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Irish Boy Names: Best new choices

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Irish boy names have ranked on the US popularity list since Patrick emigrated in the 1800s. Irish names continued to be popular for boys through the BrianRyan and SeanShane eras right up to 2013, when Liam hit second place.
But who’s next? We looked at Ireland’s top names to suss out the likeliest candidates, listed in order of their native popularity. (Pronunciations are given when needed, but don’t forget how we all managed to learn how to say Seamus and Siobhan!)
Which of the most popular Irish boys’ names are most likely to make it in the US?  Our analysis:

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Linda Rosenkrantz

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