I've always loved Saoirse, pronounced SEER-shah. I just think it's absolutely beautiful. I met the most gorgeous little Irish girl with the name once, and I just fell in love with it. It's got such a pretty sound to it, and despite the complex spelling, I think it looks very appealing. It reminds me of something, but I can't quite think what.
Niamh is another I'm fond of, pronounce NEEV. It's short and spunky, and I love that. The spelling used to confuse me when I was younger, but I got over it. I like it a lot.|||I the Aoife (sp?)-- Pronounced ee-FAH is very pretty but maybe a bit too obscure for American usage.
There's also Sinead, pronounced shi-nayd, and Maeve (is that Irish? I think it is), pronounced how it's spelled.
Of course, my name is Erin and that's a pretty well-known Irish name, but not exactly what comes to mind when I think of pretty.|||Aoife (EE-fa)
Síomha (SHEE-va)|||Saoirse (SEER-sha or SAYR-sha)
Saorla (SAYR-lah or SEER-lah)
Neasa (NESS-uh)|||My favourites:
Saoirse (SEER sha)
Caoimhe (KWEE va - many will say KEE va but that is only in the North)
Aoibheann (EE van)
Maolisa (MAIL issa)
Grainne (GRAW nya)|||It's nor really a name but Realta (pronounced Ree-al-ta) means star ****************|||I think the name Maeve is beautiful!