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7 Irish Baby Names with the Cutest Nicknames

Let’s face it: Sometimes a nickname is just as (if not more than) important as a name. That’s why we rounded up our favorite Irish uncommon baby names for boys and girls with the cutest shorthand versions that you can call them when you’re in a rush.

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1. Fionnoula

For a girl

It’s pronounced Finn-ooh-la, which means you can absolutely call her Finn for short.

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2. Catriona

For a girl

She prefers to be called Cat.

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3. Declan

For a boy

Except when you’re in a hurry. Then he’s just Dex.

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4. Brianna

For a girl

Of course, she goes by Brie.

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5. Keira

For a girl

Nothing’s quite as cute as calling her Kiki for short.

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6. Kennedy

For a boy

So distinguished—still, to the other babies on the playground, he’s just Ken.

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7. Sullivan

For a boy

Sully keeps things short and sweet.



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