25 Top Irish Names for a Baby Boy
By Mary Arnold
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.
About The Author
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.