Molly: Irish pet form of Mary, or Mallaidh in Irish, that means “star of the sea”
Kennedy: Anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Cinnéide, meaning “helmet head”
Kelly: Anglicization of the Irish surname “Ó Ceallaigh,” which possibly means “brave warrior”
Cassidy: Anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Casaide, which hasan obscure meaning but may translate to “clever” or “curly-headed”
Ashlyn: Anglicization of the Irish name Aislinn (or Aisling), meaning “dream” or “vision”
Kiara: Form of Ciara, pronounced “KEE a ra,” an Irish name meaning “dark.” Often pronounced “see-Ahr-a” in the U.S.
Reagan: Anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Ríagáin, which comes from “sovereign” or “king”
Delaney: Anglicization of the Irish surname “Ó Dubhshláine, meaning “descendant of the dark-haired man of the River Slaney”
Alana: Feminine form of the name Alan, which means “handsome.” Also an Anglicization of “a leanbh, an Irish term of endearment meaning “O child”
Mckenna: Anglicization of the Irish surname MacCionnaith, interpreted as both “ardent love” and “firesprung”
Brenda: Feminine form of the Irish name Brendan, an Anglicization of the Irish saint Breandán/Breannain whose name means“prince”
Shannon: Area and river in Ireland that possibly means “little wise one”
Kara: Form of Cara, the Irish word for “friend”
Kira: Another Anglicization of Ciara, an Irish name meaning “dark”
Kathleen: Another Anglicization of the Irish Caitlín, a form of Catherine
Bridget: From the Irish name Brighid, meaning “exalted one.” St. Brigid is a patron saint of Ireland.
Patricia: This is the feminine form of Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint’s name which is Latin for “noble”
Shayla: Modern Anglicization of the Irish name Síle, meaning “blind.” Also Anglicized as “Sheila”
Tara: Anglicization of the old Irish name Teamhair, which means “eminence” or “distinction.” Also the name of the ancient hill in Co. Meath that was the center of pagan activity
Brenna: Modern feminine form of the name Brennan, an Anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Braonáin, that can mean “sorrow”
Logan: From the Irish surname O’Loughan, which is often mistranslated to mean “duck,” which is actually from the Gaelic word “lacha”
Fiona: An Irish name (spelled Fíona) pronounced as “Feena,” meaning “vine”
Ryan: Feminine Anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Ríain, meaning “descendent of the little king”
Aileen: Anglicization of the Irish name Aibhilín/Eibhilín, an Irish form of Evelyn or Helen which can mean “bright light”
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