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Baby Names of Gaelic Origin for Boys

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Gaelic names are names from the group of languages spoken by the Gaels such as the Irish and the Scottish. Baby names of Gaelic origin, for gaelic, irish, ireland.

Adoption of these boy names was at its apex in 1993 (adoption of 0.12%) and is almost as conventional today (adoption 0.1%, 13%), but with names such as Cale, Teagan, Craig, Dwayne and Casey becoming somewhat outmoded. The more fashionable names for newborns among these are Gannon (#413), Lennox (#585), Flynn (#659), Rory (#416) and Callan (#668), and there is also a revival in birth name usage for Gannon. Broaden (top 25%) and Brin (20%) are common last names.

Here is the list of Gaelic names for girls.


pinAdam - Arlen

Page 1/26 of 507 Gaelic names.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gaelic names: Adam, Aden, Aidan, Alan, Allen

Adam 1 .. .. a seventh century Irish abbot of .. Listed in Top 1000.

Aden 2 .. "Fire." Listed in Top 1000. Variant of Aodh ..

Aed 3 .. form of the Irish name Aodh. Not in popularity charts. See also Aadi.

Aengus 4 .. Irish Gaelic form of Angus. Not in popularity charts. See also Anngus.

Aidan 5 .. "Fire." Popular, and Aidan, Edan, etc. are comparable to common -dan surname Zidan (top 78%). .. of the ancient Gaelic name Aedan ..

Aimon 6 .. .. variant of the Irish Eamon, which .. Scarce as a children's name, but Aimon is comparable to the more conventional Simon. See also Ayman.

Alan [Allen, .. more] 7 .. .. derived from the Gaelic ailin meaning .. Alan and Allen became less popular in 2014, falling on average -18 rankings as children's names with Allen falling the most.

Alasdair 8 .. Scottish Gaelic form of Alexander, often .. Aialasdair, Alasdairai and Alsdair are kreatif variations.

Alistair 9 .. .. of Alasdair, the Gaelic form of .. Unique. Alistair is not listed in the US Demographics. See also Alaisdair.

Allen 10 .. "Precious." Widely used, with usage of 0.3043% for Allen and variants as birth names in 2014, though lower than 0.332% a year ago. Variant of Alan ..

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gaelic names: Alva, Angus, Archibald, Arlen

Alpin 11 .. "Fair." Unusual as baby names, but Alpin, Macalpin, etc. are comparable to the more common Alvin. From Albinus (Latin) "white" via Ailpein.

Alva 12 .. "White." Outside Top 1000. Also related to Latin Albin ..

Aneirin 13 .. Possibly (Irish, Gaelic) "noble, modest". Originally .. Aneirin is not frequently used as a boys' name.

Aneislis 14 .. "Careful, thoughtful." Uncommon, with the androgynous-sounding -is suffix for Aneislis, like Aristotelis. Anéislis has been used since ..

Angus [Aengus, .. more] 15 .. .. form of the Gaelic name Aonghus .. Less common today. Angus was the variation last appearing (1940-1949) in the Top 1000.

Aodh 16 .. "Fire." Rather unusual as a boys' name. .. of the Old Gaelic name Aed ..

Aonghas 17 .. Modern Scottish Gaelic form and source .. Rather unusual as a children's name.

Archibald 18 .. .. the English version of Gaelic Gilleasbaig .. Somewhat unfamiliar as a boys' name, Archibald is found more frequently as a surname.

Ardal 19 .. "High or bear-like valor." Uncommon, with the -al suffix for Ardal, Ardghal, like Amital.

Arlen 20 .. "Pledge, oath." Arland and variant were popular as birth names during 1930-1939 and are now less common.


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Summary of names (grouped by variations) for Gaelic names for boys.

