Whether your baby is due in March or you simply love Irish names and want to honor your Irish heritage, the following baby names are inspired by St. Patrick’s Day and all things Irish. Imbue your strapping young lad or little lass with good fortune from day one with a lucky charm of a name.
Patrick, Patricia and beyond
It’s natural to think of the names Patrick and Patricia when considering what titles are associated with St. Patrick’s Day. But these are nickname-rich monikers with plenty of options for different spellings, unique derivations and unexpected nicknames.
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That good old Irish luck
While everyone wishes for a little luck o’ the Irish for their newborn, it’s a meaningful and strong name that will go more toward helping your child discover their own pots of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Instead of stuffing their pockets full of four-leaf clovers, try one of these lucky names on for size and see if it’s just right for your son or daughter:
Color me Irish
People wear green on St. Patrick’s Day to avoid being pinched (or to get kissed). But there’s nothing wrong with choosing a green name, literally, for your little one. This lush selection covers what Crayola offers and then some:
And, of course, there is the ever-popular idea of “going green.” Channel the virtues of nature and Earth at the same time with these environmentally conscious baby names, ideal options for the Earth mother (and father):
Home of the Irish
“Home of the Irish” doesn’t mean Notre Dame, but rather Ireland itself. Borrowing one of the names of the cities, towns or provinces on this green isle will give you that distinctly Irish title you’re in search of for your newborn.
Religious and historical names
St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland so it should come as no surprise that there is a preference for Christian names in this country. They’ve also taken inspiration for their baby names from Nordic, Gaelic and modern history. If you’re delivering a baby boy, consider the following:
If a baby girl is coming your way, these religious and historical choices might strike your fancy with their contemporary sounds and spellings:
You can truly celebrate your love of Ireland, your family’s heritage or just the joyful inspiration of St. Patrick’s Day by opting for an authentic Irish name… complete with proper Irish spelling and pronunciation.