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  1. ABBÁN: Irish name meaning "little abbot."
  2. ABRACHAM: Irish form of Hebrew Abraham, meaning "father of a multitude."
  3. ÁDHAMH: Irish form of Hebrew Adam, meaning "earth" or "red."
  4. AENGUS: Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Aonghas, meaning "excellent valor."
  5. AHERN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEachthighearna "descendant of Eachthighearna," hence "lord of horses."
  6. AILBHE: Irish Gaelic unisex name, possibly derived from the word albho, meaning "white." In Irish legend, this is the name of a female warrior of the Fianna.
  7. AILELL: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Ailill, meaning "elf."

  8. AILFRID: Irish Gaelic form of English Alfred, meaning "elf counsel."

  9. AILFRIED: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Ailfrid, meaning "elf counsel."

  10. AILFRYD: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Ailfrid, meaning "elf counsel."

  11. AILILL: Irish Gaelic name meaning "elf." In mythology, this is the name of the husband of queen Méabh.

  12. AILÍN: Irish Gaelic name, probably derived from the word ailín, a diminutive of ail "rock," hence "little rock." 

  13. AINDRÉAS: Irish Gaelic form of Greek Andreas, meaning "man; warrior."

  14. AINDRIAS: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Aindréas, meaning "man; warrior."

  15. AINDRIÚ: Irish Gaelic form of English Andrew, meaning "man; warrior."

  16. ÁINLE: Old Irish name meaning "champion."

  17. ALAOIS: Irish form of French Provençal Aloys, meaning "famous warrior."

  18. ALASDAIR: Irish Gaelic form of Latin Alexandrus, meaning "defender of mankind."

  19. ALASTAR: Irish Gaelic form of Latin Alexandrus, meaning "defender of mankind."

  20. ALEC: Short form of Irish Gaelic Alesdair, meaning "defender of mankind." Compare with other forms of Alec.

  21. ALESDAIR: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Alasdair, meaning "defender of mankind."

  22. ALSANDAIR: Irish Gaelic form of Latin Alexandrus, meaning "defender of mankind."

  23. ALSANDARE: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Alsandair, meaning "defender of mankind."

  24. AMHLAIDE: Irish form of Icelandic Amloði, possibly meaning "heavy" or "the dullard," or Old French Hamelet, meaning "tiny little village." But this Irish form of the name may have a different meaning, perhaps the same as Amhlaibh.

  25. AMHLAOIBH: Irish Gaelic form of Scandinavian Anlaf (O.N. Ánleifr), meaning "heir of the ancestors."

  26. ANÉISLIS: Irish Gaelic name derived from a byname meaning "careful, thoughtful." Stanislas and Standish are Anglicized forms.

  27. ANRAÍ: Irish Gaelic form of English Henry, meaning "home-ruler."

  28. ANRAOI: Irish Gaelic form of English Henry, meaning "home-ruler."

  29. ANTAIN: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Antaine, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  30. ANTAINE: Irish Gaelic form of English Anthony, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  31. ANTRIM: Irish name derived from the name of a county in Northern Ireland, in Gaelic Aontraim, composed of the elements aon "excellent" or "one" and treabh "house," hence "one house" or "house of excellence."

  32. AODH (pronounced ee): Modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic form of Old Gaelic Áed, meaning "fire." In Celtic mythology, this is the name of a sun god. 

  33. AODHAGÁN: Irish double diminutive form of Irish/Scottish Gaelic Aodh, meaning "tiny little fire." 

  34. AODHÁN: Irish diminutive form of Gaelic Aodh, meaning "little fire."

  35. AODHFIN: Irish name meaning "white fire." 

  36. AODHFIONN: Variant of Irish Aodhfin, meaning "white fire."

  37. ÁRDGHAL: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements ard "high" and gal "valor," hence "high valor."

  38. ART: Irish Gaelic name derived from the vocabulary word art, meaning "bear" and "champion." In Irish legend, this is the name of a son of Conn of the Hundred Battles. Compare with another form of Art.

