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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

 
  Ailill  
  Pronounced all-yill, this Irish boys name originates from ailleacht meaning beauty  
  Ailin  
  Irish boys name meaning handsome  
  Aindreas  
  Irish boys name meaning manly  
  Aindrias  
  (an-dree-as) Irish boys name which is the equivalent of Andrew  
  Ainmire  
  Irish boys name meaning great lord  
  Airleas  
  Irish boys name meaning pledge (as in oath/promise)  
  Alastar  
  (alus-tur) Irish boys name meaning defender of men  
  Alhan  
  Irish Boys name meaning pale  
  Alroy  
  Irish boys name which means (meaning) red haired  
  Ambros  
  Irish boys name which means (meaning) divine  
  Amery  
  Irish boys name which means (meaning) ridge or long hill  
  Amnchadh  
  Irish boys name which means (meaning) brave  
  Angus  
  Boys name of Scottish origin meaning exceptional  
  Anlon  
  Irish Boys name meaning champion or winner  
  Anmcha  
  Irish boys name which means (meaning) brave  
  Aodh  
  Irish boys name which means (meaning) fire or fiery  
  Aodhan  
  Pronounced Aidan this Irish boys name is a form of the name Aed meaning "fire" and would imply "born of fire.  
 
 
  Aodhfin  
  Irish boys name of gaelic origin meaning white fire  
  Aonghus  
  Pronounced eng-iss, this Irish boys name originates in aon "excellent" and gus "strength, vigor."  
  Aonghus  
  Irish boys name which means (meaning) one vigour  
  Aralt  
  Irish boys name which means (meaning) leader of men  
  Ardagh  
  Irish boys name which means (meaning) from the high field  
  Ardal  
  Irish boys name meaning High honour  
  Ardan  
  Pronounced are-dawn, this Irish boys name comes from ardanach meaning high aspiration.  
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