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March 3, 2022

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Would you like to know about the most common Irish names and nicknames? If you are ready to dive deep into this, now is the time to get started! In this post, we will list down the traditional and modern Irish names that you will commonly hear from Ireland.

Common Irish Names And Nicknames

Irish first names for a son or a daughter can never be random. Instead, they always have a nice storyline and idea behind them. These names can be of both Latin and Greek origin. It could be based on nature or mythology, but there is almost always a story.

The names also have an anglicized form in which the Irish name becomes slightly English. Before we dig into the meanings of each name and what name would bring the most positive vibe, we would like you to get a glimpse of the most common names for both girls and boys on the table below.

Irish Girls Name

LochlynEmerKieve
AislingChelseaNora
TremayneÓrlaithBrighid
FinnaKeelyMuireann
CaitlinOrlaBreeda
LeahKellynBreena
KelseaEaCasey
ConlethCachtMary
ClodaghReillyMcGee
FíadhMajellaDubh Essa
TurloughDerryMoran
KeganMichelleAibhne
AlannahDervalRuth
OliviaRachaelAoibhín
LucyDierdraSheila
KellyBean LaigheanKeeran
MiachGráinneReagan
KerraSisuileTara
FlynnFidelmaNuala
AmyBideliaIsleen
FewsBriannaImag
EnrightKieranCaelan
EnyeKaitlynLasairfhíona
EachnaBarrdhubhNatasha
CorwinRihannaElizabeth
AvaRebeccaRobyn
CaitríonaAimeeSinead
Maol MheadhaTaisceKaitlin
DarrenCorentineNola
SeathCaitlynCailleach Dhé
RooneyLornaFionnula
HennessyBrileyCourtney
KerriVictoriaRylee
ÁineUaineMadden
KodyMauraEilley
SileÉabhaAibhilín
KeithaMearaClara
OrmandaAideenNoreen
AishlingNevinMahoney
RoryBean MhídheKeelin
KatellKeeganKeelan
GormlaithShaunaFiana
DubhógKeevaAbigail
AislinOonaDarra
BridieAndreaLíadáin
CiannaSaraidAoibhe
OilenShaughnessyMurron
OrlaAoifeCiara
EimearTaraDeidra
SorchaShayLisa
ClidhnaRennyAindrea
SiobhanAnnaCadhla
InnisSarahKiva
AlisPeigiNuala
ShoneyLennonAfric
MailiKevineBriana
KellaTynanBéibhinn
AshleenAoibheannBrigid
CallenEnaLucia
PegeenSonnaghMave
RóisAliceCallan
TiernaJodieAileen
MelissaCorriganDearbháil
ParlanMaeveClaire
SabiaÚnaLauren
ErinAllanaEmma
SeanaKayleighGrainne
RoisinStephanieKiley
CiaraMabFinnegan
DelmaSheelinRiley
EllenNicolaAsthore
NicoleKeairaEnya
LeanneConaryGrace
MaeveLouisePhiala
CayleenOrlaithTierney
SiusanAilbheShannan
EmerCaitilínDeirdre
OranBrynaBridgit
AlexandraLaoghaireKiara
MairsilCobhlaithSíle
NolandOnóraMuirne
KateAlannaKenadie
MeabhShannonMáire
FallonShaneErrigal
EnnisKeirEmily
ShielaSlaineAoife
IsibélMaireGemma
SheaMadadhAffraic
CarlinEavanMorna
SadbCorcoranKiandra
GeorgiaSorchaLaura
KennedyAislinnArdara
IsobelKeeltyMairead
SiobhanKathleenNaomh
DanielleRaffertyDubhchobhlaigh
SiobhánFionnghualaCatherine
MariaZoeFionnuala
MargaretTeaganEpona
CoventinaConneryBridget
JadeCaitríonaMór
KeaganDervlaClodagh
MelvaRóisínKellen
RyaneEileenIde
CristinaEilionoraFaylinn
AilbhePhalenShelagh
KassidyNevinaCassidy
KatelynCoryLaoise
LiandanFíneamhainDublin
MurphyAbbieLynn
RonatBroganJane
KeiraSineadSean
GráinneTyranOonagh
CaitDevinJennifer
AoifeKatieEve
MyrnaRachelCathleen
CáelLaurynMauda
AislingEimearQuinlan
NiamhEvaMegan
MonahanEireErin
ElecLyonsMadigan
ÈalaSophieGael
MeadhbhGleasonÁine
FoleyKillianQuin
MorriganBean MhumhanKelley
FaradayCarriganTigernach
RylieFlannMór Mhumhan
KerryDuffyQuinn
CaitlinRaghnailtDympna
EllaBredeMorey
SadhbhAnnáblaCliona
MollyMurielSheridan
ShannonAvenQuillan
SíofraAshlingIuliana
KellyNeenanDearbhforgaill
CagneyCaoimheOwnah
TorrinKinleyDubh Themrach
DoreenCoffeyMaureen
CaoimheSaoirseComiskey
ChevonneDaleyElish
SorchaBradyRosaleen
NeveSaoirseHolly
CearaPixieSláine
EithneDevanRyan
JessicaDuffÉadaoin
McKinleySadhbhRegan
ChloeFinolaKaren
EadoinDeirdraCarey
NiamhBarryBevin
TieveRionaDeirbhile
SheehanTullyMichaela
AlisonMáirghréadCorey
FlanneryNiallFiona
HannahNeelyÁine

