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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1924 7 7 0
1925 5 0 5
1926 9 9 0
1928 8 8 0
1929 8 8 0
1930 5 5 0
1931 6 6 0
1932 11 11 0
1933 5 5 0
1934 8 8 0
1935 6 6 0
1937 5 5 0
1938 8 8 0
1939 10 10 0
1940 12 12 0
1941 18 18 0
1942 6 6 0
1943 5 5 0
1944 9 9 0
1945 8 8 0
1946 9 9 0
1947 6 6 0
1948 21 16 5
1949 20 20 0
1950 16 16 0
1951 29 29 0
1952 19 19 0
1953 24 24 0
1954 24 19 5
1955 25 25 0
1956 19 19 0
1957 33 33 0
1958 38 31 7
1959 36 28 8
1960 45 40 5
1961 37 37 0
1962 30 30 0
1963 32 32 0
1964 22 22 0
1965 31 23 8
1966 24 24 0
1967 17 17 0
1968 29 23 6
1969 35 35 0
1970 26 26 0
1971 23 23 0
1972 17 17 0
1973 17 17 0
1974 11 11 0
1975 12 12 0
1976 13 13 0
1977 16 16 0
1978 15 15 0
1979 13 13 0
1980 26 26 0
1981 12 12 0
1982 19 19 0
1983 17 17 0
1984 17 17 0
1985 15 15 0
1986 10 10 0
1987 12 12 0
1988 15 15 0
1989 12 12 0
1990 12 12 0
1991 14 9 5
1992 13 13 0
1993 9 9 0
1994 8 8 0
1995 11 11 0
1996 12 12 0
1997 18 18 0
1998 16 16 0
1999 13 13 0
2000 16 16 0
2001 20 20 0
2002 12 12 0
2003 13 13 0
2004 21 15 6
2005 24 13 11
2006 25 17 8
2007 17 12 5
2008 18 10 8
2009 17 17 0
2010 17 10 7
2011 14 9 5
2012 14 14 0
2013 13 13 0
2014 21 13 8

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1955 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Irish" is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1955. Across the entire United States a total of only 25 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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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 gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Irish" mean? The list below shows the origins of Irish as well as things modernly associated with the name Irish such as celebrities named Irish.

American

Origin and Meaning of Irish

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

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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Alternative Meanings

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

I is for interest, you show in others.

S is for strength, there when needed.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Irish born Jan 11, 2005

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 Southern Africa approximately on 925. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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