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Irish Boys Names

The 100 Most Popular Male Irish Names
Rank Name Gaelic Equivalent Meaning/Origin
1 Conor Concobhar Gaelic: 'hound lover'
2 Sean Seán Hebrew: 'God has favoured' or Variants: Eoin, Seon, Shaun, Shawn, Shane
3 Jack Seán A form of name John. Hebrew: 'God has favoured' or Variants: Eoin, Seon, Shaun, Shawn, Shane
4 James Séamus derived from Jacob
5 Adam Adhamh Gaelic: 'red earth' or 'ruddy', Hebrew: man
6 Michael Micheál Hebrew: 'who is like God?', one of the archangels
7 David Dáivi, Daithi Hebrew: 'loved one'
8 Aaron Áron Biblical; 'high mountain'
9 Daniel Dainéal, Dainial Hebrew: 'God is my judge'
10 Dylan   From the Welsh 'dy' meaning 'great' and 'llanw' meaning 'tide'
11 Shane Seán A form of Sean, popularised by Shane of'Neill, Ulster Chieftain, 1567
12 Cian Cian Gaelic: 'ancient', Cain, Kian and Kean are variants
13 Ryan Ryan Gaelic: 'little king'
14 Luke Lúcás Greek: 'of Luciana', popularised by Saint Luke
15 John Seán Hebrew: 'God has favoured' or Variants: Eoin, Seon, Shaun, Shawn, Shane
16 Eoin Seán, Iain An Irish form of the name John
17 Mark Marcas Mars: The Roman God of War
18 Patrick Pádraig National name of Ireland, from Latin meaning 'noble', Latin word patricius indicates a member of the Patricians, Roman nobility.
19 Thomas Tomás Aramaic: 'twin', one of the Apostles
20 Jordan   Irish surname
21 Liam Liam Gaelic form of William
22 Jamie Variant form of James
23 Stephen Stiofán, Steafán Greek: 'crown', Christin martyr
24 Matthew Matha, Maitiú Hebrew: 'God's present', one of the Apostles
25 Oisin Óisín Gaelic: deer, a legendary figure
26 Nathan   Meaning 'he gave' in Hebrew
27 Robert Roibeárd Germanic: 'fame bright'
28 Andrew Aindréas, Aindrias Greek: 'manly', one ofthe Apostles
29 Darragh Gaelic: 'oak'
30 Ciaran   Saint Ciaran
31 Joseph Seosamh, Iosaf Hebrew: 'God added', Satin Joseph
32 Dean    
33 Kevin Caoimhín Gaelic: 'comely birth', Saint Kevin founded Glendalough 618 ad
34 Evan    
35 Jason Iasan Greek: 'healer', Argonaut leader
36 Brian   Gaelic: 'hill' Brian Boru, High King of Ireland 1014 ad, Bryan and Bryant are variants. Surnames include O'Brien and O'Byrne.
37 Niall Néall Gaelic: 'cloud', Niall of the nine Hostages, founder of the O'Neill Gaelic dynasty, Scottish form is Neil
38 Ben Beircheart From Benjamin, Hebrew: ' southerner'
39 Paul Pól Latin paulus: 'little', Roman for Saul: 'asked for', an early Christin
40 Christopher Críostóir Greek: 'Christ bearing'
41 Eoghan   Gaelic: 'well born', used as a form of Eugene and Owen
42 Cathal   Gaelic: 'battle mighty' Cathal Crobhdhearg 'red hand' was king of Connaught 1224 ad, sometimes used for Charles
43 Ross Ros Gaelic: 'promontory', Ulster name
44 Joshua   Biblical name
45 Ronan Rónán Gaelic: 'little seal', Ronan was King of Leinster
46 Lee    
47 Darren   Gaelic: 'little great one'
48 Peter Peadar Aramaic: 'rock', name given to Saint Simon by Christ
49 Craig   Gaelic words is 'carrig' meaning 'rock'
50 William Liam Germanic: 'will helmet'
51 Jake    
52 Anthony Antaine, Antoine Roman name
53 Alan Ailín Gaelic:' noble', Allan and Allen are variants
54 Colm Coilm, Columba Gaelic: 'dove'
55 Cormac Cormac Gaelic: 'raven' Surnames include McCormack and McCormick Cormac MacCuilleanan was king of Munster
56 Samuel Sorley Hebrew: 'name of God'
57 Alex Alastar Alexander, Greek: 'helper of man'
58 Gavin    
59 Killian Cillian Gaelic: 'strife', Saint Killian
60 Kyle    
61 Cillian Gaelic: 'strife', Saint Killian
62 Padraig Padraig National name of Ireland, from Latin meaning 'noble', Latin word patricius indicates a member of the Patricians, Roman nobility.
63 Richard Risteard Germainc: 'ruler hard'
64 Ian Ion Iain is the Scottish-Gaelic form of Eoin, and thus John
65 Martin Máirtín Mars, Saint Martin of Tours 397 ad, was relative of St. Patrick
66 Rory Ruairí, Ruaraidh Gaelic: 'red, Rory O'Connor was High King of Ireland 1170 ad
67 Brandon Breandan Gaelic: 'prince', Saint Brendan of Birr, 571 ad
68 Alexander Alastar Alexander, Greek: 'helper of man'
69 Aidan Aodhan Gaelic: 'little fire', Saint Aidan 651 ad
70 Harry    
71 Karl   Germanic form of Charles
72 Gary   A form of Gerald
73 Kieran Ciarán Gaelic: little dark one', Saint Kieran
74 Keith Scottish placename
75 Benjamin Beircheart Hebrew: ' southerner'
76 Ethan    
77 Leon    
78 Philip Pilip Greek: 'lover of horses', Kings of Macedonia. Saint Philip was one of the Apostles.
79 Callum    
80 Colin Coileán Gaelic: 'cub'. Surname Collins
81 Edward Eamonn, Eadbhard Anglo-Saxon: 'rich guard'
82 Gerard Gearárd Germainc: 'spear hard', Saint Gerald Majella 1755 ad
83 Scott    
84 Brendan Brendan Breandan Gaelic: 'prince', Saint Brendan of Birr, 571 ad
85 Owen Eoghan Gaelic: 'well born', used as a form of Eugene
86 Dillon   Ray of light, hope
87 Jonathan Ionatán Hebrew: 'God's gift'
88 Sam Sorley Hebrew: 'name of God'
89 Barry Bearach, Barra Gaelic:' spearlike', Saint Barry
90 Eric   Germanic
91 Shaun Seán A form of John. Hebrew: 'God has favoured' or Variants: Eoin, Seon, Shawn, Shane
92 Daragh   Gaelic: 'oak'
93 Donal Dónal Gaelic: 'world mighty'. Sometimes used for Daniel. SUrnames include O'Donnell and MacDonnells, MacDonalds
94 Diarmuid Diarmuid Gaelic 'envy free', form of Dermot. Legendary Irish hero who eloped with Grania, who was promised to Finn MacCool
95 Lorcan Lorcán Gaelic: 'little fierce one', Saint Lorcan O'Toole 1180 ad
96 Tadhg   Gaelic: 'poet', used as a form of Timothy
97 Cameron    
98 Fionn Gaelic: 'fair'  
99 Neil Néall Gaelic: 'cloud', Niall of the nine Hostages, founder of the O'Neill Gaelic dynasty, Scottish form is Neil
100 Reece    

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