Alphabetical lists of Irish names and meanings - www.Irishwishes.com

Boy Names of Irish & Celtic Descent.

 

Alphabetical lists of Irish names and meanings – www.Irishwishes.com

 

BOY IRISH NAMES

 

ABBAN: abbot
ABRACHAM, BRAM: Irish form of Abraham (father of many)
ADAMNAN, AWNAN: little Adam
ADARE: from the ford of the oak tree
ADDERGOOLE: from between two fords
ADERRIG, AGHADERG: from the red ford
ADHAMH: of the earth
AENGUS, ANGUS, AONGHUS, OENGUS, UNGUS, ENOS, HUNGAS: vigorous one
AGHAMORE: from the great field
AGHY: friend of horses
AGUISTIN: majestic
AHANE: from the little ford
AHERN, AHEARN: lord of the horses
AICHLIN: meaning unknown
AIDRIAN: from the Adriatic
AILFRID: wise
AILIN: handsome

 

AINDREAS: strong
AINEISLIS: glorious stand
AINMIRE: great lord
AIRLEAS, ARLEN, ARLYN: pledge
ALABHAOIS: famous soldier
ALBAN: pale
ALPHONSUS: noble, ready
ALROY: red-haired
ALSANDAIR: defender of man
AMALGITH: meaning unknown
AMBLAOIBH: relic
AMBROS: divine
ANGUISH: myth name
ANLON, ANLUAN: champion
ANMCHA, AMNCHADH: brave
ANNADUFF: from the black marsh
ANNTOIN, ANN: priceless
AODHFIN, AODHFIONN: white fire
ARALT: leader
ARDAGH: from the high field
ARDAL, ARTEGAL, ARTHGALLO: high honor
ARDKILL: from the high church
ARTUR, ART: noble bear
ASSAN: waterfall
AULEY, AULIFFE, AMHLAOIBH: Irish form of Olaf (ancient)
AVONMORE: from the great river

 

BAETHAN, BEOLAGH: foolish
BAILINTIN: valiant
BAIRD: bard
BALLINAMORE: from the great river
BALLINDERRY: from the town of oak wood
BANAN: white
BANBHAN: piglet
BARRAM, BAIRRFHOINN: handsome
BEARNARD: brave as a bear
BEARTLAIDH: from Barts meadow
BELLINAGAR: meaning unknown
BENEN: kind
BIRR: from Birr
BLAINE, BLIAN: thin
BLAIR, BLAR: from the fields
BLATHMA: flower, sun
BOYNTON: from the town by the river Boyn
BRADY, BRADAIGH: spirited
BRAN: myth name
BRANDAN: saint name
BRANDUFF, BRANDUBH: black raven
BREANDAN: prince
BREASAL: pain
BREEN, BRAOIN: sadness
BRENNAN: little drop
BRODY: from the muddy place
BRONE: sorrowful
BUAGH, BUACH: victorious
BUCKLEY: boy

 

CACANISIUS: son of Nis
CADHLA: handsome
CAFFAR: helmet
CAHIR, CATHAOIR: warrior
CAIRBRE: myth name
CAITH: from the battlefield
CALEY, CALY, CAOLAIDHE: slender
CALHOUN, COILLCUMHANN: from the narrow forest
CALLAGHAN, CEALLACHAN: strife
CALLOUGH, CALVAGH, CALBHACH: bald
CANICE: handsome
CAOLAN: slender
CAOMH: lovable
CARLIN: little champion
CARNEY, CEARNACH: victorious
CARRICK, CARRAIG: from the rocky headland
CARROLL, CEARBHALL: manly
CARTHAGE, CARTHACH: loving
CASHEL, CAISEAL: from Cashel
CATHAL: battle strong
CATHMOR, CATHMORE: great fighter
CAVAN: from Cavan
CELSUS: saint name
CIAN, CEIN, CAIN, CIANAN: archaic
CIARRAI: county
CILLIAN: battle
CINNEIDE: helmeted
CLARENCE, CLARRIE, CLANCY: ruddy warrior
CLEARY: scholar
CLUNY: from the meadow

 

