List of Irish Girls’ Names with Pronunciation

Ailís

Áine

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Aisling

Aoibheann

Aoife

Bláithín

Bríd

Brónagh

Caitlín

Cáitríona

Caoilfhionn

Caoimhe

Dearbhile

Deirdre

Doireann

Eilís

Eibhlín

Eithne

Émer

Éadaoin

Fionnuala

Gearóidín

Gobnait

Gráinne

Laoise

Lasairfhiona

Máire

Mairéad

Méabh

Nuala

Órlaith

Pádraigín

Róisín

Saoirse

Síle

Sinéad

Siobhán

Sorcha

Treasa

Úna

Wicklow Mountains, Ireland
Sléibhte Chill Mhantáin, Éire/Wicklow Mountains, Ireland. Photo 2008 by Audrey Nickel.

Why are Irish Girls’ Names Popular?

Irish female names are popular for a variety of reasons. They’re beautiful to look at and almost musical to say. They’re unique, which is something a lot of parents look for when naming a baby girl.

Unlike a lot of unique baby names, however, Irish girls’ names are also deeply traditional, calling to mind the centuries of proud Irish women who have born them: warriors, saints, queens — even a pirate! — as well as evoking traditional Irish myths and legends. Giving your daughter an Irish name is a great way to show pride in your, and her, Irish heritage.

Because Irish spelling differs from English, however, sometimes parents need a little help learning to pronounce them. That’s why we’ve included pronunciation, both here and on our Irish Names for Your Baby Main Page.

What is Irish Gaelic?

Irish Gaelic is Ireland’s native language. It’s a member of the Celtic family of languages that includes Manx, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish, and Breton.

Give Your Daughter the Gift of Irish Gaelic

You can give your new baby girl an even more precious link to her heritage by learning something of the Irish language yourself!  Our free one-month Irish For Beginners course, which includes our e-book “Learn Irish Gaelic Online — All you need to know” (a $19 value) is an easy, risk-free way to get started with the language!