Most popular Irish baby names for girls

100 most popular Irish baby names for girls

Today’s Irish female baby names

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!)

MORE: 100 most popular Irish baby names for boys

100 most popular Irish baby names for girls

Most popular Irish baby names for girls

NameNumber of letters
Emily5 letters
Emma4 letters
Amelia6 letters
Grace5 letters
Sophie6 letters
Lucy4 letters
Hannah6 letters
Mia3 letters
Ava3 letters
Chloe5 letters
Olivia6 letters
Anna4 letters
Lily4 letters
Ella4 letters
Saoirse7 letters
Kate4 letters
Aoife5 letters
Sophia6 letters
Sarah5 letters
Ellie5 letters
Fiadh5 letters
Sadie5 letters
Caoimhe7 letters
Evie4 letters
Robyn5 letters
Isabelle8 letters
Holly5 letters
Katie5 letters
Freya5 letters
Leah4 letters
Zoe3 letters
Molly5 letters
Ruby4 letters
Cara4 letters
Alice5 letters
Lauren6 letters
Roisin6 letters
Jessica7 letters
Eva3 letters
Isla4 letters
Ciara5 letters
Charlotte9 letters
Sofia5 letters
Amy3 letters
Layla5 letters
Julia5 letters
Niamh5 letters
Isabella8 letters
Clodagh7 letters
Eabha5 letters
Faye4 letters
Sienna6 letters
Zara4 letters
Millie6 letters
Maria5 letters
Harper6 letters
Alannah7 letters
Erin4 letters
Eve3 letters
Elizabeth9 letters
Sadhbh6 letters
Abigail7 letters
Emilia6 letters
Laura5 letters
Rebecca7 letters
Rose4 letters
Aoibheann9 letters
Aoibhin7 letters
Maisie6 letters
Kayla5 letters
Aoibhinn8 letters
Maya4 letters
Clara5 letters
Annie5 letters
Amber5 letters
Meabh5 letters
Abbie5 letters
Willow6 letters
Ellen5 letters
Georgia7 letters
Aria4 letters
Aine4 letters
Heidi5 letters
Hazel5 letters
Lena4 letters
Aisling7 letters
Megan5 letters
Rachel6 letters
Pippa5 letters
Victoria8 letters
Hanna5 letters
Lara4 letters
Mary4 letters
Rosie5 letters
Daisy5 letters
Evelyn6 letters
Lilly5 letters
Madison7 letters
Ailbhe6 letters
Esme4 letters

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Irish baby blessings

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)

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