Best List Of 500+ Irish Names And Nicknames

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Would you like to know about the most common Irish names and nicknames? If you are ready to dive deep into this, now is the time to get started! In this post, we will list down the traditional and modern Irish names that you will commonly hear from Ireland.

Common Irish Names And Nicknames

Irish first names for a son or a daughter can never be random. Instead, they always have a nice storyline and idea behind them. These names can be of both Latin and Greek origin. It could be based on nature or mythology, but there is almost always a story.

The names also have an anglicized form in which the Irish name becomes slightly English. Before we dig into the meanings of each name and what name would bring the most positive vibe, we would like you to get a glimpse of the most common names for both girls and boys on the table below.

Irish Girls Name

Irish Boy Names

Gender-Neutral Names

Mythological Names

Irish people are especially thinking about the origin of their child’s name. Religious people tend to name their child after the name of a god or sacred diety. In Ireland, these things are taken quite seriously. You may use a shortened version of your favorite Irish baby name to generate your Irish nicknames.

The Irish culture is rich in different folktales, which you can read about to get more information about the topic. There are different myths, such as the myth of brown-haired and swift-footed warriors, which will tell you some great stories.

While being in Irish culture, you should know what the most common mythical creatures were. Maybe you name your baby boy after an Irish prince. Irish boys’ names are usually inspired by the kings like the myth of high king, and Irish girls have sweet or gentle names like Roison, which means little rose, and has a short form, i.e., Rosa.

Let’s look at some most common mythological names:

  • Deirdre
  • Uasal
  • Saorla
  • Ériu
  • Tailtiu
  • Cliodhna
  • Béibhínn
  • Bridgid/Bridgit
  • Tuathla
  • Maoliosa
  • Neasa
  • Niamh
  • Radha
  • Sloane
  • Boann
  • Clothru
  • Eithne
  • Órla
  • Banbha
  • Morrígan
  • Éireann
  • Medb

Names From Nature

Irish people are fond of nature, and thus many names are derived from nature. Let’s look at some names derived from some elements of nature along with their examples.

Irish Surnames

Now that we know some great Irish names let’s look at the most common Irish surnames with which the Irish people are usually associated.

Wrapping Up

That’s it for this post. You must have learned a ton of names and nicknames in the Irish language. If you liked this post, we assure you that you will learn more about this fantastic language when you download the Ling App. The Ling App by Simya Solutions is a great place to learn many languages. It comes equipped with outstanding lessons, challenging quizzes, and fun games that will certainly level up your skills in the target language. Download it today!

Want to read more? Be sure to check out our posts about the complete Irish calendar list and Irish pronouns.

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