When it comes to traditional Irish names, most of us are familiar with the more common ones. We’ve all known a Brendan, a Dermot, an Aoife or a Sinéad. But what about those traditional Irish names that are a little more rare? What do you think of names like Loughlin, Fidelma and Meeda? In this week’s article, we take a look at 20 traditional Irish names that aren’t as common as they once were. 

 

In this week’s article, we take a look at 20 traditional Irish names that aren’t as common as they once were.  On the left hand side of each list we provide the anglicised version of the name and on the right hand side we provide the name as Gaeilge. We hope you enjoy these. And who knows: maybe you’ll find the perfect Irish name for your little one?

Top 10 Male Names

Top 10 Female Names
   
(Anglicised) - (Gaeilge)                                                      (Anglicised) - (Gaeilge)                                  
1) Tiernan - Tighearnán                                                                   1) Atty - Aithche                                                                        
2) Rowan - Ruadhán  2) Blinna - Blinne
3) Nevan - Naomhán  3) Bevin - Bébhinn
4) Lorcan - Lorcán  4) Keelin - Caoilfhionn
5) Loughlin - Lochlann  5) Fidelma - Feidhelm
6) Garvan - Garbhán  6) Gormley - Gormlaith
7) Dowling - Dúnlang  7) Renny - Rathnait
8) Dahy - Dáithí  8) Meeda - Míde
9) Kelan - Caolán  9) Tualah - Tuathla
10) Jarlath - Iarla  10) Slaney - Sláine