G Names – Baby names starting with G

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Gael

Meaning of the Irish name Gael. Listen and learn how to pronounce Gael so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Often refers to a person who is a native Irish speaker or a person who is from Ireland. Medieval legend holds that Gael was the name of the hero from whom the Irish race took its name.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Gael

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Gormlaith

Meaning of the Irish name Gormlaith. Listen and learn how to pronounce Gormlaith so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Anglicized as Barbara. May come from gorm “illustrious” or “splendid” and flaith “queen, princess.” Lady Gormlaith, a legendary beauty, was queen of the Danes in Ireland as wife of Olaf, The Viking leader of Dublin; later she was wife of Malachy II, king of Ulster and finally married Brian Boru (read the legend), king of Munster and later king of all Ireland. Her three sons, Sitric, Murdach and Donough continued to rule Ireland after The Battle of Clontarf where Brian Boru died in 1014.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Gormlaith Gormla Gormley

PRONUNCIATION: gorm + lee”

ENGLISH: Barbara

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Grainne

Meaning of the Irish name Grainne. Listen and learn how to pronounce Grainne so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: From gran “grain, corn.” Grainne in ancient Ireland was the patron of the harvest. In later legends Grainne was the name of the beautiful daughter of a High King of Ireland, Cormac Mac Art. She had been promised in marriage to the king Fionn Mac Cool (read the legend). When Grainne saw him at the wedding banquet she realised Fionn was too old for her and put a “geis,” a love spell on Fionn’s nephew, Diarmuid. They ran away together but Fionn’s pursuit prevented them from spending two consecutive nights in the same place. Megalithic sites throughout Ireland are still traditionally referred to as “the bed of Grainne and Diarmuid” (read the legend).

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Grainne Grania

PRONUNCIATION: graw + nya”

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Granuaile

Meaning of the Irish name Granuaile. Listen and learn how to pronounce Granuaile so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Described as “one of the most remarkable women in Irish history” Granuaile or Grainne Ni Mhaille (ang. as Grace O’Malley) was a renowned sea captain who led a band of 200 sea-raiders from the coast of Galway in the sixteenth century. Twice widowed, twice imprisoned, fighting her enemies both Irish and English for her rights, condemned for piracy, and finally pardoned in London by Queen Elizabeth herself, her fame was celebrated in verse and song and in James Joyce’s “Finnegan’s Wake.” She is often seen as a poetic symbol for Ireland.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Granuaile

PRONUNCIATION: graw + nya + wail”

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Garret

Meaning of the name Garret. Listen and learn how to pronounce Garret so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: Means “”brave with a spear”” or “”spear carrier.”” The name is associated with Gearoid Fitzgerald, the 3rd Earl of Desmond (1338-98) and leader of the most powerful Norman family in late medieval Ireland. It was believed he had magical powers and is reputed to protect the environment at Lough Gur, where he had a castle in County Limerick. In one story, when a local landowner planned to drain the lake or forbid local people access to it Gearoid made his horse bolt, fatally injuring the landowner. Some even say that he is sleeping at the bottom of Lough Gur, waiting to return to the land of the living.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Garret Gearoid

PRONUNCIATION: “gar + roid”

ENGLISH: Garret

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Gearoid

Meaning of the Irish name Gearoid. Listen and learn how to pronounce Gearoid so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Means “”brave with a spear”” or “”spear carrier.”” The name is associated with Gearoid Fitzgerald, the 3rd Earl of Desmond (1338-98) and leader of the most powerful Norman family in late medieval Ireland. It was believed he had magical powers and is reputed to protect the environment at Lough Gur, where he had a castle in County Limerick. In one story, when a local landowner planned to drain the lake or forbid local people access to it Gearoid made his horse bolt, fatally injuring the landowner. Some even say that he is sleeping at the bottom of Lough Gur, waiting to return to the land of the living.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Gearoid

PRONUNCIATION: “”gar + roid””

ENGLISH: Garret, Gerald, Gerard, Gerrit

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Gerald

Meaning of the name Gerald. Listen and learn how to pronounce Gerald so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: Means “”brave with a spear”” or “”spear carrier.”” The name is associated with Gearoid Fitzgerald, the 3rd Earl of Desmond (1338-98) and leader of the most powerful Norman family in late medieval Ireland. It was believed he had magical powers and is reputed to protect the environment at Lough Gur, where he had a castle in County Limerick. In one story, when a local landowner planned to drain the lake or forbid local people access to it Gearoid made his horse bolt, fatally injuring the landowner. Some even say that he is sleeping at the bottom of Lough Gur, waiting to return to the land of the living.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Gerald Gearoid

PRONUNCIATION: “gar + roid”

ENGLISH: Gerald

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Gerard

Meaning of the name Gerard. Listen and learn how to pronounce Gerard so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: Means “”brave with a spear”” or “”spear carrier.”” The name is associated with Gearoid Fitzgerald, the 3rd Earl of Desmond (1338-98) and leader of the most powerful Norman family in late medieval Ireland. It was believed he had magical powers and is reputed to protect the environment at Lough Gur, where he had a castle in County Limerick. In one story, when a local landowner planned to drain the lake or forbid local people access to it Gearoid made his horse bolt, fatally injuring the landowner. Some even say that he is sleeping at the bottom of Lough Gur, waiting to return to the land of the living.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Gerard Gearoid

PRONUNCIATION: “gar + roid”

ENGLISH: Gerard

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Gerrit

Meaning of the name Gerrit. Listen and learn how to pronounce Gerrit so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: Means “”brave with a spear”” or “”spear carrier.”” The name is associated with Gearoid Fitzgerald, the 3rd Earl of Desmond (1338-98) and leader of the most powerful Norman family in late medieval Ireland. It was believed he had magical powers and is reputed to protect the environment at Lough Gur, where he had a castle in County Limerick. In one story, when a local landowner planned to drain the lake or forbid local people access to it Gearoid made his horse bolt, fatally injuring the landowner. Some even say that he is sleeping at the bottom of Lough Gur, waiting to return to the land of the living.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Gerrit Gearoid

PRONUNCIATION: “gar + roid”

ENGLISH: Gerrit

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Glendon

Meaning of the Irish name Glendon. Listen and learn how to pronounce Glendon so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: gleann “”valley, glen”” and dun “”a settlement, fortress”” implying “”one from the settlement or fortress in the glen.””

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Glendon Glendan

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