Irish Names: 300 Great and Popular Irish Boys Names

Every parent is looking for the right name for their baby. But in doing so, many go for names that aren’t popular for whatever reason.

However, this is a costly mistake because you can’t change the name later.

We’ve all heard stories where parents name their child something that the child ends up growing up to hate it.

How can you avoid that? Do some research and check out some popular Irish boy names to get better idea.

Bel- “God of Fire”

Finn- “fair”

Dona- “World Mighty”

Brad- “Broad Meadow”

Brody- “From the muddy place”

Glen- “Dweller of Valley”

Boyd- “Blond”

Cullen- “Holly Tree”

Lennon- “Small Cloak”

Grady- “Noble”

Finn/Fionn- “Fair”

Ann- “Graceful”

Farrell- “courageous”

Dow- “Black Haired”

Gallagher- “Descendant of Foreign Helper”

Amon- “Faithful”

Alva- “Noble Friend”

Ferri- “Rock”

Donnelly- “Irish surname”

Bard- “Battle against Peace”

In the past, some parents have named their child after celebrities or fictional characters.

Sometimes the parents themselves will choose a name that is not typical. Other times they will choose a name that is not common at all.

Some parents are so overwhelmed with the task of naming their child, they opt for a one-word baby name. And although this has been a popular choice, it’s not always the best decision.

In many cultures around the world, a name is considered an important part of a child’s identity.

Besides, it’s a good idea to avoid naming your child the same as their father, which might lead to confusion.

So, what should the perfect baby’s name be? Let’s dive into the list of awesome Irish boy names.

Irish names for boys

Some Irish stylish boy’s names are here:

Alan- “God of Shine”

Bary- “Form of Barry”

Che- “Name of Lord Shiva”

Garret- “spear strength”

Berkeley- “The Birch”

Rod- “Famous Ruler”

Finnegan- “little fair one”

Rian- “Kingly”

Gael- “Stranger”

Brendan- “Prince”

Darren- “little great one”

Conor/Connor- “wise”

Nolan- “Champion”

Cillian- “Little Church”

Larkin- “Rough, Fierce”

Dal- “Fighting far Away”

Keir- “Dark, Black”

Redmond- “Wise Protector”

Oney- “Honorable”

Some Cool, Dashing and Unique Irish boys name

Popular Irish names

The most popular Irish boy’s names are given below:

Ockan- “Horse Lover”

Faolan- “Little Wolf”

Onchu- “Fierce Hound”

Hugh- “mind”

Alin- “Fair, Handsome”

Declan- “Full of Goodness”

Ockey- “Horseman”

Barr- “Gateway”

Aban- “Bloom of Love”

Aona- “Name of Celtic God”

Onan- “Wealthy”

Ben- “son of the right hand”

Ivo- “Yew Wood, Archer”

Berk- “Man of Strength”

Beag- “Small”

Raju- “The King of World”

Owen- “Young”

Rye- “Island Meadow”

Harry- “home ruler”

Rai- “Guardian”

Cool Irish names

There are cool, catchy and unique names for Irish boys are  given below:

Darby- “free one”

Don- “Ruler of the World”

Anla- “An Early Sun God”

Oran- “Green”

Patrick- “Noble, Patrician”

Aaron/Aron- “High mountain”

Derry- “The People’s Ruler”

Beeg- “small”

Flynn- “son of the red-haired one”

Dem- “Proud One”

Dev- “Respect”

Connell- “love, friendship”

Glas- “Green”

Doy- “Dark Stranger”

Gale- “Lively”

Aogh- “Fire”

Eoin- “God is Gracious”

Cain- “Craftsman”

Tips to Naming Your Babies

There are millions of baby names out there, and while most parents decide on a name and stick with it for the rest of their lives.

There are some who wish the best for their future child, but don’t have a clue how to choose a name.

These parents may be confused about why they can’t come up with a name for their baby, or they may have tried several times and have given up on the idea.

If you are considering giving your child a name, there are some things you should know:

1.     Pick the name you love, even if it is popular.

It is popular and you love it. Anything else you need to think upon? Nope. Go for it. If you want to give it uniqueness, think of a great middle name.

