Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Jennifer and Mallory talk all about Irish names, including the history and traditions of Irish naming, Irish name pronunciation, Irish surnames, the top baby names in Ireland, and choose our favorite traditional Irish names.

Transcript

Names mentioned in this episode
Conchobhar (Connor), Medb (Maeve), Fiadh (Fia), Aoife (EEfya), Caoimhe (KEEva), Tadgh (Tayg), Oisín (o-SHEEN), Fionn, Cillian, Rían.

Celtic names in the 2019 Irish charts
Boys: Callum, Donnacha, Cathal, Ruairí, Odhrán, Cormac, Eoghan, Cillian, Tiernan, Lorcan, Kían, Dáire, Dáithí, Diarmuid, Ruadhán, Aodhán, Cuan, Séimí, Fionán, and Séadna.

Girls: Éabha, Sadhbh/Saibh, Róisín, Clodagh, Aoibhín, Bonnie, Ailbhe, Aoibheann, Méabh, Laoise, Aoibhe, Síofra, Síun, Caragh, Éala, Róise, Bláithín, Cadhla, Gráinne, Éadaoin, Bláthnaid, Clíodhna, Sinéad, Bronagh, Síomha, Saorlaith, Meadhbh, Ceoladh, Eibhlín, Órlaith, and Réiltín.

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“Sky Boat Song” and “O Danny Boy” played by Jennifer Moss

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Sources used for this episode:

https://www.rareirishstuff.com/
https://www.History.com
https://www.cso.ie/en/interactivezone/visualisationtools/babynamesofireland/
https://homepages.rootsweb.com/~cregan/patterns.htm
https://irelandxo.com/
https://www.johngrenham.com
https://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/
https://www.Loc.gov
https://www.teanglann.ie

Episode 48 - Irish Names