Posted: Mar 03, 2014 10:00 AM
Give your baby a name inspired by the people and events surrounding St. Patrick's Day!

The month of March. The luck of the Irish. The color green. What comes to mind when you think of St. Patrick's Day?

The easiest way to pay tribute to St. Patrick's Day is to name your baby boy Patrick, of course. But you might also consider a less-obvious variant such as Fitzpatrick, Padric, Pat, Patricio and Patwin. For girls born on or around the March 17 holiday, there are names like Patricia, Patrice, Patsy and Patty.

You could also venture away from Patrick and Patricia and consider holiday-related names such as Clover, Ireland or Shamrock.

Lucky baby names

Give your baby boy an auspicious start with a moniker that means "Luck" or "Fortune":

  • Chance
  • Fausto
  • Felix
  • Fortune
  • Gad
  • Kismet
  • Lucky
  • Triumph
  • Victor

Baby girls can be "lucky," too! Try one of these international luck-inspired options:

  • Destiny
  • Fausta
  • Felicia
  • Fortuna
  • Karma
  • Prosper
  • Serendipity
  • Trinity
  • Ventura
  • Yuki

Traditional Irish baby names

Irish names are enormously popular in the U.S. What better way to honor St. Patrick's heritage than with a name from his homeland?

For boys:

  • Aidan
  • Braden
  • Connor
  • Finn
  • Killian
  • Liam
  • Sean

For girls:

  • Adara
  • Brianna
  • Cadence
  • Grace
  • Kiera
  • Riley
  • Teagan

Baby names that mean "green"

Open up your crayon box for a wide array of green hues. Names such as Forrest, Hunter and Sage are just right for boys, while Chartreuse, EmeraldKelly and Ivy work well for girls. We also rounded up "green" baby names from around the world:

For boys:

  • Denver  (English, means "Green valley")
  • Fahey (Irish, means "From the green field")
  • Oran (Irish, means "Pale green")
  • Varden (Celtic, "From the green hill")
  • Verdell (French, means "Green, flourishing")

For girls:

  • Aileana (Scottish, means "From the green meadow")
  • Ezmeralda (Spanish, means "Prized green gemstone")
  • Ferne (English, means "Green shade plant")
  • Jade (English, means "Green rock")
  • Midori (Japanese, means "Green")
  • Yarkona (Hebrew, means "Green")

More baby name inspiration

Hipster baby names
Dessert-inspired baby names
Shakespearean baby names

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