Gaelic Nature Names & Word Names


For St. Patrick’s Day, I compiled a list of hypothetical Gaelic nature names. This list is not exhaustive and will not include the typical Gaelic names such as Aisling, Fiadh, Aine, etc. Would you use any of these? Wdyt?

Female

  • Aibreán “April” (EH-br)
  • Aife “ebb tide” (AF-feh)
  • Aifreann “Catholic mass” (AFF-ren)
  • Aimser “era” (AM-sher; IME-sher)
  • Aiséirí “resurrection” (ASHE-sheh-REE)
  • Anamóine “anemone” (AH-nah-MOY-neh)
  • Anfa “storm” (AN-fah)
  • Aoibhneas “bliss; happiness” (EVE-nes)
  • Aoise “age” (EE-sheh)
  • Athbhreith “rebirth” (AV-ray)
  • Aonbheannach “unicorn” (EN-ven-NOKH)
  • Baile “home, place, village” (BAL-yeh)
  • Banphrionsa “princess” (bahn-FROON-sa)
  • Banríon “queen” (BAHN-ree-en)
  • Bealtaine “May” (BEL-te-neh)
  • Breicne “freckle” (BRECK-neh)
  • Brionglóid “reverie” (BRING-light; BRING-loyd)
  • Cailís “chalice” (KYE-leesh)
  • Caisearbhán “dandelion” (KAH-sher-VAHN)
  • Caora “ewe” (KWEE-rah)
  • Céile “queen consort” (KAY-leh)
  • Ciardhubh “raven black” (KEER-vuv)
  • Cíormheala “honeycomb” (keer-VAH-lah)
  • Cladach “seashore” (KLAH-dah)
  • Cláirseach “harp” (KLAR-shah)
  • Corcra “purple” (KORE-crah)
  • Coróineach “carnation” (kore-ROH-nah, kore-ROH-nakh)
  • Craorag “crimson” (KREER-rog)
  • Críonna “having wisdom” (KREE-en-nah)
  • Cruidín “kingfisher” (KRUH-deen)
  • Cuimhne “memory; remembrance” (KWEE-neh)
  • Draíocht “magic” (DREE-ahkt)
  • Dídean “haven” (DEE-den)
  • Dílis “loyal” (DEE-lish)
  • Dordéan “hummingbird” (DORE-day-en)
  • Dreoilín “wren” (DRAW-leen, DRO-leen)
  • Dris “briar” (DRISH)
  • Eala “swan” (AL-lah)
  • Eanáir “January” (ANN-ner)
  • Earrach “Spring season” (AIR-ra, AIR-rakh)
  • Éillín “brood” (AY-leen)
  • Eilit “doe” (EL-lit)
  • Éirígréine “dawn” (I-ree-GRAY-neh)
  • Fanaile “vanilla” (FAH-neh-leh)
  • Fáinne “resembling a halo; ring” (FAWN-neh)
  • Fearthainn “rain” (FARE-hen)
  • Feirdhris “dog rose” (FAY-drish)
  • Féirín “gift” (FEH-reen)
  • Féithleann “honeysuckle” (FAY-len)
  • Fíniúin “vine” (FEE-noon)
  • Fíon “wine” (FEE-un)
  • Fírinne “truth” (FEER-rin-neh)
  • Foinse “fountain, spring, souce” (FWIN-sheh)
  • Folláine “nourishment” (foh-LOY-neh)
  • Fonn “melody” (FAHN)
  • Gealán “aurora” (GEH-lawn)
  • Goirmín “pansy” (GOR-meen)
  • Grian “sun” (GREE-en)
  • Ionga “talon” (UN-gah)
  • Iora “squirrel” (ER-ruh)
  • Labhróg “bay tree” (LOW-rahg)
  • Láir “mare” (LORE, LARE)
  • Lasair “flame” (LAW-seer)
  • Leamhán “elm” (LEH-vawn)
  • Leoithne “breeze” (LAW-neh)
  • Liath “grey” (LEE-ah)
  • Liathchorcra “lilac colour” (lee-KHOR-krah)
  • Liodán “litany” (LID-dawn)
  • Líológ “lilac flower” (LEE-logue)
  • Lóma “diver-bird” (LOH-mah)
  • Loinnir “shimmer” (LIN-ner)
  • Lonraigh “to twinkle” (LUN-rig)
  • Lúcháir “joy” (LOO-hor)
  • Luibh “herb” (LUV, LIV)
  • Luisne “blush” (LISH-neh)
  • Lúnasa “August” (LOON-nes-sah)
  • Macalla “echo” (muh-CALL-lah)
  • Magairlín “orchid” (MAG-gur-LEEN)
  • Maorgacht “graceful” (MAIR-got)
  • Márta “March” (MORE-tah)
  • Meala “honey-like” (MAHL-lah)
  • Méaróg “pebble” (MAY-rogue)
  • Meitheamh “June” (MEH-hev)
  • Mian “wish” (MEE-en)
  • Míorúilt “miracle” (MEE-roolt)
  • Mirlín “marble” (MEER-leen)
  • Mismín “mint” (MISH-neen)
  • Mol “praise”
  • Móinéar “meadow” (MOY-nair)
  • Muinín “faith” (MOO-neen)
  • Murúch “mermaid” (MOO-rookh; MER-rukh)
  • Neamhaí “heavenly” (NAH-vwee)
  • Néamhann “mother-of-pearl” (NAY-ven)
  • Neamh “heaven” (NAHV)
  • Nóinín “daisy” (NOY-neen)
  • Oíche “night” (EE-heh)
  • Ómra “amber” (OME-rah)
  • Órdhonn “auburn” (OR-hahn)
  • Pilibín “lapwing” (PIL-e-BEEN)
  • Plúirín “indigo” (PLOO-reen)
  • Raithneach “fern” (RAH-heh-nah; RAN-yah)
  • Rálóg “rail bird” (RAW-logue)
  • Réalta “star” (RAIL-tah)
  • Réaltra “galaxy” (RAIL-trah)
  • Ré “moon” (RAY)
  • Riabhóg “pipit” (REE-vag, REE-vogue)
  • Ríoga “royal” (REE-gah)
  • Ríon “queen” (REE-un)
  • Rua “red hair” (ROO-a)
  • Sáiste “sage” (SOYSH-teh)
  • Samhain “November” (SOW-wen)
  • Samhradh “summer” (SOW-rah)
  • Sabhaircín “primrose” (SAR-keen)
  • Seamaide “sprig” (SHAH-meh-deh)
  • Seamair “clover” (SHAM-mer)
  • Séanmhar “blissful” (SHEN-ver)
  • Séasúr “season” (SAY-soor)
  • Seodra “jewelry” (SHOH-drah)
  • Siansa “symphony” (SHIN-sah)
  • Sinséar “ginger” (SHIN-sher; SHIN-sheer)
  • Síoraíocht “eternity” (SHARE-ee-ahkt)
  • Siorradh “breeze” (SHER-rah)
  • Spéirbhean “enchantress” (SPEER-vahn)
  • Tairbhe “virtue” (TAR-veh)
  • Taisce “treasure” (TASH-keh)
  • Teile “linden” (TEH-leh)
  • Tine “fire” (TIN-neh)
  • Toradh “fruit” (TOR-ah)

