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Name Meaning of Name Gender Origin
AIBHLIN Irish/Gaelic form of Evelyn (hazelnut?) or Helen (light). female gaelic

 

AIDAN Irish/Gaelic name meaning Fireor Little fire.Variants include Adan Adeen Aden

 

AIGNEIS UNA Gaelic forms of Agnes (pure) female

 

AILIS Gaelic form of Alice (honest) female gaelic

 

AIMIL Gaelic form of Amelia (industrious) female gaelic

 

AINGEALAG angel female gaelic

 

AINSLEY Scottish/Gaelic. Named for the place. Originally a surname. Unisexual. Variants include Ainslee Ainsleigh Ainslie

 

AIRLEAS oath female gaelic

 

AISLINN Irish/Gaelic name meaning Vision; dream.Variants include Aislin Aisling Ashling

 

AITHNE Irish/Gaelic name meaning fire.Feminine form of Aidan. Variants include Aine Aithnea Eithne

 

ALANNA Rockor comely; beautiful.Also possibly a derivative of Old French Elaine (bright; shining) or Greek Helen (light). Variants include Alain Alaina Alaine

 

AMBER fierce female gaelic

 

AMHUINN lives at the alder-tree river female gaelic

 

ANNABEL ANNABELLE ANNAB joy

 

ARIENH name meaning unknown female gaelic

 

ASELMA fair female gaelic

 

BARABELL BARABAL stranger female

 

BEBHINN harmony female gaelic

 

BEITRIS Gaelic form of Beatrice (makes others happy) female gaelic

 

BREANDAN BRENDA little raven female

 

BRIGHDE myth name female gaelic

 

CAIRISTIONA CIORSTAG CI Christian

 

CARLING little champion female gaelic

 

CASSIDY CASIDHE clever female

 

CATHASACH CACI CASEY brave

 

CATRIONA CEIT CAIT CAI

 

CEALLACH warrior maid female gaelic

 

CEARA spear female gaelic

 

CIARDA dark female gaelic

 

COLEEN COLLEEN girl female

 

CON exalted female gaelic

 

CUINI queen female gaelic

 

DEIRDRE DEIDRA DEARDRIU ragin

 

DIORBHALL Gaelic form of Dorothy (God’s gift) female gaelic

 

DONALDA DOMHNULLA DONIA rules all

 

DOREEN DORENE DOIRE-ANN sullen

 

DYMPHNA little poet female gaelic

 

EALASAID devoted to God female gaelic

 

EDANA EIDEANN fiery female

 

EIBHLIN Gaelic form of Eileen or Evelyn (light or life-giving) female

 

EILIDH light female gaelic

 

EILIONOIR Gaelic form of Eleanor (light) female gaelic

 

ERIN peace female gaelic

 

ERLINA ERLINE girl from Ireland female

 

FIONNGHUALA flower female gaelic

 

FRANGAG free female gaelic

 

GHLEANNA lives in the valley female gaelic

 

GIORSAL Gaelic form of Grizel (gray battle-maid) female gaelic

 

GLEN GLENN GLENNA GLEN

 

GRAINNE grace female gaelic

 

ISEABAL ISOBAIL devoted to God female

 

ITA thirsty female gaelic

 

KERRY KERIAM dark-haired female

 

KYNA intelligent female gaelic

 

LAOIDHEACH from the pasture meadow female gaelic

 

LEITIS happy female gaelic

 

LESLIE LESLEY from the gray fortress female

 

LILI lily female gaelic

 

LIUSAIDH KELLY KELLIE warrior woman

 

MAIREARAD MAIRGHREAD pearl female

 

MAOLMIN polished chief female gaelic

 

MARSALI pearl female gaelic

 

MILDREAD Gaelic form of Mildred (mild counselor) female gaelic

 

MOIBEAL Gaelic form of Mabel (lovable) female gaelic

 

MOR MAIRI MUIREALL bitter

 

MORAG Gaelic form of Sheila (blind) female gaelic

 

MUADHNAIT noble female gaelic

 

NARA happy female gaelic

 

NUALLAN famous female gaelic

 

ODHARNAIT pale female gaelic

 

