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Unusual Irish Baby Names

Choosing a baby name can be one of the most fun elements of pregnancy – or one of the most daunting. There are so many to pick from, and narrowing down can be difficult.

Amongst the options, there are hundreds of beautiful Irish names that stand the test of time – classics like Aisling, Niamh, Ciara, Cillian and Liam are still appearing in junior infants’ classrooms around the country every September.

But what if you want an Irish name that’s a little off the beaten track? We’ve pulled together ten girls’ names and ten boys’ names – all Irish in origin, but not quite in the top ten lists:

10 Unusual Irish Baby Names For Boys

10 Unusual Irish Baby Names For Girls

So there you have it – just some of the more unusual Irish names that are out there. If you do choose a less than common Irish name, have fun checking the meaning, the spelling, and the pronunciation: Often there may be different ways to spell or pronounce the same name, depending on dialect.

Let us know which of these names is your favourite in the comments section below!

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About the Author

Andrea Mara, a freelance writer, blogger, and mum of three.

Follow her blog at www.officemum.ie

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Emily Elphinstone
Hi Natalie, thanks very much for your feedback. Originally we didn't include pronunciations as it depends so much on dialect, but we recently updated this list with what seem to be the most recognised versions of pronunciation, and will see about updating other Baby Name articles (particularly the more obscure ones!) in future. Best wishes, Emily
25/06/2018 16:31:50

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natalie brennan
Pronunciations given for some names not all why do sites do this makes no sense whatsoever ..especially as there under the naming of unique surely a little guidance wouldn't go a miss
19/05/2018 13:13:02

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