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Irish Girls Names

The 100 most popular Irish Girls Names are shown in the table below. Irish baby names evolved over the centuries based on the historical events of the time. From the time of the Celts to the Vikings, to the Gaelic classes, the Anglo-Norman invasion and the subsequent subjugation and then rebellion, the origin of Irish names can be very involved.

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The 100 Most Popular Irish Girls Names

RankNameGaelic EquivalentMeaning / Origin
1Chloe &nbspMeaning ‘green shoot’ in Greek
2AoifeAoifeGaelic form of the name Eve. Aoife was a daughter of King Dermot of Leinster who married the Norman invader Strongbow.
3SarahSorcha, Sive, Saraids: ‘princess’
4Ciara&nbsp Saint Ciara Saint, Tipperary, 679 a.d.
5Niamh &nbspGaelic: ‘bright’, Princess of the land of Promise who left with Ossian for the Otherworld
6Emma &nbspGermanic: ‘universal’
7RachelR�ich�alHebrew: ‘ewe’
8Rebecca &nbspHebrew
9Lauren &nbspA feminine form of Laurence, from ‘Laurentius’ meaning ‘laurel’
10Megan &nbsp Welsh origin: strong
11Amy &nbspFrom French name Am�e meaning ‘beloved’
12Laura &nbspLatin: ‘laurel’
13KatieCatraoineGreek. Catherine and Kate are variants.
14EmilyEimileFeminine form of Roman name Aemilius
15ShaunaSh�unaFeminine form of Sean/Shaun
16Nicole &nbspFeminine form of Nicholas, Nicola is variant
17RoisinR�is�nGaelic: Rose, Rosaleen is a variant
18Sophie &nbspGreek: ‘wisdom’, Sophia is variant
19KateCatraoineGreek. Catherine and Katie are variants.
20Shannon &nbspPlacename – the longest river in Ireland
21Hannah &nbspGreek: ‘he has favoured me’. A form of Anne. Johanna and Nora are variants
22Caoimhe &nbsp Gentle, graceful, beauty
23Jessica &nbsp &nbsp
24Ellen &nbsp &nbsp
25Aisling &nbspDream, vision
26SineadSin�adGaelic form of Jane which is a feminine form of John.
27Leah &nbsp &nbsp
28Anna &nbspGreek: ‘he has favoured me’. A form of Anne. Johanna and Nora are variants
29TaraTeamhairPlacename: the seat of the High Kings of Ireland
30GraceGr�inneGaelic: ‘grain goddess’, from Gr�inne, Grania was Finn MacCools betrothed who elooed with Dermot. Grace O’Malley was an Irish warrior princess.
31Saoirse &nbspGaelic: Freedom
32�ine &nbspGaelic: ‘joy’/’praise’. Often used for Anne. �ine was the queen of the South Munster Fairies.
33Jennifer &nbspCornish version of Guinevere menaing ‘white wave’. Guinevere was King Arthur’s wife.
34Jade &nbsp &nbsp
35EimearEimhearEmer was the wife of legendary Gaelic hero Cuchulainn.
36OrlaOrfhlaithGaelic: ‘golden lady’. Orlagh and Aurnia are variants.
37MaryM�ire Hebrew: Miriam, Greek: Mariam, Latin: Maria. Maire, Marion, Marian, Molly, Mollie, Moira and Maura are among the variants.
38Clodagh &nbspPlacename: a County Tipperary river
39ClaireCl�rLatin; ‘bright’, Saint Clare of Assissi 1253 ad. Clare is a variant.
40Michelle &nbspFrench feminine form of the name Michael. Michele and Michaela are variants.
41CaitlinCaitl�nGaelic form of Catherine, Katelyn is a variant
42OliviaOilbhe/AilbheA form of the name Olive which is of Latin origin. Elva is a variant.