COGHLAN, COCHLAIN, COUGHLAN: hooded
COINNEACH, CANICE: handsome
COIREALL: lordly
COLLA, CONARY, CONAIRE: ancient Irish name
COLLIN, COILIN: virile
COLM, COLMAN, COLEMAN, COLUMBO: dove
COLMCILLE: dove of the church
COMAN: bent
COMHGHAN, COWEN, COWAN, COWYN: twin
COMYN: shrewd
CONCHOBHAR, CONOR, CONNOR, CONNY, CONNIE, CORNELIUS: strong-willed, wise
CONLAN: hero, wise
CONNLAIO, CONLEY,CONLETH: ardent, wise
CONNOLLY, CONNACHT: brave, wise
CONROY, CONAIRE: wise, red
CONWAY: hound of the plain
COONEY, CUANAIC: handsome
CORCORAN: reddish-skin
COREY, CORI, CORY: from the round hill
CORMAC, CORMICK, CORBMAC, CORMIC: charioteer
CREVAN: fox
CROGHER, CROHOORE: loves hounds
CRONAN: little dark one
CROWLEY, CRUADHLAOICH: hunch-backed
CUINN: intelligent
CUMHEA, COOEY, COVEY: hound of the plains
CuUladh, COOLEY, COOLIE, CULLO: hound of Ulster
CUYLER: chapel

 

DAGHDA: myth name
DAIBHEID: dearly loved
DAIRE, DARY, DARRAGH, DARRY: wealthy
DAITHI, DAHY: quick and agile
DALLAN: blind
DAMHLAIC: meaning unknown
DAMON, DAMAN: tame
DAITHI: beloved
DECLAN, DEAGLAN: saint name
DELANEY: from the river Slaney
DEMPSEY: proud
DERMOT, DERMOD, DARBY: free
DESMOND, DES, ESMOND: from south Munster
DEVINE, DAIMHIN: bard
DONNAN, DONN: brown
DON, DONNY, DONOVAN: From surname originally used as first name, itself meaning “dark brown”, referring to color of hair, eyes, or skin.
DORAN, DEORADHAIN: exile
DIARMAID: of unknown origin, but perhaps combining di, “without,” and airmait, “envy”
DOUGAL, DUBHGHALL, DOUGLAS, DOYLE, DOWLE: dark stranger
DOW, DUBG: black-haired
DRISCOL, DRISCOLL: mediator
DUANE: Irish/Gaelic name meaning “little black-haired one; dark; swarthy.” Some variants include Dewain, Dewayne, Duwain, Duwayne, Dwain, Dwan, and Dwayne.
DUBHAN, DOWAN, DUGGAN, DUBHAGAIN: black
DWYER: black

 

EACHAN: horseman
EAMON, EAMONN: guardian
EARNAN: knowing
EGAN, EGON, EAGON: fiery
EIMHIN, EIMAR, EVIN: swift
ELHE: legend name
ELROY: red-haired youth
ENAN, EANAN: meaning unknown
ENDA: saint name
EOGHAN, EOIN: gift of God
EOIN BAISTE: named for John the Baptist
ERC, EARC: red
ERNAN: Irish form of Ernest (serious)
ETH: fire
EVOY: blond

 

FACHNAN: saint name
FAGAN, HAGAN: little Hugh
FAHEY, FAHY: from the green field
FALLON, FALLAMHAIN: ruler
FAOLAN, FELAN: wolf
FARDORAGH: dark
FARRY: manly
FAY, FEICH: raven
FIACHRA, FEARY, FIACH: myth name
FINEEN: beautiful child
FINBAR: handsome. Variants include Finghin, Fineen, Finnin, and Fionnbarr.
FINIAN: fair. Variants include Finnian, Fionan, Fionn, Phinean, and Phinian.
FLANN: ruddy. Variants include Flainn, Floinn, Flannan, Flannery, Flanagan, Flannagain, and Floinn.
FLYNN: Son of the ruddy man. Variants include Flin, Flinn, and Flyn.
FOGARTY, FOGERTY, FOGARTAIGH: exiled
FOLEY: plunders
FORBA: owns the fields

 

