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There is a certain romance associated with Gaelic and Celtic baby names. Almost musical sounding, these beautiful names have a timeless quality that makes them a popular for modern parents thinking of baby names.
If you have Irish, Scottish or Welsh blood, theses names are a perfect way to celebrate that and give a nod to your ancestory.
We’ve rounded up some of the most popular Gaelic baby names of recent times in the gallery below PLUS share how to pronounce them.
This beautiful Irish name means ‘dream’ or ‘vision’ and refers to an aisling, a poetic genre that developed during the late 17th and 18th century in Irish language genre poetry.
Aoife is a name of Irish Gaelic origin meaning ‘beautiful, radiant’.
Caitlín (Kat-leen or
Caitlin comes from CaitrÍona, the Gaelic form of Catherine which means ‘pure, unsullied’.
A perfect name for your dark-haired lass, the name Ciara is a girl’s name of Irish Gaelic origin meaning ‘little dark one’.
Niamh (Nee-av or Nee-iv)
Niamh means ‘bright, radiance, shine, beauty’ and was the name in Irish mythology of the daughter of the god of the sea.
This Gaelic name means ‘she who intoxicates’.
In Irish mythology, Maeve was the name of a warrior queen of Connacht who organised the death of the hero Cúchulainn.
The name Orlaith is a girl’s name of Irish Gaelic origin meaning ‘golden princess’.
This gorgeous Gaelic name means ‘little rose’.
This strong Gaelic name means ‘liberty, freedom’.
The name Sinead is a girl’s name of Irish Gaelic origin meaning ‘God’s gracious gift’.
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This Irish Gaelic name means ‘little and fiery’.
Aidan was originally a pet form of the Irish name Aodh (ee), the name of the old Celtic god of the sun and fire.
This Irish Gaelic name means ‘bright-headed’.
This gorgeous Gaelic name means ‘dove’.
A perfect name for a cheeky little one, Darragh a unisex Irish Gaelic name meaning ‘rascal’.
Fionn is a boy’s name of Irish Gaelic origin meaning ‘fair or white’.
This gorgeous Gaelic name means ‘silent or fierce’.
Oisin, one of the most popular Irish Gaelic baby names and means ‘little deer’.
This popular Gaelic name means ‘God is gracious’.
Rónán is a popular Gaelic name meaning ‘little seal’.
This popular name means’poet’ and is the name of several ancient kings and princes of Ireland.