Popular Irish Language Girls’ Names with Pronunciation

1. Aoife

2. Caitlín

3. Caoimhe

4. Eithne

5. Gráinne

6. Mairéad

7. Méabh

8. Saoirse

9. Siobhán

10. Sorcha

Clare wildflowers
Bláthanna léana, Co. An Chlár, Éire/Wildflowers, Co. Clare, 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 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 the Irish language?

Irish is Ireland’s native language. Perhaps you know about it as “Irish Gaelic” or “Gaelic”. 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

You can give your daughter 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!