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Irish baby boy names for your lucky little lad

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Lilting Irish names and meanings for baby boys

There’s a reason Irish names are becoming so popular — much like the language of Ireland, their baby boy names are unique with a magical lilt to their sound. Whether you’re looking for a well-known Irish boy’s name, like Finn, or a name that is a little more exotic, like Rion, we have literally dozens of baby names for you to choose from.

Lilting Irish names and meanings for baby boys
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Unique Irish boy names

If you are looking for a unique name, these Irish names are cool and exotic. These unique names would make a great first or middle name for your baby boy.

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Popular Irish baby boy names

Popular Irish boy names are a good choice because they continue to be exotic, however your child may not struggle with the spelling or pronunciation like they may with the unique Irish names.

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Celebrity Irish baby boy names

Many celebrities have gotten in on the Irish baby naming craze! In fact, some celebrities, such as Chris O'Donnell and Patrick Dempsey have named more than one child an Irish name.

  • Beckett: Conan O'Brian, Stella McCartney's child
  • Brody: Gabby Reece
  • Cashel: Actor Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Donovan: Singer Noel Gallagher
  • Finn: Model Christy Burlington & Ed Burns
  • Gulliver: Gary Oldman
  • Kieran: Juliana Margulies
  • Lennon: Liam Gallagher
  • Liam: Calista Flockhart, Tori Spelling
  • Milo: Ricky Lake
  • Quinlin: Ben Stiller
  • Quinn: Sharon Stone
  • Rafferty:  Jude Law
  • Roan: Sharon Stone
  • Ronan: Daniel Day-Lewis

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Lilting Irish names and meanings for baby boys
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Updated by Bethany Ramos on 2/22/2016

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