Irish Boy Names

GaryMuireannKerry
DoylePhilipTadhg
CairbreMaddenOisin
LiamCarriganLennon
KennanMahoneyCillian
StephenMarcusKyle
KeelanCarlinDerry
BerachKaiNuada
DanielDuffyMatthew
CormacJohnDonnan
BrawleyDaithíFintan
RedmondBroganMorrigan
KarlRuaidhrÍEdan
BradanDarraghSean
FinnianSamAindrea
TroryUltanGrian
DonovanFearghusBrady
CiarÁedPáidí
SloneFynnDeclan
SullivanKeganOdhrán
LennonJordanRyan
KillianOscarBradan
FlynnMiachBrion
AidanFearcharConary
JohnAlexLorcan
ShaughnessySeanOrrin
TyranDarbyNeilan
EdwardKianCáel
TeaganRoryBanagher
OllieBoydArtan
EvanDonaghGarvey
JonathanOscarBenjamin
DonnellyArdalEthan
CathalDuffJoshua
BrónachConleyAilill
PaddyAngusNathan
ShaneMartinCathal
FinnGalvinPadraig
FionanHerneNoah
ScottRoryBrian
DonahueShaunDarcy
AdenRyleeKillian
KeelinIanHarry
KillianCallenPauric
CoryPatrickAiden
MurphyCavanCrevan
DarrenTigernachRoss
KassidyRiordanAnthony
DermotNolandFinneas
CaoimhínEireSaeran
MadiganConnorSeoras
TorinFlannEoghan
CaelanShamusMartin
ConnellyMaguireCallahan
RileyChristopherDarra
SheaDarrenEnnis
RuaidhrÍAaronCallum
KeithBrinClancy
ShoneyKellenEamon
PiranSloanInnis
ConnerBlaineLyons
CathánNeilSlaine
TarmonMasonRylie
GilmoreCorriganGilroy
QuillanGavinCashel
LeoReaganNiall
LochlannBaryKody
CarganDonnachaGerard
TaisceColinRegan
NevinMaloneFlan
BarryJamieRyan
FergalCalvaghCiarán
NevinTorrinShannon
AirellOdhranAlex
KelleyIvoOwen
JakeGradyTynan
LochlynOssianDonnel
CarrDarrenMurphy
SheridanArwelRonan
FallonDuganRiley
KevinGavanCathair
CashelKeaganJason
ConneryBredeMorey
QuinlanJosephMonahan
OisinCianKelly
FaradayRobertLir
BowieMaxKeegan
ColinDooleyTierney
KinleyMcCoyDolan
WilliamAinmuireDylan
FaolanPhelanCaolan
ConnleyAmerginSionn
SullivanDaraghPaul
DevinColumAlexander
AndrewLorcanEgan
JackConlanPadraic
DaithiKaelDevlin
DonalRuairíConor
PhillipBryantNiall
KenadieOistinCurry
ClancyCeallachDillon
FeardorchaDuncanNolan
TavishRoryCoffey
KaydenRennyAidan
SeathKiernanShannan
IanTierganCiaran
FewsSenánFarrell
CathalTurloughCurran
AibhneNolenGael
AdamTiernanGallagher
LeeBrendonDaley
MoranBronaghEa
LynnQuadeRafferty
ComiskeyAnraíAlan
CallahanBarryKeith
FionnTeigeRos
ErrigalCunninghamMichael
NathanCiaranMcGee
KellanPaulColm
ThomasKaneFlynn
UaineVerlinFergus
KeiranMarkDillon
FarrellDempseyDublin
QuinnNolanCallan
BoyleSheelinCian
ReillyDeclanHarry
ÉannaKianDarragh
TighearnachEricBelenus
DonalRonanLugh
KerryRaghnallKevin
TristanMcKinleyCarlow
NeilOwenTadhg
GradyDavidDevin
PadraighKeeranHugo
LiamShayKeenan
DonniganLucanReece
GannonConlethAaron
KermitTorinCameron
JamesDarraghFineen
OranTyroneHennessy
DevanNealConway
KellenSuibhneFiachra
MatthewEnrightHugh
CorwinColmOdhran
DáireKileyOwen
DeanCormacDonovan
CaineHoganBriley
DuaneQuinKillian
CullenCorentineRooney
CarbryBrandonCarey
MageeFitzgeraldParlan
CoreyRianColm
AsthoreJonathanBrendan
BrodyTullyConan
CassidyFeorasGiolla
PeterEamonEoin
NeelyRichardMicheal
HeremonTremayneGleason
NeilJordanSonnagh
ConorEoinBarry
CillianShaneKeefe
LukeJakeGarret
KieveBrianTyrone
KennedyJamieAlfie
DohertyDesmondCarson
LeonFindlayCasey
NevanDarrahNiall
LiamQuinnCraig
GulliverEnanCiniod
SamuelKieranZach
ConnellCagneyKeenan
CorcoranFinneganAwnan
BenOrmondKeir
FlanneryAlanDiarmaid
EoinDeclanTeague
CalbhachKevinKieran
BrendEoghanAdam
BenSeamusDiarmuid
KarlFionnBrendan
MahonBrennanBrendan

