Everyone loves an Irish Baby Name!

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Irish names have a wonderful mix of warmth, mystery, and history to them. At the end of this post I’ll include a video of some of my favorite Irish names. But who can limit themselves to just 20 Irish names? Not this lady. Here are even more Irish names that I enjoy!

lilirishgirlAisling
(Ashling, Aislin, Aislinn) Pronounced: ASH-ling. Alternative Pronounciation: ASH-lynn
A “dream” or a “vision”
A great alternative to Ashley.

Eithne
(Enya, Eitna) Pronounced: EN-ya
A “kernal” or a “seed”
This name may remind you of the singer, Enya.

Maeve
Pronounced: MAYV
Mean “cause of great joy” and “intoxicating”
Maeve Binchy wrote “Circle of Friends” and many other great stories.

Saoirse
Pronounced: SEER-sha
“Freedom” & “Liberty” – quite a strong meaning
The name of the lovely young actress, Saorise Ronan.

Siobhán
(Shavon, Chevonne) Pronounced: shi-VAWN
“God is gracious”
I’ve actually met quite a few women named Siobhan here in the U.S.

Ciaránirishboy
(Kieran, Keiran) Pronounced: KEER-awn. Alternative Pronunciation: Keer-in
“Dark” as in having dark hair or eyes.
The Kieran spelling is the most popular spelling of this name in the U.S.

Malachi
(Malaki) Pronounced: Mal-e-kie. Alternative Pronunciation: Mal-a-khi
* Hebrew in orgin
“Angel” or “Messenger of God”
Name used in “Children of the Corn”

Reilly
(Riley) Pronounced: Rye-lee
Possibly meaning “courageous”
A surname and unisex name.

Seamus
Pronounced: shay-muss
The Irish form of the name James, meaning ‘suplanter”
A strong Irish name.

Sean
(Shawn, Shaun) Pronounced: Shawn
The Irish form of the name John, meaning “God is gracious”
Sean is my the name of my younger brother. It was my father’s favorite name growing up.

You can hear me chat about my favorite Irish names here:

Éirinn go Brách
~ Meagan

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One response to “Everyone loves an Irish Baby Name!

  1. I love many Irish names – Aisling and Maeve are so stylish, especially.

    Just one thing – Malachi is Hebrew: I think you might be thinking of the Irish name Malachy, which is said MAL-uh-kee. 🙂

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