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Top baby names in Ireland

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We love Irish baby names because they are unique and lovely, with a wonderful melodic sound to them. These baby names would be perfect for your born around St. Patrick’s Day or to honor your native Irish culture. 

Top baby names in Ireland

The Central Statistics Office in Ireland released their top baby names for the year. Some of the names are traditional Irish names, however it is interesting to note that many are non-Irish names that are also popular here in the US.  Check out the top 15 baby boy names and baby girl names in Ireland:

Top 15 boy names in Ireland

  • Jack
  • Sean
  • Daniel
  • James
  • Conor
  • Ryan
  • Adam
  • Alex
  • Luke
  • Dylan
  • Jamie
  • Michael
  • Aaron
  • Cian (pronounced KEE_an)
  • Liam


Some traditional Irish boy names that made the top 25 included Eoin (pronounced O-in), Cillian and Oisin (pronounced Uh-sheen).

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Top 15 girl names in Ireland

  • Sophie
  • Emily
  • Emma
  • Sarah
  • Lucy
  • Ava
  • Grace
  • Chloe
  • Katie
  • Aoife (pronounced EE-fa)
  • Ella
  • Anna
  • Lily
  • Amy
  • Ciara

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Traditional Irish girl names that made the top 25 included  Caoimhe (pronounced KEE-va), Niamh (pronounced NEE-av)  and Soirse (pronounced SEER-sha).

Top Irish names in the US

American parents love Irish names because they sound unique and exotic, without being too “out there.” Check out some of our top picks with meanings.

These Irish boy names not only sound cool, but have great meanings as well.

  • Hoyt: Mind, spirit
  • Fagan:Eager child
  • Kane: Tribute
  • Quinlan: Strong
  • Rian: Little King
  • Aiden: Fiery
  • Brenden: Little Raven
  • Clancy: Red headed
  • Cleary: Learned
  • Finn: Red-haired son

The following Irish girl names are perfect for your perfect little clover:

  • Myrna: Beloved
  • Glenna: Valley
  • Tullia: Quiet and peaceful
  • Lana: Peaceful, attractive
  • Oriana: Golden
  • Riona: Saint
  • Ashlyn: Vision, dream
  • Cassidy: Clever
  • Deirdre: Wanderer
  • Muriel: Shining sea

Check out the top American baby names here

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