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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

 
  Roden  
  (row-den) Irish boys name meaning strong. Normally a surname has been used in other countries as a first name  
  Rodhlann  
  (row-lan) Irish boys name which is thought to be the Irish name for Rowland which in itself is based on an old Germanic name meaning famous land  
  Roibeard  
  (row-beard) Irish boys name which is the Irish form of Robert.  
  Ross  
  Irish boys name which is popular in other countries (for example Scotland). Meaning is headland  
  Rourke  
  Irish boys name based on the old Irish name Ruarc which is believed to mean hero or a champion  
  Rumhann  
  (ru-van) Irish boys name which is really more of a historical name and rarely used.  
  Ryan  
  Irish boys name meaning of royalty or little king  
  Saoirbhreathach  
  (sare-vra-huch) Irish boys name meaning noble of judgement  
  Scully  
  Irish boys name which is much more common as a surname and probably means descendant of the scholar  
  Seadna  
  (shay-na) Irish boys name which means traveller, wayfarer  
  Seafraid  
  (sha-fraid) Irish boys name which is an Irish form of Geoffrey.  
  Seamas  
  (shay-mus) Irish boys name meaning a supplanter. Also spelled Seamus and is believed to be the Irish form of James  
  Sean  
  (shawn) Irish boys name whihc is the Irish form of John menaing The Lord is gracious. Also popular in Scotland perhaps due to the Irish Catholic connection in the West Coast areas of Scotland.  
  Searlas  
  (shear-las) Irish boys name which is the Irish form of Charles  
  Senan  
  (senan) Irish boys name which is more of a historical name than currently used. Means old, wise  
  Seoirse  
  (shor-sha) Irish boys name which is the Irish form of George  
  Seosamh  
  (sho-saff) Irish boys name which is the Irish form of Joseph which means Jehovah shall add  
 
 
  Shane  
  Irish boys name which is simply another version of Sean  
  Sheedy  
  Irish boys name meaning silk. Much more common as a surname  
  Sheridan  
  Irish boys name which means eternal treasure  
  Sorley  
  Irish boys name which originates in an old Irish surname meaning summer wanderer which is a reference to the Viking Invaders  
  Sweeney  
  Irish boys name which originates from Suibhne which was a well used name by Kings and saints  
  Tadgh  
  Irish boys name meaning a poet  
  Taggart  
  Irish boys name meaning son of the priest. Shortened version is Tag  
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