Saoirse Name Meaning & Origin

Saoirse

Pronunciation: SEER-shə (key)

This name is pure Irish Gaelic, but that doesn't mean it's traditional. Saorise is the Gaelic word for freedom, which patriotic Irish parents adopted as a girl's name starting in the 20th Century. Most Americans who know the name met it in the form of actress Saoirse Ronan.

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Comments and insights on the name Saoirse: | Edit

Saoirse is a beautiful, uncommon, luminous name for a baby girl. Pronounced Seer-shuh.

Personal experiences with the name Saoirse: | Edit

This name is growing in popularity in the US. Since giving my daughter this name I have come across 6 other little girls named Saoirse. Sair-Sha does seem to be a more popular pronounciation then Seer-Sha. Though I have been told that even in Ireland the pronounciation varies depending on the area.

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We have a three year old daughter called Saoirse, we really adore her & we think the name suits her 100%, the common abbreviations seem to be 'Sersh' or 'Search', and the only concern we have with the name is the strong republican connection/connotation, which we were were blissfully unaware of when we named her!

We still love the name though )

Nicknames for Saoirse: | Edit

Seer, Seerie.

Sairsh

Meanings and history of the name Saoirse: | Edit

Meaning: Freedom, liberty.

Famous real-life people named Saoirse: | Edit

Saoirse Ronan - Irish actress

Saoirse Roisin Hill - Robert Kennedy's granddaughter

Saoirse in song, story & screen: | Edit

The movie "Song of the Sea" the main character is a little girl named Saoirse.

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