Male

  • Adhmad “wood” (I-med)
  • Aigéan “ocean” (AG-en)
  • Airgead “silver” (AR-got; AIR-got)
  • Anam “soul” (AH-nem)
  • Amhrán “song” (OR-ahn)
  • Aistear “journey” (ASH-ter)
  • Bain “to win” (BINE)
  • Bardal “drake” (BAR-del)
  • Blas “taste, flavor, accent” (BLOS)
  • Bonnán “bittern” (BONE-nahn)
  • Bradán “salmon” (BRAW-dawn)
  • Bradáin “salmon like” (BRAW-den)
  • Bran “freshwater fish” (BRAWN)
  • Bráthair “angelfish” (BRAW-her)
  • Bricín “freckle” (BRICK-en)
  • Broc “badger” (BROCK)
  • Bronntanas “gift” (BRON-teh-nahs)
  • Callánach “rowdy” (KEL-leh-nahk)
  • Caorthann “rowan” (KWARE-en)
  • Carraig “rock” (KARE-reg)
  • Ceol “music, song, vigour” (KYOL)
  • Coill “hazel tree” (KYLE)
  • Coll “hazel” (COLE)
  • Comhluadar “company, family” (KOO-loo-der)
  • Conriocht “werewolf” (KAHN-rockt)
  • Crann “tree” (KRAHN)
  • Croí “nature; character” (KREE)
  • Cuan “harbor” (KOO-en)
  • Cúr “kite” (KORE)
  • Dán “poem” (DON)
  • Dearcán “acorn” (DER-ken)
  • Donn “brown” (DAHN)
  • Droim “ridge” (DRIM)
  • Duilliúr “greenery” (DIL-ler)
  • Eidhneán “ivy” (I-en)
  • Éan “bird” (Ay-en)
  • Fadó “long ago” (FAH-do)
  • Féar “hay” (FARE)
  • Fearán “turtledove” (FARE-rawn)
  • Fómhar “autumn” (FORE, FOR-ver)
  • Garbh “stormy” (GAR-ev)
  • Garrán “grove” (gare-RAWN)
  • Gealbhan “sparrow” (GEL-lawn)
  • Glasán “finch” (GLAW-sawn)
  • Glas “green” (GLAHS)
  • Gliondar “delight” (GLUN-dar)
  • Gob “beak” (GAWB)
  • Gobadán “sandpiper” (GO-be-dawn)
  • Gorm “blue” (GOR-em)
  • Gradam “laurels” (GRAH-dam)
  • Gríobh “griffin” (GRIV)
  • Iolar “eagle” (OH-ler)
  • Íon “pure” (EE-un)
  • Iúil “July” (OOL)
  • Labhras “laurel” (LAV-rus)
  • Lachan “duck” (LAH-hahn)
  • Léaró “glimmer” (LAY-ro)
  • Luan “halo” (LOO-en)
  • Meantán “tit” (MOWN-ten)
  • Poc “buck” (PUCK)
  • Préachán “crow” (PRAY-hahn)
  • Rí “king” (REE)
  • Saor “free” (SEER)
  • Séad “jade” (SHAY)
  • Síol “seed” (SHEEL)
  • Sliogán “seashell” (SHLIG-gawn)
  • Sonas “felicty” (SOH-nes)
  • Spéir “sky” (SPARE)
  • Sruthán “brook” (Shruh-hahn)
  • Suaimhneas “serenity” (SOY-nes)
  • Sionnach “fox” (SHUN-nock)
  • Talamh “land” (TAL-ev)
  • Tearmann “haven” (TAR-men)
  • Torann “sound, noise” (TOR-en)
  • Torc “boar” (TARK)
  • Tréan “brawny” (TRAY-en)