Go deas: 40 fantastic Irish baby names to celebrate St. Patricks Day

There is something about how an Irish name sounds that makes it a popular choice for parents, even with those not from Ireland.

If you are still trying to settle on a name, why not take your pick from one of these gorgeous Gaelic choices?

It is St Patrick's Day after all!


1. Aoife (pron. Ee-fa) meaning to give life

2. Ailbe (pron. Al-be) meaning white

3. Aideen (pron. Ay-deen) meaning fire

4. Áine (pron. Awn-ya) meaning splendour

5. Aoibheann (pron. Eve-een) meaning radiant beauty

6. Aoibhe (pron. Ee-va) meaning life or beauty

7. Béibhinn (pron. Bev-in) meaning fair woman

8. Caireann (pron. Care-in) meaning little friend

9. Catríona (pron. Ka-tree-na) meaning pure

10. Caoimhe (pron. Kee-va) meaning beautiful

11. Ciara (pron. Kiera) meaning saint 

12. Dearbháil (pron. Dur-va-la) meaning daughter of Ireland

13. Eibhleann (pron. Ave-linn) meaning pleasant

14. Saoirse (pron. Sear-sha) meaning freedom

15. Meabh (pron. May-ve) meaning cause of great joy

16. Maolisa (pron. Ma-lisa) meaning follower of Jesus

17. Nollaig (pron. Null-ig) meaning Christmas

18. Gráinne (pron. Graw-nya) meaning grain

19. Ide (pron. Eye-da) meaning thirst for goodness

20. Yseult (pron. Ee-solt) meaning fair

Free stock photo of ireland, Saint Patrick's Day


1. Aodhán (pron. Aid-on) meaning born of fire

2. Aengus (pron. Ang-is) meaning excellent strength

3. Bradán (pron. Bray-dawn) meaning the Salmon of Knowledge

4. Cabhán (pron. Cav-an) meaning grassy hill

5. Carrig (pron. Karr-ig) meaning a rock

6. Cian (pron. Key-in) meaning ancient

7. Cóilín (pron. Coll-in) meaning little Chieftain

8. Colman (pron. Cole-man) meaning little dove

9. Conchobhar (pron. Kon-er) meaning lover of hounds

10. Daire (pron. Da-raa) meaning fruitful

11. Diarmuid (pron. Dear-mid) meaning without enemy

12. Donnacha (pron. Done-a-ka) meaning brown-haired warrior  

13. Eoghan (pron. O-in) meaning born of the Yew tree

14. Fionn (pron. Finn-on) meaning fair head

15. Lorcan (pron. Lor-kan) meaning fierce

16. Lochlan (pron. Lock-linn) meaning land of the lochs

17. Oisín (pron. Osh-een) meaning little dear

18. Odhrán (pron. Oo-ran) meaning dark haired

19. Seamus (pron. Shay-mus) meaning supplant

20. Turlough (pron. Tur-la) meaning one who assist




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