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Irish Names
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Irish Names from Irish Gaelic Origins
Aengus/Angus
Aidan
Áine
Aisling
Aoife
Brendan
/Brennan/Breandan
Brian
Cathal
Cian
Ciara/Kiara
Ciarán
Clodagh
(river)
Conall
Conor/Connor
Cormac
Darragh
Deirdre
Diarmuid
/Darby
Doireann/Doreen
Dougal
Duane/Dwayne
Eithne/
Enya, Ena
Eoghan/Owen
Fergus
Finbar
Fingal
Fionn
/Finn
Fionnuala/Fenella
Graínne/Grania

Hogan
Kevin/Caoimhinn
Laoiseach
Maeve/Mab
/Meadhbh
Malachy
/Maoileachlainn
Malise/Maliosa
Muirne/Myrna, Morna
Murdoch
/Muireadhach
Muriel/Muireall
Naoise
Niall, Néall/Neil/Neal
Niamh
Nolan
/Nuallán
Oisían
/Ossian
Orlá/Orlaith
Oscar
Ronan
Rory
/ Ruaidhrí
Ruadh/Ruadhan/Rohan
Sorcha
Una

Irish Surnames Commonly Used as First Names in the United States
Barry
Brady
Brody
Carey/Cary
Carroll
Casey
Cassidy
Cody
Cory/Corey
Darcy
Delaney
Desmond
Donovan
Fallon
Grady
Kayley
Keegan
Kelly/Kelley
Kennedy
Kermit
Kerry
Quinn
Reagan
Reilly/Riley
Ryan
Sheridan
Sullivan

Irish Places Names Commonly Used as First Names in the United States
Erin
Kerry
Shannon
Tara
Tyrone

Irish Names from Other Languages

Irish Gaelic

Anglicized Irish

English

Abiageal

 

Abigail

Abracham, or Bram

 

Abraham

Adhamh

 

Adam

Aghna

 

Agnes

Aibhilín

Eileen/Aileen

Helen/Evelyn/Avis

Aidrian

 

Adrian

Ailfrid

 

Alfred

Ailin

 

Alan

Aindreas, Aindrias, Aindriú

 

Andrew

Alasdair

Alistair

Alexander

Allsún

 

Alison

Ambrós

 

Ambrose

Amhlaoib

Auliffe

Olaf

Anraoi

 

Henry

Antaine, Antoine

 

Anthony

Aoife

 

Eve

Áron

 

Aaron

Bailintin

 

Valentine

Bairbre

 

Barbara

Biorna

Burney

Bjorn

Caitlín

Kathleen, Katelyn

Katherine

Catraoine

 

Katherine

Catriona

Katrina

Katherine

Clár

 

Clara

Cristíona

 

Christina

Críostóir

 

Christopher

Dáibhí, Dáivi, Daithi

 

David

Dainéal, Dainial

 

Daniel

Eamon, Eamonn

 

Edmund

Eadbhard

 

Edward

Éilis

 

Elizabeth

Eimile

 

Emily

Eoin

 

John

Eveleen

 

Eve

Gearárd

 

Gerard

Gearóid

 

Gerald

Griogair

 

Gregory

Iason

 

Jason

Ionatán

 

Jonathan

Isibéal

 

Isabel

Labhaoise

 

Louise

Labhrás

 

Laurence

Laoise

 

Lucy

Leon

 

Leo

Lúcás

 

Luke

Madailéin

 

Madeline

Máible

 

Mabel

Maili, Maille

 

Molly

Máire

Moira

Mary

Máiréad

 

Margaret

Máirín

Maureen

Mary

Máirtín

 

Martin

Mairsile

 

Marcia

Maitiú

 

Matthew

Manás

 

Magnus

Maois

 

Moses

Marcas

 

Mark

Meghan

 

Megan

Mícheál

Micheal

Michael

Muire

 

Mary

Muiris

 

Maurice

Nioclas

 

Nicholas

Noirín

Noreen

Nora

Onóra

 

Honora

Pádraig

 

Patrick

Peig/Peigín

 

Peggy

Párthalán

Barclay

Bartholomew

Peader

 

Peter

Pilib

 

Philip

Pól

 

Paul

Proinséas

 

Francis

Ráichéal

 

Rachel

Réamann

Redmund

Raymond

Ristéard

 

Richard

Roibeard

 

Robert

Roís, Roísín

Rosheen

Rose

Rút

 

Ruth

Saraid

 

Sarah

Seán, Sean

Shaun, Shawn

John

Seosamh, Iosaf

 

Joseph

Seumas

Shamus

James

Sibéal

 

Isabel

Stiofán, Steafán, Stiobhan

 

Stephen

Tomás

 

Thomas

Victeoira

 

Victoria



Names associated with the Irish

Bridget
Delia
Katie
Michael
Maggie
Molly
Patrick


Modern Names Coined from Irish elements or Irish Names
Brianna/Breanna/Briana
Colleen
Fiona
Katelyn
Kiana
Kelli
Shauna, Shawna

Top Names of Irish Origin in the United States

For the 20th century

For 2000

For the 20th century

For 2000

(masculine names)

(masculine names)

(feminine names)

(feminine names)

1. Brian

1. Ryan

1. Kathleen

1. Brianna

2. Kevin

2. Kevin

2. Kelly

2. Kaitlyn

3. Ryan

3. Brian

3. Shannon

3. Katelyn

4. Shawn

4. Connor

4. Sheila

4. Erin

5. Sean

5. Sean

5. Erin

5. Caitlin

6. Bryan

6. Bryan

6. Eileen

6. Breanna

7. Barry

7. Devin

7. Maureen

7. Briana

8. Shane

8. Brendan

8. Colleen

8. Cassidy

9. Duane

9. Aidan

9. Nora

9. Kelly

10. Neil

10. Shane

10. Kelli

10. Caitlyn



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