Irish Names

Irish names usually consist of a given name, middle name and a family name. In Ireland people can have an English name and an Irish name, such as president Mary Patricia McAleese, who is known as Máire Pádraigín Mhic Ghiolla Íosa in Irish.

Gaelic-derived given names (see section in Old Celtic names) are commonly used, as are the names of saints. See European names. The names can be spelled in the traditional Irish fashion or Anglicized. For example Diarmaid versus Dermot.

On this site

List of Irish names and meanings
List of Irish Kings

See also