Irish Boys’ Names with Pronunciation

Top Irish Boys’ Names*

1. Seán – /Shahn/

2. Cian – /Kee-un/

3. Oisín – /Oh-sheen/

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Kevin's' Tower, Glendalough.
Túr Chaoimhín, Gleann Dá Loch, Co. Chill Mhantáin, Éire/Kevin’s Tower, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Photo 2008 by Audrey Nickel.

Why give your son an Irish name?

An Irish name for your baby boy can be a wonderful connection to his Irish heritage, and a link to centuries of Irish tradition.

Irish boys’ names have become very popular in recent years, most likely because they are both unique and full of character…just like your new baby boy!

What is The Irish Language

Irish is Ireland’s native language. You might now it as “Gaelic” or “Irish Gaelic”. It’s a member of the Celtic family of languages that includes Manx, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish, and Breton.

Give Your Son the Gift of Irish Gaelic

You can give your new baby boy an even more precious link to his heritage by learning something of the Irish language yourself!  Our free one-month Irish For Beginners course, which includes our e-book “Learn Irish Gaelic Online — All you need to know” (a $19 value) is an easy, risk-free way to get started with the language!

* Top names are based on a variety of factors, including the 2010 Irish National Census and baby naming trends in the U.S.