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8 Baby Girl Names Inspired By Irish Places

Ireland is packed with beautiful counties, cities and villages with beautiful Irish names. Why not name your baby girl after one of these places?

1. Kerry

County Kerry is located in the South-West region and is part of the province of Munster. Kerry means the ‘people of Ciar’ in Irish (Ciarrai or Ciarraighe), which was the name of the pre-Gaelic tribe who lived there. In Old Irish ‘Ciar’ meant ‘black’ or ‘dark brown’ which makes this the perfect name for a baby girl with dark hair.

2. Clare

Also a county in the province of Munster, County Clare hosts the oldest known evidence of human activity in Ireland. It is also the home of the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most beloved tourist attractions.

3. Ireland

What is a more Irish name than ‘Ireland’? During the last glacial period and up until about 10 000 BC, most of Ireland was periodically covered in ice. This will be a perfect name for your baby girl if she’s born in winter.

4. Shannon

A town in County Clare and is still a relatively new town. It was only given town status on 1 Jnauary 1982. Shannon Free Zone is Ireland’s largest cluster of North American investments with more than 110 overseas companies that opened subsidiaries in Shannon.

5. Tara

Inspired by the Hill of Tara, it contains a number of ancient monuments. According to tradition, it was known as the seat of the High King of Ireland.

6. Clarina

Inspired by Clarina Village situated in County Limerick in the province of Munster.

7. Dolly

Inspired by Dollymount, the coastal suburban area on the north coast of Dublin Bay. This is a five km long stretch of sandy beach and dunes – perfect to spend a sunny summers day on the beach. A great name for a girl born in summer.

8. Quin

Meaning ‘five ways’ in Irish (Cuinche), this is a village in southeast County Clare. If your little girl is your fifth baby, this will make a perfect name for her.

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