Irish, also known as Irish Gaelic, is part of the Indo-European language family, originating in Ireland and spoken by the Irish people. Some Irish people speak Irish as a first language, but it’s more common for Irish to be a second language among the majority of the population. Irish was the predominant language of the Irish people for most of recorded history and followed them to Scotland and the Isle of Man where it mutated into Scots Gaelic and Manx. Irish has recently experience a revival among native Irish people and enjoying an explosion of daily use. Irish baby names are lyrical and poetic and maintain a beautiful cadence. Baby Name Network is an excellent resource for finding your perfect Irish baby name and name meanings.