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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  • Keir

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    Keir is a single-syllable name that packs a lot of punch, might suggest a caring person.  Read More 

  • Kermit

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    Kermit was a Top 500 name until the 1960s, not coincidentally the decade in which Kermit the Frog became well known, proving that it isn't easy being green, even for a name. But we think it's time... Read More 

  • Kieran

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    Long popular in Ireland and England, Kieran, the name of Ireland's first-born saint and twenty-five other saints, has been building its U.S. fan base. Strong and attractive, with a fashionable Iri... Read More 

  • Killian

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    Killian--aka Cillian--is a spirited yet resonant Gaelic surname that was borne by several Irish saints and could make a distinctive replacement for the feminized Kelly. Possible downsides: an unsav... Read More 

  • Liam

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    Liam began as a short form of William, but has long stood on its own. It is now the fastest-rising Irish names in the US, breaking into the Top 10 for the first time ever in 2012, and now at a re... Read More 

  • Lorcan

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    Lorcan is a name rich in Irish history as belonging to several kings, including the grandfather of the most famous high king of Ireland, Brian Boru. Lorcan O'Toole, known in English as Laurence O'T... Read More 

  • Malachy

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    This spelling, which came to the attention of readers of the best-selling Angela's Ashes as the name of author Frank McCourt's father and brother, the latter of whom wrote a best-seller of his own,... Read More 

  • Niall

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    Niall is pronounced nye-al--something like Neil, but this Irish spelling of the name makes it much more current and cool. This is an ancient name borne by several of the high kings of Tara, the m... Read More 

  • Padraig

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    Parents of Irish heritage are increasingly looking for more authentic Gaelic names. Though the pronunciation (PAD-dreek) is close to the Anglicized Patrick, the spelling makes it far more distincti... Read More 

  • Piran

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    It may be a longshot, but Piran could conceivably be a future Kieran, which is shaping up to being the next Conor. Piran is the patron saint of miners.  Read More 

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