43Lucy &nbspFeminine form of the Latin name Lucius.
44Courtney &nbsp &nbsp
45LouiseLabhaoiseFeminine form of the name Louis. Louisa is a variant.
46Holly &nbsp &nbsp
47Lisa &nbspFrom Elizabeth
48Danielle &nbspFemale form of Daniel
49GrainneGr�inneGaelic: ‘grain goddess’, Grania was Finn MacCool’s betrothed who elooped with Dermot. Grace is a variant. Grace O’Malley was an Irish warrior princess.
50KellyCeallachGaelic: ‘strife. Widespread Irish surname.
51Catherine &nbspGreek. Kate and Katie are variants.
52Leanne &nbsp &nbsp
53RuthR�tBiblical name
54Chelsea &nbsp &nbsp
55KayleighCeil�Gaelic: party, celebration
56FionaF�onaGaelic: ‘fionn’, meaning ‘fair’.
57ElizabethEil�sHebrew: ‘my God is satisfaction’. Saint Elizabeth was mother of John the Baptist. Eliza, Liz, Elsie and Elsa are among the variants.
58AlisonAlls�nFrom the name Alice
59Michaela &nbspA feminine form of the name michael.
60Ava &nbsp &nbsp
61EvaAoifeLatin form of the name Eve. Aoife was a daughter of King Dermot of Leinster who married the Norman invader Strongbow.
62Robyn &nbsp &nbsp
63EmerEimhearEmer was the wife of legendary Gaelic hero Cuchulainn.
64MollyMaili/Maille/MailsiA form of the name Mary.
65MaeveMeadhbhGaelic: ‘intoxicating one’. Maeve was a Queen of Connaught who invaded Ulster, defended by Cuchulainn.
66Andrea &nbspFeminine form of Andrew.
67Zoe &nbsp &nbsp
68Aimee &nbsp &nbsp
69JaneSin�adGaelic feminine form of John.
70Lauryn &nbsp &nbsp
71MariaM�ire Hebrew: Miriam, Greek: Mariam, Latin: Maria. Mary, Maire, Marion, Marian, Molly, Mollie, Moira and Maura are among the variants.
72Natasha &nbspRussian: ‘christmas’, a form of Natalie.
73RachaelR�ich�alHebrew
74Nicola &nbspFeminine form of Nicholas, Nicole is variant
75SorchaSorcha, Sive, SaraidHebrew: ‘princess’
76Ella &nbsp &nbsp
77SiobhanSiobh�nGaelic form of Joan. Judith and Julia are variants.
78Stephanie &nbspA female form of Stephen
79AbbieAbaigealFrom Abigail meaning ‘father rejoiced’
80AlannahAleanbhGaelic ‘a leanbh’: ‘O child’. Alana is a variant
81Erin &nbspGaelic word for Ireland.
82KatelynCaitl�nGaelic form of Catherine, Caitlin is a variant
83VictoriaVicteoiriaLatin: ‘victory’
8Gemma &nbspItalian: ‘gem’. Saint Gemma Galgani 1903.
85Melissa &nbspGreek: ‘bee’.
86Eve�abhlaHebrew: ‘lively’.
87AllanaAleanbhGaelic ‘a leanbh’: ‘O child’. Alana is a variant.
88AliceAil�sGermanic ‘Adelaide’: ‘noble sort’.
89Karen &nbspDanish form of Catherine
90Clara &nbsp &nbsp
91Alexandra &nbspFeminine form of Alexander, Greek: ‘helper of man’.
92IsobelIsib�alFrench forms of Elizabeth. Isabel and Isabella are variants.
93AbigailAbaigealFrom Abigail meaning ‘father rejoiced’
94Aishling &nbspDream, vision
95Lorna &nbspFrom the 1860 novel Lorna Doone.
96Georgia &nbspFeminine form of George, Greek: ‘farmer’.
97Jodie &nbsp &nbsp
98MargaretMair�adGreek: ‘pearl’, Saint Margaret 1093 ad. Peg, Peggy and Margot are variants.
99KathleenCaitl�nGaelic form of Catherine, Caitlin is a variant
100AlannaAleanbhGaelic ‘a leanbh’: ‘O child’. Allana is a variant.
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