ONORA honor female gaelic

 

PEIGI peg female gaelic

 

RAONAID RAONAILD ewe female

 

ROS ROIS rose female

 

SEANA SEONAID gift from God female

 

SILE SILIS SIGHLE Gaelic form of Sheila (blind)

 

SINE feminine form of Sean (God is gracious) female gaelic

 

SIUBHAN Gaelic form of Joan (God is gracious) female gaelic

 

SIUSAN lily female gaelic

 

TAITHLEACH quiet female gaelic

 

TARA Irish/Gaelic name meaning rocky hill or from the crag of a tower.Variants include Tarah Tarra

 

TOIRDEALBACH myth name female gaelic

 

ABBOID abbey father male gaelic

 

ADAIR ATHDARA ATHDAR from the oak-tree ford

 

ADHAMH Gaelic form of Adam (man of the red earth) male gaelic

 

AHERN AHERIN AHERNE owns many horses

 

AIDAN AIDEN AODHAN AOD

 

AILIN AILEN AILEAN handsome

 

AINDREAS manly male gaelic

 

AIRDSGAINNE from the height of the cliff male gaelic

 

AIRLEAS ARLEN pledge male

 

ALLISTER ALASTER ALAI defender of man

 

ALROY red-haired male gaelic

 

AOD myth name male gaelic

 

AODH spirit male gaelic

 

AODHHAN AODHAGAN ardent male

 

AONGHUS ANGUS superior strength male

 

ARLEN pledge male gaelic

 

ARREGAITHEL from the land of the Gaels male gaelic

 

ARTUR ART rock male

 

BACSTAIR baker male gaelic

 

BAILLIDH steward male gaelic

 

BAIN BHARAIN BHEATHAIN lives near the clear stream

 

BAINBRIDGE BAINBRYDGE lives by the bridge over the stream male

 

BAIRD BARD poet male

 

BALFOUR BAILEFOUR from the pasture land male

 

BANAIN BANNING little blond one male

 

BARAN noble warrior male gaelic

 

BATAIR strong warrior male gaelic

 

BEAGAN BEAGEN little one male

 

BEALANTIN Gaelic form of Ballantine (brave) male gaelic

 

BEARACH BARRY BARRA spear

 

BEARNARD Gaelic form of Bernard (bear warrior) male gaelic

 

BEATTIE BEATIE BEATTY

 

BEBHINN harmony male gaelic

 

BHRUIC badger male gaelic

 

BLAIR child of the fields male gaelic

 

BOWIE BOW BOWEN BOWYN

 

BOYNE BOFIND white cow male

 

BOYNTON from the white river male gaelic

 

BRADY BRADACH spirited male

 

BRENDAN BREANDAN BRENNA brave

 

BROTHAIGH from Brodie male gaelic

 

BRUS from Bruys male gaelic

 

BUADHACHAN victorious male gaelic

 

CAILEAN CAILEN CAILLEN

 

CALEY CAOLAIDHE slender male

 

CALHOUN COILLCUMHANN from the narrow forest male

 

CALUM COLM servant of Saint Columba male

 

CAMDEN CAMDENE from the crooked valley male

 

CAMERON CAMSHRON crooked nose male

 

CAMPBELL CAIMBEAUL crooked mouth male

 

CAOLABHUINN from the narrow river male gaelic

 

CARLIN CARLIE CEARBHALL small champion

 

CARMICHAEL CARAMICHIL friend of Saint Michael male

 

CARNEY CEARNACH victorious male

 

CARRICK CARRAIG CHARRAI rocky headland

 

CARROLL CAROL CARLY CA

 

CASEY CATHASACH brave male

 

CASSIDY CASIDHE clever male

 

CATHMOR CATHMORE CATHAO great warrior

 

CAVAN CAOMHAN handsome male

 

CEALLACH warrior male gaelic

 

CEANNFHIONN blond male gaelic

 

CEILEACHAN little champion male gaelic

 

CERIN little dark one male gaelic

 

CIAN CEIN ancient male

 

CIARDUBHAN little black one male gaelic

 

CINNARD from the high hill male gaelic

 