  39. BAIRRE: Old form of Irish Gaelic Barra, meaning "fair-headed."
  40. BAIRTLIMÉAD: Irish Gaelic form of Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." 
  41. BALLINAMORE: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Béal an Átha Móir, meaning "mouth of the big ford." 
  42. BALLINDERRY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Baile an Doire, meaning "town of the oak wood."
  43. BARTLE: Pet form of Irish Gaelic Bairtliméad, meaning "son of Talmai."
  44. BEARACH: Irish name derived from the Gaelic word biorach, meaning "sharp."
  45. BERACH: Variant spelling of Irish Bearach, meaning "sharp."
  46. BILE: Irish name derived from the word bile, meaning "sacred tree." In mythology, this is the name of a god of healing and light.
  47. BRADÁN: Old Irish Gaelic name meaning "salmon."
  48. BRADY: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brádaigh "descendant of Brádach," hence "large-chested."
  49. BRAN: Irish name meaning "raven." In mythology (from Voyage of Bran), this is the name of a mariner who went on a quest to the Other World. Compare with other forms of Bran.
  50. BRÉANAINN: Old Irish Gaelic name, meaning "prince."
  51. BREÁNDAN: Modern form of Old Irish Gaelic Bréanainn, meaning "prince."
  52. BRENNAN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Braonáin, "descendant of Braonán," hence "little drop." 
  53. BRIAN: Irish name derived from Celtic Brigonos, meaning "high hill." Compare with another form of Brian.
  54. BRIARTACH: Said to be a corrupted form of Irish Gaelic Muircheartach, meaning "skilled seaman." 
  55. BRION: Variant spelling of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
  56. BRODY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, meaning "ditch." 
  57. BROGAN: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from Gaelic Ó Brógáin, meaning "descendant of Brógán," hence "little shoe."
  58. BRUADAIR: Irish Gaelic name meaning "dream."
  59. BRUADAR: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Bruadair, meaning "dream." 
  60. BRUATAR: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Bruadar, meaning "dream."
  61. BURNEY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Biorna "son of Biorna," hence "bear."
  62. BYRNE: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin "descendant of Bran," hence "raven."
  63. CADÁN: Variant spelling of Irish Cathán, meaning "little battle."
  64. CADELL: Old Irish and Welsh name composed of cad "battle" and the diminutive suffix -ell, hence "little battle."
  65. CADEN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from McCadden, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cadáin "son of Cadán," hence "little battle." 
  66. CÁEL: Irish Gaelic name derived from the word caol, meaning "slender." In mythology, this is the name of a warrior of the Fianna.
  67. CÁELÁN: Diminutive form of Irish Gaelic Cáel ("slender"), hence "little slender one."
  68. CAÉMGEN: Modern form of Old Irish Coemgen, meaning "little comely one."
  69. CAHAL: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Cathal, meaning "battle ruler."
  70. CAHIR: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Cathaoir, meaning "warrior."
  71. CAILTE: Irish name meaning "the thin man." This is the name of a character from the Fenian cycle.
  72. CAIRBRE: Irish Gaelic legend name of an Ulster warrior, meaning "charioteer."
  73. CALBHACH: Irish Gaelic name meaning "bald."
  74. CALLAHAN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, derived from the personal name Ceallachán, possibly meaning "little bright-headed one." 
  75. CALVAGH: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Calbhach, meaning "bald."
  76. CAOIMHEÁN: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Caoimhín, meaning "little comely one." This form just uses a different diminutive suffix.
  77. CAOIMHÍN: Variant form of Irish Gaelic Caémgen, meaning "little comely one." Kevin is an Anglicized form.
  78. CAOMHGHIN: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Caémgen, meaning "little comely one." 
  79. CARBREY: Anglicized form of Gaelic Cairbre, meaning "charioteer." In Irish and Scottish use.
  80. CARLIN: Irish Gaelic unisex name meaning "little champion." 
  81. CARY: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciardha "descendant of Ciardha," hence "dark one."
  82. CATHAIR: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Cathaoir, meaning "warrior."
  83. CATHAL: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements cath "battle" and val "rule," hence "battle ruler."
  84. CATHALDUS: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Cathal, meaning "battle ruler."
  85. CATHÁN: Irish name composed of the Gaelic element cath "battle" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little battle."
  86. CATHAOIR: Irish Gaelic name composed of the Celtic elements cath "battle, fight" and vir "man," hence "fighting man, warrior."
  87. CATHELD: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Cathal, meaning "mighty in battle."
  88. CAVAN: Irish name derived from a place named from cabhán, meaning "hollow."
  89. CEALLACH: Irish Gaelic name possibly composed of the elements cen "head" and lach "light," hence "bright-headed."
  90. CEALLACHÁN: Diminutive form of Irish Gaelic Ceallach ("bright-headed"), hence "little bright-headed one." 
  91. CEALLAGH: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Ceallach, meaning "bright-headed."
  92. CEARBHALL: Irish Gaelic name, probably originally a byname for a violent warrior, derived from the word cearbh, "hacking," hence "hacker."
  93. CEARBHALLAN: Diminutive form of Irish Gaelic Cearbhall, meaning "little hacker."
  94. CEILEACHAIN: Irish Gaelic name derived from the word céileachán, a diminutive of céile ("companion"), hence "little companion."
  95. CHRISTY: Pet form of Irish Gaelic Críostóir, meaning "Christ-bearer." Compare with feminine Christy.
