50 Irish Baby Names

50 Irish Baby Names

Irish-derived names are extremely popular in the United States. These kinds of names are evocative and give rise to rolling green hills, leprechauns, and hearty folk songs that keep the spirit warm on the coldest of nights. Here are a few traditional Irish names to consider when you are expecting a new face in your world.

Conor is a very recognizable name from the Emerald Isle. It translates into “lover of dogs/hounds.” One of the biggest names out there holding this name is the now-legendary Conor McGregor of mixed martial arts fame.

Speaking of brawling, Aidan is another great Irish name that is evocative of the rough-and-tumble Irish spirit. It means “fiery” and we think it can be a highly apt name for a young man full of raw energy.

Cormac is another recognizable name here in America that is Irish at its roots. It might mean “raven” or “wheel.” One of the most recognizable people holding this name is the highly-acclaimed Cormac McCarthy, author of No Country For Old Men.

For more female-focused Irish names, look no further than Saoirse and Imogene. Both of these beautiful names scream beauty and are standouts as far as children’s names are concerned. Saoirse means “freedom” in Gaelic, while Imogene means “maiden.”

Abban

Meaning: Abbot
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Achaius

Meaning: Horseman
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Adan

Meaning: Little fire
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Adara

Meaning: From the ford at the oak tree
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Addergoole

Meaning: From between two fords
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Aderrig

Meaning: Little fire
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Agata

Meaning: Pleasant
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Aguistin

Meaning: Majestic
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Aidan

Meaning: Fiery
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Ailfrid

Meaning: Wise
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Ailia

Meaning: Light
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Airleas

Meaning: Oath
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Alana

Meaning: Beautiful. Dear child
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Alyson

Meaning: Honest
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Angus

Meaning: From the Gaelic Aonghus,meaning one choice, or one vigor
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Ardal

Meaning: Valour; high honor
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Arthur

Meaning: Derived from the Irish art meaning ‘stone’. Arthur was a 6th Century Irish prince
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Baibre

Meaning: Strange
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Banan

Meaning: White
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Beamard

Meaning: Brave as a bear
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Beanon

Meaning: Good
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Benen

Meaning: Kind
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Bevin

Meaning: Singer
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Bidina

Meaning: Protective
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Blathma

Meaning: Flower
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Bowie

Meaning: Surname
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Bram

Meaning: Irish form of Abraham
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Brann

Meaning: Raven
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Brasil

Meaning: War
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Bria

Meaning: Hill. Also variant of Brina and Breanna
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Briana

Meaning: Strong
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Brighid

Meaning: Protective
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Broderick

Meaning: Surname
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Brody

Meaning: From the muddy place. Surname
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Bryanna

Meaning: Strong
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Cacey

Meaning: Vigilant
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Cady

Meaning: Hillock. A surname or given name meaning a rhythmic flow of sounds
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Cain

Meaning: Archaic
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Carlin

Meaning: Little champion
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Carroll

Meaning: Manly
Origin: Irish
Gender: Unisex

Casey

Meaning: Brave; Vigilant
Origin: Irish
Gender: Unisex

Catlin

Meaning: Variant of Katherine meaning pure
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Christa

Meaning: Servant of Christ
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Collin

Meaning: Virile
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Connor

Meaning: Hound-lover
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Cori

Meaning: From the round hill
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Cormac

Meaning: Impure son
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Darci

Meaning: Dark
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Imogene

Meaning: Maiden
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Saoirse

Meaning: Freedom
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl