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Ireland Boy Baby Names

This is a list of Irish baby names from Ireland and concentrates on Irish boy names and their meanings. Due to their Gaelic and Celtic origins, Irish boy names have a unique and slightly mysterious quality. Other gaelic boy names can be found on a seperate page as can Irish girl names. I have made NO distinction between Northern and Southern Irish names. Of course they are mainly first names but there are some Ireland family or Irish surnames also.

In respect of Irish naming conventions, their is a certain Western european historical element with the naming convention being:

  1. The 1st son was usually named after the father's father
  2. The 2nd son was usually named after the mother's father
  3. The 3rd son was usually named after the father
  4. The 4th son was usually named after the father's eldest brother
  5. The 5th son was usually named after the mother's eldest brother
Irish popular names (on our sister site) reflects this naming convention and has done for some considerable time.

 
  Finbarr  
  Irish boys name meaning fair haired/ topped. In folk legend, Finbarr is the leader of the fairy host.  
  Fineen  
  Irish boys name which literally translated means "wine birth". A popular name in early Irish history for warriors and kings alike.  
  Fineen  
  Irish boys name which literally translated means wine birth. A popular name in early Irish history for warriors and kings alike.  
  Finn  
  Irish boys name meaning "fair or brilliant white". Finn was the name of several legendary Irish heroes  
  Fitheal  
  (fee -hal) Irish boys name meaning "sprite or goblin"  
  Fitheal  
  (fee -hal) Irish boys name meaning sprite or goblin  
  Flaherty  
  Irish boys name meaning "princely". Far more common as a surname.  
  Flaherty  
  Irish boys name meaning princely. Far more common as a surname.  
  Frossach  
  (frusach) Irish boys name whose origins are unclear, but possibly from "shower"  
  Frossach  
  (frusach) Irish boys name whose origins are unclear, but possibly from shower  
  Gallagher  
  (gal-a-her) or (gal-a ger) Irish boys name which is more common as a surname with origins in "lover of foreigners"  
  Gallagher  
  (gal-a-her) or (gal-a ger) Irish boys name which is more common as a surname with origins in lover of foreigners  
  Galvin  
  Irish Boys name which means (meaning) sparrow. More common as a surname  
  Galvin  
  Irish Boys name which means (meaning) sparrow. More common as a surname  
  Galway  
  Irish boys name which is simply names after the place. More common as a surname  
  Galway  
  Irish boys name which is simply names after the place. More common as a surname  
  Gannon  
  Irish Boys name which means (meaning) fair skinned. More common as a surname  
 
 
  Gannon  
  Irish Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) little loved one.  
  Gannon  
  Irish Boys name which means (meaning) fair skinned. More common as a surname  
  Gannon  
  Irish Celtic boys name which is believed to mean (meaning) little loved one.  
  Garvan  
  Irish boys name originating in Garbhan meaning "rough"  
  Garvan  
  Irish boys name originating in Garbhan meaning rough  
  Gilligan  
  Irish boys name which means "little lad". More common as a surname  
  Gilligan  
  Irish boys name which means little lad. More common as a surname  
  Glenn  
  Irish boys name meaning "valley"  
  Glenn  
  Irish boys name meaning valley  
  Goban  
  (gub-awn) Irish boys name which originates in Irish folklore  
  Goban  
  (gub-awn) Irish boys name which originates in Irish folklore  
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