10 Baby Girl Names Inspired by Folklore
Sadhbh, wife of Fionn is a popular Irish name meaning “Goodness”.
A pretty irish name meaning “Fear/broken-hearted” from Deirdre of the Sorrows.
Also spelled Una meaning “Unity”, Oonagh was a fairy queen from the legend of Fionn Mac Cumhaill.
A heroine from the legend of Diarmuid & Grainne meaning “Charming/Love”.
A beautiful Irish name meaning “Bright” or “Radiant”. She was a Queen of Tir na nOg.
Fionnuala was the fourth child of Lir, her name means “Fair shoulder”.
A pretty Irish name meaning “Cause of Great Joy”. Also spelled Maeve, she was a character from the Irish legend “Brown Bull of Cooley”.
Rhiannon was the old Celtic Goddess of Fertility and the Moon. Her name means “Great Queen”.
There is a very well-known story of St. Brigid’s Cloak which we would have all heard as children. The name means “Strength, vigour and power”.
This is probably the most popular name on the list. Meaning “Beauty/Radiance”, Aoife was the sister of Lir’s wife and she later married Lir.