IRISH BOYS NAMES

LIST OF IRISH BOYS NAMES

LIST OF IRISH BOYS NAMES LATEST NAME

Names Gaelic Equivalent Meaning / Origin
Conor Concobhar Gaelic: ‘hound lover’
Sean Seán Hebrew: ‘God has favoured’ or Variants: Eoin, Seon, Shaun, Shawn, Shane
Jack Seán A form of name John. Hebrew: ‘God has favoured’ or Variants: Eoin, Seon, Shaun, Shawn, Shane
James Séamus derived from Jacob
Adam Adhamh Gaelic: ‘red earth’ or ‘ruddy’, Hebrew: man
Michael Micheál Hebrew: ‘who is like God?’, one of the archangels
David Dáivi, Daithi Hebrew: ‘loved one’
Aaron Áron Biblical; ‘high mountain’
Daniel Dainéal, Dainial Hebrew: ‘God is my judge’
Dylan From the Welsh ‘dy’ meaning ‘great’ and ‘llanw’ meaning ‘tide’
Shane Seán A form of Sean, popularised by Shane of’Neill, Ulster Chieftain, 1567
Cian Cian Gaelic: ‘ancient’, Cain, Kian and Kean are variants
Ryan Ryan Gaelic: ‘little king’
Luke Lúcás Greek: ‘of Luciana’, popularised by Saint Luke
John Seán Hebrew: ‘God has favoured’ or Variants: Eoin, Seon, Shaun, Shawn, Shane
Eoin Seán, Iain An Irish form of the name John
Mark Marcas Mars: The Roman God of War
Patrick Pádraig National name of Ireland, from Latin meaning ‘noble’, Latin word patricius indicates a member of the Patricians, Roman nobility.
Thomas Tomás Aramaic: ‘twin’, one of the Apostles
Jordan Irish surname
Liam Liam Gaelic form of William
Jamie Variant form of James
Stephen Stiofán, Steafán Greek: ‘crown’, Christin martyr
Matthew Matha, Maitiú Hebrew: ‘God’s present’, one of the Apostles
Oisin Óisín Gaelic: deer, a legendary figure
Nathan Meaning ‘he gave’ in Hebrew
Robert Roibeárd Germanic: ‘fame bright’
Andrew Aindréas, Aindrias Greek: ‘manly’, one ofthe Apostles
Darragh Gaelic: ‘oak’
Ciaran Saint Ciaran
Joseph Seosamh, Iosaf Hebrew: ‘God added’, Satin Joseph
Dean
Kevin Caoimhín Gaelic: ‘comely birth’, Saint Kevin founded Glendalough 618 ad
Evan
Jason Iasan Greek: ‘healer’, Argonaut leader
Brian Gaelic: ‘hill’. Brian Boru, High King of Ireland 1014 ad, Bryan and Bryant are variants. Surnames include O’Brien and O’Byrne.
Niall Néall Gaelic: ‘cloud’, Niall of the nine Hostages, founder of the O’Neill Gaelic dynasty, Scottish form is Neil
Ben Beircheart From Benjamin, Hebrew: ‘ southerner’
Paul Pól Latin paulus: ‘little’, Roman for Saul: ‘asked for’, an early Christin
Christopher Críostóir Greek: ‘Christ bearing’
Eoghan Gaelic: ‘well born’, used as a form of Eugene and Owen
Cathal Gaelic: ‘battle mighty’ CathalCrobhdhearg ‘red hand’ was king of Connaught 1224 ad, sometimes used for Charles
Ross Ros Gaelic: ‘promontory’, Ulster name
Joshua Biblical name
Ronan Rónán Gaelic: ‘little seal’, Ronan was King of Leinster
Lee
Darren Gaelic: ‘little great one’
Peter Peadar Aramaic: ‘rock’, name given to Saint Simon by Christ
Craig Gaelic words is ‘carrig’ meaning ‘rock’
William Liam Germanic: ‘will helmet’
Jake
Anthony Antaine, Antoine Roman name
Alan Ailín Gaelic:’ noble’, Allan and Allen are variants
Colm Coilm, Columba Gaelic: ‘dove’
Cormac Cormac Gaelic: ‘raven’ Surnames include McCormack and McCormick Cormac Mac Cuilleanan was King of Munster
Samuel Sorley Hebrew: ‘name of God’
Alex Alastar Alexander, Greek: ‘helper of man’
Gavin
Killian Cillian Gaelic: ‘strife’, Saint Killian
Kyle
Cillian Gaelic: ‘strife’, Saint Killian
Padraig Padraig National name of Ireland, from Latin meaning ‘noble’, Latin word patricius indicates a member of the Patricians, Roman nobility.
Richard Risteard Germainc: ‘ruler hard’
Ian Ion Iain is the Scottish-Gaelic form of Eoin, and thus John
Martin Máirtín Mars, Saint Martin of Tours 397 ad, was relative of St. Patrick
Rory Ruairí, Ruaraidh Gaelic: ‘red, Rory O’Connor was High King of Ireland 1170 ad
Brandon Breandan Gaelic: ‘prince’, Saint Brendan of Birr, 571 ad
Alexander Alastar Alexander, Greek: ‘helper of man’
Aidan Aodhan Gaelic: ‘little fire’, Saint Aidan 651 ad
Harry
Karl Germanic form of Charles
Gary A form of Gerald
Kieran Ciarán Gaelic: little dark one’, Saint Kieran
Keith Scottish placename
Benjamin Beircheart Hebrew: ‘ southerner’
Ethan
Leon
Philip Pilip Greek: ‘lover of horses’, Kings of Macedonia. Saint Philip was one of the Apostles.
Callum
Colin Coileán Gaelic: ‘cub’. Surname Collins
Edward Eamonn, Eadbhard Anglo-Saxon: ‘rich guard’
Gerard Gearárd Germainc: ‘spear hard’, Saint Gerald Majella 1755 ad
Scott
Brendan Brendan Breandan Gaelic: ‘prince’, Saint Brendan of Birr, 571 ad
Owen Eoghan Gaelic: ‘well born’, used as a form of Eugene
Dillon Ray of light, hope
Jonathan Ionatán Hebrew: ‘God’s gift’
Sam Sorley Hebrew: ‘name of God’
Barry Bearach, Barra Gaelic:’ spearlike’, Saint Barry
Eric Germanic
Shaun Seán A form of John. Hebrew: ‘God has favoured’ or Variants: Eoin, Seon, Shawn, Shane
Daragh Gaelic: ‘oak’
Donal Dónal Gaelic: ‘world mighty’. Sometimes used for Daniel. SUrnames include O’Donnell and MacDonnells, MacDonalds
Diarmuid Diarmuid Gaelic ‘envy free’, form of Dermot. Legendary Irish hero who eloped with Grania, who was promised to Finn MacCool
Lorcan Lorcán Gaelic: ‘little fierce one’, Saint Lorcan O’Toole 1180 ad
Tadhg Gaelic: ‘poet’, used as a form of Timothy
Cameron
Fionn Gaelic: ‘fair’
Neil Néall Gaelic: ‘cloud’, Niall of the nine Hostages, founder of the O’Neill Gaelic dynasty, Scottish form is Neil