Quigley

Origin: Irish Meaning: from an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of O’Coigligh meaning “untidy”, possibly used to describe an untidy person or someone with long, unkempt hair. Variants: O’Quigley, Quickley Quigley Quagmire is the triplet brother of Isadora and Duncan, believed to have perished in the fire that killed their parents, but is actually alive.

Kelly

Origin: Irish Meaning: Anglicized form of Irish Ceallach, which could mean “bright-headed”. It could also come from Old Irish ceallach meaning “war, strife” or ceall “church”. Variants: Kelley, Kelli, Kellie, Kelleigh; Ceallach, Ceallagh

Aiden

Origin: Irish, Scottish Meaning: variant spelling of Aidan, which is the Anglicized form of  Aodhán, from old Irish Áedán, a dimunitive of Áed/Aodh meaning “fire”, a name borne by several figures in Irish mythology Variants: Aidan, Ayden, Adan, Aodh, Aodhán, Áed

Paden

Origin: Irish, Scottish, English Meaning: I’ve seen it described as a modern invention using the popular aden suffix but it also has a long history as a surname as well. It could be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Páidín meaning “son of Páidín”, Páidín being a pet form of Pádraig/Patrick (Patrician/nobleman). It could also be a…

Bevin

Origin: Irish Meaning: Anglicized form of Bébinn meaning “fair lady” though some sources also list it as meaning “melodious woman”. It’s also sometimes used as an Anglicization of Vivian though it’s totally unrelated to the name In Irish mythology Bébhinn is a goddess of childbirth as well as the name of several other figures. It’s…

Kelan

Origin: Irish Meaning: Anglicized form of Caolán meaning “slender” from Gaelic caol meaning “slender” with the diminutive suffix án Variants: Kellan, Kellen

Devon, Devin

Origin: English, Irish Meaning: either comes from Irish surname Devin, an Anglicized form of Ó Damháin (meaning descendant of Damhán “fawn“) or an Anglicization of Ó Dubháin (meaning descendant of Dubhán “black, dark“). Devin is also an English surname meaning “divine” from Old French devin which comes from Latin. Apparently it was a nickname given to a person who…

Enya

Origin: Irish Meaning: Anglicized form of Eithne, meaning “kernel”

Nora

Origin: English, Italian, Irish Meaning: a diminutive/nickname form of names such as Eleanor/Eleanora/Leonora/Leanora ( meaning “the other Aenor”), or Honora (honor)

Fionnuala

Origin: Irish Meaning: from Irish fionn “white, fair” and guala “shoulder”, meaning “white/fair shoulder” In Irish mythology, Fionnuala was the daughter of Lir who, along with her three brothers, were changed into a swan by their stepmother for 900 years until the curse was broken. Nuala is a diminutive of the name. Variants: Finnguala, Fionnghuala, Finola, Finnuala

Dillon

Origin: Irish, Welsh Meaning: debated, and numerous. Have you ever come across a name you think you know about but than you look it up and you realize that there are a lot of contradictory information about it? Well, this name was one of them. Originally I thought it was a variant spelling of Welsh…

Una

Origin: Irish, Latin, Old Norse, Scottish Meaning: possibly from Irish uan meaning “lamb”; in Latin it means “one”; or it comes from an Old Norse verb meaning “to enjoy” Variants: Oona, Oonagh

Quinn

Origin: Irish Meaning: an Anglicized form of Irish surname Ó Cuinn, meaning “descendant of Conn”, Conn meaning chief, leader

Maeve

Origin: Irish Meaning: Anglicized form of Irish Medb, meaning “intoxicating” or “she who intoxicates”

Sheila

Origin: Irish, English Meaning: Anglicized form of Irish Síle, which itself is the Irish form of Latin Cecilia, meaning “blind”. Shelia is another variant of Sheila

Conan

Origin: Irish Meaning: little wolf, little hound

Deirdre

Meaning: unknown though there are several theories abut it. It comes from the older form of the name, Derdriu, which according to behindthename.com is possibly derived from a Celtic word meaning “woman”. According to Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Names by K.M. Sheard it could also come from Old Irish deir “says” + draoi “Druid” or der “daughter” + dér “tear”(drop) Deirdre is…

Braden

Origin: Irish, English Meaning: From an Irish surname meaning descendant of Bradán (which mean salmon). It’s also an English surname meaning “broad hillside” or wide valley”

Fane

Origin: English, Romanian, Irish Meaning: In English, fane is a word name, an archaic term for a temple or a church or a shrine (according to Dictionary.com); it could also mean “joyful, glad”; in Romanian, it’s also a diminutive of Ștefan, meaning “crown”; and it’s also the name of a river in Ireland, but I couldn’t…

Kira

Origin: Russian, English, Irish, Japanese Meaning: Kira has a tricky meaning. It’s the Russian feminine form of Cyrus, which itself could mean a variety of things. The sites I’ve gone to claim its’ meaning to be the Greek form of Persian Kurush, which could mean either “far-sighted” or “young”. It could also be from Greek kyrios, meaning…