10 Irish Baby Boy Names And What They Really Mean 3 years ago

10 Irish Baby Boy Names And What They Really Mean

Not so long ago, we rounded up 10 Irish girls names and their alleged meanings. Now, we turn our attention to the boys.

From Connor to Finn, we're sure you'll find a name and a definition that you would like for your bundle of joy.

In all honesty, we can't decide on just one!


Conor

A popular name among parents today, this moniker means strong willed. In other words, you’ll have a determined tot on your hands.

Aidan

This one can also be spelled Aedan or Aodhan and is defined as “born of fire.” We’d say there’ll never be a dull day with this one around.

Éamon

You could have a saver or a brave little man with this name as it apparently means “wealthy protector.”

Finn

We adore this name which is said to mean “fair.” (Unfortunately we can’t tell you if that refers to appearance or demeanour.)

Cillian

Another popular choice, Cillian is believed to mean strife or fierce and excuse us for the terrible pun but we think it's a fierce name.

Liam

Stemming from “William”, this one is said to mean “Guardian” or “Warrior.” We love it... mainly because we love Liam Neeson.

Diarmuid

When he grows up and starts making friends, you might not see him very much considering that his name allegedly means "without enemies".

Pádraig

This moniker is derived from the Latin Patricius which means “nobly born”. You're guaranteed that he'll turn out to be a gentleman!

Oisín

This dear name means "little deer" and remains to be a popular choice among parents in Ireland. We also like the idea of shortening it to "Óis".

Lorcán

You could have a "little fierce one" on your hands if you opt for this traditional moniker but hey, there's nothing wrong with having a little bit of fight!