Cool Irish Names for Babies

Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz

St. Martin's Griffin

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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....

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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

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Praise for Cool Irish Names for Babies

“Frankly, the world of cool names is so fascinating, you'll probably read through all of them.”
--Newsday on Cool Names

"Unlike garden-variety baby-name guides...[Beyond Jennifer & Jason] lays it on the line." --Entertainment Weekly

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About the Author

Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz

PAMELA REDMOND SATRAN and LINDA ROSENKRANTZ are the bestselling baby-naming experts on and the authors of Cool Names, Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana (now in its fifth edition and soon to be revised as Beyond Ava & Aiden) and The Baby Name Bible, which have sold over a million copies. Pam lives in Montclair, New Jersey, and Linda in Los Angeles, California.

Pamela Redmond Satran
Linda Rosenkrantz


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Cool Irish Names for Babies
Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
March 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312539122
ISBN10: 0312539126
5 x 7 1/8 inches, 208 pages

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