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Gealic Boy Baby Names

This is a collection of pages which concentrates on a list of popular Gaelic baby Boys names and their meanings. The site concentrates mainly on first names or Christian names as they are known in most western European countries, but their are also some Scotland family or Scottish surnames also, but all can be used as baby names.

The male(boy) baby names listed here are from Gaelic Origin/Language/Culture with Gaelic Girl names listed on another page. Scottish Gaelic or Gaelic is the traditional language of the Gaels. Gaelic is an Indo-European language spoken in Scotland (but declining in popularity and mainly in the remote Highlands) and Southern Ireland (EIRE). The Gaelic alphabet only has 18 letters with each traditionally being named after trees.

The history of Gaels, or Goidels (as they are sometimes referred to with Goidelic languages forming a dialect continuum from Ireland through the Isle of Man and "ending" in Scotland), goes as far as the 4th century.

In addition I have also started to add Celtic baby names and these are clearly marked along with their meaning and pronunciation (where possible). Elsewhere on the site you will also find Celtic girl names along with their meaning

 
  Derry  
  Common abbreviation of the name Andrew, Derek, Dermot or Desmond. However also has a meaning itself of "like an oak"  
  Desmond  
  Celtic boys name which means (meaning) one from Munster  
  Devin  
  Celtic boys name which means (meaning) either gift or intrepid  
  Diancecht  
  (dee-kecht) Celtic boys name which means (meaning) god of medicine  
  Diarmad  
  Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) without envy. Has a number of variations Diarmaid, Diarmait, Dermot, Dermott. The Diar forms are most popular in Scotland, Ireland and Isle of man. The others-worldwide  
  Dillon  
  Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) streak of light or "faithful and loyal"  
  Dionnsaidhe  
  (done-she) Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) devoted follower of God. Thought to originate in the Greek Dionysius  
  Diuran  
  (dee-your-an) Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) gulp of liquid  
  Diwrnach  
  (dew-er-nootch) Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) unstinting  
  Dogmael  
  Celtic Saint of whom very little is known.  
  Domhnal  
  Gaelic version of the English Donald meaning "ruler of the world"  
  Donald  
  The ruler of the world  
  Donn  
  Gaelic name which is linked to the name of the "mother god" who guarded "the underworld"  
  Donncha  
  (done-ah-ha) Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) brown haired warrior  
  Donovan  
  Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) little dark one OR little dark prince  
  Doran  
  Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) the exiled one  
  Drew  
  Often regarded only as a shortened version of Andrew. This is also believed to be a Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) wise one  
 
 
  Drustan  
  Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) son of the wise  
  Duane  
  Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) dark little one  
  Duff  
  Dark-haired, or of a dark complexion  
  Dugald  
  Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) dark stranger  
  Dugan  
  Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) dark haired  
  Dughall  
  Gaelic boys name originally used to describe the Danes as dark strangers. More common version is the Scottish Dugald or Dougal  
  Duhlainn  
  (doo-lain) Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) black blade  
  Duncan  
  Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) either princely battle OR (more likely) brown haired warrior  
  Dunmore  
  From the fortress on the hill  
  Dunstan  
  Thought to be Germanic although this may be a Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) brown stone  
  Dylan  
  Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) streak of light OR "faithful and loyal"  
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