1133 Irish Baby Names With Meanings

You do have an Irish heritage and want to share the love you have for the emerald isle with your child? Then how about giving the bundle of joy an Irish name?

Whether you opt for anglicized or traditional, Irish baby names drip with charm and beauty. Lyrical and lilting Irish names conjure images of the magnificent castles, beautiful landscapes, and lovely people. These names are unique in their own rights, which explains their popularity in the US. In fact, most of the top American monikers have Irish roots.

This country of leprechauns, shamrocks, and green beer follows an old Gaelic tradition when it comes to naming the babies. In Ireland, the first born son has to be named after the father’s father, the second born has to be named after the mother’s father, the third born after the father, and the fourth born after the father’s oldest brother. In the case of daughters, the first born is named after the mother’s mother, the second born after the father’s mother, the third born after the mother, and the fourth born after the mother’s oldest sister.

Below, MomJunction has compiled an extensive list of Irish baby names with meanings to inspire you. You can use the advanced search option to narrow down your search.

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
MaddexA son of a fortunate oneBoy
MaddieA woman with great strenght in the battleGirl
MaddisonA son of Madoc - a fortunate oneBoy
MaddixA good and generous personBoy
MaddocA beneficent, charitble oneBoy
MaddockAn altruistic and big-hearted personBoy
MaddoxA son of a big-hearted personBoy
MadduxA person whose father was a beneficial personBoy
MaddynOne whose mother was a brave warriorGirl
MadiganA dog, mastiffUnisex
MadynA small dogBoy
MadysonA warrior's sonBoy
MaebhThe cause of a great happiness and joyGirl
MaelisPrinceGirl
MaeveShe who is intoxicatingly beautifulGirl
MageeSon of Hugh; Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ; An Irish SurnameBoy
MagoAn admirable, great personBoy
MaguireA person who is the son of the baige oneBoy
MahonOne who has the strenght of a BearBoy
MahoneyHe who is as strong as a BearBoy
MailysA form of Maelis, meaning princeGirl
MairiaIrish name describing someone who is bitterGirl
MairinA star of the seaGirl
MaitildeIrish name for maiden who is strong in a battleGirl
MajellaIrish name of a saintGirl
MakenziDaughter of a wise ruler who is born in fireGirl
MakenzieA person born from fireGirl
MakinleyThe son of a fair haired VikingBoy
MakinziDaughter of the handsome oneGirl
MakynzieA son of a fair oneBoy
MaloneOne who is devoted to St. JohnBoy
MaloneyGaelic - Devoted to God; One who serves St. John; St. John's followerBoy
MalvinOne who likes to be in charge, a chiefBoy
MalvynAn individual who is alway in chargeBoy
MamannanA name of the God of the SeaBoy
MannixIrish name for monkBoy
ManusHe who is the greatestBoy
MaqitreniAn Irish male nameBoy
MaraedWoman who is pretty as a pearlGirl
MarcasHe who is like the God MarsBoy
MauryaA girl who is bitterGirl
MaveOne who brings joy to peopleGirl
MawrA large personBoy
MaysA nature loving personUnisex
MccoyIrish name meaning fireBoy
McintyreSon of a carpenterBoy
MckinneyThe one that obeysBoy
MckinnleyOne that follows ordersBoy
MckinzyA son of a handsome manBoy
MeabhShe who is intoxicatingly joyeusGirl
MeallaShe who is as sweet as honeyGirl
MearaIrish word for seaGirl
MearnaA woman of tender characterGirl
MeaveA joyful person. This was the name of queen of ConnaughtGirl
MedbOne who causes a great joyGirl
MedbhA woman who causes joyGirl
MelbinA chief of a clan or a leaderBoy
MellanA minor, lovely one, tiny pleasurable one.Boy
MelvaA kind woman, compassionate female.Girl
MeralA large body of water sparkling brilliantly in the day light.Girl
MerielA shining and sparkling sea.Girl
MernaIrish - Affectionate; Beloved WomanGirl
MerriganRelated to the Ocean.Girl
MiaThe person who is dearly to everyone.Girl
MichaelOne of the seven archangels of the GodBoy
Mickalthe God is supreme.Boy
Midethe one who is in need of water.Girl
MiralA large body of water sparkling brilliantly in the day light.Girl
MirenA white sea, or a fair sea, clear seaGirl
MirrenA person with patience, a calm personBoy
MoirinGentle wind blows in the warmest season of the year.Girl
MonroeFrom the mouth of the Roe river of IrelandUnisex
MoranSomething huge or of large sizeBoy
MoreenA person with great personalityGirl
MoreyA noble person who is a reason for prideBoy
MorgantOne who belongs to the shore of the seasGirl
MoroltName from Legends; Brother of Yseulte; Derived from Morogh which means Sea ProtectorBoy
MorriganA Great emperor queen. The Goddess of death and warGirl
MoyaThe bitter taste of the seaGirl
NealonDevotee, cup holder, conqueror, warrior.Boy
NeilBank of cloud, adoring, defender.Boy
NeileProtector, guardian, fighter, warrior.Girl
NeillA person who is always winsGirl
NeilleThe one who always wins the title winner.Boy
NeldaThe grain of the fenugreek shrub.Girl
NelvinThe one who is most sacred and divine.Boy
NemainA spirited women or a Goddess in Irish mythologyGirl
NerishaThat can reveal hidden treasureGirl
NerissaOne who can tell hidden treasuresGirl
NiamhThe cleverness or positiveness.Girl
NieveBight light or shining nimble.Girl
NigellusWinning person, overcomer, conqueror.Boy
NinionThe one who is in need of water.Boy
NivaanA holy soul, saintBoy
NiyaThe aim or desire of somethingGirl
NjalThe one who wins the contest.Boy
NoahRelaxation, restful, harmony, calm.Unisex
NoirinRespectful or honest or decent.Girl
Nolanwell known, celebrity or legendary.Boy
NolandRemarkable, eminent, prominent.Boy
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