CINNEIDIDH helmeted male gaelic

 

CINNFHAIL from the head of the cliff male gaelic

 

CLEARY CLEIRACH scholar male

 

CLUNY CLUNAINACH from the meadow male

 

COIGLEACH distaff male gaelic

 

COILLEACH CHOILLEICH guards the forest male

 

COINLEAIN well-shaped male gaelic

 

COINNEACH handsome male gaelic

 

COLIN COILIN virile male

 

COLUM COLUMBANUS CALUM dove

 

COMHGHAN twin male gaelic

 

COMYN CUIMEAN name meaning unknown male

 

CONLAN CONNLAN CONLIN hero

 

CONROY CONAIRE wise male

 

CONWAY hound of the plain male gaelic

 

CORCORAN CORCURACHAN reddish-skinned male

 

COREY CORI CORY COIRE

 

CORMAC CORMICK CORMACK charioteer

 

COWAN COBHAN dwells by the hillside hollow male

 

COYLE searches for battle male gaelic

 

CRAIG CREAG dwells at the crag male

 

CRIOSTOIR CRISDEAN Christ-bearer male

 

CRONAN dark brown male gaelic

 

CUILEAN cub male gaelic

 

CUINN wise male gaelic

 

CULLAN CULLIN CULLY handsome

 

CULLEY COLLE CULLY dwells at the woodland

 

CURRAN CURR CURNEY CUR

 

DAIBHIDH beloved male gaelic

 

DALL DALLAS wise male

 

DALY counselor male gaelic

 

DARBY DIARMAID DERMOT

 

DARREN DARYN DARON DEA

 

DARRY DARY DAR DARCE

 

DEASACH DACEY DACY southerner

 

DELANO healthy black man male gaelic

 

DEMPSEY DIOMASACH proud male

 

DEORSA farmer male gaelic

 

DERRY red-haired male gaelic

 

DESMOND DEASMUMHAN DESM man from south Munster

 

DEVLIN DEVLYN DOBHAILEN fierce

 

DEVY DEVIN DEVAN DAIMH

 

DILLON DIOLMHAIN faithful male

 

DOMHNULL DONALD dark stranger male

 

DONAHUE DUNCAN dark warrior male

 

DOOLEY DUBHLOACH dark hero male

 

DUANE Irish/Gaelic name meaning little black-haired one; dark; swarthy.Some variants include Dewain Dewayne Duwain

 

DUFF DUBHTHACH DUFFY D

 

DUGALD DUGHALL dark stranger male

 

DUNCAN DONNCHADH dark warrior male

 

EACHANN steadfast male gaelic

 

EACHTHIGHEARN horse lord male gaelic

 

EALADHACH genius male gaelic

 

EAMONN EAMON rich protector male

 

EANRUIG ruler of the home male gaelic

 

EARVIN handsome male gaelic

 

EARNAN earnest male gaelic

 

EIDEARD rich guardian male gaelic

 

EOGHAN EGAN EGON EOGHA

 

ERIN peace male gaelic

 

FAGEN FAODHAGAN FAGIN ardent

 

FAOLAN little wolf male gaelic

 

FARRELL FEARGHALL victorious male

 

FEARCHER FARQUHAR very dear male

 

FERGUS FEARGHUS FERGHUS rock

 

FINIAN fair male gaelic

 

FINLAY FIONNLAOCH FIONN small

 

FLANN red-haired male gaelic

 

FLYNN FLIN son of the red-haired man male

 

FORBES FEARBHIRIGH wealthy or stubborn male

 

FRANG FRANNSAIDH frank male

 

GABHAN Gaelic form of Gavin (from the hawk field) male gaelic

 

GAELBHAN sparrow male gaelic

 

GAIR GEAR short; small one male

 

GALE Irish name meaning foreigner.Also Old English name meaning cheerful or happy. male gaelic

 

GALEN GAYLEN GALYN GAE

 

GALL stranger male gaelic

 

GALLAGHER GALCHOBHAR eager helper male

 

GALLOWAY GALAWYA GALWAY of the strange Gauls

 

GALVIN GAELBHAN white male

 

GANNON GANNIE GIONNAN fair-skinned

 

