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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.

 
  Roden  
  (row-den) Irish boys name meaning strong. Normally a surname has been used in other countries as a first name  
  Rodhlann  
  (row-lan) Irish boys name which is thought to be the Irish name for Rowland which in itself is based on an old Germanic name meaning "famous land"  
  Rodhlann  
  (row-lan) Irish boys name which is thought to be the Irish name for Rowland which in itself is based on an old Germanic name meaning famous land  
  Roibeard  
  (row-beard) Irish boys name which is the Irish form of Robert.  
  Roibeard  
  (row-beard) Irish boys name which is the Irish form of Robert.  
  Ross  
  Irish boys name which is popular in other countries (for example Scotland). Meaning is "headland"  
  Ross  
  Irish boys name which is popular in other countries (for example Scotland). Meaning is headland  
  Rourke  
  Irish boys name based on the old Irish name Ruarc which is believed to mean "hero or a champion"  
  Rourke  
  Irish boys name based on the old Irish name Ruarc which is believed to mean hero or a champion  
  Rumhann  
  (ru-van) Irish boys name which is really more of a historical name and rarely used.  
  Rumhann  
  (ru-van) Irish boys name which is really more of a historical name and rarely used.  
  Ryan  
  Irish boys name meaning "of royalty or little king"  
  Ryan  
  Irish boys name meaning of royalty or little king  
  Saoirbhreathach  
  (sare-vra-huch) Irish boys name meaning "noble of judgement"  
  Saoirbhreathach  
  (sare-vra-huch) Irish boys name meaning noble of judgement  
  Scully  
  Irish boys name which is much more common as a surname and probably means "descendant of the scholar"  
  Scully  
  Irish boys name which is much more common as a surname and probably means descendant of the scholar  
 
 
  Seadna  
  (shay-na) Irish boys name which means "traveller, wayfarer"  
  Seadna  
  (shay-na) Irish boys name which means traveller, wayfarer  
  Seafraid  
  (sha-fraid) Irish boys name which is an Irish form of Geoffrey.  
  Seafraid  
  (sha-fraid) Irish boys name which is an Irish form of Geoffrey.  
  Seamas  
  (shay-mus) Irish boys name meaning "a supplanter". Also spelled Seamus and is believed to be the Irish form of James  
  Seamas  
  (shay-mus) Irish boys name meaning a supplanter. Also spelled Seamus and is believed to be the Irish form of James  
  Sean  
  (shawn) Irish boys name which is the Irish form of John meaning "The Lord is gracious". Also popular in Scotland perhaps due to the Irish Catholic connection in the West Coast areas of Scotland.  
  Sean  
  (shawn) Irish boys name which is the Irish form of John meaning The Lord is gracious. Also popular in Scotland perhaps due to the Irish Catholic connection in the West Coast areas of Scotland.  
  Searlas  
  (shear-las) Irish boys name which is the Irish form of Charles  
  Searlas  
  (shear-las) Irish boys name which is the Irish form of Charles  
  Senan  
  (senan) Irish boys name which is more of a historical name than currently used. Means "old, wise"  
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