If you are a new parent looking for the best Irish baby names (boy or girl) we have good news!
Names originating in Ireland are popular worldwide. Sineads and Ronans are as likely to be found on the streets of Boston as they are on the streets of Dublin.
So what's in a name? It's the ultimate expression of your baby's heritage, a wonderful opportunity to express your cherished Irish culture every day.
Let's start with some of our favorite Irish baby names, then offer some ideas on how to use them to express your (baby's) Irish side.
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Irish boys were often given names found in myths and stories of Celtic heroes.
Irish names are also very common and identifiable for girls. As with many Irish names, Irish girl names have been anglicized and many English girl names have common Irish versions.
Are you an expecting parent looking for Irish baby boy names for your child?
A pet owner in search of that perfect Irish name for your new family member?
Or simply curious to know the meanings of common Irish names for boys?
In any of these cases, you have come to the right place!
In this section we will share with you many several popular baby boy names with Irish connections.
If you are an expecting parent searching for Irish baby girl names, or simply curious about the meaning of a particular name - welcome!
We would love to share some of our favorites, and offer you connections to many, many more.
Irish baby names are so popular today because of their beautiful sound, and often their unique history and meanings.
They also provide the parents with an opportunity to express their Irish sides!
Here are some lovely Irish names you can use for ideas, as well as a little history and information on each name.
Our favorite of all Irish last names - the name 'Grady' - derives from the ancient Irish name Ó Grádaigh, meaning 'son of Gradaigh.
The word Gradaigh itself means 'noble' in the Gaelic language.
Originating in Ireland the O Gradaigh (O'Grady) family name migrated to England, and eventually to the US as well, becoming 'Grady.'
Want to learn more about Irish last names in general, perhaps yours in particular? Visit us here!
We have found that people often connect with each other by sharing the meanings of their last names (especially the Irish kind!)
In fact, I have a poster on my wall that shows my Irish family crest, along with the background and history of my last name (Grady).
It also shows famous people over the years who have shared my name.
If you would like to do a free search of your family name, check out our dedicated page at House of Names.
Looking to show your Irish side with your beloved family pet?
Irish pet names are a creative and endearing way to do just that!
And truth be told, there really isn’t much difference between the best Irish baby names and the one you might choose for a beloved pet companion…
Parents expecting children often look to Celtic name meanings as a way to express their Irish side.
The Celtic languages are spoken in a number of countries and can sound quite different from one region to the next.
And the same is true for the meanings of names with a Celtic heritage, especially when translated into another language.
The important question is; which version of the name is most beautiful, best represents your Irish side, and is the best expression of your child's personality?
Gaelic languages, and Gaelic name meanings, are a part of the Celtic languages of Cornwall, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Wales, Ireland, Patagonia and the Cape Brenton Islands.
There are two distinct types of Gaelic languages.
One is in Scotland and has various forms similar to regional accents in the United States.
The other language is the most beautiful of them all, the Irish Gaelic language.
There are also various type of accents based on the locale.
For more information of the Gaelic meanings behind many of today's Irish names, visit our Gaelic Name Meanings section here!
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If you have enjoyed our section on Irish trivia and traditions, you have probably been exposed to many of the most entertaining ways to express your personal Irish side!
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