Irish Submitted Place Names

Irish names are used on the island of Ireland as well as elsewhere in the Western World as a result of the Irish diaspora. See also about Irish names.
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Aetóip (Country) Irish
Irish form of Ethiopia.
Afganastáin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Afghanistan.
Afraic Theas (Country) Irish
Irish form of South Africa.
Ailgéir (Country) Irish
Irish form of Algeria.
Airméin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Armenia.
Alba (Country) Scottish Gaelic, Irish
Alba is the Scottish Gaelic name for Scotland. The term first appears as Albion and referred to the island of Great Britain... [more]
Albáin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Albania.
Albain (Country) Irish
Irish form of Scotland.
Albain Nua (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of Nova Scotia.
An Bhreatain Bheag (Country) Irish
Irish name for Wales. Means "the little Britain".
An Cabhán (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of Cavan.
An Clár (Political Subdivision) Irish
The Irish form of Clare, from the Irish word clár, meaning "plank", after a board that was placed across the River Fergus outside Clarecastle.... [more]
Andóra (Country) Irish
Irish form of Andorra.
An Dún (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of Down.
Angóla (Country) Icelandic, Irish
Icelandic and Irish form of Angola.
An Iarmhí (Political Subdivision) Irish
The Irish name for Westmeath, which was named after its split with County Meath, in Irish An Mhí, meaning "middle"... [more]
An Lú (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
The Irish name for Louth, from , the modern Irish form of Lugh, a god from Irish mythology associated with skill in many disciplines, kingship and oaths.... [more]
An Mhí (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of Meath.
An Searrach (Island) Irish
Gaelic form of Serough Island.
Antrim (Political Subdivision) Irish
County in Northern Ireland, meaning 'lone ridge'.
Aontroim (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of Antrim.
Ard Mhacha (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of Armagh.
Armagh (Political Subdivision) Irish
A county in Ireland. Means "Macha height", 'macha' was an ancient Irish goddess.
Asarbaiseáin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Azerbaijan
Áth Cliath (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Dublin.
Athenry (Settlement) Irish
Athenry (Baile Áth an Rí) meaning "Town of the Ford of the King" is a town in County Galway, Ireland, which lies 25 kilometres east of Galway city.
Avalbane (Settlement) Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Irish Abhaill Bhán "white orchard". This is or was the name of a township in the civil parish of Clontibret in County Monaghan, Ireland.
Bairéin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Bahrain
Banglaidéis (Country) Irish
Irish form of Bangladesh
Bealarúis (Country) Irish
Irish form of Belarus
Beilg (Country) Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Irish and Scottish Gaelic form of Belgium
Beilís (Country) Irish
Irish form of Belize
Bostún (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Boston.
Botsuáin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Botswana
Brúiné (Country) Irish
Irish form of Brunei
Búdaipeist (Country) Irish
Irish form of Budapest
Buircíne Fasó (Country) Irish
Irish form of Burkina Faso
Bulgáir (Country) Irish
Irish form of Bulgaria
Bútáin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Bhutan
Cambóid (Country) Irish
Irish form of Cambodia
Carlow (Political Subdivision) Irish (Anglicized)
Town and county in Ireland. Possibly means "place of cattle".
Casacstáin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Kazakhstan
Castlebar (Settlement) Irish
Means "Barry's Castle", from a castle built by the de Barry family, which the town grew around.... [more]
Ceanada (Country) Irish
Irish form of Canada.
Ceatharlach (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of Carlow.
Cill Chainnigh (Political Subdivision & Island) Irish
Irish form of Kilkenny.
Cill Dara (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
The Irish name for County Kildare. Means "church of the oak" in Irish.... [more]
Cill Mhantáin (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish name for the county of Wicklow. Meaning "church of Mantan". It is named after a peer of Saint Patrick. Mantan had his teeth knocked out by Irish pagans, and then he was renamed Mantan, which means "toothless one".
Cipir (Country) Irish
Irish form of Cyprus
Cirgeastáin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Kyrgyzstan
Cív (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Kiev
Claddagh (Settlement) Irish, English
The name of an ancient village in Ireland, where the tradition of the Claddagh ring developed.
Clare (Political Subdivision) Irish
From the Irish word clár, meaning "plank", after a bridge that was placed across the River Fergus outside Clarecastle.... [more]
Clarecastle (Settlement) Irish
A town in Clare, Ireland, named after Clare Castle, which stands on an island in the narrowest part of the River Fergus... [more]
Cóiré (Country) Irish
Irish form of Korea
Cóiré Theas (Country) Irish
Irish form of South Korea
Cóiré Thuaidh (Country) Irish
Irish form of North Korea
Coleraine (Settlement) Northern Irish, Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish Cúil Rathain, meaning "nook of the ferns".... [more]
Connacht (Political Subdivision & Region) Irish
From the name of the medieval ruling dynasty, the Connacht, later Connachta, meaning “descendants of Conn”, referring to the legendary king Conn of the Hundred Battles.... [more]
Corcaigh (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Cork.
