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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”

Ailín – Gaelic for Alan, Allen; “noble”

Aindréas – Gaelic for Andrew; “manly, valiant, courageous”

Áron – Gaelic for Aaron; “shining light, messenger”

Breandan – Gaelic for Brendan; “prince”

Caoimhín – Gaelic for Kevin; “handsome”

Concobhar – Gaelic for Conor/Connor; “a strong will”

Cormac – “lad of the chariot”

Dainéal – Gaelic for Daniel; “oak”

Dáivi – 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”   (continued...)

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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.