Here are the sources we've used to compile this information. If you want more information on Irish and Scottish names, check your local book store for these titles first! Note: not all of these book contain information solely about Irish names. Some are about names in general. Check our "Further Reading" page for information on how to order some of these, if you're interested.

An Roinn Oideachtais Na hEireann, Foclóir Scoile.
   Dublin: An Gúm, 1994.

Julia Cresswell, Irish First Names.
   Glasgow: Harper Collins , 1996.

Gillian Delaforce, The Celtic Baby Names Book.
Random house: London, 2007
Connie Lockhart Ellefson The Melting Pot Book of Baby Names Cincinnati: Better Way Books , 1990. Laurence Flanagan, Favourite Irish Names For Children. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan , 1993. Patrick Hanks, Babies' Names Oxford University Press: London, 1995. Geoffrey Johnson, O'Baby: the Irish Baby Name Book. New York: Berkeley Books , 1999. Edward MacLysaght, The Surnames of Ireland. Dublin: Irish Academic Press , 1997 George MacKay, Celtic First Names. New Lanark, Scotland: Geddes & Grosset, 1999. James O'Connell, The Meaning of Irish Place Names. Belfast: The Blackstaff Press , 1995. Donncha Ó Corráin & Fidelma Maguire, Irish Names. Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 1990. Adrian Room, The Cassell Dictionary of First Names. London: Cassell Publishers , 1997. Adrian Room, A Dictionary of Irish Place Names. Belfast: Appletree Press, 1994. Lisa Shaw, The Everything Baby Names Book. Holbrook MA: Adams Media Corporation ,1997 Judy Sierra, Celtic Baby Names. Eugene OR: Folkprint, 1997 Loreto Todd, Celtic Names for Children. Dublin: The O'Brien Press, 1998. Patrick Woulfe, Irish Names for Children. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1974