Irish baby name (not a popular one)

[name]Hi[/name] all…looking for a name for my first baby!!!

So my husband and I met in [name]Ireland[/name] (I’m from there), and I’ve since moved here to the states, where Irish names are very very popular. My name’s [name]Brigid[/name] and I’ve always been fond of how unique my name is. I want the same for my daughter, but I don’t want her to be plagued with a name that’s impossible to pronounce, like many Gaelic names can be. I’ve only picked out a few names so far, but here are some that I like very much:


I told you my list was short!! I need help. I have five months of planning to make so I’m good. By the by, the last name’s [name]Kerry[/name].

Oh, and also, forgot to mention…the doctor heard two heartbeats, but couldn’t find the other one…might be having to pick out two names just in case

[name]Hi[/name] there!

[name]Imogen[/name]: I think [name]Imogen[/name] is great!
[name]Ryan[/name]: I wouldn’t use it on a girl, and it’s really overused on boys.
[name]Mairead[/name]: I had to stare at this name for a bit before deciding that I’d pronounce it [name]Mare[/name]-eed.

My vote is for [name]Imogen[/name]! :slight_smile:

Other Irish names:
[name]Aveline[/name] [name]Kerry[/name]
[name]Bronwyn[/name]/[name]Bronwen[/name] [name]Kerry[/name]
[name]Evaleen[/name] [name]Kerry[/name]
[name]Finola[/name] [name]Kerry[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Kerry[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Kerry[/name]
[name]Rowan[/name] [name]Kerry[/name]
[name]Rosaleen[/name] [name]Kerry[/name]
[name]Tallulah[/name] [name]Kerry[/name]

[name]Declan[/name] [name]Kerry[/name] (pretty K-heavy, though)
[name]Donovan[/name] [name]Kerry[/name]
[name]Gulliver[/name] [name]Kerry[/name]
[name]Finnian[/name] [name]Kerry[/name]
[name]Lochlan[/name] [name]Kerry[/name] (pretty K-heavy, though)
[name]Redmond[/name] [name]Kerry[/name]
[name]Sullivan[/name] [name]Kerry[/name]

Good luck! :slight_smile:

ooo i like some of your choices!

I just thought of another name…[name]Emerald[/name]. I like this name, and it’s very irish!

Congrads how exciting for you both, I’m american and my boyfriend is Irish, he is over there right know… : ( lol… Here are some I love Good [name]Luck[/name]



[name]Caitlin[/name]! [name]Caitlin[/name] is lovely. Please only use this traditional Gaelic spelling, though. :slight_smile:

how about [name]Keira[/name]?

I love [name]Imogen[/name]!

From your list, I really love [name]Imogen[/name] (definitely my favorite!).

A few others that might work:


I really dislike [name]Imogen[/name] but I know many others love this name.

[name]Ryan[/name] could be lovely on a girl but unfortunately it’s a very common a boys name here. It would not fit your “uncommon” criteria.

[name]How[/name] do you pronounce [name]Mairead[/name]? I’ve never heard of this name.

[name]LOVE[/name] [name]Imogen[/name]! What about [name]Orla[/name]?

What about

I love [name]Aisling[/name], and it’s usually not to hard for people to pronounce after they’ve heard it once. Or spelling it [name]Aislinn[/name]? It’s popular in [name]Ireland[/name], but not here yet.

I have just fallen in love with [name]Roisin[/name] and [name]Saoirse[/name]. Now I know they look unpronouncable, but you could simplify of Anglicise them. The first one is [name]Ro[/name]-sheen and the second is Sare-sha. I like to think of Sare-sha as like [name]Sarah[/name].

[name]Just[/name] 2 more choices to consider, hope it’s helpful.

I love [name]Imogen[/name]!

I also think that [name]Siobhan[/name] is beautiful (though we Americans sometimes have difficulty with the spelling) and I also like [name]Sinead[/name].

[name]Just[/name] thought of another one, perhaps [name]Erin[/name], or [name]Erinne[/name]- I can’t remember the Gaelic spelling right now.

I love Irish names above all others! (Partly because I am a little bit odd/studied linguistics and really like that the spelling often doesn’t correllate with the pronunciation…)
[name]How[/name] about …

Girls :
[name]Niamh[/name] (neev) - very popular, but equally very pretty. Can be anglicised to [name]Neve[/name].
[name]Saoirse[/name] (seer-sha)
[name]Nuala[/name] (noo-la)
[name]Orfhlaith[/name] (or-la) - can be anglicised to [name]Orla[/name].
[name]Roisin[/name] (rosh-een)
[name]Caoimhe[/name] (kee-va)
Caoilfhionn (kee-lin) - also spelt Caoilinn
Ceibhfhionn (I believe this is said like [name]Siobhan[/name])

Cairbre (kahr-brah)
Suibhne (siv-na)
Caoimhin (kee-vin)

I know that these are really in-your-face Irish, so I’ll stop there, but if you like this sort of thing just say and I can give you heaps more!

Me again!
For a girl, I also love [name]Isolde[/name]/[name]Iseult[/name].
[name]Just[/name] had to mention it.

I love [name]Mairead[/name], it’s always been one of my favorites…so pretty.
I also love [name]Eilish[/name] (Aelish) for a girl.
I’m partial to [name]Declan[/name] for a boy because my youngest is [name]Declan[/name] and he’s just an awesome little boy!!

Best Wishes,

Your name choices are all great! Here are some more though from you to choose from, which would all make great names with [name]Kerry[/name].

[name]Saoirse[/name]- this has to be my favorite unusual Irish girl name
[name]Mckenna[/name]- It’s ranked at 220 though
[name]Aoife[/name]- It’s pronounced like ee-fa though

[name]Nevin[/name]- instead of the popular [name]Devin[/name]
[name]Dallas[/name]- may be seen as more of a cowboy name though?
[name]Finian[/name]- a fresher take on [name]Finnegan[/name](which I like too)
[name]Seamus[/name]- hands down my favorite Irish boy name