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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Saoirse

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  • A user from Washington, United States says the name Saoirse is of Irish (Gealic) origin and means "Freedom".
  • A user from Illinois, United States says the name Saoirse is of Celtic / Gaelic origin and means "One of seals, selkie".
  • According to a user from Ireland, the name Saoirse is of Irish (Gealic) origin and means "Freedom".
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Saoirse means ""Freedom"" and is of Irish origin.

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From Irish.

  1. A female given name

Saoirse was also found in the following language(s): Irish

Notable Persons Named Saoirse

Saoirse Ronan is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2003. Saoirse was given the name Saoirse Úna Ronan on April 12th, 1994 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.


Saoirse Noonan is an athlete for the Cork City W.F.C.


How popular is the baby name Saoirse in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1993 5 5 0
1994 5 5 0
1996 12 12 0
1997 12 12 0
1998 16 16 0
1999 14 14 0
2000 22 22 0
2001 26 26 0
2002 30 30 0
2003 24 24 0
2004 31 31 0
2005 32 32 0
2006 42 42 0
2007 38 38 0
2008 82 82 0
2009 56 56 0
2010 72 72 0
2011 101 101 0
2012 109 109 0
2013 80 80 0
2014 112 112 0
2015 159 159 0
2016 277 277 0
2017 272 272 0

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Popularity of Saoirse as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Saoirse

  • How Popular is the name Saoirse? Saoirse is the 7,735th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Saoirse have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,629 babies born with the first name Saoirse in the United States. That's more than enough people named Saoirse to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Saoirse? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Saoirse born? The highest recorded use of the first name Saoirse was in 2016 with a total of 277 babies.
  • Random Saoirse Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Saoirse is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 12 babies in California have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Saoirse: Your name in reverse order is Esrioas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Israseo. How do you pronounce that?

What Saoirses Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Saoirse born Sep 4, 1953

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 700. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. 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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