Irish baby names become top choice in Hollywood
Far from Seamus, Kathleen and Declan, let us introduce you to Keeva, Cara and Beckett
Variant of: Tuilelaith
Meaning: Abundance, lady, or princess
This one is super popular with Patrick Dempsey, Simon LeBon, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Damon Dash, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis all naming their little princesses Tallulah.
Variant of: Caden or Kaden.
Kevin Costner chose this strong Irish moniker for his third son, in 2007.
Variant of: A surname associated with Samuel Beckett and Saint Thomas Beckett, it’s now being used as a Christian name.
Malcolm MacDowell, Melissa Etheridge, Conan O’Brien, and Stella McCartney all have little boys named Beckett.
Meaning: messenger of God
Variant of: Malachie
Cork born “Batman” and “Wind that Shakes Barley” star Cillian Murphy named one of his sons Malachy.
Variant of: Finn
“Will and Grace” star Eric McCormack, despite his Scottish-Canadian roots, gave his son this Irish name.
Meaning: without envy or park with deer
Variant of: Derby
“Grey’s Anatomy” heartthrob and father-of-three, Patrick Dempsey named one of his twins, born in 2007, Darby, along with his brother Sullivan.
Meaning: castle, stone fort
Variant of: None. Name of an Irish place, the Rock of Cashel
Record breaking Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis named his County Wicklow born son Cashel, along with his brother Ronan.
Meaning: abundance, prosperity
Variant of: Raferty, Raffarty and Raffertey
Who could be more prosperous than the son of Jude Law and Sadie Frost.
Meaning: son of the red-haired one
Variant of: Flann, Flin, Flinn and Flyn
We’re not sure if they looked this one up but neither Orlando Bloom nor Miranda Kerr has red hair! Oh well.
Meaning: little dark one
Variant of: Ciaran
“The Good Wife” star Julianna Margulies went for this popular Irish name and it was no surprise when she was spotted with her son and his head full of dark curls.
Variant of: a rare Gaelic surname, commonly known from Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels”
“Batman” commissioner Gary Oldman and “Homeland” star Damien Lewis have both gone with this Irish name.
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