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Ireland Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Ireland is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Ireland is "ireland".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "country name".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 983  in baby name popularity for girls with 268 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Ireland Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Ireland has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Ireland to other names.


What will your new little Ireland be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

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Related Names

The name Irelyn is a form of Ireland.

Other Tidbits

Ireland falls into the place name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ireland in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ireland.

Just for fun, see the name Ireland in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Ireland in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.