- One of my best friends named her daughter Ireland and I LOVE her reasoning. First, the word “Ireland” calls to mind pictures of breathtakingly
beautiful countryside, castles, and romance and what better gift than to give your daughter than her name conjuring such a beautiful stereotype.
Second, it’s a vaguely unisex name which, when coupled with the above mental pictures will give her an amazing edge on resumes and such where her name is her first impression.
- You can't help but picture all the vast beauty in it's miles of rolling countryside, therefore it makes for a beautiful name. can also be spelled Irelynd.
- Ireland Keelia: This is a Irish name and my Fathers side of the family is Irish, it has history to me.
- Ireland Rose: my favorite place is Ireland and Rose sounds like it belongs with it!
The logical apex of naming your child to honor your Irish heritage-- Erin/Eireann/Éire have all been done, yet they seem so... name-like. Shannon, Colleen, Kerry... not obvious enough. Why not just go all-out and name your kid Ireland? In 1995, American actors Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger did just that. Since then, Ireland has been used as a girls' name, albeit infrequently. In 2010, Ireland (and other forms like Irelynn, Irelynd etc.) was at #547 on the US top 7000 baby girls' name chart. It has also inspired other -land place names such as Scotland/Scottlyn, Icelynn, England (no Englynns yet, but I suppose it's just a matter of time) etc.
See Also: Irish
Your Favorite Names