GAOTHAIRE free wind male gaelic

 

GARVEY GAIRBHITH GARBHA rough

 

GAYNOR GAYNER son of the blond man male

 

GEARALD Gaelic form of Gerald (spear mighty) male gaelic

 

GILCHRIST Irish name meaning Christ’s servant. male gaelic

 

GILLEASBUIG sacred and bold male gaelic

 

GILLEAN Irish name meaning servant of Saint John.Variants include Gillan Gillen and Gillian. Name is related to Gilchrist

 

GILLE-EATHAIN Gaelic form of Gillian (youthful) male gaelic

 

GILLESPIE Irish name meaning son of the bishop’s servant. male gaelic

 

GILMORE Irish/Gaelic name meaning servant of the Virgin Mary.Variants include Gillmore Gillmour and Gilmour.

 

GILROY GIOLLARUAIDH serves the redhead male

 

GIOLLAMHUIRE devoted male gaelic

 

GIOLLANAEBHIN worships the saints male gaelic

 

GIRVEN GERVIN GIRVYN G

 

GLEN GLENN GLEANN from the glen

 

GLENDON from the dark glen male gaelic

 

GORAIDH GODFREY God’s peace male

 

GORDAN GORDAIN hero male

 

GORMAN little blue-eyed one male gaelic

 

GOW a smith male gaelic

 

GRADY Irish name meaning nobleor renowned.Variant Gradey exists.

 

GUIN blond male gaelic

 

GUTHRIE Irish name meaning windy spot.Variant Guthry exists. HOGAN HAGAN

 

HURLEY HURLY HURLEE tide

 

IAIN Gaelic form of John (God is gracious) male gaelic

 

INNIS Scottish name meaning island. male gaelic

 

IOMAR archer male gaelic

 

IRVING handsome male gaelic

 

KANE KAYNE KAINE tribute

 

KEEFE KEIFER cherished male

 

KEEGAN KEGAN small and fiery male

 

KELLER little champion male gaelic

 

KELLY KELLEY warrior male

 

KELVIN from the narrow river male gaelic

 

KENDRICK son of Harry male gaelic

 

KENNEDY helmeted male gaelic

 

KENYON blond male gaelic

 

KERMICHAEL KERMICHIL from Michael’s fortress male

 

KERMIT free male gaelic

 

KERN KERNE KEARN little dark one

 

KERR spear male gaelic

 

KERRY son of the dark-haired man male gaelic

 

KERWIN KERWYN KERWEN little black one

 

KEVIN KEVYN attractive male

 

KEY son of Aidan male gaelic

 

KIERAN black male gaelic

 

KINNARD from the high hill male gaelic

 

KINNELL from the head of the cliff male gaelic

 

KYLE handsome male gaelic

 

LABHRUINN laurel male gaelic

 

LACHLANN from Scandinavia male gaelic

 

LAWLER mumbles male gaelic

 

LENNON LEANNAN little cloak male

 

LENNOX LEAMHNACH lives near the place abounding in elm trees male

 

LESLIE LESLEY LIOSLIATH from the gray fortress

 

LIAM helmeted male gaelic

 

LOGAN LOGHAN from the hollow male

 

LON LONN fierce male

 

LUCAS light male gaelic

 

LUTHAIS famous in battle male gaelic

 

MAC ABHAIRD son of Baird male gaelic

 

MAC ABHIADHTAICHE son of Bhiadhtaiche male gaelic

 

MAC ADHAIMH MACADAM MAC son of Adam

 

MAC AILEAN MACLEAN MACA son of the handsome man

 

MAC ALASDAIR MACALADAIR son of Alasdair

 

MAC AN ABA MACNAB father’s son male

 

MAC AN BHAILLIDH son of the steward male gaelic

 

MAC AN BHARAIN son of the noble warrior male gaelic

 

MAC AN BHREATANNAICH son of the Briton male gaelic

 

MAC AN TSAGAIRT son of the prelate male gaelic

 

MAC AN T-SAOIR son of the carpenter male gaelic

 

MAC ARTUIR MACARTUR MAC son of Arthur

 

