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Girl Names of Gaelic Origin

Gaelic baby names and what they mean, for gaelic, irish, ireland, with 197 results. Usage of these girl names was at its apex 2 decades ago (USAGE OF 6.4%) and is somewhat less today (USAGE 3.7%, 42%), with names such as Erin going out of style. The more fashionable baby names here are Kennedy (#57), Quinn (#97), Riley (#35), Sloane (#327) and Rowan (#331), while Quann (TOP 36%) and Mckenny (15%) are conventional last names. Here is the list of Gaelic names for boys.

Gaelic names

Aibhlin - Breanna | Breck - Caoimhe | Cara - Cymbeline | Dacey - Elva | Elvis - Glenna | Gobnat - Kerry | .. - .. | Sheridan - Vevina

Aibhlin - Breanna

.. , and the Irish Gaelic form of .. Aibhlinn is a moderately common birth name.


"Fire." Popular, and Aidan, Adan (8%), Audan are comparable to common -dan last names Aldan (UPPER 99%), Ardan (97%). .. was a seventh century Irish monk.

Ailbhe, var. Alva1
"White." Alva and variants peaked in popularity in the 1900s. From albho ..

"Brilliant; happiness." Aine was not a Top birth name in 2015. See also Aina. Though not strictly related, Anne, Anna ..


Aislinn, var. Ashlynn1
"Dream, vision." A conventional birth name. .. part of the Irish revival in ..

Aithne, var. Aine2
"Fire." Aithne, Aine and Aithnea were not among 2015's Top names. Feminine of Aidan.


"White." Adoption of Alva and variants as children's names in 2015 was down 1.5% compared to the year before. .. Ailbhe, derived from Old Irish albho ..

"Beautiful." Aoibheann, Aoibhe and Aoibhinn are seldom used as baby names. .. royal families of Ireland that has ..

"Beautiful, radiant." Not that prominent as a baby name. .. warrior princess in ancient Irish legend ..


Variant of Ardith. Adoption of Ardis was more pronounced during 1920-1929, but now, Ardis has become less trendy. See also Ardin.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gaelic names: Aidan, Aislinn, Alva, Ardis, Arin

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gaelic names: Ashlynn, Barrie, Blair, Breanna


"Ireland; mountain of strength." Adoption of Arin and forms was common in 1997. Variant of Erin ..


"Dream." Adoption of Ashlynn, Ashlinn, etc. as girls' names in 2015 was down 54.8% compared to the previous decade. Variant of Ashling, from Aisling ..


"Spear." Bari (UPPER 100%) and Barrie (75%) are recognizable as female names, whereas Barri is atypical. From the male Gaelic name Bearach ..

"Exalted one." Adoption of Bedelia, Bidella, etc. as baby names in 2015 was down 11.6% compared to 2014. Variant of Bridget by way of ..

"White or fair lady." Not in Top 2000. Béibhinn is sometimes anglicized as ..

"Yellow." Blaine (TOP 3%) and Blane (17%) occur commonly as last names. Surname ..


"Plain, field." Blair has been the most popular choice. Place name ..

"Flower." Outside Top 2000. Bláthnat is the name of ..

"Descendant of Brádach." Bradee and variants are rarely found as given names, and Brady exists often (TOP 1%) as a surname. Brádach possibly means "large chested".


"High, noble, exalted." Brea (UPPER 14%), Bree (22%) and Brei (40%) are found frequently as last names. Variant spelling of Brianna.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Gaelic names for girls.

1. Aibhlin - Breanna
Aibhlin, Aidan, Ailbhe [Elva, ..], Aine, Aislinn [Ashlynn], Aithne [Aine], Alva, Aoibheann, Aoife, Ardis, Arin, Ashlynn, Barrie, Bedelia, Beibhinn, Blaine, Blair, Blathnat, Brady, Breanna [Bree]

Breck, Breda, Bree, Brenna, Brennan, Brianda, Brianna [Brina, ..], Bride, Bridget [Brigitte, ..], Brigitte, Brina, Brionna, Brodie, Brogan, Bronach, Cadhla, Cailin, Cameron [Kameron], Caoilainn, Caoimhe

Cara [Carabelle], Carabelle, Carey, Cari, Carlin, Carson, Casey, Cassidy, Catriona, Cavanaugh, Cayla [Kaylee, ..], Ceallach, Ceilidh, Ciara [Kiara], Cliona, Clodagh, Cody, Colleen, Cushla, Cymbeline

Dacey, Dallas, Darcie, Deirdre, Derry, Dervla, Devany, Devin, Donalda, Duana [Duana], Dympna, Ealga, Eavan, Edana, Eibhlin [Aibhlin], Eilidh, Eilise, Eilish, Eithne [Enya, ..], Elva [Ailbhe]

Elvis, Emer, Enat, Enda, Ennis, Enya, Erin [Arin], Etain, Evlin, Fallon, Fenella [Finella], Fidelma, Finella, Finola, Fiona, Fionnula [Finola, ..], Fiora, Flana, Gitta, Glenna

Gobnat, Gormlaith, Grainne [Grainne], Imogen, Innes, Ita, Kallan, Kameron, Kathleen, Kayla [Cayla], Kaylee, Keely, Keena, Keitha, Kellen, Kelly, Kenna, Kennedy, Kerrin, Kerry [Kerrin]

Kevina, Kiara, Kiley, Kyle, Leith, Leslie, Logan, Lundy, Lynn, Mab, Mackenna [Mckenna], Mackenzie, Maeve, Maira, Mairin, Mare, Maura [Moira], Maureen [Moreen, ..], Mayra [Moira, ..], Mckenna [Mackenna]

Meadhbh, Meara, Meegan [Meegan], Meriel, Moira, Molly, Mona, Moreen, Morna, Muriel [Meriel], Myrna [Morna], Neala, Nia, Nilsine, Nolan, Noreen, Oona, Orla, Payton, Polly

Quinn, Regan, Riane, Riley [Rylee], Riona, Ross, Rowan, Ryan [Riane], Rylee, Saoirse, Seadhna, Seana, Shannon, Shawna [Seana], Shawnacy, Shayla, Shayne, Shea [Shayla], Sheena, Sheila [Shayla]

Sheridan [Sheridan], Shona, Sinead, Siobhan, Sivney, Sloane, Sorcha, Taisie, Tara, Tawny, Teagin, Tierney, Tigris, Tracy [Treasa], Treasa, Tully, Vevina

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