Irish names

Many Irish names have Celtic origins, with meanings related to nature, the elements, or deities from mythology. Whilst some have become well-known worldwide, thanks to famous writers, singers and actors - such as Seán (O’Casey), Sinéad (O’Connor) and Cillian (Murphy) - others still remain relatively obscure beyond the shores of Ireland. 

Pronouncing some of the fascinating Irish names can however prove quite a challenge, if you are not familiar with the language.  So, this page offers a guide into the melodic world of Irish names.  Listen to the audio recordings below and discover the secrets behind those unique spellings. Equipped with this tool you'll be an expert in no time!