What does Ireland mean?
Ireland \i-rela-nd, ir(e)-land\ as a name for girls. Usage of Ireland is American, and the name was once fashionable as a transferred use of the surname. Ireland has however become somewhat old-fashioned and is not that frequently used in the present day by parents for newborn baby girls in the U.S..
Ireland is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent last name for all people (#2342 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Ireland for girls. Ireland entered the list in 1998 and reached its highest rank of #818 in the U.S. in 2009, and is at #983 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)