MAC ASGAILL son of Asgaill male gaelic

 

MAC BHEATHAIN son of the man who lives by the clear stream male gaelic

 

MAC BHRIAIN son of the strong male gaelic

 

MAC DARAICH son of the man from the ford by the oak trees male gaelic

 

MAC GHILLE AINDREIS son of the one who served the manly one male gaelic

 

MAC GHILLE-BHUIDHE son of the one who serves the blond male gaelic

 

MAC GHILLE-DHUIBH son of the one who serves the dark manr male gaelic

 

MAC GHILLE-DHUINN son of the one who serves Brown male gaelic

 

MAC GHILLE-EASPUIG son of the one who serves the sacred and bold male gaelic

 

MAC GHILLE-LAIDER son of the one who serves the strong armed male gaelic

 

MAC GHILLE MHICHEIL CARM son of the one who served Saint Michael male

 

MACNAIR son of an heir male gaelic

 

MALCOLM Colum’s servant male gaelic

 

MALONEY MAOLDHOMHNAIGH devoted to God male

 

MALVIN MAOLMIN polished chief male

 

MANU MANNIS great male

 

MAOLTUILE quiet male gaelic

 

MARCUS hammer male gaelic

 

MARTAINN warlike male gaelic

 

MAYO lives near the yew trees male gaelic

 

MICHEIL Gaelic form of Michael (godlike) male gaelic

 

MONROE from the red swamp male gaelic

 

MORVAN MORVEN MORVYN

 

MUIREACH Moorish male gaelic

 

MUNGAN Gaelic form of Mungo male gaelic

 

MURCHADH protector of the sea male gaelic

 

MURTHUILE sea tide male gaelic

 

NEACAL people’s victory male gaelic

 

NEALL NIALL NEIL champion

 

NEVIN NEVYN NEVINS worships the saints

 

NOLAN NOLAND NUALLAN famous

 

ODHARNAIT ORAN ODRAN

 

PADRUIG Gaelic form of Patrick (noble) male gaelic

 

PARTHALAN son of the furrows male gaelic

 

PEADAR Gaelic form of Peter (rock) male gaelic

 

PHELAN little wolf male gaelic

 

PIARAS rock male gaelic

 

POL little male gaelic

 

PROINSIAS frank male gaelic

 

QUIGLEY distaff male gaelic

 

QUINLAN well-shaped male gaelic

 

QUINN wise male gaelic

 

RAFFERTY RABHARTACH wealthy RAGHNALL RAONULL

 

RAIBEART Gaelic form of Robert (shining fame) male gaelic

 

RILEY RAGHALLACH valiant male

 

RIORDAN RIOGHBHARDAN royal bard male

 

RISTEARD Gaelic form of Richard (strong ruler) male gaelic

 

ROONEY RUANAIDH red-haired male

 

RORY ruddy male gaelic

 

ROY red male gaelic

 

RUAIRIDH famous ruler male gaelic

 

RYAN little king male gaelic

 

SCULLY town crier male gaelic

 

SEORUS farmer male gaelic

 

SEOSAMH He shall add male gaelic

 

SEUMAS supplanter male gaelic

 

SHOLTO SIOLAT teal duck male

 

SIM heard male gaelic

 

SKELLY SKELLEY SGUELAIC storyteller

 

SLEVIN SLEVY SLAVIN

 

SLOAN SLOANE SLUAGHAN warrior

 

SOMHAIRLE SOMERLED asked of God male

 

STIABHAN Gaelic form of Stephen (crowned) male gaelic

 

TAGGART son of a prelate male gaelic

 

TAITHLEACH quiet male gaelic

 

TEAGUE TAIDHG TADHG poet

 

TEARLACH TEARLEY TEARLY manly

 

TIOBOID bold male gaelic

 

TOIRDEALBHACH myth name male gaelic

 

TOMAS twin male gaelic

 

TORMOD from the north male gaelic

 

TORRANCE TERRENCE from the knolls male

 

TULLY TULLEY TUATHAL peaceful

 

TYNAN TEIMHNEAN dark male

 

UILLEAM helmeted male gaelic

 

UISDEAN intelligent male gaelic

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