper of the Keys, Slender
The Black, Swarthy, Darkskinned, Warrior and Assault
White Shoulder, The Word Nuall with the Meaning Famous Champion Chariot-Fighter
Seething Pool, Hill Hollow, Strong and Lively, God's Servant
Dark, From Arcy
Dove, Victory of the People, Young Pup, Victor
Slender, Crowned, Beautiful, Crown of Laurel
Kay, Jayson
Son of Cathalain
Son of Finley, Fair Haired
Ruddy, Descendant of Flann, Red One
A Descendant of the Dark, From Arcy
Descendant of Bradan, Broad Hillside, Salmon
Yahweh is Gracious
Bitter, Star of the Sea, Bitterness
Yahweh is Gracious, American Spelling of Sean, Present
Slender, Quarrelsome, Narrow, Gaillard
Destroyer, Rule, Time, Bitter
The Pure, Girls
Dog Lover
Son of Finley, Child of the Learned Ruler
Ugly Head
Descendant of Sluaghadhán, Warrior
Broad Hillside, Descendant of Bradan, Salmon
Official of the Church, Canon, Occupational Name, Priest
Kingly, Descendant of Ciardha
Eagle, God is Gracious, Grace, Variant of Hebrew Hannah
Lightning, Enlightenment, Sea
Supplanter, Sharp, Gift, Hawk Like
Strife, Church with the Related, War, Battle
Ascending, Sandal Wood, Healing, Medicine
Aggressive, The Word Ceall with the Meaning Church Monastery, Bright Headed, Warrior
Land of the Lakes, L
Small Belligerent One
Aveline, Beautiful, Lovable, Burst of the Sun
Friend, Pure, Expensive, The Cause of
Land of the Lakes, Redhead
Spirit, Mind, Fire, Soul
Descendent of Fallamhan
Descendant of Cathasaigh
Combination of Ashley and Lynn, Ash-tree Meadow, Dream, Ash Tree Clearing
Power, Shining, Aveline, Eveline
Small Dog, Little Dog
Curly-haired, Descendant of Caiside, Clever
Leaping Water
Saint, The Exalted One, Strength, Power
Tradition, Radiant Vibrant, The Bright
Cam Meaning Crooked, Crooked Mouth
War, Quarrelsome, Strife, Gaillard
From Arcy
Taken from Mackenzie, Son of, Greatest
Beautiful, Radiant, The Element Aoibh Which is of the Meaning Beauty
Dauntless, Admirable
The Words Fionn Which Means White Fair, Small Blond Soldier, Fair-haired Courageous One
Cloud, Acquirer, Like a Horn, Thanks
Lovely, Black, From the Forest, Most Beautiful
Kingly, Little King
Kay, Jayson
From Araines, Oak Tree, Presumably Inspired By a Family Name, Greta
Slender, Narrow
Intelligent, Clear, Fire, Illuminated
Little Raven, Sword-blade, Well Known Irish Playwright and Wit Brendan Behan, Prince
High Hill, Brian, Virtuous, He Ascends
Protector, Polished Chief, Sword Friend, Mill Worker
The Black, Black Man
Descendant of Caollaidhe
Smelly Hair, A Prince, To Brand, Little Raven
Son, Pillow, Cushion
Swamp, The Element Caol Which Means Narrow Slender
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