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Ireland Boy Baby Names

Below you will find a list of baby boy names from Ireland along with Gaelic Irish male names and a list of the most popular Irish names (Ireland) on this page. Irish names are often regarded as unusual, unique, and even exotic. However, the seemingly difficult to pronounce male Irish names often put parents to be, off these names. This shouldn't be the case and a suggested pronounciation is given for each of the names which appear unusual.

In terms of this page, it concentrates on Irish baby Boy names and their meanings. I have made NO distinction between Northern and Southern Irish names. Of course they are mainly first names but their are some Ireland family or Irish surnames also.

One slight oddity about Irish boys names is that sometimes they will combine two (perfectly good) names into one. John-paul, etc. This is often for religious (Irish Roman Catholic) reasons.

If you are on this page looking for the history of an Irish name from your heritage then as a general guideline (please note the emphasis is on the GENERAL) males in Ireland are named under the convention/tradition of:

  1. Oldest son named after the Fatherís father
  2. 2nd son named after the Motherís father
  3. 3rd son named after the Father
  4. 4th son named after the Fatherís oldest brother

 
  Finn  
  Irish boys name meaning fair or brilliant white. Finn was the name of several legendary Irish heroes  
  Fitheal  
  (fee -hal) Irish boys name meaning sprite or goblin  
  Flaherty  
  Irish boys name meaning princely. Far more common as a surname.  
  Frossach  
  (frusach) Irish boys name whose origins are unclear, but possibly from shower  
  Gallagher  
  (gal-a-her) or (gal-a ger) Irish boys name which is more common as a surname with origins in lover of foreigners  
  Galvin  
  Irish Boys name which means (meaning) sparrow. More common as a surname  
  Galway  
  Irish boys name which is simply names after the place. More common as a surname  
  Gannon  
  Irish Boys name which means (meaning) fair skinned. More common as a surname  
  Gannon  
  Irish Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) little loved one.  
  Garvan  
  Irish boys name origianting in Garbhan meaning rough  
  Gilligan  
  Irish boys name which means little lad. More common as a surname  
  Glenn  
  Irish boys name meaning valley  
  Goban  
  (gub-awn) Irish boys name which originates in Irish folklore  
  Gofraidh  
  (guf - rye) Irish boys name whose origins are in the Germanic for God's peace  
  Gorman  
  (gurm-awn) Irish boys name meaning dark or swarthy  
  Guaire  
  (gware) Irish boys name which means noble, proud  
  Gus  
  Irish boys name whcih means force, vigour. Also used as a short version of Angus in Scotland  
 
 
  Irial  
  (ir-ee-al) Irish boys name whose original meaning is lost in the mists of time  
  Jarlath  
  Irish boys name whose meaning is believed to be tributary lord  
  Keenan  
  Irish boys name whcih means ancient one. More common as a surname  
  Kermit  
  Irish boys name which has its roots in the surname MacDermot. Unfortunate connotations with the television show The Muppets  
  Kerwin  
  Irish boys name meaning descendant of the dark,black one  
  Kevan  
  Irish boys names meaning handsome  
  Kieran  
  (key- ron) Irish boys name meaning from Ciar (black or dark)  
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