Boy Names of Irish language or origin

Irish names for baby boys, with 2310 entries. Many Irish names are considered Celtic in origin because Ireland was one of the six Celtic nations in western Europe. Traditional names in Irish tongue were gradually anglicized in the 16th and 17th century when the Irish increasingly identified themselves with the English. However, with the onset of the Irish nationalist movement in the 19th century, a reversal to the ubiquitous O’s and Mc’s in Irish names took place.

Irish names are very popular baby names for boys. The names rose in popularity from the 1930s up to the 1970s. At the height of their usage in 1973, 7.809% of baby boys were given Irish names. There were 43 Irish names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Irish names have since experienced a decline in frequency. In 2018, 57 Irish names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 4.809%. Within all Irish names, the English, Gaelic, and Irish Liam was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #1 and a usage of 1.0284%.

a little abbot, the waters, water ... has its origins in the Irish Gaelic ... of Persian origin ...
a little abbot, the waters, water ... mainly used in Irish, and its language of ... variant form of Aban ...
father of a multitude ... of Hebrew origin, and it is ... variant of Abraham ...
wealthy spear, owner of many spears, ... largely used in the English, Gaelic, and ...
man ... of Hebrew origin and it is used mainly in ... variation of Adam ... not listed within the top 1000 ...
man ... of Hebrew origin, and it is used mainly ... derivative of Adam ...
fearful one, little Adam, man ... used predominantly in the English, ... variation of Adam ...
fearful one, little Adam ... its origins in the Celtic language, and it is ... variant transcription of Eunan ...
fearful one, little Adam ... of Celtic origin and it is used largely in the ... variant transcription of Eunan ...
one choice ... of Celtic origin, and it is used ... derivative of Angus ...
august, dignified, holy ... used mostly in the Irish language and its ... derivative of Augustine ...
august, dignified, holy ...is an Irish name of Latin origin ... derivative of Augustine ...
little fire, fire, brightness, splendor ... used chiefly in the English, Gaelic, ... variant of Aodh ...
white ... used predominantly in the Gaelic and ... The name can be Anglicized as Alby or Albert ...
inspired advice, old peace ... used mostly in Irish and its language of ... derivative of Alfred ...
little rock, harmony, peace ... used chiefly in the Irish language and ... variant of Alan ...
little rock, harmony, peace ... an Irish name of Celtic origin ... variant of Alan ...
male, manly, brave, virility ... a Gaelic, Irish, and Scottish name of ... variant of Andrew ...
male, manly, brave, virility ... largely used in Gaelic and Irish ... Its origin is Old Greek ...
male, manly, brave, virility ... used mostly in Irish and its language of ... derivative of Andrew ...
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