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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.

 
  Dolan  
  Irish Boys name which means (meaning) dark haired  
  Dolan  
  Irish Boys name which means (meaning) dark haired  
  Donagh  
  (dun-a) Irish boys name meaning brown warrior  
  Donal  
  Irish boy's name meaning "ruler"  
  Donegal  
  Irish boys name which appears to have simply been "borrowed" from the placename.  
  Donegal  
  Irish boys name which appears to have simply been borrowed from the placename.  
  Donegan  
  Irish boys name which is more common as a surname  
  Donleavy  
  Irish boys name more common as a surname. Means brown one of the mountain  
  Donn  
  Irish boys name whichmeans simply brown. A slughtly macabre aspect is that Donn was the Irish god of the dead in Mythology, yet that didn't stop parents calling their sons it.  
  Donovan  
  Irish boys name also spelled Donnabhan meaning dark brown or swarthy. More common as a surname although made famous by the 1960's singer  
  Dooley  
  Irish Boys name which means (meaning) dark hero. More common as a surname  
  Dooley  
  Irish Boys name which means (meaning) dark hero. More common as a surname  
  Doron  
  Irish boys name meaning "stranger"  
  Dorrell  
  Irish boys name meaning "Kings Doorkeeper or gatekeeper to the King". Of Scottish origin  
  Dorrin  
  Irish boys name meaning "stranger"  
  Dougal  
  Irish boys name which is also common in Scotland. can also be spelled Dubghall, Dubgal or Dugalll and means dark foreigner  
  Douglas  
  Irish boys name which is another which is commonly used in Scotland. In Ireland commonly spelt as Dubhglas and means black  
 
 
  Dow  
  Irish boys name meaning "dark haired". Also a Scottish surname  
  Doyle  
  Irish boys name which is much more common as a surname and means descendant of Dougal.  
  Dualtach  
  (doo-al-tach) Irish boys name meaning black jointed/limbed  
  Duane  
  Irish boys name meaning "dark"  
  Dubg  
  Irish boys name meaning "dark or black haired"  
  Dubh  
  (duv) Irish boys name which again means black and is more common as a surname. It has been anglicised as Duff  
  Dubhagan  
  (doo-gan) Irish boys name meaning little dark lad.  
  Dubhan  
  (doo-ann) Irish boys name meaning dark haired  
  Dubhdaleithe  
  (doo-daw-le-he) Irish boys name meaning literally "dark man of the two sides"  
  Duffy  
  Irish boys name meaning "dark". Of Scottish origin  
  Dwyer  
  Irish boys name whose meaning appears to come from "black, dark, sense or wisdom"  
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