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25 Top Irish Names for a Baby Boy - Articles Surfing

Would you like to give your baby boy a name reflective of your Irish roots? In this article, I've listed some of the most popular names for a boy in Ireland, according to the Central Statistics Office of Ireland. For each name appearing below, I have given the Gaelic spelling, the name's meaning, and, when applicable, the Anglo-Saxon version of the name.

Adhamh ' Gaelic for Adam; 'red earth, ruddy'

Aidan ' 'the little fiery one'

Ail'n ' Gaelic for Alan, Allen; 'noble'

Aindr'as ' Gaelic for Andrew; 'manly, valiant, courageous'

'ron ' Gaelic for Aaron; 'shining light, messenger'

Breandan ' Gaelic for Brendan; 'prince'

Caoimh'n ' Gaelic for Kevin; 'handsome'

Concobhar ' Gaelic for Conor/Connor; 'a strong will'

Cormac ' 'lad of the chariot'

Dain'al ' Gaelic for Daniel; 'oak'

D'ivi ' Gaelic for David; 'beloved one'

Darragh ' 'small great one, riches'

Declan ' name of a 5th century bishop

Dermot ' 'free of envy'

Donovan ' 'dark warrior'

Dylan ' 'sea god, son of the waves'

Fionn ' 'white, fair'

Liam ' Gaelic for William; 'determined guardian'

Miche'l ' Gaelic for Michael; 'who is like God'

P'draig ' Gaelic for Patrick; 'noble, well-born'

Roibe'rd ' Gaelic for Robert; 'bright, famous'

Ruair' ' Gaelic for Rory; 'the red king'

S'amus ' Gaelic for James; 'the supplanter'

Se'n ' Gaelic for John; 'God is gracious'

Steaf'n ' Gaelic for Stephen; 'crown'

These are just a few of the many Irish names that would be appropriate for a baby boy. If you did not find anything you like here, there are many websites that offer a more extensive list.

Submitted by:

Mary Arnold

Mary Arnold holds a B.A. in literature and history. She is an author on http://www.Writing.Com/ which is a site for Writers.

This article has been submitted in affiliation with http://www.BabyNameVote.Com/ which is a site for Baby Names.



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