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Irish Baby Names for Boys

Irish baby names for boys have been growing in popularity in the U.S. in recent years. While Irish names have become more popular for both genders, we see the style factor on the rise particularly in boys' names unheard of here a generation ago, such as Aidan and Finn. Click here for the full list of Irish baby names. Some of our favorite Irish baby names for boys you might want to consider:
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  • Aidan

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    Aidan is an appealing Irish saint's name that zoomed up the popularity lists, jumping four hundred places in a decade. Though it has been overtaken by variant spelling Aiden, the original Aidan is ... Read More 

  • Beacan

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    An attractive ancient Irish saint's name that conjures up a beacon of light.  Read More 

  • Brady

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    The name given to Miranda Hobbes's son on the dearly departed "Sex and the City" is a friendly and energetic choice. You well might want to make your son part of the Brady bunch. Brady has been a... Read More 

  • Breccan

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    This name of a saint from the Isle of Aran also appears in myth and fantasy fiction, giving it an intriguing, mystical air. Some modern parents are attempting to update the spelling, as in the ac... Read More 

  • Brennan

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    Brennan is a winning Irish surname name, more modern than Brian or Brendan, more unusual than Conor and Aidan. The only possible problem with Brennan: people might think you're saying Brendan. Br... Read More 

  • Brody

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    The energetic Brody is a perfect example of when bad meanings happen to good names. Brody, now more common than Brady, has been in the Top 100 for the past six years, now at Number 94. An alterna... Read More 

  • Callahan

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    Callahan, the phonetic spelling of Callaghan, is a rhythmic jig of a name whose history harks back to the ancient King of Munster. In the Dirty Harry movies, the Clint Eastwood character is Harry C... Read More 

  • Carbry

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    A name scattered throughout Irish mythology, with an intriguing if feminized sound.  Read More 

  • Cashel

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    The Gaelic Cashel was chosen by actor Daniel Day-Lewis and his writer-director wife Rebecca Miller for their son. In Ireland, Cashel refers to a circular stone fort. It is the name of a town in ... Read More 

  • Cathal

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    The name of an ancient Irish saint is in the contemporary Irish Top 50. While it hasn't immigrated to the U.S., it may follow brothers Aidan and Declan to our shores. The t is not pronounced. Read More 

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