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Irish baby girl names and meanings — Sinead, Delaney and more

If you're looking for a beautifully melodic and feminine name that is all its own, our Irish baby girl names won't disappoint. Ranging from modern to old-fashioned, these authentic names provide a little something for everyone — whether you're hoping to honor your Irish heritage or just want a unique name for your little lass.

We have rounded up the top old Irish baby girl names and the top modern Irish girl names for parents-to-be to take their pick:

Irish baby girl names and meanings — Sinead, Delaney and more
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Old Irish Baby Girl Names

Old Irish girl names are beautiful with wonderful and characteristic meanings. They can be tricky to pronounce and pronunciations can change between different sources.

  • Aoife (EE-fe)
  • Niamh (Nee-av)
  • Roisin
  • Aisling
  • Sinead
  • Maeve (MAYV)
  • Siobhan (Shih-ban)
  • Allana
  • Aine (Awn-ye)
  • Cessaiar (Kah-seer)
  • Caoilainn (Kay-leen)

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Modern Irish Names

Even though the Old Irish names are unique, they may present challenges to your child if people have a hard time pronouncing or spelling their name. These Modern Irish names still have the wonderful sound, but are easier to pronounce and spell.

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Celebrity Irish baby girl names

Celebrities have gotten in on the Irish baby name trend. Check out some of our favorites:

  • Actor Patrick Dempsey: Darby
  • Martina McBride: Delaney
  • Chris O'Donnell, Holly Marie Combs, Lisa Marie Presley: Finley
  • Jenny Garth: Fiona
  • Kim Basinger & Alec Baldwin: Ireland
  • Coldplay's Will Champion: Juno
  • Chris O'Donnell: Maeve
  • Sinead O'Connor: Roisin (Roh-sheen)
  • Patrick Dempsey, Demi Moore/Bruce Willis: Tallulah

You can also check out our Advanced Baby Name Search to look for baby names with other origins, such as Spanish, French, Italian and Greek.

Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

Irish baby girl names and meanings — Sinead, Delaney and more
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Updated by Bethany Ramos on 2/24/2016

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