  96. CIAN: Irish Gaelic name meaning "ancient, distant." In mythology, this is the name of the son-in-law of Brian Boru.
  97. CIANÁN: Diminutive form of Irish Gaelic Cian, meaning "little ancient one."
  98. CIARÁN: Irish name composed of Gaelic ciar "black" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little black one."
  99. CILLIAN: Irish byname composed of Gaelic ceallach "strife, war," and a diminutive suffix, hence "little warrior."
  100. CILLÍN: Variant spelling of Irish Cillian, meaning "little warrior."
  101. CINNÉIDIGH: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements ceann "head" and �idigh "ugly," hence "ugly head." Kennedy is an Anglicized form.
  102. CIONAODH: Irish form of Scottish Gaelic Cináed, meaning "born of fire."
  103. CLANCY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhlannchaidh, "son of Flannchadh," hence "red warrior."
  104. CNÁMHÍN: Irish Gaelic byname for a skinny man, meaning "little bone."
  105. CODY: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from a variant spelling of the surname Cuddihy (also spelled Cuddy), an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuidighthigh "descendant of Cuidightheach," hence "helper."
  106. COEMGEN: Old Irish name composed of Gaelic caomh "comely" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little comely one." 
  107. COILEÁN: Irish form of Scottish Gaelic Cailean, meaning "whelp; young pup."
  108. COLM: Old Irish form of Latin Columba, meaning "dove." Compare with another form of Colm.
  109. COLMÁN: Irish form of Latin Columbanus, meaning "dove."
  110. COLUM: Irish form of Latin Columba, meaning "dove."
  111. COMGAL: Contracted form of Irish Gaelic Comhghall, meaning "joint pledge."
  112. COMGAN: Contracted form of Irish Gaelic Comhghán, meaning "born together."
  113. COMHGHALL: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements comh "joint, together" and gall "pledge," hence "joint pledge."
  114. COMHGHÁN: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements comh "joint, together" and gan-/gen- "born," hence "born together."
  115. COMYN: Irish name meaning "shrewd."
  116. CONALL: Traditional Irish name composed of the Gaelic elements (genitive con) "hound" and gal "valor," hence "hound of valor." This is the name of the legendary Ulster hero who avenged Cúchulainn's death.
  117. CONALLAN: Diminutive form of Irish Gaelic Conall, meaning "little hound of valor."
  118. CÓNÁN: Irish Gaelic name which was originally a byname derived from a diminutive form of "hound," hence "little hound."
  119. CONCHOBAR: Irish legend name of a king of Ulster said to have lived at the time of Christ, meaning "hound-lover."
  120. CONCHOBHAR: Variant spelling of Irish Conchobar, meaning "hound-lover."
  121. CONCHOBOR: Variant spelling of Irish Conchobar, meaning "hound-lover."
  122. CONCHOBUR: Variant spelling of Irish Conchobar, meaning "hound-lover."
  123. CONCHUBHAR: Variant spelling of Irish Conchobar, meaning "hound-lover."
  124. CONCHÚIR: Variant form of Irish Conchobar, meaning "hound-lover."
  125. CONCHÚR: Variant form of Irish Conchobar, meaning "hound-lover."
  126. CONLÁED: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Conlaodh, meaning "purifying fire."
  127. CONLAOCH: Irish name, composed of the Gaelic elements con "hound" and laoch "warrior," hence "hound warrior." In Irish legend, this is the name of a son of Cúchulainn. He was accidentally killed by his father.
  128. CONLAODH: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements connla "pure, chaste" and aodh "fire," hence "purifying fire."
  129. CONLETH: Modern form of Irish Gaelic Conláed, meaning "purifying fire."
  130. CONN: Old Irish name derived from Gaelic conn, having several possible meanings including "chief, freeman, head, hound, intelligence, strength."
  131. CONNLA: Variant spelling of Irish Conlaoch, meaning "hound warrior."
  132. CONWAY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Conbhuide "descendant of Cú Bhuidhe," hence "yellow hound."
  133. CORMAC: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements corb "defilement" and mac "son," hence "son of defilement."
  134. CREVAN: Irish name meaning "fox." 
  135. CRÍOSTÓIR: Irish Gaelic form of Latin Christophorus, meaning "Christ-bearer." 
  136. CROGHER: Irish name meaning "loves hounds." 
  137. CUÁN: Irish name composed of Gaelic "hound/wolf, chief" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little hound."
  138. CÚ BHUIDHE: Irish name composed of the Gaelic elements "hound/wolf" and buidhe "yellow," hence "yellow hound."
  139. CÚ CHULAINN: Variant spelling of Irish Cúchulainn, meaning "hound of Culann."
  140. CÚCHULAINN: Irish myth name of a heroic warrior who accidentally killed his son Conlaoch, meaning "hound of Culann."
  141. CULLEN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coileáin, "descendant of Coileán," hence "whelp, young pup."
  142. CUMHEA: Irish name meaning "hound of the plains." 
  143. DACEY: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Déiseach (originally a name for a member of the Déise), "a tenant, a vassal," a word tracing back to Indo-European *dem-s, meaning "house."
  144. DAGDA: Irish Gaelic name meaning "the good god." In Celtic mythology, this is the name of a god of knowledge and magic, and a leader of the Tuatha Dé Danann, supernatural beings who inhabited Ireland prior to the coming of the Celts.
  145. DÁIBHÍ: Irish Gaelic form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved."
  146. DÁIBHÁDH: Irish Gaelic form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved."
  147. DÁIRE: Irish name derived from the Gaelic element dáire, meaning "fertile, fruitful."
  148. DAITHÍ: Irish Gaelic name meaning "swift."
  149. DALEY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dálaigh, "descendant of Dálach," hence "assembly, gathering."
  150. DARA: From Irish Gaelic Mac Dara, meaning "son of oak." Compare with other forms of Dara.

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