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Top US IRISH RELATED BABY NAMES FOR AMERICAN GIRLS
These are a list
of Irish or Irish related girls names that appear in the US top 1000 for 1998.
This list is for people with Irish heritage who want a name with Irish flavor,
but don't really care about authenticity.
American form of the Irish Caitlín (form of Catherine)
Modern fem. Form of Brian
Even though its probably a modern creation, it is similar
to the Irish mans name Cadhla meaning slender
Ciara, pronounced KEE a ra is a modern Irish name meaning
dark. However, in the USA, ist probably pronounced see-Ahr-a or see-AIR-a,
and is a modern crestion based on Sierra.
Most Anas are probably of Latina descent, but Ana can also
be an ancient Celtic goddess name.
Kylie is usually thought of as an Australian aborigianl name
meaning boomerang. However, it can also be a form of Kiley, an anglicization
of the Irish surname Ó Cadhla.
Anglicization of the surnames Báille (from English) or deBelleau
This name is a modern invention based on the names Kay and
Lee. However, it is sometimes used because it sounds like céilí,
the Irish word for a gathering.
This is the poetic name for Ireland. The name is not used
in Ireland itself, although its gaining in popularity in Northern Ireland
This is an anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Ceallaich,
Claire is the more popular spelling in the USA, and this is
a French name meaning clear. Clare is usually thought of as an alternate
spelling. There is a county in Ireland called Clare (anglicization of an
Kira/Kyra is a Persian name meaning light. However, it can
also be an anglicization of Ciara, an Irish name meaning dark.
Anglicization of an Irish surname with an obscure meaning.
A typically Irish pet form of Mary. Spelled Mallaidh in Irish.
Cara is the Italian word for dear, Its also the Irish word
for friend. It is not used in the Republic, but is used in Northern Ireland.
Riley can be an English surname meaning rye field or an
anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Raghailligh.
Sometimes spelled Kaylin, Caylin etc, this name is a modern
creation based on the names Kay and Lynn. However, Cailín, pron. colleen
is the Irish word for girl.
Used as a feminine form of the name Alan (of Celtic origin),
Alannahs popularity also can stem form the fact that its an anglicization
of a leanbh (0 child), an Irish term of endearment.
This name actually comes from a Norse word meaning fire brand.
However, it is often used as a feminine form of the Irish name Brendan.
is is a modern creation based on the names Ashley and Lynn,
but it can also be thought of as an anglicization of the Irish name Aislinn
(ASH ling or ASH lin) meaning dream or vision.
Anglicization of the Irish surname MacCionnaith.
Anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Cinnéde, meaning ugly
St. Brigid is one of the 3 patron saints of Ireland.
Anglicization of the Irish Caitlín, a form of Catherine.
This is the feminine form of Patrick, which is actually name
with Latin origins. However, many people use this name in honor of St. Patrick.
This is an anglicization of the old Irish name Teamhair.
These are generally considered to be modern
forms of the name Séan, an Irish form of John. Shaina also means beautiful
Modern feminine form of the name Brennan, an anglicization
of the surname Ó Braonáin. Brennan is used for boys in the USA.
Anglicizations of the Irish name Aibhilín/Eibhilín, an Irish
form of the Germanic name Aveline/Eveline. It is also sometimes used as
an Irish form of Helen.
a modern anglicization of the Irish name Síle (SHEE la), usually
anglicized Sheila. Síle is a form of the Latin name Cecilia.
An anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Ríagáin.
Anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Siadha.
Modern coinage based on the Irish names Caoilfhionn and Cadhla.
Anglicization of the Irish surname Mac Gothraidh.
Originally, Fíona, pronounced Feena was an old Irish name
meaning vine. Today, pronounced fee-OH na, it is a Scottish feminine form
Anglicization of the name Máire, the Irish form of Mary.
Anglicization of Síle, the Irish form of Cecilia.
Anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Treasaigh
Anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Cuinn
The name of the country itself. This name has been gaining
in popularity ever since Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger named their daughter
An anglicization of the old Irish name Meadhbh. This is one
of the few names on this list that is actually used in Ireland!