Gender-Neutral Names

BredeMcGee
KenadieEire
KieranMcKinley
KellyConleth
MurphyShaughnessy
MorriganEnright
SheridanFews
BarryKiley
KeelinDarra
MadiganBrogan
NevinCarlin
CorriganKeagan
TorrinConnery
HennessyMadden
CoryFaraday
CareyErrigal
MiachFallon
KeirReagan
CassidyRyan
TurloughCasey
CoreyKegan
RyleeLochlyn
MoranBrady
SeanKellen
NolandTyran
CoffeyQuinn
RylieOran
AibhneCallan
SonnaghMonahan
GaelCallen
LyonsSheelin
SeathShay
CagneyTynan
FlanneryCorentine
TigernachSlaine
TierneyCorwin
KassidyGleason
KeelanAsthore
KennedyRiley
KodyCorcoran
DublinKieve
ConaryMorey
ShannanCáel
DarrenCaelan
ReganDerry
LennonTremayne
KillianDuffy
LynnTully
FlynnKinley
InnisUaine
DevinDaley
QuinAindrea
CarriganRafferty
KelleyQuinlan
NeelyShea
ShannonRenny
FinneganNiall
QuillanDuff
EnnisMahoney
KeeranRory
RooneyMuireann
ParlanDevan
BrileyComiskey
ShoneyTaisce
KeeganReilly
EaKerry
FlannShane

Mythological Names

Irish people are especially thinking about the origin of their child's name. Religious people tend to name their child after the name of a god or sacred diety. In Ireland, these things are taken quite seriously. You may use a shortened version of your favorite Irish baby name to generate your Irish nicknames.

