Irish baby-naming is a hip culture full of gorgeous, often littleknown names whose original bearers were kings and queens, mythological heroes and heroines, saints and fairies. So what are some of the coolest, most appealing Irish baby names?
• Names For Your Little Redhead: Cochrann, Róisín, and Scarlett (for girls) and Reed, Roan, and Alroy (for boys)
• Unisex Names: Campbell, Darcy, Delaney, and Magee
• Celeb Names: Aidan Quinn, Cillian Murphy, Cormac McCarthy, Eoin Colfer, Liam Neeson, and Saoirse Ronan
• Stage Names from the great Irish playwrights: Chloe, Deirdre, Eliza, and Juno
• Mythological Names: Aine, a fairy queen who would love no man but Finn; and Gael, the hero for whom the Irish race is named.
And hundreds of other inspired and inspiring choices....
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Read an Excerpt
IRISH IN AMERICA
For many years, lively Irish names have been a prime export to the UK and the U.S.—dating back to the eras of Bridget, Kathleen and Eileen, Kevin, Kelly, Brian, Shannon, and Sean. The last couple of decades have seen a new, ever- increasing burst of popularity of Irish names as reflected in the latest report from the Social Security Administration of the top names in the United States. Below are the names with Irish brogues currently on those lists, starting with the most popular and including old per sis tent favorites like Ryan and Brian, newer and cooler entries like Maeve and Kellen, hip surnames like Finnegan and Sullivan, and those that have become unisex, such as Riley and Finley.
THE TOP IRISH NAMES IN THE USA
MICHEAL (Irish spelling)
Excerpted from Cool Irish names FOR BABIES by PAMELA REDMOND SATRAN & LINDA ROSENKRANTZ
Copyright © 2009 by Pamela Redmond Satran & Linda Rosenkrantz
Published in March 2009 by St. Martin's Press
All rights reserved. This work is protected under copyright laws and reproduction is strictly prohibited. Permission to reproduce the material in any manner or medium must be secured from the Publisher.