Whether you can trace your ancestry back to the Island of Saints and Scholars, or want to start a new tradition in your family, this list of the top 100 most popular Irish baby names for girls — what Irish parents in Ireland named their newborns during 2017 — should help!
Names in Ireland, with their Celtic background, are as beautiful as the Irish countryside, and these popular Irish baby names for a cailín (girl) offer a wonderful way to share a little luck with your wee lass!
Below are the top 100 most popular Irish baby names for girls, based on the choices of parents in Ireland who welcomed babies in 2017. You can sort them alphabetically or by length, search the set, and view up to 100 names at a time. (As a bonus, check out some traditional Irish baby blessings below!)
How about a little more Irishness for your little love? When a child is born in Ireland, it’s quite common for some Irish blessings to be given to the newborn. Here are three that you might like:
Irish baby blessing 1:
“May your troubles be less and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door.”
Irish baby blessing 2:
“May God grant you always…
A sunbeam to warm you
A moonbeam to charm you
A sheltering angel so nothing can harm you
Laughter to cheer you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you.”
Irish blessing 3:
“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”
Name source: Central Statistics Office, Ireland (2017); Some text was adapted from “Irish names and surnames” by Patrick Woulfe (1922)