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.

 

Girls:

 

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

 

 

Boys:

 

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 assists

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