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168 Celtic Baby Girl Names for Your Daughter-to-Be

Team Peanut5 months ago5 min read

Every mother wants her daughter to grow up into an ambitious, well-respected woman – and it could all start with a name. If you’re looking for something unusual and profound, Celtic girl names provide fantastic inspiration.

Celtic Baby Girl Names

Dating back to the 6th century, the Celtic people moved around Indo European areas, and their influence remains today. What’s refreshing about Celtic female names is the apparent gender parity. Whereas, in some cultures, female baby names appear to focus on beauty and modesty, Celtic girl names are all about the warriors!

Table of Contents 📝

  • What is a badass name for a girl?
  • What are some edgy girl names?
  • What is the rarest girl name?
  • What girl name means queen in Celtic?
  • Need even more inspo?

What is a badass name for a girl?

Historically, Celtic women enjoyed many of the same freedoms as men, which is likely why we see so many female Celtic warrior names today. To raise a young woman who’s as fierce on the football field as she is in the boardroom, try one of these Celtic names for girls:

  1. Brianna – ‘a strong, ascending woman’
  2. Abria – ‘strength’ or ‘power’
  3. Enid – ‘spirit’
  4. Jenevieve – ‘a woman runner or competitor’
  5. Reilynn – ‘a courageous, valiant woman.’

Of course, if you’re not ready for your little one to grow out of that princess stage just yet, there are many more diminutive names, just like other cultures. For example, we have Eislyn, which means ‘beautiful’ or ‘pretty rose.’ Similarly, Imogen means ‘maiden’ while Katell, a variant of Kate, means ‘pure.’

What are some edgy girl names?

While there are hundreds of ancient Celtic girl names to choose from, you can also modernize them with a contemporary spelling. Many Celtic women names with Irish origins have evolved over centuries, such as:

6. Caitlin
Another derivative of Kate, this means ‘pure’ and is the Irish form of Catherine. Alternative spellings include Caitlyn, Catelyn, Kaitlin, or Katelin – you may even wish to shorten it to Cait.

7. Erin
Raising a mini Erin Brockovich? The name Erin originates from the Irish Ériu, who, according to folklore, was the ‘matron goddess of Ireland.’

8. Tara
Another simpler spelling, Tara actually derives from the term ‘Teamhair’ which means ‘distinction.’ The name also has links to Hinduism and Buddhism, great for multicultural kids.

What is the rarest girl name?

Ready to take on something a little more challenging in the spelling department? Try some of these on for size:

  1. Ferelith – meaning ‘true sovereignty.’
  2. Ottilie – meaning ‘prosperous.’
  3. Saoirse – meaning ‘freedom.’
  4. Andromeda – meaning ‘leader of men.’
  5. Orlagh – meaning ‘golden princess.’

What girl name means queen in Celtic?

We talked about sovereignty above with Ferelith – but many Celtic baby girl names have links to queens. You can name your miniature queen Genaine (tribal woman or queen), Rhianna (or Rhiannon/Rhienne – great queen), or Tiona – a fairy queen!

Whether your baby girl is a little princess or killing it in her career, Celtic female names will give her the moniker she deserves. If you’re still not sure, check out a whole host of other Celtic girl names below:

  1. Adaira
  2. Adairia
  3. Aggie
  4. Aila
  5. Aileana
  6. Aileen
  7. Aileene
  8. Ailie
  9. Ailsa
  10. Ainsley
  11. Alexina
  12. Alison
  13. Allie
  14. Allina
  15. Ally
  16. Alpina
  17. Annabel
  18. Annella
  19. Annis
  20. Annys
  21. Arabella
  22. Athdara
  23. Athol
  24. Ayla
  25. Bearnas
  26. Beileag
  27. Beitidh
  28. Beitris
  29. Bhictoria
  30. Blair
  31. Bonnie
  32. Bradana
  33. Brenda
  34. Bridget
  35. Cadha
  36. Caillic
  37. Cairistiona
  38. Caitir
  39. Cameron
  40. Catriona
  41. Ceit
  42. Chrissie
  43. Christie
  44. Coira
  45. Ciorstaid
  46. Cullodena
  47. Cumina
  48. Curstaidh
  49. Dallis
  50. Davina
  51. Deoiridh
  52. Deonaid
  53. Dolina
  54. Donella
  55. Donna
  56. Ealasaid
  57. Edme
  58. Effemy
  59. Efric
  60. Eilidh
  61. Eiric
  62. Eithrig
  63. Elise
  64. Ella
  65. Elspeth
  66. Erica
  67. Eubh
  68. Euna
  69. Fenella
  70. Finella
  71. Finola
  72. Fiona
  73. Fionola
  74. Flora
  75. Florrie
  76. Freya
  77. Garia
  78. Gavenia
  79. Georgina
  80. Gilbarta
  81. Gordania
  82. Gormlaith
  83. Grace
  84. Gracie
  85. Greer
  86. Grier
  87. Griselda
  88. Grizel
  89. Grizela
  90. Ina
  91. Innes
  92. Iona
  93. Iseabail
  94. Isla
  95. Isobel
  96. Jaime
  97. Jamesina
  98. Jean
  99. Jeanie
  100. Jessie
  101. Kameron
  102. Kenzie
  103. Kenzy
  104. Kina
  105. Kirstie
  106. Kirstin
  107. Kyla
  108. Kyle
  109. Maili
  110. Maighread
  111. Mairi
  112. Maisie
  113. Malmuira
  114. Malvina
  115. Marcail
  116. Maretta
  117. Margaret
  118. Marsaili
  119. Moibeal
  120. Moira
  121. Moire
  122. Moireach
  123. Mor
  124. Morag
  125. Morna
  126. Muireall
  127. Nairna
  128. Nathaira
  129. Nathara
  130. Nighean
  131. Nighinn
  132. Nora
  133. Oighrig
  134. Peigi
  135. Raoghnailt
  136. Rhona
  137. Robena
  138. Robina
  139. Saundra
  140. Seasaidh
  141. Senga
  142. Seonag
  143. Seonaid
  144. Shona
  145. Sìleas
  146. Siubham
  147. Siusan
  148. Skena
  149. Skye
  150. Sheena
  151. Sorcha
  152. Stineag
  153. Struana
  154. Teasag
  155. Wynda

Need even more inspo?

You can find more inspiration for baby names right here on our blog. Or, why not ask the mamas of Peanut for advice?

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