Are you looking for an Irish name for your baby boy? If so, this list has you covered with old-fashioned names and some newer ones that are still just as popular.
Perfect as a tribute to your Irish heritage!
Irish Boy Names starting with A
Derived from the Irish word for "force, strength, or energy". A spelling variation of this name is Angus, and would make a great first or middle name.
An old Irish name for "little fire". This handsome name would be great for your baby boy!
Arthur comes from the ancient word for "bear". This is another name that hasn't been used as often, but very easy to spell.
Classic Irish names
If you are looking for a traditional Irish name, spelling and all these are some great options for your son!
Means "raven" in Irish. Made famous by the character in Game of Thrones, this is a great baby name idea.
Translated from Gaelic, Brogan means "sturdy shoe". This is an old-fashioned name that is very unique.
6. Cian (pronounced keen)
Cian means "ancient or long-lasting". Cian is also found in an Irish tale called the Gloss Gavelen and other irish mythologies.
Use this for a unique first or middle name!
7.Ciaran (pronounced kee-ren)
In Gaelic, this means "dark-haired". Ciaran was the name of 2 Irish saints.
A more modern spelling is Kieran, but either way it's a great traditional name.
An Irish word for "dove". There are a few spelling variations including Collum or Colum. This would be great as a first or middle name for baby.
Irish for "red warrior", Clancy is another strong baby name idea for your boy.
This name means "son of oak", and was the name of an Irish saint from Connemara. It's a great four letter baby name for your son!
11. Eoghan (pronounced owen)
Eoghan means "born from the yew tree". A more common spelling of this is Owen, but if you are looking to stay true to tradition Eoghan is what you want.
Strong and powerful Baby Names
Gaelic for "prince", Brendan is a perfect name for your sweet little one. A variation of the spelling could be Brenden.
While the meaning remains a mystery, Declan was the name of 5th century Irish missionary. This is a popular Irish baby name for boys!
Dougal is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic word for "dark stranger". Dougal is another name with a lot of mystery and would be great as a middle name.
A modern version of Callum which means "dove". Colin is another very popular baby boy name.
Irish for "dog lover" this name can also be spelled like Connor. You could use this as a first or middle name because it goes well with a lot of names.
Finn comes from the Irish word for "fair, white, clear". A short baby boy name that has been gaining momentum lately.
This name is Irish for "handsome, kind, and gentle". Kevin is widely used and it's also easy to spell.
Liam is an Irish short from of William and it means "resolute protector". This is a handsome name for your baby boy and such a great meaning behind it.
19. Leogaire (pronounced lear-ee)
It's Irish for "calf-herder" and was the name of many Irish kings. It's also the name of a Ulster warrior in Irish mythology. This is a more traditional Irish name that holds great power behind it.
Neil is from the Gaelic word Niall meaning "champion". It was the name of a well-known 4th-century Irish king, Niall of the nine hostages.
Nolan comes from the Irish surname Nuallan which means "noble or famous" in Gaelic. This great name idea would be perfect as a first or middle name!
Oscar is the Gaelic word for "deer friend". It's a strong name with a gentle meaning behind it.
Patrick means "nobleman" and was a patron saint of Ireland. This name is another popular baby name for boys!
A nickname idea could be Pat.
Quinn means "chief or head" in Irish. A great name for your son who might one day be a great leader.
Boy names starting with R
Rian is Irish for "little king". A more modern spelling variation is Ryan, but either way it's a great name with a powerful meaning behind it.
Rowan comes from the Gaelic word for "little red-haired one". Even if your your little man doesn't have red hair, this is still a handsome traditional Irish name.
Irish names starting with S
Seamus means "supplanter" or "one who grabs at the heel". This old-fashioned name is a strong name for a baby boy.
Sean is the Irish version of John which means "God is gracious". This name is great for a first or middle name for baby.
Baby Name FAQ
Some rarely used Irish names are Leogaire, Dougal, Eoghan, Callum, Ciaran and Cian. These are very traditional and old-fashioned names that are very unique.
There are lots of good names including Patrick, Colin, Arthur, Angus, Liam, and Declan to name a few.
Our favorites are Colin, Liam, and Declan. Of course there are so many more though to choose from!
Which Irish name is your favorite? Leave a comment below!
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