Irish First Names

Irish First Names

An introduction to the origin and meaning of baby names or Christian names in Ireland. …

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Traditional Irish Girls’ Names: A-C

Some of the most popular old Irish Celtic and Gaelic names for Girls, from Afric to Colleen, along with notes about their origin and history. Story of a Name: Aoife and …

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Traditional Irish Girls’ Names: D-I

A list of mostly traditional Irish names and their stories, including relatively common ones like Grainne and less well known but lovely ones like Iseult. Story of a name: Deirdre, a …

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Traditional Irish Girls’ Names: M-S

Traditional names starting with the letters from M to S - no later letters since these are largely unused in the Irish language so they don't exist! Story of a Name: …

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Traditional Irish Boys’ Names: A-C

Some of the most popular old Irish Celtic and Gaelic names for boys, some in common use still, others more unusual. Story of a Name: Brendan, an Irish saint who many …

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Traditional Irish Boys’ Names: D-I

Boys names from Dáithí, the Irish for Donald Duck, to Iarla, a name that has all but died out in its Irish form. Story of a Name: Fionn, who gained all …

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Traditional Irish Boys’ Names: M-U

Boys names from the relatively well known such as Liam and Padraig, to less well known names like Odhran and Ultan. Story of a Name: Lugh was a mythical godlike figure …

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Most Popular Irish Names 2005

Statistics just released on the most popular names for Babies in Ireland in 2005 show that little has changed since last year. …

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Most Popular Irish Names 2006

In mid 2007 Central Statistics Office in Dublin released their annual list of the most popular baby names in Ireland - these were the winners in 2006! …

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