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Baby names by origin

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Popular Celtic baby names for boys and girls

Celtic baby names are growing increasingly popular outside their traditional areas. Modern-day Celtic languages — Irish, Welsh, Breton, Scottish Gaelic, Cornish and Manx — feature unique spellings and can be difficult for non-natives to pronounce. Check out these legendary Celtic baby names:

Top Celtic baby names for girls

Aine – a Celtic baby name of Irish Gaelic origin, means Little fire

Betha – a Celtic girl name, means Life

Deirdre – a Celtic baby name with Gaelic roots, means Broken-hearted, sorrowful

Enid – a Celtic name of Arthurian Legend, means Fair

Maeve – Celtic meaning is A mythical queen; American meaning is Joy

Cymbeline – a Shakespearean name, means Cymbeline' King of Britain

Epona – a Latin baby name, means Protectress of horses

Orla – a baby name of Celtic, Gaelic and Irish origins, means Golden

Siobhan – a baby name of Hebrew, American, English and Irish origins, means kind

Ula – Celtic meaning is Wealthy; American meaning is Sea Jewel; Scandinavian meaning is Abbreviation of Eulalie

Top Celtic baby names for boys

Aengus (pronounced “ain gus”) – the Irish Gaelic form of the name Angus, means Exceptionally strong

Eoghan (pronounced “yew en”) – the Irish Gaelic form of the name Owen, means Youth

Donaghy – a Celtic baby name, means Strong fighter or Brown Warrior

Blaine – a Celtic and Gaelic baby name, means slender

Kimball – a Welsh baby name, means Bold kin/family

Rankinan English baby name, means Little shield

Niall – a name of Celtic, Gaelic and Scottish origins, means Champion

Cathal a Celtic and Irish name, means strong in battle

Pembroke – a Welsh name, means Lives in the headland

Tremain – a baby boy name of Welsh and English origins, means From the big town; alternate spelling: Tremaine

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