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Irish girl names in the Irish language

20 Beautiful Irish Girls Names with Meanings and Pronunciations

Top 20 Irish Girl Names in Irish, as Gaeilge

These traditional Irish girl names are both modern and popular names for girls in the Irish language.

There's a reason that Irish names are so popular, even outside of Ireland. They are beautiful, historic and have wonderful meanings. 

Also, as they grow in popularity, they become easier for non Irish people to recognise and pronounce too. 


  1. Aoife (ee-fa) - "beauty" or "radiance"
  2. Caoimhe (kee-va) or (kwee-va)- "gentleness" or "grace"
  3. Siobhán (shi-vawn) - "God is gracious"
  4. Eilis (ay-lish) - Irish form of "Elizabeth," meaning "pledged to God"
  5. Niamh (neev) - "bright" or "radiant"
  6. Róisín (ro-sheen) - "little rose"
  7. Áine (awn-ya) - "splendor" or "radiance"
  8. Gráinne (grawn-ya) - "grace" or "charm"
  9. Saoirse (seer-sha) - "freedom"
  10. Maeve, or Maedhbh (mayv) - "intoxicating" or "she who intoxicates"
  11. Deirdre (deer-dra) - "sorrowful" or "broken-hearted"
  12. Emer, Eimear (ee-mer) - "swift" or "alert"
  13. Fiona (fee-oh-nah) - "fair" or "white"
  14. Gobnait (gub-nit) - "smith" or "anvil"
  15. Mairéad (maw-raid) - Irish form of "Margaret," meaning "pearl"
  16. Sorcha (sor-ka) - "bright" or "radiant"
  17. Clódagh or Clódadh (cloh-da) - "river that rises in a rocky place"
  18. Orla (or-la) - "golden princess"
  19. Máire (maw-reh) - Irish form of "Mary," meaning "bitter" or "beloved"
  20. Síle (shee-la) or Shiela - Irish form of "Cecilia," meaning "blind" or "dim-sighted"


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