Most popular Irish baby names in America
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Caden: Anglicization of the Irish surname MacAodháin, or possibly a name from the Irish name Cathán, meaning "battle"
Oscar: Anglicization of Osgar, meaning “deer lover”
Brady: A name meaning “spirited,” and an Anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Bradaigh
Alan: Anglicization of the Irish name Ailín, meaning “handsome”
Brendan: Anglicization of Breandán/Breannain, a major Irish saint, meaning “prince”
Nolan: Anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Nualláin from “nuall,” which means “nobleman”
Donovan: Celtic name meaning “strong fighter”
Corey: Anglicization of the Irish surname Mac Gothraidh, from a place name meaning “hill hollow”
Brody: Usually Scottish, this name can also be an Anglicization of the Irish surname Mac Bruaideadha, which comes from an Irish place name meaning “ditch”
Miles: Anglicization of “Maol,” the beginning of Irish names, meaning “devotee of (insert saint here)”
Griffin: Usually a Welsh name, but it can be an Anglicization of the Irish name Críofán or of the Irish surname Ó Gríobhtha, meaning “descendent of the griffin-like”
Keegan: Anglicization of the Irish surname Mac Aodhgáin, “Aodhagán” meaning “small and passionate,” or “fiery”
Brennan: Anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Braonáin, meaning “descendent of Braonáin.” “Braonáin” can mean “sorrow”
Quinn: Anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Cuinn, meaning “descendent of Conn.” “Conn” means “leader” or “chief”
Micheal: Irish form of Michael, meaning “Who is like God?”
Declan: Form of the name Deaglán, an Irish saints’ name of obscure meaning
Dorian: Although it is based on the name Dora, which has no Irish roots, the name was coined by Irish playwright Oscar Wilde for his book, “The Portrait of Dorian Gray”
Brianna:Modern feminine form of Brian, an Anglicization of the Irish name Brion, meaning “noble”
Kayla: Even though it’s probably a modern creation, it is similar to the Irish male name Cadhla, meaning “slender”
Anna: Typically considered a Latin name, but Ana is also an ancient Celtic goddess known as the “Wealth Provider”
Megan: Though technically not a Celtic name (it’s a Welsh pet form of Margaret), it’s similar to the Irish surname O’Meegan, meaning “descendent of the brave warrior”
Kaitlyn: American form of the Irish Caitlín (Irish version of Catherine)
Makayla: Another modern creation possibly stemming from the Irish man’s name “Cadhla,” meaning slender
Kaylee: This name is a modern invention based on the names Kay and Lee, but it also sounds like “céilí,” the Irish word for a gathering
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