10 Popular Gaelic and Irish Baby Names

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Irish and Gaelic baby names are climbing the ranks in popularity! Check out these popular Celtic names for boys and girls, and find the perfect one for your lucky bundle of joy.
This little girl's name, pronounced "Shiv-awn," is a popular name in Ireland and means "God is gracious." Some English versions include Chevonne and Shavon.
Cian
Cian
Pronounced "Key-in," this boy's name means "ancient" and "enduring." English versions include Kean, Keane, and Kane.
Niamh
Niamh
The letters "m" and "h" combine to sound like "vee," and this pretty girl's name is pronounced "Nee-iv" or "Neev." It means "radiance, luster, and brightness," making it a sweet choice for your little ray of sunshine.
Conor, pronounced "Con-r," is a popular Irish name that means "desire." The variation Connor is number 52 on the top 100 boy's names, making it a popular choice for little lads.
Pronounced "Sear-sha," this unique girl's name means "freedom" and "liberty," and is fairly new — it has only been used as a name since around the 1920s.
This boy's name, pronounced "Nye-al," means "champion" or, from the Gaelic word "nel," it can also mean "a cloud." A couple American variations include Neil and Neal, both pronounced "Neel."
Caoimhe
Caoimhe
This pretty and unique girl's name is pronounced "Kee-va," and means "gentle, beautiful, and precious." Some English spelling variations include Keeva and Keva.
Oisin, pronounced "Osh-een," is named for a legendary warrior and goddess and means "little deer." This boy's name has become very popular in Ireland
Maebh
Maebh
Also spelled Maeve, this girl's name is pronounced "May-v." It means "the cause of great joy," making it the perfect name for your little lass.
Pronounced "Aid-an" or "Aid-on," this boy's name means "warm" and "born of fire." A Gaelic spelling variation of this popular name is Aodhan, while the typical American variation is Aidan.