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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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  • Rafferty

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    Jaunty and raffish, Rafferty is one of the most engaging of the Irish surnames, used by Jude Law and Sadie Frost for their son. Fortunately, it doesn't still go by its original form: O'Raighbhearta... Read More 

  • Redmond

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    We love this partly for purely personal reasons, since it is one of our surnames. We used it as the middle name of a son -- and it can make a good first choice too. Redmond--aka Reamann or Raemo... Read More 

  • Riley

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    Riley -- a friendly, popular surname choice -- is rising faster now for girls than boys; Riley's in the female Top 50. In England and Wales, however, Riley entered the top ten for the first time i... Read More 

  • Rohan

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    From India, but feels like an Irish surname (and can in fact be a variation of Rowan), so a possible cross-cultural choice.  Read More 

  • Ronan

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    Ronan is the compelling legendary name of twelve Irish and Scottish saints that is now drawing some deserved attention; this cousin of the ascending Roman and Rowan was chosen by actor Daniel Day-L... Read More 

  • Rory

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    This spirited Gaelic classic, which became popular in Ireland via the illustrious twelfth century king Rory O'Connor, makes a highly energetic choice, now used for either sex. Rory's gender split i... Read More 

  • Seamus

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    Parents who have tired of Sean are now contemplating Seamus, the Irish form of James, which has a lot more substance and verve. One of the name's most famous bearers is the 1995 Nobel Prize-winnin... Read More 

  • Shea

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    A common surname in Ireland that projects a complex image for a short-one-syllable name, combining spirit and substance.  Read More 

  • Sullivan

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    Sullivan is a jaunty Celtic three-syllable name, with a real twinkle in its eye. It was immortalized in the 1930s classic film Sullivan's Travels and was chosen for one of Patrick Dempsey's twin b... Read More 

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