Saoirse - girls name

Saoirse name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 94%

Saoirse name meaning:

The name Saoirse is of Irish origin and holds a deep cultural significance. It is derived from the Irish word "saor," meaning "freedom." As such, Saoirse is often interpreted as "freedom" or "liberty." The name gained prominence as a symbol of Irish nationalism and the struggle for independence, particularly during the early 20th century.

Saoirse became more internationally recognized after the Irish actress Saoirse Ronan rose to fame. Her success further popularized the name and introduced it to a wider audience. Besides its historical and cultural weight, Saoirse is also celebrated for its delicate and melodic sound. The name's unique blend of strength and beauty captures the essence of Ireland's rich heritage.

Choosing the name Saoirse for a girl often signifies a desire for her to grow up as a strong, independent, and free-spirited individual. It represents a connection to Irish history and culture, symbolizing a commitment to values like liberty and resilience. With its beautiful meaning and captivating sound, Saoirse has become a beloved choice for parents seeking a unique and meaningful name for their daughters.


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Overall UK ranking: 311 out of 5581

151 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (153)

Historical popularity of Saoirse

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