Adam - Arlen
Adam, Aden, Aed, Aengus, Aidan [Edan], Aimon, Alan [Allen], Alasdair, Alistair, Allen, Alpin, Alva, Aneirin, Aneislis, Angus [Ennis], Aodh, Aonghas, Archibald, Ardal, Arlen

Art - Bly
Art, Artair, Arthur [Artair], Athol, Avon, Bainbridge, Baird [Bard], Balfour, Banning, Bannock, Bard [Baird], Barry, Beagan, Bearach, Beattie, Beirne, Ben, Blain, Blair, Bly

Bowie - Caird
Bowie, Boyd, Boyne, Boynton, Braden, Brady, Bram, Brannon, Breck, Breed, Brendan [Brennan], Brennan, Brian, Brody, Brogan, Buchanan, Bud, Caelan [Caley], Cailean, Caird

Cairn - Casey
Cairn, Cal, Cale, Caley, Calhoun, Callan [Cailean], Calum [Colum], Camden, Cameron [Kameron], Campbell, Canice, Caolan [Caelan], Carlin, Carlow, Carmichael, Carney [Kearney], Carollan [Carlin], Carrick, Cary, Casey [Kasey]

Cassidy - Colman
Cassidy, Cathal [Cal], Cathan, Catlin, Cavan [Kavan], Cavanagh [Kavanagh], Ceallach, Christie, Cian [Keane], Ciaran [Kieran], Cillian, Clancy, Cleary, Cluny, Cody [Kody], Coleman, Colin [Cailean], Coll, Collins, Colman [Coleman]

Colum - Cowal
Colum, Comhghall, Conall [Conn], Conan [Conn], Conlan [Conley], Conley, Conn, Connor [Conn], Conroy, Constantine, Conway, Corcoran [Cork], Cormac [Cormick], Cormick [Cormac], Cork, Cornwallis, Corridon, Corwin, Cosgrove, Cowal

Cowan - Darin
Cowan, Coyle, Craig, Creed, Cullen, Culley, Cunningham, Curragh, Curran, Dacey, Dargan, Dahy, Dailey [Daly], Dallan, Dallas, Daly, Dalziel, Darby, Darcy, Darin

Darrah - Donald
Darrah, Darren [Darin], Darroch, Declan, Delaney, Delvin, Dempsey, Dermot [Diarmid], Derry, Desmond, Devin, Devine, Devlin [Delvin], Diarmid, Dillon, Doherty, Dolan, Don, Donahue, Donald [Donnell]

Donnell - Dwayne
Donnell, Donovan, Dooley, Doran [Dorran], Dorran [Doran], Douglas, Dow, Doyle, Duane [Dwayne], Duff, Dugan, Dunbar, Duncan [Dunn], Dundee, Dunham, Dunlop, Dunmore, Dunn, Duryea, Dwayne [Duane]

Dwyer - Eoghan
Dwyer, Eachann, Eamon [Aimon], Early, Earvin, Edan, Egan, Egor, Eibhear [Heber], Eion, Elgin, Ellair, Elvis, Elwyn, Emlyn, Emmet, Emmons, Enda, Ennis, Eoghan

Eoin - Farren
Eoin, Erhard, Erin, Ernan, Erskine, Ervin, Euan [Ewan], Eugene, Eunan, Evander, Ewan [Euan], Fachtna, Fagan, Faolan [Phelan], Faramond, Farley, Faron [Farren], Farquhar, Farrell, Farren

Fay - Flannery
Fay, Fechin, Felim, Fergal, Fergus, Ferris, Festus, Fiachra, Fife [Fyfe], Fillan [Faolan], Finbar [Barry], Fingal [Finn], Finlay [Finn], Finn, Finnian, Fintan, Finnegan, Flann [Flannery], Flannan, Flannery

Flynn - Gay
Flynn, Forbes, Fox, Fursey, Fyfe [Fife], Gael [Gale], Gair, Galbraith, Gale [Gael], Gall, Gallagher, Galloway [Galway], Galvin, Galway, Gannon, Garret, Garron, Garvan, Garvey, Gay