GAFFNEY: calf
GAIR, GEAR: short; small one
GALE, GAEL, GAILE: stranger
GALL: rooster
GARA, GADHRA: mastiff
GARBHAN, GARVAN: rough
GARVEY, GAIRBITH: rough peace
GEAROID: spear brave
GERAGHTY: from the court
GERALT: farmer
GILCHRIST: Irish/Gaelic name meaning “Christ’s servant.”
GILIBEIRT: pledge
GILLEAN: Gaelic name meaning “servant of Saint John.” Variants include Gillan, Gillen, and Gillian. Name is related to Gilchrist, Gillespie, and Gilmore.
GILLESPIE: Gaelic name meaning “son of the bishop’s servant.”
GILLEY, GILVARRY, GIOLLA CHRIOST, GIL, GILVARRY: serves Christ
GILMORE: Gaelic name meaning “servant of the Virgin Mary.” Variants include Gillmore, Gillmour, and Gilmour.
GIOLLABRIGHDE, GILBRIDE: serves Saint Bridget

 

GIOLLABUIDHE: blond
GIOLLADHE, GILDEA: golden
GLAISNE, GLASNY: meaning unknown
GLALEANNA: dwells in the glen
GOFRAIDH, GODFREY, GORRY, GORRIE: peace from God
GOGARTY: banished
GORMAN, GORMAIN: blue
GOTHFRAIDH: peaceful
GRADY: Gaelic name meaning “noble” or “renowned.” Variant, Gradey, exists.
GREAGOIR, GRIOGHAR: watchful
GRUAGH: giant
GUTHRIE: Gaelic name meaning “windy spot.” Variant, Guthry exists.

 

HALEY: ingenious
HANRAOI: rules the home
HEGARTY: unjust
HEREMON: myth name
HEWNEY: meaning unknown
HICKEY: healer
HIERO: saint name
HIGGINS: intelligent
HOIREABARD: soldier
HROTHREKR: famous ruler
HURLEY: sea tide
IARFHLAITH: meaning unknown
INERNEY: steward of church lands
INNIS, INIS, INYS, INNES, INISS: from the river island
IRIAL: meaning unknown

 

JARLATH: tributary lord
JUSTIN: judicious

 

KALEN, KAILEN, KALAN, KALLAN, KHEELAN, KELLEN: Irish/Celtic name meaning “warrior.”
KEALAN, KELAN: slender
KEALLACH, KILLIAN: battle
KEEFE: handsome
KEEGAN, KEAGAN: fiery
KEELY, KEALY: handsome
KEENAN, KEANAN: ancient
KEITH: from the battlefield
KELLACH, KILLIAN, CEALLACH: strife
KELLEHER: loving husband
KENNEDY: helmeted
KENNY, KAVAN, KAVEN: handsome
KERRY, KEARY: from county Kerry
KERWIN, KERWYN: small, black one
KIAN, KEAN, KIENAN, KENAN: archaic
KIERAN, KYRAN, KIERON: dark
KILLDAIRE, KILDARE, KILDAIRE: from county Kildare
KINSELLA, KINSALE: meaning unknown

 

LALOR, LEATHLOBHAIR: half-leper
LAOGHAIRE: shepherd
LAUGHLIN, LANY, LEACHLAINN, LOUGHLIN: servant
LEARY: cattle keeper
LEE, LAOIDHIGH: poetic
LOCHLAIN, LAKELAND, LOCHLANN: home of the Norse
LOMAN: bare
LORCAN: little wild one
LUGAIDH: famous warrior
LUGH: myth name
LUNN, LUN: strong

 

