If you’re looking for a beautifully melodic baby girl name, look no further than the Irish. These baby girl names — ranging from modern to old-fashioned, simple to complex — won’t disappoint, whether you’re hoping to honor your own Irish heritage or just want a unique name for your little lass.
We have rounded up the top classic Irish baby girl names, the top modern Irish girl names, plus a list of celebrities who opted for an Irish baby name for their kiddos. Parents-to-be, take your pick.
Old Irish baby girl names
While Old Irish girl names are gorgeous and have some wonderful meanings, they can admittedly be tricky to pronounce. So we’ve done you a solid and added the pronunciations for you.
- Aoife (EE-fe)
- Niamh (Nee-av)
- Roisin (Roh-sheen)
- Aisling (Ash-ling)
- Sinead (SHIN-aid)
- Maeve (MAYV)
- Siobhan (Shih-ban)
- Aine (Awn-ye)
- Cessaiar (Kah-seer)
- Caoilainn (Kay-leen)
Modern Irish names
If you’re looking for an easier-to-pronounce alternative, these modern Irish names are some great options.
Celebrity Irish baby girl names
Plenty of celebrities have gotten in on the Irish baby name trend. Check out some of our favorite celeb daughters with Irish-inspired names:
- Patrick Dempsey: Darby
- Martina McBride: Delaney
- Chris O’Donnell, Holly Marie Combs, Lisa Marie Presley: Finley
- Jennie Garth: Fiona
- Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin: Ireland
- Coldplay’s Will Champion: Juno
- Chris O’Donnell: Maeve
- Sinead O’Connor: Roisin
- Patrick Dempsey, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis: Tallulah
- Sharon Stone: Quinn
- Brooke Shields: Rowan
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.
A version of this article was originally published in January 2011.