Gaynor - Glenville
Gaynor [Gay], Gilbride, Gilby, Gilchrist, Gill, Gillanders, Gillean, Gillecalum, Gillemartin, Gilleonain, Gillespie, Gillies, Gilman, Gilmore, Gilroy, Gilzean, Girvin, Glen [Glendon], Glendon, Glenville

Gobban - Hugh
Gobban, Gordon, Gorman, Grady, Grant, Gregor, Grey, Guaire, Guthrie, Hagen, Haley, Hamish, Harkin, Heber, Henry [Eanraig], Hercules, Hewney, Hogan, Houston, Hugh

Hurley - Keeley
Hurley, Ian [Eion], Innes [Ennis], Inver, Irving [Ervin], Ivor [Egor], Jarlath, Kaelan [Kellen], Kameron [Cameron], Kane [Keane], Kasey, Kavan [Cavan], Kavanagh [Cavanagh], Keane, Kearn [Kearney], Kearney, Keefe, Keegan, Keelan, Keeley

Keenan - Kieran
Keenan, Keir, Keith, Kellagh, Kellen [Keelan], Keller, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Kenneth, Kenyon, Keon, Kermit, Kern [Kearn], Kernaghan, Kerry, Kerwin, Kester, Kevin, Kieran [Ciaran]

Killian - Loman
Killian, Kinnard, Kinnell, Kody, Kyle, Kyrone, Lachlan, Laird, Larkin, Laughlin, Lawler, Leary, Leith, Lennox, Leslie, Liam, Livingston, Lleu, Logan, Loman

Lorcan - Macmurray
Lorcan, Lundy, Lunn, Mac, Macadam, Macallister, Macardle, Macarthur, Macbride, Maccoy [Maccoy], Maccrea [Maccrea], Macdonald, Macdougal [Macdougal], Macfarlane, Macgowan [Macgowan], Machenry, Mackenzie, Mackinley, Macmahon [Macmahon], Macmurray

Macniel - Monroe
Macniel, Macy, Magee, Maguire, Makena, Malachi, Malcolm, Mannix, Marcus [Marcas], Marmaduke, Maurice, Mayo, Mc- [Mac], Mckenna, Mellen, Melvin, Mike, Mochan, Monahan, Monroe

Moore - Nolan
Moore, Morven, Muir, Munchin [Mannix], Mungo, Murdock, Muriel, Murphy, Murray, Nairn, Neal, Neil [Niles, ..], Nevan [Nevin], Nevin [Nevan], Niall, Niels, Nigel, Niles, Ninian, Nolan

O- - Rankin
O-, Odhran [Oran], Oisin, Oran [Oren], Oren [Oran], Ormond, Oscar, Paddy, Paladio, Parnell, Parthalan, Patrick [Paddy], Phelan [Felim], Quade, Quigley, Quillan, Quinlan, Quinn [Quinlan], Rafferty, Rankin

Regan - Selkirk
Regan, Reilly, Renny, Riordan, Roark [Rourke], Rogan, Rohan, Ronan, Rooney [Rowan], Rory, Roslin, Ross, Rourke, Rowan [Rohan], Roy, Ryan, Scanlon, Seamus [Shamus], Sean [Shawn], Selkirk

Shamus - Sullivan
Shamus, Shan, Shanahan, Shane, Shanley, Shannon, Shavon, Shawn, Shea, Seaghdha [Shea], Sheehan, Sheridan, Sivney, Skelly, Slavin, Sloan, Somerley, Strahan, Struthers, Sullivan

Sweeney - Troy
Sweeney, Tabor, Tad, Tadhg [Teague], Taggart, Tandie, Taran, Tavish, Teagan, Teague [Teagan], Thurl, Tiernan, Tighe, Tor, Torin, Torquil, Torrence [Torin], Tracy, Trey, Troy

Tully - Wolfe
Tully, Tynan, Tyrone, Ulick, Usher, Waterford, Wolfe

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