Irish names are hot, and we thought we’d share a few you might not have heard of, plus a few of the standards. Every baby is lucky, but with an Irish name? They’ve got a double dose of cheer and fortune!
Girls: Aisling (Ashling) — Dream or vision; Aine — Joy. Aine was the queen of the fairies; Macha — The legendary Queen of Ireland; Withypoll (!) — translates as williow; Maeve — A warrior queen and goddess.
Boys: Dermot — free of envy; Dagda — the good god (an important diety of the early pagan Irish); Tadhg — Poet. Pronounced ‘Tigh’, a popular name in Ireland; Liam — the Irish form of William; Gael — the name of the hero from whom the Irish race got their name.
If you know someone whose having a baby, write us! We’re happy to pass along a slew of lucky and beautiful (or handsome) Irish names.