Cork (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Irish
A county and city in Ireland. Meaning "swamp".
Corrib (Body of Water & River) Irish
River and lake in Ireland.
Cósta Ríce (Country) Irish
Irish form of Costa Rica
Cróit (Country) Irish
Irish form of Croatia
Danmhairg (Country) Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Irish and Scottish Gaelic form of Denmark
Derry (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
City and country in Northern Ireland. May mean "oak wood", from 'Daire Coluimb Chille', meaning "The Oak-wood of Saint Columba". Or the name may have been from Proto-Celtic 'calg-ac-os', meaning "possessing a blade" or "possessing a penis".
Doire (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Derry.
Donegal (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
County and town in Ireland. Meaning "place of foreigners" (i.e. the Vikings). Alternatively, it may mean "land of Conall", a king from the area. Conall means "strong wolf".
Down (Political Subdivision) Irish
County in Northern Ireland. From the Irish "Dún ná Lethglas", "dún" means fort.
Downpatrick (Settlement) Irish (Anglicized), Northern Irish
From Irish Dún Pádraig, meaning "Patrick's fort", after St. Patrick, who is said to be buried in Downpatrick Cathedral.... [more]
Duibhlinn (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Dublin.
Dundalk (Settlement) Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish Dún Dealgan, meaning "the fort of Dealgan".... [more]
Dún Na Ngall (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Iranian, Irish
Irish form of Donegal.
Eastóin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Estonia
Éigipt (Country) Irish
Irish form of Egypt
Éimin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Yemen
Eiritré (Country) Irish
Irish form of Eritrea
Ennis (Settlement) Irish, English
From Irish inis, meaning "island", short for Inis Cluana Rámhfhada, meaning "island of the long rowing meadow".... [more]
Enniskillen (Settlement) Irish (Anglicized), Northern Irish
From Irish Inis Ceithleann, meaning "Cethlenn's island". In Irish mythology, the prophetess Cethlenn was said to have been injured and swam to Enniskillen on Loch Erne, where she died, and the town was named for her.... [more]
Errigal (Mountain) Irish
Name of a mountain in Ireland (Errigal Mountain, near Gweedore in County Donegal, Ireland. It is the tallest peak of the Derryveagh Mountains and the tallest peak in County Donegal).
Fear Manach (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of Fermanagh.
Fergus (River) Irish
Possibly derives from Old Irish for- ("on, upon") and gas, "twig", with the River Fergus in County Clare seen as a small branch off of the River Shannon.
Fermanagh (Political Subdivision) Irish
County in Northern Ireland. Meaning "men of the country of the lakes".
Fionlainn (Country) Irish
Irish form of Finland
Frainc (Country) Irish
Irish form of France
Gabúin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Gabon
Gaillimh (River & Body of Water) Irish
Irish name for Corrib.
Gaillimhe (Body of Water & River) Irish
Another spelling of Gaillimh.
Gaimbia (Country) Irish
Irish form of Gambia
Galway (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Irish
City and county in Ireland. Means "fort Gaillimh", named after the Gaillimh river that flows through the city.
Gearmáin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Germany
Giogha (Island) Scottish Gaelic, Irish
Name of an island off the west coast of Kintyre in Scotland.... [more]
Gréig (Country) Irish
Irish form of Greece
Guine (Country) Irish
Irish form of Guinea
Hondúras (Country) Icelandic, Irish
Icelandic and Irish form of Honduras
Iacárta (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Jakarta.
Iaráic (Country) Irish
Irish form of Iraq
Iaráin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Iran
Indinéis (Country) Irish
Irish form of Indonesia
Iodáil (Country) Irish
Irish form of Italy
Iordáin (Country & Body of Water) Irish
Irish form of Jordan
Iorua (Country) Irish
Irish form of Norway
Íoslainn (Country) Irish
Irish form of Iceland
Iosrael (Country) Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Irish and Scottish Gaelic form of Israel
Ísiltír (Country) Irish
Irish form of Netherlands, roughly meaning "low".
Iúgslaiv (Country) Irish
Irish form of Yugoslavia
Kildare (Region) Irish, English
From Irish Cill Dara meaning "church of the oak".
Kilkenny (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Town and county in Ireland. Means "church of Cainnech". Saint Cainnech was the man who converted the county to Christianity in 597.
