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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

 
  Nolan  
  Irish boys name whcih is more common as a surname. Probably means shout or noble  
  Nuadha  
  (nu-a) Irish boys name which comes from folklore. Thought to mean the cloud maker  
  Odhar  
  Irish boys name of unclear origin thought to be the name of the animal the otter  
  Oenghus  
  Pronounced eng-iss, this Irish boys name originates in aon "excellent" and gus "strength, vigor."  
  Oileabhear  
  Irish Celtic version of Oliver which is originally thought to mean olive tree  
  Oistin  
  (ish-teen) Irish boys name which is a form of Austin, which itself originates in Latin and means venerable  
  Olibhear  
  (oliver) Irish boys name which is pronounced and is the Irish form of Oliver  
  Paddy  
  A shortened version of Padraig or Patrick which in turn means of noble birth  
  Parthalan  
  Irish boys name which is a translation of the Biblical name Bartholomew.  
  Patrick  
  Irish boys name which means noble. Originally from the latin patricius. Also the name of the patron saint of Ireland  
  Peadar  
  Irish boys name whihc is an Irish form of the name Peter which means rock  
  Phelim  
  (fay-lim) Irish boys name which is a well established name but of unclear meaning  
  Piaras  
  (peer-ash) Irish boys name which is the Irish form of Piers.  
  Pilip  
  Irish boys name which is the Irish form of Phillip which means lover of horses  
  Pol  
  Irish boys name which means small. It is also the Irish form of Paul  
  Proinsias  
  (prun-she-as) Irish boys name which is the male version of proinseas, which in itself is the Irish form of Francis  
  Quinlan  
  Irish boys name which is more common as a surname but means of beautiful shape  
 
 
  Quinn  
  Irish boys name which is more common as a surname. The meaning is unclear but is thought to derive from Conn which means sense, intelligence  
  Randal  
  Irish boys name which means mighty power or rulers advice  
  Redmond  
  Irish boys name which is the Irish form of Raymond meaning counsel, protection  
  Regan  
  Irish boys name which means the king's child or impulsive, furious  
  Riordan  
  (rear-don) Irish boys name which originates in the name of an early Irish name meaning royal poet  
  Risteard  
  (rish-taird) Irish boys name which is the Irish form of Richard meaning strong ruler  
  Robuck  
  Irish boys name which is very old fashioned and hence unusual. Probably related to Robert in meaning  
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