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25 Top Irish Names for a Baby Boy

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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