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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

 
  Clancy  
  Irish boys name meaning ruddy warrior  
  Cleary  
  Irish boys name meaning learned  
  Clooney  
  Irish boys name which is more common as a surname. Origins in Latin for grassy meadow  
  Clunes  
  Irish boys name meaning A resting-place, or meadow  
  Cluny  
  Irish boys name meaning from the meadow  
  Cody  
  Irish boys name originating in the surname meaning son of Otto. Otto is an old Germanic name meaning prosperity  
  Cole  
  Irish boys name which some believe means co-pledge or fellow hostage. Historically, warring families woudl exchange a child as an assurance of their ongoing peaceful relations  
  Coll  
  Irish boys name meaning great chief or high lord  
  Colm  
  Irish boys name meaning dove  
  Columbo  
  Irish boys name meaning dove  
  Coman  
  Irish boys name meaning bent  
  Conaire  
  Irish boys names meaning wise or red  
  Conal  
  Irish boys names meaning high and mighty  
  Conan  
  Irish boys names meaning exalted  
  Conlan  
  Irish boys names meaning hero or worthy of hero worship  
  Conleth  
  Irish boys names meaning wise or ardent  
  Conn  
  Irish boys names meaning high or mighty  
 
 
  Conner  
  Irish boys names meaning exalted  
  Conroy  
  Irish Boys name meaning wise  
  Coran  
  Irish Boys name which means (meaning) crescent shaped moon  
  Corcoran  
  Irish Boys name meaning ruddy  
  Corey  
  Irish Boys name meaning dweller near the hollow in the woods  
  Cormac  
  Irish Boys name meaning raven's son  
  Corran  
  Irish Boys name meaning spear bearer  
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