Irish Boy Names - Baby Names

Irish baby names for boys have been growing in popularity in the U.S. in recent years, with Liam reaching Number 1 and all the different spellings of Aiden climbing to the top of the list. While Irish names have become more popular for both genders, we see the style factor on the rise particularly in Irish boys' names unheard of here a generation ago, such as Declan and Finn. This list gathers some of our favorite Irish baby names for boys you might want to consider. Or you can browse our more comprehensive list of all Nameberry's Irish boy names.

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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 to a peak of 39 in 2013 before slumping down. Though it has been overtaken by... Read More 

  • Beacan

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    An attractive ancient Irish saint's name that conjures up a beacon of light, this Irish name for boys is well-used in Ireland... 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. ... 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,... 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. ... Read More 

  • Brody

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    The energetic Brody is a perfect example of when bad meanings happen to good names. An alternate spelling is Brodie.

    Caitlyn Jenner named her son Brody before she fell under the sway... 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... Read More 

  • Carbry

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    A name scattered throughout Irish mythology with an intriguing sound, Carbry is one of the rare Irish names for boys... Read More 

  • Cashel

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    Cashel is one of the many appealing Irish names that have not yet emigrated to the US. Cashel was chosen by actor Daniel Day-Lewis... Read More 

  • Cathal

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    The name of an ancient Irish saint is in the contemporary Irish Top 50. While it's one of the rare Irish names for boys that... Read More 

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