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Girls’ namesAinmean boireann
Gaelic names are becoming really popular in Scotland. Here is a small selection of popular Gaelic names. Don’t be disheartened if your name is not on this list. Try the LearnGaelic dictionary for a fuller list. Ann an Alba an-diugh, bidh daoine a’ toirt spèis do dh’ainmean Gàidhlig. Is e seo cuid dhiubh. Na gabh dragh mur eil an t-ainm a th’ ort an seo. Feuch am Faclair LearnGaelic airson tuilleadh.

Name Ainm
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Catherine Catrìona audio icon
Claire Sorcha audio icon
Helen Eilidh audio icon
Janet Seònaid audio icon
Julia Sìleas audio icon
Katie Ceitidh audio icon
Susan Siùsaidh audio icon
Elizabeth Ealasaid audio icon
Beth Beathag audio icon
Christine Cairistìona audio icon
Mary Màiri audio icon
Rachel Raonaid audio icon
Jean Sìne audio icon
Margaret Mairead audio icon
Isobel Iseabail audio icon
Kirsty Ciorstaidh audio icon
Janet Seònaid audio icon
Marion Mòrag audio icon
Barbara Barabal audio icon


The vocative case is used in Gaelic when a person is being addressed by their name. This case changes some names so that Dòmhnall (Donald), becomes "A Dhòmhnaill" - note that an ‘h’ is added and the name is slenderised, that is to say an ‘i’ is added.
‘Màiri’ becomes ‘a Mhàiri’, but it does not need to have an ‘i’ added! Names like Eilidh, or Una, which start with vowels do not change.
Bidh daoine a’ cleachdadh an tuiseal gairmeach nuair a tha iad a bruidhinn ri cuideigin agus ga ainmeachadh. Tha an tuiseal seo ag atharrachadh "Dòmhnall" gu "A Dhòmhnaill". Tha an t-ainm air a shèimheachadh.
Tha ‘Màiri’ ag atharrachadh gu ‘A Mhàiri’. Chan eil ainmean mar ‘Eilidh’ no Ùna ag atharrachadh.

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This is the special name for the planets in our solar system. Is e seo ainm sònraichte airson nam planaidean a tha sna speuran.

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