The Irish culture is rich in different folktales, which you can read about to get more information about the topic. There are different myths, such as the myth of brown-haired and swift-footed warriors, which will tell you some great stories.

While being in Irish culture, you should know what the most common mythical creatures were. Maybe you name your baby boy after an Irish prince. Irish boys' names are usually inspired by the kings like the myth of high king, and Irish girls have sweet or gentle names like Roison, which means little rose, and has a short form, i.e., Rosa.

Let's look at some most common mythological names:

  • Deirdre
  • Uasal
  • Saorla
  • Ériu
  • Tailtiu
  • Cliodhna
  • Béibhínn
  • Bridgid/Bridgit
  • Tuathla
  • Maoliosa
  • Neasa
  • Niamh
  • Radha
  • Sloane
  • Boann
  • Clothru
  • Eithne
  • Órla
  • Banbha
  • Morrígan
  • Éireann
  • Medb

Names From Nature

Irish people are fond of nature, and thus many names are derived from nature. Let's look at some names derived from some elements of nature along with their examples.

NamesMeanings
AbhainnRiver
AibreannApril
BeathaLife
BláithnaidFlowers
BláthBloom
BrannaBranna
Clareof Clare
CroíHeart
ClódaghClódagh
CoinínRabbit
CullenCuilinn
EalgaEalga
EndaEnda
EnnisInis
EnyaEnya
FiadhDeer
GráinneGrain
KerryKerry
MadiganMorning
MeallaMealla
MeitheamhJune
NoinínDaisy
NollaigChristmas
RósRose
RowanRowan
ScoithínScoithín
ShannonShannon
SionnachFox
TaraTara

Irish Surnames

Now that we know some great Irish names let's look at the most common Irish surnames with which the Irish people are usually associated.

PaytonDelahuntyStackpoleHallinCoursey
McSherryO'RorkeConwillMcLarneyFennessey
QuitterNevellsO'MaraMahanDunlavy
McPaddenTuckerDorrietyMcKennonRegan
ColahanMcGinnissDerryMcCullenGoffney
DuncanHanlonJunkinCanniffKeady
FitzgibbonMulliganKilmartinHeavenVarian
BolanFiddesMcLamoreGoffArgue
RairdonHaniganGaraCoonenHearn
SkellieMcWethyBolandFinucaneDerrig
FitzhenryCoskeyGreaneyReddinMcLarnon
LyonsBanfieldBohanonRathO'Beirne
CarmodyMacDonoughMullanyStouteHunt
GookinMagrathMcLernonLynottMcQueeney
KildayMcCoyO'NealCoanMacken
DonleyLannonHaranO'BannonDornon
LenaneHeffronDonohueFinnanKerns
NoonCoffeenMcQuainDevenportMaxey
KerriganMcGlincheyMacNeilDunphyCuffie
BrideHanrattyTrevorBrecheenMcQuaig
LindseyBrannenBannonTyneMoon
DonohoKilloranMulvaneyMaunRehill
McQuerryGreenHanawayKerrBarrington
TuohyAhernNolanDunleavyMcGary
HugheyScallyAganHerrickCanaan
CarnahanBlayneyCunniffSuffernBelton
SplaineKilroyDonnellonTunneyHyland
ReaginFitzsimonsBirnsMcKnightMills
StayDelacyKillorenMooneyhanBonar
DonlanBleighMcCounMcCaffertySeeney
GrennanCarltonCounihanBrienDuggin
HardyHefferonMcGeeverNilanTyrone
KigginsTorpeyQuinPallasCanavan
McAnnallyFerranLindsayRafteryLavin
CorkillMcAnenyMcNultyOrmondDempster
NevilMcQuillinCooganCanteySweeney
HanburyDermodyMcGinityMoneMcCrohan
CodayHannawayMaguireHardrickSlaney
McKenrickGarmonCulliganHenaganConville
DynanCorryToolanMadiganShannahan
McTiernanOwensHenneganMulvihillDyer

Wrapping Up

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