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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

  Irish boys name whose name means calf-herd  
  Irish boys name which means sweetheart, lover  
  (lee-an-awn) Irish boys name meaning grey lad  
  Irish boys name which is the Irish form of the name William  
  Irish boys name originally meaning a Viking as Norway was regarded as being the land of the lochs  
  (low-man) Irish boys name meaning bare  
  Irish Gaelic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) brave warrior (lorc means fierce)  
  (mot-yoo) Irish boys name which is the Irish version of Matthew (gift of God)  
  (mal-a-key) Irish boys name whose origins are unclear but may have bene influenced by the biblical name Malachi (my messenger)  
  Irish boys name which tends to be a surname.  
  Irish boys name which is an anglicizationof Mainchin which means little monk  
  Irish boys name which means great  
  (mane-och) Irish boys name derived from Maon which means silent  
  Irish boys name (although it sounds very English) means devotee of Saint Madoc  
  Irish boys name which is the Irish form of Michael. Very common name which is often shortened to Mick, Mickey, Mike, Mikey  
  Irish boys name which derives from Myles  
  Very old Irish boys name which probably means great  
  Irish boys name meaning sea strength  
  Irish boys name which is the equivalent of Maurice  
  Irish boys name which is believed to mean lord, master, or (strangely) a seaman  
  Irish boys name which is believed to mean skilled in seacraft  
  Irish boys name of unclear origin and meaning  
  Irish Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) stoat  
  Irish boys name meaning saint or holy one  
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