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Girl Names of Irish language or origin

Irish names for baby girls, with 361 entries. Although the Irish language was the main language of the Irish people in the 16th century, English was used as the language of the law while Latin served as the canonical language of the church. Traditional Irish names thus became swirled around in a translation spaghetti of English, Latin and Irish spellings. While many traditional Irish names became Anglicized,

Irish names are rather popular as baby girl names. The names' popularity increased from the 1930s up to the 1980s. Their usage peaked in 1985 with 3.983% of baby girls being given Irish names. Within the top 1000 baby names then, there were 37 Irish names. The names have slipped in popularity since then. In 2017, their total usage was 1.436% with 21 Irish names listed among the top 1000. Among all Irish names, Nora (English, German, Irish, Italian, Scandinavian, Scottish, Czech, and Armenian) was the most widely used, with a ranking of #28 and a usage of 0.3219%.


Abbeymy father rejoices, joy of my father ... language of origin is Hebrew ... familiar form of Abigail ...

Abbieborn on Tuesday; my father rejoices, ... has its origins in the African-Akan, ... form of Abbey ...

Abiagealmy father rejoices, joy of my father ... of Hebrew origin and it is used mainly in the ...

Addieson of Adam; of a noble kind; noble, ... has its origins in the Germanic, Hebrew, ... form of Ada ...

Africpleasant; woman from Africa ... of Celtic and English origin, and it is used ... variation of Africa ...

Afrikawoman from Africa ... primarily used in the English and Irish ... variant spelling of Africa ...

Aghnapure, chaste; hunger; lamb; one ... mainly used in Irish and its language of ... variant form of Agnes ...

Aibhilinhazelnut; bird; the juniper tree ... its origins in the Old French language and it ... variant of Eibhilin ...

Aideenjealousy; face; slender, delicate; ... language of origin is Hebrew and Celtic ... predominantly used in Irish ...

Aignéispure, chaste; hunger; lamb; one ... used predominantly in English, Gaelic, ... variation of Agnes ...

Ailbhewhite ... of Celtic origin ... used mainly in Gaelic and Irish ... Celtic albho is a cognate of the Latin ...

Aileenhazelnut; bird; bright one, shining ... largely used in the English, Gaelic, ... variant spelling of Eileen ...

Ailisof a noble kind; noble, honorable; ... an Irish and Gaelic name of Germanic ... derivative of Adelaide ...

Ailishof a noble kind; noble, honorable; ... of Germanic origin and it is used mainly in ... variant of Alice ...

Ailísof a noble kind; noble, honorable; ... of Germanic origin and it is used largely in ... derivative of Alice ...

Aillinhazelnut; bird; the juniper tree ... of Old French origin and it is used largely in ... variation of Eileen ...

Aindreamale, manly, brave, virility; defender ... has its origins in the Old Greek ... variant of Andrea ...

Ainefire, brightness, splendor; kernel ... language of origin is Celtic ... predominantly used in Gaelic and Irish ...

Aingealmessenger of God, angel ... primarily used in English, Gaelic, and ... Its language of origin is Old Greek ...

Aislindream, vision ... origin is Irish, and its use, English and Irish ... variant form of Aisling ...

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