Killough (Settlement) Irish
Killough, derived from Irish Cill Locha "church of the loch", is a village and townland in County Down, Northern Ireland.
Kirley (Political Subdivision) Irish
Laitvia (Country) Irish
Irish form of Latvia
Laois (Political Subdivision) Irish
County in Ireland. Named after the Gaelic territory of Uí Laoighis, meaning "people of Lugaid Laígne".
Leinster (Region) Irish
From the Irish Laighin, the name of a major tribe previously living in the area, and either Irish tír or Old Norse staðr, both meaning “land”, “place” or “territory”.... [more]
Leitrim (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
County and town in Ireland. Meaning "gray ridge", from 'liath' ("grey") and 'droim' ("ridge").
Leosóta (Country) Irish
Irish form of Lesotho
Liatroim (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Leitrim.
Libéir (Country) Irish
Irish form of Liberia
Lichtinstéin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Liechtenstein
Liffey (River) Irish
The River Liffey runs through the city of Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. In poetry and mythology, the river is called Abhainn An Life, which is occasionally anglicized as 'Anna Liffey'
Lifford (Settlement) Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish Leifear.... [more]
Limerick (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish, English
Possibly derives from loimeanach, meaning "bare marsh" or "spot made bare by feeding horses". Other potential derivations connect with luimnigthe "cloaked" and luimnechda, meaning "shielded"... [more]
Liobáin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Lebanon
Liotuáin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Lithuania
Loch Garman (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish name for the county of Wexford. Named after Garman Garbh, a legendary figure, who was drowned in the mudflats at the mouth of the river Slaney by an enchantress, resulting in the lake that bears his name... [more]
Londonderry (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Another name for Derry. The prefix -london was added because donations from the city of London help rebuild Derry in 1613.
Longford (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Town and county in Ireland. Meaning "the port".
Longfort (Political Subdivision) Irish
The Irish name of Longford from long, meaning "ship", and port, meaning "dock".... [more]
Louth (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
County and village in Ireland. From "Lugh", an ancient Irish god.
(Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Louth. is the modern Irish form of the ancient Irish god Lugh.
Lucsamburg (Country) Irish
Irish form of Luxembourg
Luimneach (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
The Irish name for Limerick, a city and the county town of the county in the province of Munster, Ireland... [more]
Macadóin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Macedonia
Maenmar (Country) Irish
Irish form of Myanmar
Maigh Eo (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Mayo.
Mainile (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Manila.
Maláiv (Country) Irish
Irish form of Malawi
Málta (Country) Hungarian, Irish
Hungarian and Irish form of Malta
Mayo (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Town and county in Ireland. Means "plain of the yew".
Mcalester (Settlement) Irish
A city in Oklahoma, USA.
Meath (Political Subdivision) Irish
Meirceá (Country & Region) Irish
Irish form of America.
Moldóiv (Country) Irish
Irish form of Moldova
Monaghan (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Town and county in Ireland. Means "land of little hills", "bushy field", or "hilly field".
Mongóil (Country) Irish
Irish form of Mongolia
Montainéagró (Country) Irish
Irish form of Montenegro
Mourne (Mountain) Irish
Both the name of a mountain range and a river in Northern Ireland, meaning "misty fists" from Irish múig "smoke, gloom" and dorn "fist".
Muineachán (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Monaghan.
Mullingar (Settlement) Irish
From Irish An Muileann gCearr, meaning "the left-hand mill", describing a mill noted in the legend of St. Colmán mac Luacháin, the patron saint of Lynn, Westmeath.... [more]
Naas (Settlement) Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish An Nás, meaning "the place of assembly". This is a contraction of several names for Naas, each beginning with Nás.... [more]
Namaib (Country) Irish
Irish form of Namibia
Na Stáit Aontaithe (Country) Irish
Irish form of United States.
Navan (Other) Irish
Irish place name meaning "the cave" (?)
Neipeal (Country) Irish
Irish form of Nepal.
Nenagh (Settlement) Irish
From Irish An Aonach Urmhumhan, meaning “the Fair of Ormond”.... [more]
Nicearagua (Country) Irish
Irish form of Nicaragua
Nigéir (Country) Irish
Irish form of Nigeria
Nígir (Country & River) Irish
Irish form of Niger
Offaly (Political Subdivision) Irish
County in Ireland. Named after the Gaelic kingdom of Uí Failghe, which existed from the 6th century until 1556.
Oileán Phriosa Eadbhaird (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of Prince Edward Island.
Omagh (Settlement) Northern Irish, Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish An Ómaigh, meaning "the virgin plain". ... [more]
Óman (Country) Icelandic, Irish
Icelandic and Irish form of Oman
Ostair (Country) Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Irish and Scottish Gaelic form of Austria
Panama (Country) Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
From Spanish Panamá of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from the name of a tree commonly found in the area (genus Sterculia), from an indigenous word meaning "many butterflies", from Kuna bannaba meaning "distant, far away", or from a Guaraní word meaning "place of many fish"... [more]
Parás (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Paris.