Here are some popular Irish boy names out there:

Torin- “Chief”

Murphy- “Sea Warrior”

Sean- “God’s Gracious Gift”

Day- “Light, Hope”

Shea- “Irish surname”

Brennan- “Raven”

Callahan- “Bright-Headed”

Alen- “Fair”

Hugh- “Mind, Intellect”

Awv- “Man from the Red Earth”

Nevin- “Holy”

Aolu- “Combination of Aed / Lug”

Rion- “A Pagan Giant”

Ultan- “Man From Ulster”

Liam- “Resolute Protection”

Reel- “Name of a Saint”

Conor- “high desire”

Alfie- “wise counsel”

Cal- “Courageous”

Fionn- “Fair or White”

Dillon- “Loyal”

2.     Do not skip lovely Irish boy names even if they are unique, unusual, and different.

Sometimes, parents will not go for unusual, unique, and different baby names. They consider it weird.

Let me tell you that being attractive and thought provoking is the game these days.

How would you like these Irish boy names:

Gill- “French Form of Julius”

Devin- “poet”

Blar- “From the Fields”

Sullivan- “Black-Eyed One”

Dub- “From Dublin”

Boru- “Ruler”

Ron- “Rules with Good Judgement”

Birr- “From Birr”

Art- “Rock”

Aidan/Aaden- “Little and Fiery”

Clancy- “red warrior”

Batt- “Ploughman”

Oonan- “Strength, Power”

Aed- “Fiery”

Burke- “Burg or fortification”

Bec- “Diminutive of Beacan”

Gall- “Rooster”

Duncan- “dark warrior”

Olave- “Ancestral”

Odhar- “Dark”

Seanan- “Old”

3.     Be confident if you want to go toward personalized spellings for your baby’s name.

SURE. You should be confident when giving personalized spellings to your baby’s name.

However, it is important that you do not make it weird. Adding or removing an alphabet would be enough here.

Try changing these baby names spellings into personalized ones:

Small- “Son, Blond”

Rogan- “Redhead”

Neal- “Champion”

Nanid- “Name of a Saint”

Dahi- “Intelligent”

Neis- “One and Only Choice”

Nem- “Don’t”

Daigh- “Flame”

Noel- “Born on Christmas Day”

Duff- “Black”

Neil- “Champion”

Oscar- “God Spear”

Roan- “Little Redhead”

Colm- “Dove”

Bard- “Minstrel, Poet”

Cael- “Slim”

Anuj- “Younger Brother”

Dhe- “Servant of God”

4.     Crossing your favorite Irish boy names on the feedback on friends and family members.

Feedback is important. But it does not mean to listen to every other person’s opinion. You will hardly find Irish boy names that everybody would like.

Therefore, get feedback but still know your choice.

Consider getting feedback on these baby names from your friends and family members:

Oshe- “Son of Shea”

Cam- “Orange Fruit”

Garret/Garrett- “Spear Strength”

Rian- “Little King”

Niall- “Champion”

Oneil- “Son of Neil”

Alon- “Fair”

Olaf- “Ancestor’s Heirloom”

Benen- “Mild”

Cas- “King of the Treasure”

Shane- “God is Gracious”

Oison- “A Deer”

Geir- “Spear, Small One”

Finbar- “Fair-Haired”

Rooney- “leader”

Quinn- “Intelligence”

Aodh- “Fire”

Rigr- “King”

Becc- “Little”

Calhoun- “From the Narrow Forest”

Abel- “Breathing”

5.     Do a little research and find what is out there.

Research is important step for the first-time parents as well for those who do not know what sort of names people pick. You will be all good once you do a little internet research.

You will also be able to find some great Irish boy names that you might consider now or in the future.

