Posted: Mar 12, 2013 7:00 AM
From Liam to Fiona, Irish baby names have a fresh and fun sound. Whether you want a popular or unique name, check out our pick of lucky Irish baby names.

Are you looking for a baby name from Ireland that has the "luck of the Irish?" From Aidan to Riley, parents here in the U.S. love Irish baby names for their melodic sound — and the fact that they can be considered lucky adds even more cool points.

Popular Irish girl names

The following Irish baby girl names are a great choice if you are looking for a name from Ireland that is easier to spell and pronounce. These names are feminine and lovely — and perfect for your baby girl.

  • Brianna
  • Kayla
  • Kaitlyn
  • Makayla
  • Kylie
  • Claire
  • Erin
  • Kennedy
  • Cassidy
  • Ashlyn
  • Kiara
  • Reagan
  • Delaney
  • Kira
  • Fiona

Unique Irish girl names

If you are looking for a more unique Irish girl name, the following list is for you. Be warned that some of the pronunciations can be tricky. For example, the same Caoimhe is pronounced like "kee-va." We have rounded up more unique Irish girl names that are easy to pronounce, as well as those more traditional Irish names. For those that are tricky, the pronunciation is included:

  • Aileen: Pronounced like "ay-leen"
  • Shayla
  • Saoirse : Pronounced "sear-sha
  • Aofe: Pronounced "ee-fa"
  • Niamh: Pronounced "neve"
  • Sinead
  • Roisin: Pronounced "ro-sheen"
  • Ashling
  • Ciaran: Pronounced "care-in"
  • Cassidy
  • Kyna: Pronounced "key-na"
  • Ryanne: Pronounced "ryan"

Popular Irish boy names

The following Irish baby boy names are masculine, yet cool. Many of these names, including Aiden (and the alternate spelling Aidan), Liam and Logan have been at the top of the popular baby name lists here in the U.S.

  • Logan
  • Connor
  • Brayden
  • Tristan
  • Colin
  • Riley
  • Liam
  • Nolan
  • Donovan
  • Brody
  • Griffin
  • Quinn
  • Keegan
  • Declan
  • Dorian

Unique Irish boy names

Finn is a name that is not only popular in Ireland, but is also growing in popularity here in the U.S. For an added twist, you can also spell it Fionn, as they do in Ireland. As with the girl names, some more traditional Irish names have tricky pronunciations, such as the name Eoin is pronounced like "Owen." Here are some of our top picks:

  • Oisin: Pronounced "osh-een"
  • Cillian: Pronounced like "Killian"
  • Rian: Pronounced like "Ryan"
  • Niall: Pronounced "ny-all"
  • Seamus: Pronounced "shay-muss"
  • Bartley
  • Ardan
  • Desmond
  • Lochlan: Pronounced "lok-lun"
  • Padraig: Pronounced "paw-drig"
  • Redmond
  • Ronan

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