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197 baby names of Gaelic origin, for gaelic, irish, ireland. 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 Noreen going out of style. The more fashionable baby names here are Kennedy (#54), Quinn (#126), Fiona (#204), Sloane (#370) and Dallas (#580). Here is the list of Gaelic names for boys.

Aibhlin - Breanna | Breck - Caoimhe | Cara - Cymbeline | Dacey - Elva | Elvis - Glenna | Gobnat - Kerry | Kevina - Mckenna | Meadhbh - Polly | Quinn - Sheila | Sheridan - Vevina

.. , 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 [Alva1, .. more]
"White." Used somewhat frequently as children's names, Ailbe, Ailbhe, etc. sound like the conventional Alba. From albho ..

"Brilliant; happiness." Aine was not a Top birth name in 2014. See also Aina. Though not strictly related, Anne, Anna ..

AislinnAislinn [Ashlynn1, .. more]
"Dream, vision." Aislinn, Aislyn, etc. became less popular in 2014, dropping on average -43 positions as birth names with Aislynn leading the decline. .. part of the Irish revival in ..

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

Aithne [Aine2, .. more]
"Fire." Aithne, Aine and Aithnea were not among 2014's Top names. Feminine of Aidan.

"White." Alba (upper 2%), Alva (5%) and Allie (10%) occur frequently as last names. .. 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: 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 2014 was down 11.3% compared to the year before. 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." Bedelia, Bidella, etc. became more popular in 2014, gaining +172 positions as baby names with Delia gaining the most. 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." Blayre is more unusual as a variant form of Blair. Place name ..

"Flower." Blathne and Blathra are kreatif variations. 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

Index of all 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]

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

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

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

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

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

7. Kevina - Mckenna
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]

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

9. Quinn - Sheila
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]

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

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