List of Irish Boys’ Names with Pronunciation


Breandán – /Bran-dahn/

Brian – /Bree-un/

Caoimhín – /Kwee-veen/

Cathal – /Kah-hul/

Cian – /Kee-un/

Ciarán – /Keer-ahn/

Colm – /Kuhl-um/

Conall – /Kuh-nul/

Daithí – /Da-hee/

Deaglán – /Jag-lahn/

Diarmuid – /Jeer-mwij/

Domhnall –  /Doh-nul/

Donncha – /Dun-uh-khuh/

Éamonn – /Ay-mun/

Éanna – /Ay-uh-nuh/

Eoghan – /Oh-in/

Eoin – /Oh-in/

Fiachra – /Fee-uh-khruh/

Fionn – /Fyun/

Fionbharr – /Fyun-var/

Fionntán – /Fyun-tahn/

Gearóid – /Gya-rohj/

Iarla – /Eer-luh/

Lochlann – /Lokh-lun/

Mícheál – /Mee-hyahl/

Niall – /Nee-ul/

Oisín – /Oh-sheen/

Pádraig – /Pahd-rig/

Rónán – /Roh-nahn/

Séamus – /Shay-muss/

Seán – /Shahn/

Tadhg – /Tie-ig/

Tiarnán – /Cheer-nahn/

River in County Donegal, Ireland
Abhainn i gContae Dhún na nGall, Éire/River in County Donegal, Ireland. Photo 2008 by Audrey Nickel.

Why are Irish Boys’ Names Popular?

Irish male names are popular for a variety of reasons. They’re beautiful to look at and almost musical to say. They’re unique, which is something a lot of parents look for when naming a baby boy.

Unlike a lot of unique baby names, however, Irish boys’ names are also deeply traditional, calling to mind the centuries of proud Irishmen who have born them — warriors, saints, kings, bards — as well as evoking traditional Irish myths and legends. Giving your son an Irish name is a great way to show pride in your, and his, Irish heritage.

Because Irish spelling differs from English, however, sometimes parents need a little help learning to pronounce them. That’s why we’ve included pronunciation, both here and on our Irish names for your baby main page.

What is Irish Gaelic?

Irish Gaelic is Ireland’s native language. 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!