Irish Girl Names We Love!

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Irish Girl Names We Love!
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 11:50am

You don't have to be Irish (or even due around St. Patrick's Day) to love Irish baby names. While Irish girl names aren't as popular as Irish boy names on the Social Security Administration's list of top baby names for 2011 (the most current year available), we love these pretty -- and maybe even lucky! -- choices for your little leprechaun.

Fiona and Kiara are my favs from the list.  Which ones would you consider?

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Tue, 03-12-2013 - 11:11am

I love Fiona too.  That's my canine child's name.  I like Ciara too spelled this way.  Also, Maeve is lovely. I have to say though...this list is horribly inaccurate...

Kayla is a form of a Yiddish name.

Shayla isn't even really a name...I guess it's kind of like Sheila which is Gaelic.

 Mackenzie is a masculine name meaning 'son of Coinneach'. It doesn't mean 'Fire born' that I know of.  A bit strange to name a daughter in any case.

 Mckenna is sort of a made up name...but it kind of means 'son of Cionaodh'. Cionadodh means 'fire born'.  They've got those backwards.

A little bit of that information I knew already, but the rest that I just posted took me five minutes to research on reliable baby name webistes (  Perhaps the writers of the article could have done that as well.