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Popularity
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Irish

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: From Ireland
  • #7810 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Irish" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1924770
1925505
1926990
1928880
1929880
1930550
1931660
193211110
1933550
1934880
1935660
1937550
1938880
193910100
194012120
194118180
1942660
1943550
1944990
1945880
1946990
1947660
194821165
194920200
195016160
195129290
195219190
195324240
195424195
195525250
195619190
195733330
195838317
195936288
196045405
196137370
196230300
196332320
196422220
196531238
196624240
196717170
196829236
196935350
197026260
197123230
197217170
197317170
197411110
197512120
197613130
197716160
197815150
197913130
198026260
198112120
198219190
198317170
198417170
198515150
198610100
198712120
198815150
198912120
199012120
19911495
199213130
1993990
1994880
199511110
199612120
199718180
199816160
199913130
200016160
200120200
200212120
200313130
200421156
2005241311
200625178
200717125
200818108
200917170
201017107
20111495
201214140
201313130
201421138

Want to know about the populiarty of Irish? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,486 babies born with the name Irish in the United States. That's more than enough Irishs to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010). The name first appeared in the year 1924 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Irish" was in 1960 with a total of 40 babies.

According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Irish" is not a popular baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1960. Across the entire United States a total of only 45 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

What does the name "Irish" mean?

Irish (American): From Ireland

The name "Irish" is of American origin and it means "From Ireland". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

I is for ideals, no higher!

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

Your name in reverse order is "Hsiri". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ihrsi". How do you pronounce that?

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Where is the name Irish popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Irish in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Irish

Irish McCalla

Irish McCalla is a film and television actress. Irish was born in 1929 in Pawnee City, Nebraska, U.S.

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Past life for Irish born Apr 4, 2002

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central England approximately on 1575. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

Name poster for Irish

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