Welcome to our list of the 50 most popular Gaelic names for boys. Each name has a short explanation of its meaning along with a cool fact about the name.
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Aidan: Aidan is one of the most popular Irish Gaelic baby names today, and its meaning is "fiery".
Aodhan: This is among the anglicized Gaelic Irish boys' names. Aodhan, which means "little fiery one", is another version of 'Aidan'.
Art: Art is a Gaelic name that pertains to a "magnificent warrior" and "champion". It is also an Irish nickname for 'Arthur'.
Cathal: This name translates to "strong in battle".
Cian: Meaning "ancient", Cian is a legendary and deeply-historical Gaelic Irish name.
Ciaran: Another variation of this name is 'Keiran'. Both versions are common Irish baby names.
Cillian: In the same vein, this name may be spelled 'Killian'.
Conor: This name is widely-used around the world. Conor has two meanings: "High desire" and "lover of hounds".
Cormac: Cormac is derived from corbmach, a Gaelic word that translates to the "son of a charioteer". To clarify, a charioteer is a chariot driver, which is an old carriage that was used as a vehicle in ancient times.
Daire: Meaning "wealthy".
Dara: This biblical unisex name has both Hebrew and Irish origins. Dara describes someone with wisdom.
Dillon: Dillon, the Irish version of 'Dylan', can either mean "loyal" or "a lightning flash".
Eoin: Eoin means "young". Other variations of this name include 'Owen' and 'Eoghan'.
Finn: Finn is a unisex name that is suitable for both boys and girls.
Fionn: This pertains to someone who is "level headed" and "clear".
Liam: The Irish variation of 'William', Liam means "protector" and "strong-willed warrior".
Niall: Meaning "cloud".
Odhran: The name of seventeen different Irish saints, Odhran means "little pale green one".
Oscar: This elegant and classic name has two definitions: "Deer lover" and "friend of deer".
Redmond: Meaning "protector", Redmond is the Gaelic version of 'Raymond'.
Rian: Rian is another word for "king" or "kingly".
Ronan: This name was held by an ancient Irish king and contemporary artists and journalists. In short, Ronan means "little seal".
Rory: A name that could be found in many places around the world, Rory pertains to a "red" or "rust colored".
Sean: Sean means "God is Gracious".
Senan: For centuries, this has been one of the most prevalent names in Emerald Isle. It can mean one of two things: "Little wise person" and "ancient/old".
Tadhg: Several Irish kings were named Tadhg, which means "poet".
If you're looking to add a Scottish feel to your son's Gaelic name, below is a list of Scottish Gaelic names, alongside the anglicized version of each one.
Adhamh: This is the Scottish Gaelic version of 'Adam'.
Ailean: The equivalent of 'Allan'.
Aindrea: A variation of 'Andrew'
Aoghann: Aoghann is another format 'Owen' and its Irish Gaelic version, 'Eoin'.
Bhaltair: Scottish Gaelic for 'Walter'.
Calum: Calum is 'Malcolm' in Scottish Gaelic.
Colm: Colm is a purely Irish form of 'Calum', and it means "dove".
Daibhidh: For those who are looking for a biblical name, Daibhidh is the equivalent of 'David'.
Eideard: The anglicized variation of 'Edward'.
Frang: This is 'Francis' or 'Frank' in Scottish Gaelic.
Iain: A form of 'John'.
Lucais: The Scottish Gaelic name of 'Luke', which is also a great choice for those that want to name their son after a saint or Biblical figure.
Mata: Mata is a version of 'Matthew'.
Mìcheil: As the name suggests, this is another format of 'Michael'.
Neacal: Neacal is 'Nicholas' in Scottish Gaelic.
Peadar: This is the equivalent of 'Peter'.
Raonull: Meaning 'Ronald'.
Ruiseart: 'Richard' is the anglicized form of Ruiseart.
Seòras: This name is the Scottish Gaelic version of 'George'.
Seumas: A variation of 'James' or 'Jimmy'.
Sìm: The name translates to 'Simon'.
Steaphan: This is 'Stephen' in Scottish Gaelic.
Tearlach: Tearlach is the equivalent of 'Charles'.
Uilleam: A variation of 'William'.