MACARTAN: son of Artan
MACAULEY, MACAULIFFE: son of Olaf
MACBRIDE: son of Bridget, Bride
MACCORMACK: son of Cormac
MACELROY: son of Elroy
MACMURRA, MACMAUREADHAIGH: son of Murray
MACQUAID: son of Quaid
MADDEN: small dog
MAELEACHLAINN, MALACHY, MILOS, MILES, MYLES: servant
MAELISA: serves Christ
MAGO, MANE: great
MAHER: generous
MAHON: bear
MALONE, MALONEY: serves Saint John
MANNIX, MAINCHIN: monk
MANNUSS: great
MAOLRUADHAN, MELRONE: serves Saint Ruadhan
MAUGHOLD: saint name
MEARA, MEADHRA: happy
MELCHIOR: meaning unknown
MELVIN, MELVYN, MALVIN, MAL: chief
MIACH: myth name
MOGUE: saint name
MOLAN: servant of the storm
MOLLOY, MALLOY: noble chief
MONOHAN: monk
MOONEY, MAONAIGH: wealthy
MORAN, MORAIN: great
MORIARTY, MUIRCHEARTAIGH: expert seaman
MOROLT: legend name
MORRISSEY: choice of the sea
MUIREADHACH, MURRY, MURRAY: lord of the sea
MULCAHY: battle chief
MULCONRY: hound of prosperity
MUNDY: from Reamon
MURCHADH, MURROUGH, MORGAN: fighter of the sea
MURPHEY, MURCHADH, MURPHY: sea warrior

 

NAAL: saint name
NALLY: poor
NAOMHAN, NEVAN, NEVYN: holy
NEASON, NESSAN: saint name
NOLAN: noble
NULTY, NULTE: from Ulster

 

ODANODAN: of the red earth
ODHRAN, ORAN, ODRAN: pale green
OSSIAN: fawn
OWNEY, ONEY: meaning unknown

 

PADRIAC, PADRAIG: noble
PARLAN, PATHOLON: legend name
PHELAN: joyful

 

QUAID: Irish form of Walter (strong warrior)
QUERAN: dark
QUIGLEY: unruly hair
QUINLAN: graceful
QUINN, QUIN: intelligent

 

RAGHNALL: strong
REGAN, RIAGAN: little king
RENNY, RAIGHNE: mighty
RIDDOCK, REIDHACHADH, RIDDOC: from the smooth field
RIOBARD: bright
RIORDAN, RIORDAIN: royal bard
ROARK, RUARC, RUARK, RORKE, RUAIDHRI: famous ruler
ROGAN, RUADHAGAN, ROWE, ROWEN, ROWYN, ROWIN, ROWAN, RUADHAN: red-haired
ROIBHILIN, RAVELIN, RAVELYN, REVELIN: meaning unknown
ROIBIN, ROIBEARD: robin
RONAN: little seal
ROONEY, RUANAIDH: hero
RORY, RUAIDHRI: red
RUADHAN: saint name
RYAN, RIAN: little king

 

SCANLON, SCANNALAN, SCANLAN: scandal
SCULLY, SCOLAIGHE: herald
SEAFRA, SHEARY, SEAFRAID: peace from God
SEARBHREATHACH: judicious
SHAMUS, SEAMUS, SHEMUS: supplanter
SHANAHAN, SEANACHAN: wise
SHANLEY, SEANLAOCH: old hero
SHANNON, SEANAN: little old wise one
SHAUGHNESSY, SEACHNSAIGH: meaning unknown
SHEA, SEAGHDA: majestic
SHEARY, SHERON: Irish form of Geoffrey (peace of God)
SHEEHAN, SIODHACHAN: little peaceful one
SHERIDAN, SEIREADAN: untamed
SORLEY: Viking
STRAHAN, SRUTHAN: poet
STRUTHERS, SRUTHAIR: from the stream
SULLIVAN, SUILEABHAN: black-eyed
SWEENEY, SUIDHNE: little hero

 

TADHG, TADLEIGH: bard
TEAGUE, TEAGHUE: poet
TERRENCE: tender
TERRISS, TERIS: son of Terrence
TIARCHNACH, TIERNEY, TIER, TIGHEARNACH, TIERNAN: regal
TIBBOT: Irish form of Theobald (strong for the people)
TORIN, TORYN: chief
TORMEY, TORMAIGH: thunder spirit
TORRANCE, TORRENCE, TORRANS, TORY: from the knolls
TREACY, TREASIGH, TREASACH: fighter
TREVOR, TREABHAR: prudent
TULLY, TAICLIGH: peaceful

 

UAID: Irish form of Walter (strong warrior)
UAINE: meaning unknown
UALTAR: strong fighter
UTHER: myth name

 

WARD: bard
WHELAN: joyfull

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