The Meaning of Irish Names
There are a lot of Irish & Celtic names out there that you may have heard… but do you know what they mean? Today we’re going to deep dive into some beautiful names that are popular in Ireland, what they mean and most importantly - how to pronounce them!
Saorise (Seer-sha) - Saoirse is the Irish word for ‘freedom’. Recently, this name has come to people’s attention with the beautiful Irish actress Saoirse Ronan. The name ‘Saoirse’ became popular in the 1920’s as Ireland fought for independence from the United Kingdom. Saoirse is such a beautiful name and it’s also the name of our beautiful wool purses! This purse features a gorgeous blue and green plaid design with a convenient zipper compartment on the outside. It has multiple zipper compartments on the inside and has a zip top to keep your belongings safe! The purse is made from 100% wool with a nylon lining. Crafted by Mucros in Co.Kerry! See it here!
Orla (Oar-lah) - The root format of the name is Órfhlaith interpretable as "golden princess" as it combines the Gaelic elements ór: gold, and fhlaith literally prince, its full feminine form being banfhlaith. This name is usually a female name and can also be spelled Órlaith, Órfhlaith, Orlagh. We have a beautiful wool cross-body purse that is also named Orla! This Irish purse features a beautiful grey and tan plaid pattern with hints of blue and pink. It features a long adjustable strap to wear across the body or over your shoulder providing various styles! The zip top and snap front closure provide safety for your items and the compartments inside give you room for everything you’ll need in a day! The tote is made from 100% wool with a nylon lining. Crafted in Co.Kerry! See it here!
Róisín (Ro-sheen) - Róisín is a beautiful Irish name meaning “little rose”. This name is so sweet! We have a beautiful Celtic Leather Wallet also named Róisín! Crafted in Co.Cork using authentic leather, these wallets are durable and have plenty of space for your cards and cash - as well as your phone! Embossed with beautiful Celtic designs! View it here!
Ferdia (Ferd-ee-ah) - Feardia comes from the combination of the words ‘fear’ meaning ‘man’ and ‘dia’ meaning ‘God’ - together meaning ‘man of God’. It’s a really lovely name! Our gorgeous Irish authentic leather belts are also named Ferdia! These beautiful belts are crafted using real leather and then embossed with Celtic designs! There are also Celtic designs on the metal tip and loop. Made in Co. Cork, Ireland. They are available in a range of sizes. See more here!
Fergal (Fer-gull) - Fergal means ‘brave’ or ‘courageous’. There have been many famous Fergal’s in Irish history. Our Fergal money clips are also crafted from authentic leather and feature some card slots and a very strong magnet to keep your money safe. They are available in brown and black and also feature beautiful Celtic designs. See them here!
Séan (Shaun) - Séan is the Irish for John/gift from God. Séan is a very popular Irish name and can be found all over the world with many spelling variations including Shaun and Sean. There have been countless famous Irish men named Séan. You can see our beautiful Celtic Wallet that is also named Séan. It features beautiful Celtic designs and plenty of room for cash and cards. Crafted in Co.Cork by Lee Rivers using authentic leather. Available in brown and black. See it here!
There are plenty of other Irish names out there - what are your favourites? Let us know in the comments below!
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