A Aine (Aawn-ya) - Meaning: joy or praise. Ailbhe (Alva) - From the English, Olive. Aisling (Ashlin) - Meaning: dreamlike. Afric (Af-rik) - Female of Aifric.Meaning ‘pleasant’. Alana or Alannah- Meaning: o child. Aoibheann (Eevan) - Meaning ‘fair form’. Aoife (Eefa) - The name of the daughter of King Dermot ofLeinster Asthore- The Irish ‘a stoir’, loved one. Attracta- The name of a county Sligo saint. Aurnia(Ornee-a) - Derivative of Orla. Avril- Meaning April.
B Banba- After and early Irish goddess. Barran- After an Irish saint and meaning little top. Breghetta (Brehetta) - The name of a heroine of one of William Parnell, Knight of the Shire for Wicklow. Bernadette - After St. Bernadette.Feminine of Bernard. Berneen, Bernadine, Beatha - Meaning life. Briana (Bree-anna) - Feminine form of Brian. Bridget (Brid-jet) - After St. Bridget.Meaning high one. Also: Breda (Bree-da), Bridie (Bri-dee), Brid (Breedj) Bronagh (Brona) - Meaning ‘sorrow’.
C Cailin (Kai-leen) - Anglisised as Colleen.Meaning girl. Caoimhe (Kweeva) - After St. Caoimhe.Meaning grace and beauty. Carmel- Widely used in Ireland.Meaning the garden. Caitlin (Cautch-lin) - Irish of Catherine.Anglified as Kathleen.Meaning strong. Also: Cait (Cautch), Catriona (Katree-ona) Clar (Clahr) - After St. Clare.Meaning bright. Also: Claire, Clare Clodagh (Clo-dah) - The name of a river in Tipperary. Colette(Col-ette) - Feminine of Nicholas. Concepta (Consepta) - After the Immaculate Conception. Cuman (Come-an) - After the Irish Saint Cuman, the sister of St. Comcille. Also: Cumania (Come-an-i-a)
D Dana- After an Irish pagan goddess. Darerca (Dar-er-cha) - After St. Darerca, the sister of St. Patrick, and mother of nineteen children. Deirdre (Deerdra) - After an Irish heroine.Meaning one who rages. Also: Dee Dearbhla (Dervla) - Meaning ‘true desire’. Dolores (Dol-ores) - After The Blessed Virgin, sometimes referred to as Mary of the Sorrows (in Spanish: Maria de los Dolores). Dominica - After St. Dominica. Dubheasa (Duveesa) - Meaning dark beauty. Dymphna (Dimp-na) - After St. Dympna.Meaning ‘befitted’. Also: Dympna
E Eibhilin (Evelin) - Eilis (Ay-lish) - From Letitia.Meaning joy. Eimhear (Eemer) - After the wife of Cuchulainn, a legendary Irish hero. Erin - The Irish word for Ireland Etain- In Irish legend she was the lover of the fairy man. Also: Aideen Eithne (Ethna) - Feminine of Aiden.
F Finnuala (Finoula) - The Irish version of the Scottish name, Fenella.Meaning flower. Also: Nuala (Nooala), Blath (Blaa), Blanthnaid (Blanad) Fidelma -
G Grainne (Grawn-ya) - A name used in Celtic mythology.
H Hanorah - Meaning honour. Also: Hannah, Anne, Nora.
M Maire (Ma-ray) - After The Blessed Virgin or St. Margaret. Also: Muire (Muyra), Mairead (May-rade), Maura (Maw-ra) Majella- After St. Gerard Majella. Martina- Feminine form of Martin. After St. Martin. Meadbhe (May-v) - After Queen Maeve.
N Niamh (Neeve) - From Niamh of the Golden Hair.Meaning brightness. Nollaig (Nu-lug) - Meaning: 'Christmas'. Nora- From Hanorah.Meaning honour. Also: Norah, Nonie, Noreen, Hannah.
P Patricia- Feminine of Patrick.After St. Patrick. Meaning nobel. Paula- Feminine of Paul. After St. Paul. Philomena (Fil-omneena) - After St. Philomena.Meaning loved.
R Ranalt- After the wife of the last king of Connach, Hugh O’Connor. Riona (Reeona) - Irish of Regina.Meaning queen. Rosin (Row-shine) - An Irish form of Rose.
S Sadhbh (Sive) - Ancient name meaning goodness. Also: Sally, Sophie. Shauna- Feminine of Shaun. Slaine (Slaan-ia) - Meaning ‘health’.Anglicised into Sarah. Sile (Sheila) - Derived from the name Celia. Sinead (Shinaid) - Irish form of Jane.Feminine of John. Siobhan (Shivon) - Irish form of Joan.Feminine form of John. Sorcha (Sorka) - Old Irish name from Sarah or Sally.Meaning clear and bright. T Tara - From the Hill of Tara, seat of the ancient Irish kings. Toireasa (Trasa) - After St. Teresa of Lisieux. Also: Teresa, Theresa,Tracy.
U Ulicia (Ooli-chia) - Feminine form of Ulik. Una (Oona) - Irish form of Winifred.Meaning friend peace. Also: Oona, Oonagh.
V Vanessa- A name invented by the Irish author, Jonathan Swift.
Z Zaira - A name invented by the Irish writer, C.R. Maturin