Here are some common baby names examples to help you:

Oshe- “Son of Shea”

Cam- “Man with Crooked”

Garret/Garrett- “Spear Strength”

Rian- “Little King”

Niall- “Champion”

Neas- “Man of Force”

Dore- “Gift of Isis”

Dall- “Wise”

Daicy- “From Dacia”

Dalon- “Variant of Dallin”

Noah- “Rest”

Dane- “From a Valley”

Dalla- “From the Dales”

Dahey- “Swiftness”

Donn- “World Ruler”

Oneil- “Son of Neil”

Alon- “Fair”

Rigr- “King”

Becc- “Small, Little”

Calhoun- “From the Narrow Forest”

Abel- “High-born”

6.     Consider names of the subsequent children.

Maybe, you are first time parents and figuring out some cool Irish boy name. It is a good idea to consider the names of subsequent children too.

Ahi- “Fawn”

Cabe- “Rope-maker”

Dar- “Pearl”

Ronan- “Little Seal”

Odell- “Wealthy”

Nally- “Poor”

Dara- “Lord”

Daray- “Dark”

Joseph- “Grace of Fruitful Life”

Niel- “Sky”

Daire- “Fertility”

Nia- “Brightness”

Duer- “Hero”

Naal- “Name of a Saint”

Gail- “Lively”

Odran- “Pale”

Veren- “Great Hero”

Olin- “Hallowed”

Fintan- “White Bull”

7.     Avoid names with bad meanings.

Baby names with bad meanings can be a cause of embarrassment for you and your kid.

Be sure to know the meaning of the name you are gonna pick and be sure it is encouraging and positive.

Here are some of the cool Irish boy names with meanings:

Daly- “Advisor”

Daeg- “Black-haired”

Daivi- “Loved One”

Joavan- “Majestic”

Dahy- “Agile”

Darby- “where Deer Come”

Damon- “Spirit”

Daran- “Great”

Nooa- “Rest Comfortably”

Jeshan- “Clear”

Olaf- “Ancestor’s Heirloom”

Benen- “Mild”

Cas- “King of the Treasure”

Shane- “God is Gracious”

Oison- “A Deer”

Geir- “Spear”

Finbar- “Fair-Haired”

Rooney- “Champion”

Quinn- “Chief Leader”

Aodh- “Flame”

8.     Pick up good people names from history.

The name of person has effect on his/her personality, it is said. Maybe, that’s the reason why people choose names from history. You can consider this as well.

I am sure you have heard about many legends from the past. I bet you’d find some awesome and useable Irish boy names if you look into it.

We have a small list of Irish boy names here for you to check out and know if you have heard them before:

Bile- “Shining One”

Alan- “noble”

Tully- “Hill”

Piran- “Prayer”

Con- “Together”

Keegan- “Son of Egan”

Nohy- “Short for Nkosinathi”

Dagen- “Black-haired”

Dacey- “Adored”

Dave- “Beloved”

Naois- “Mythical Warrior”

Dagda- “Father God”

Jenny- “White Spirit”

Dary- “Wealthy”

Darce- “Dark One”

Rowan- “Little Redhead”

Oisin- “Small Deer”

Blaine- “Slender”

Rid- “Smooth Field”

9.     Make sure the first and second name fit with each other.

This happens rarely that the first and seconds names do not fit and meet each other well. It is, however, something you would not want.

Check out Irish boy names and try to make full names that fit each other nicely:

Gaer- “Small One”

Fergus- “Man of Force”

Alby- “White Hill”

Alex- “defender of mankind”

Daman- “One who Controls”

Niul- “Champion”

Dubh- “Dark”

Dagon- “Corn”

Dacy- “Southerner”

Nial- “Champion”

Dubg- “Black Haired”

Najmu- “Beautiful”

Daig- “Fire”

Eamon- “Wealthy Protector”

Brion- “strong”

Darcy- “the fortress”

Aedh- “Fire”

Airt- “Stone”

Devin/Devon- “Poet”

10.  Avoid names with too many syllables.

Baby names with too many syllables are complex. They are hard to remember. They should be avoided.

About Babar Tarar

Babar Tarar is a computer science student. Currently, he is working on content with the Namesfrog team. When he is not doing anything, he loves to watch movies, play games, and learn something new on internet.