For the 'different, not weird' baby namer

First Moniker Morsel: Orla!

on November 29, 2013

I saw this name on a birth announcement poster in a hallway at work. Little Orla has a twin sister named Maeve. At first I wasn’t too keen on Orla, but it’s grown on me, especially in this sibset.


Orla is an Anglicized version if the Irish Orlaith, making her a great match for Maeve and other Irish names trending outside the Emerald Isle.

The name means “golden princess.” No qualms there!

Famous Orla’s:

Orla Kiely is an Irish fashion designer. Orla Gartland is an Irish singer/songwriter.

Sibling names:

Annika, Caoimhe, Maeve, Natalia, Petra
Cillian, Emmett, Everett, Otto, Shane


Orla June, Orla Cordelia
Vivian Orla, Ivy Orla

My thoughts:

Orla is sweet, simple, and easy to pronounce, yet rarely heard in the United States. It’s not my style but I think it’s a potential up-and-comer!

What do YOU think of Orla?


3 responses to “First Moniker Morsel: Orla!

  1. Ooh, I love Orla, and such a perfect match with Maeve.

    I don’t think think is such an unusual name or sibset here, but still rare enough to be interesting.

  2. namer says:

    too ORAL. would never give a girl anything sounding like oral.

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