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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.

 
  Gofraidh  
  (guf - rye) Irish boys name whose origins are in the Germanic for "God's peace"  
  Gofraidh  
  (guf - rye) Irish boys name whose origins are in the Germanic for God's peace  
  Gorman  
  (gurm-awn) Irish boys name meaning dark or swarthy  
  Guaire  
  (gware) Irish boys name which means "noble, proud"  
  Guaire  
  (gware) Irish boys name which means noble, proud  
  Gus  
  Irish boys name whcih means "force, vigour". Also used as a short version of Angus in Scotland  
  Gus  
  Irish boys name whcih means force, vigour. Also used as a short version of Angus in Scotland  
  Irial  
  (ir-ee-al) Irish boys name whose original meaning is lost in the mists of time  
  Irial  
  (ir-ee-al) Irish boys name whose original meaning is lost in the mists of time  
  Jarlath  
  Irish boys name whose meaning is believed to be "tributary lord"  
  Jarlath  
  Irish boys name whose meaning is believed to be tributary lord  
  Keenan  
  Irish boys name whcih means "ancient one". More common as a surname  
  Keenan  
  Irish boys name whcih means ancient one. More common as a surname  
  Kermit  
  Irish boys name which has its roots in the surname MacDermot. Unfortunate connotations with the television show "The Muppets"  
  Kermit  
  Irish boys name which has its roots in the surname MacDermot. Unfortunate connotations with the television show The Muppets  
  Kerwin  
  Irish boys name meaning descendant of the dark,black one  
  Kevan  
  Irish boys names meaning "handsome"  
 
 
  Kieran  
  (key- ron) Irish boys name meaning from Ciar (black or dark)  
  Leary  
  Irish boys name whose name means "calf-herd"  
  Leary  
  Irish boys name whose name means calf-herd  
  Lennan  
  Irish boys name which means "sweetheart, lover"  
  Lennan  
  Irish boys name which means sweetheart, lover  
  Liadhnan  
  (lee-an-awn) Irish boys name meaning "grey lad"  
  Liadhnan  
  (lee-an-awn) Irish boys name meaning grey lad  
  Liam  
  Irish boys name which is the Irish form of the name William  
  Liam  
  Irish boys name which is the Irish form of the name William  
  Lochlann  
  Irish boys name originally meaning a "Viking" as Norway was regarded as being the land of the lochs  
  Lochlann  
  Irish boys name originally meaning a Viking as Norway was regarded as being the land of the lochs  
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