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How Well Do You Know The Pronunciation Of These Irish Names?

Your mind is about to be blown!

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  1. Siobhan
    Correct
    Incorrect
    SEE-o-ban
    Correct
    Incorrect
    SHIV- awn
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    SHIV-awn is how you say it!

    It is actually a very common Gaelic name.

    SHIV-awn is how you say it! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via Giphy
  2. Saoirse
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Sur-sha
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Say-oar-see
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sur-sha as in Saoirse Ronan the actress from Lady Bird and Brooklyn.

    Saoirse means "freedom."

    Sur-sha as in Saoirse Ronan the actress from Lady Bird and Brooklyn. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via Giphy
  3. Tadgh
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Ta-gah
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Tig
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Pronounced TIG like the first three letters of Tigger's name are

    Tadgh is usually a boy's name.

    Pronounced TIG like the first three letters of Tigger's name are Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via Giphy
  4. Caoimhe
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Sao-me
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Kweeva
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You're mind-blown, right?!

    Caoimhe is another common name that means "gentle."

    You're mind-blown, right?! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via Giphy
  5. Oisin
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Ush-een
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Waz-an
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Oisin is a historical old Irish name of a fabled Fenian warrior.

    This one was a bit of a shocker.

    Oisin is a historical old Irish name of a fabled Fenian warrior. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via Giphy
  6. Niamh
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Ki-am-a
    Correct
    Incorrect
    KNEE-ov
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Pronounced "Knee-ov"

    Niamh is a very common Irish girl's name.

    Pronounced "Knee-ov" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via Giphy
  7. Sinead
    Correct
    Incorrect
    SIN-ade
    Correct
    Incorrect
    SHIN-ade
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Another common girl's name pronounced "SHIN-ade"

    Remember the singer Sinéad O'Connor?

    Another common girl's name pronounced "SHIN-ade" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via Giphy
  8. Grainne
    Correct
    Incorrect
    GRAWN-yah
    Correct
    Incorrect
    GRAIN-knee
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's "GRAWN-yah" not "Grain-knee"

    Many Americans pronounce it granny.

    It's "GRAWN-yah" not "Grain-knee" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via Giphy
  9. Cathal
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cat-al
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cah-Hull
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Cah-Hull" is correct!

    Americans also butcher this one and say "Cattle" instead of Cah-Hull.

    "Cah-Hull" is correct! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
  10. Aisling
    Correct
    Incorrect
    ISLE-ling
    Correct
    Incorrect
    ASH-ling
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Pronounced "ASH-ling"

    This name means "dream" or "vision."

    Pronounced "ASH-ling" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via Giphy

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