Polainn (Country) Irish
Irish form of Poland
Portaingéil (Country) Irish
Irish form of Portugal
Port Láirge (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
The Irish name for Waterford, meaning "Lárag's port".... [more]
Ríocht Aontaithe (Country) Irish
Irish form of United Kingdom
Rómáin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Romania
Ros Comáin (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of Roscommon.
Roscommon (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
County and town in Ireland. From the Irish 'Ros Comáin', meaning "Saint Coman's wood", after Saint Coman mac Faelchon who built a monastery there in the 5th century.
Saimbia (Country) Irish
Irish form of Zambia
Sáír (Country) Irish
Irish form of Zaire
Salvadóir (Country) Irish
Irish form of El Salvador
Sasana (Country) Irish
Irish name for England, from the Saxon people group.
Sawel (Mountain) English, Irish (Anglicized)
Sawel Mountain (historically known as Slieve Sawel) is the highest peak in the Sperrins, a mountain range in Northern Ireland. This is an Anglicized form of Irish samhail meaning "likeness", taken from its Irish name Samhail Phite Méabha "likeness to Méabh's vulva", referring to a glen or hollow on the side of the mountain.
Sead (Country) Irish
Irish form of Chad
Seapáin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Japan
Seic (Country) Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Irish and Scottish Gaelic form of Czechia
Seineagáil (Country) Irish
Irish form of Senegal
Seirbia (Country) Irish
Irish form of Serbia
Séiséil (Country) Irish
Irish form of Seychelles
Seoirsia (Country) Irish
Irish form of Georgia 1
Sín (Country) Irish
Irish form of China
Singeapór (Country) Irish
Irish form of Singapore
Siombáib (Country) Irish
Irish form of Zimbabwe
Sligeach (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Sligo.
Sligo (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Town and county in Ireland. Means "shelly place", because of the large amount of shellfish the nearby river.
Slóivéin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Slovenia
Slóvaic (Country) Irish
Irish form of Slovakia
Somáil (Country) Irish
Irish form of Somalia
Spáinn (Country) Irish
Irish form of Spain
Suasalainn (Country) Irish
Irish form of Swaziland
Súdáin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Sudan
Súdáin Theas (Country) Irish
Irish form of South Sudan
Talamh An Éisc (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish name for Newfoundland and Labrador, a province in Canada... [more]
Tansáin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Tanzania
Tiobraid Árann (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Tipperary.
Tíomór Thoir (Country) Irish
Irish form of East Timor
Tipperary (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Town and county in Ireland. From Tiobraid Árann, meaning "well of the Arra". The Arra is a river that flows through it.
Tirconnell (Political Subdivision) Irish
Variant of Tyrconnell.
Tír Eoghain (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of Tyrone.
Tóga (Country) Irish
Irish form of Togo
Torontó (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Toronto.
Tralee (Settlement) Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish Trá Lí, meaning "strand of the Lee River", after the confluences of small rivers the town was built on.... [more]
Tuirc (Country) Irish
Irish form of Turkey
Tullamore (Settlement) Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish Tulach Mhór, meaning "great mound".... [more]
Tyrconnell (Political Subdivision) Irish
Another name for the Irish county of Donegal. It means "land of Conall", a king from the area. Conall means "strong wolf".
Úcráin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Ukraine
Uíbh Fhailí (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of Offaly.
Úisbéiceastáin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Uzbekistan
Ulster (Region) Northern Irish, Irish
From the name of a group of tribes that once lived in the area, the Ulaidh, and either Irish tír or Old Norse staðr, both meaning “land”, “place” or “territory”.... [more]
Ungáir (Country) Irish
Irish form of Hungary
Vín (Settlement) Icelandic, Irish
Icelandic and Irish form of Wien.
Vítneam (Country) Irish
Irish form of Vietnam
Waterford (Settlement) Irish
A city in Southern Ireland. Its name derives from Old Norse veðra, 'ram' (Swedish vädur, 'ram', See Wetherby) and fjord, 'fjord'.
Westmeath (Political Subdivision) Irish
County in Ireland, named after the county Meath.
Wexford (Political Subdivision) Medieval Scandinavian, Irish
County and town in Ireland. From the Old Norse Veisafjǫrðr, meaning "fjord of the mud flats".
Wicklow (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish, Old Norse
Town and county in Ireland. From Old Norse 'víkingalág' or 'vikinga-ló', meaning "meadow of the Vikings".