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  1. NIUL: Old Irish name thought to probably be derived from the word niadh, meaning "champion."
  2. NOISIU: Variant form of Irish Gaelic Naoise, of unknown meaning. In mythology, this is the name of the warrior nephew of King Conchobar and beloved of Deirdre.
  3. NOLAN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Ó Nualláin "descendant of Nuallán," hence "little champion" or "little chariot fighter."
  4. NUADA: Irish name, possibly derived from Proto-Indo-European *sneudh, meaning "fog." In mythology, this is the name of a king of the Tuatha Dé Danann, best remembered by the name Airgetlám ("silver arm/hand"), an epithet bestowed on him after his hand or arm was cut off by a Fir Bolg warrior in the first Battle of Magh Tuiredh.
  5. NUADHA: Variant spelling of Irish Nuada, possibly meaning "fog."
  6. ODHRÁN: Irish Gaelic name composed of the word odhar "dun; pale green; sallow" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little sallow one."

  7. OILILL: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Ailill, meaning "elf."

  8. OILIOLL: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Ailill, meaning "elf."

  9. OISÍN: Irish name composed of the word os "deer" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little deer." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Fionn mac Cumhail.

  10. ORMOND: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruaidh, meaning "descendant of Ruadh."

  11. OSCAR: Irish Gaelic form of Scottish Gaelic Osgar, meaning "deer-lover."  Compare with another form of Oscar.
  12. PÁDRAIG: Modern form of Old Irish Gaelic Patraicc, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
  13. PAIDÍ: Pet form of Irish Gaelic Pádraig, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
  14. PÁIDÍN: Diminutive form of Irish Gaelic P�draig, meaning "little patrician" or "little noble."
  15. PARTH: Short form of Irish Gaelic Parthalán, possibly meaning "son of Talmai."
  16. PARTHALÁN: Irish Gaelic legend name, thought by some to have been derived from Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." As the legend goes, this name belonged to an early invader of Ireland who was the first to arrive on those shores after the biblical flood.
  17. PATRAICC: Old Irish Gaelic name derived from Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
  18. PIARAS: Irish Gaelic form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  19. PILIB: Irish Gaelic form of Greek Philippos, meaning "lover of horses."
  20. PÓL: Irish form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
  21. PROINSIAS: Irish Gaelic form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
  22. PROINNTEACH: Irish name composed of the Gaelic elements proinn "banquet" and teach "hall, house," denoting a "generous person." 
  23. QUINLAN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caoindealbhán "descendant of Caoindealbhán," hence "little fair-formed one."
  24. QUINN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinn "descendant of Conn," hence "chief, freeman, head, hound, intelligence, strength."
  25. RAGHNALL: Irish Gaelic form of Old Norse Rögnvaldr, meaning "wise ruler."
  26. REAGAN: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riagáin, "descendant of Riagán," hence "furious, impulsive."
  27. RÉAMANN: Irish Gaelic form of English Raymond, meaning "wise protector."
  28. RÍOGHBHARDÁN: Old Irish name composed of the Gaelic elements ríogh "king," bard "poet," and a diminutive suffix, hence "little poet-king."
  29. RÍOGHNÁN: Irish name composed of the element ríogh "king" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little king."
  30. RISTÉARD: Irish Gaelic form of Old High German Ricohard, meaning "powerful ruler."
  31. ROBAN: Pet form of Irish Gaelic Roibéard, meaning "bright fame."
  32. ROIBÉARD: Irish Gaelic form of Norman French Robert, meaning "bright fame."
  33. RÓNÁN: Irish Gaelic name composed of the word rón "oath, seal" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little oath, little seal."
  34. RÓRDÁN: A derivative of Irish Gaelic Ríoghbhardán, meaning "little poet-king."
  35. ROWAN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ruadhán, meaning "little red one." Compare with feminine Rowan.
  36. ROY: Pet form of Irish Gaelic Roibéard, meaning "bright fame." Compare with other forms of Roy.
  37. RUADH: Old Irish byname derived from Gaelic ruadh, meaning "red."
  38. RUADHÁN: Diminutive form of Irish Gaelic Ruadh ("red"), hence "little red."
  39. RUAIDHRÍ: Irish Gaelic name composed of the Celtic elements ruadh "red" and from ríogh "king," hence "red king."
  40. RUAIDRÍ: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Ruaidhrí, meaning "red king."
  41. RUAIRÍ: Variant spelling of Irish Ruaidhrí, meaning "red king."
  42. RYAN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riain ("descendant of Rian"), hence "little king."
  43. SCANLAN: Irish name meaning "scandal."
  44. SCANLON: Variant spelling of Irish Scanlan, meaning "scandal."
  45. SCULLY: Irish name meaning "herald." 
  46. : Short form of Irish Gaelic Séaghdha, possibly meaning "hawk-like."
  47. SEACHLAINN: Irish Gaelic form of Roman Latin Secundinus, meaning "second." 
  48. SEACHNALL: Older form of Irish Gaelic Seachlainn, meaning "second."
  49. SÉAFRA: Irish Gaelic form of English Geoffrey, probably meaning "God's peace." 
  50. SÉAGHDHA: Traditional Irish name derived from the Gaelic byname Seaghdh, possibly meaning "hawk-like."
  51. SÉAMAS: Modern form of Irish Gaelic Séamus, meaning "supplanter."
  52. SÉAMUS: Irish Gaelic form of Latin Jacomus, meaning "supplanter."
  53. SEÁN: Irish Gaelic form of French Jean (English John), meaning "God is gracious."
  54. SEANÁN: Irish name composed of the Gaelic word sean "old, wise" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little wise one."
  55. SÉARLAS: Irish Gaelic form of English/French Charles, meaning "man."
  56. SECHNALL: Irish form of Roman Latin Secundinus, meaning "second."
  57. SENAN: Variant spelling of Irish Seanán, meaning "little wise one."
  58. SEOIRSE: Irish form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  59. SEOSAMH: Irish Gaelic form of Greek Ioseph, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  60. SHEA: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Séaghdha ("descendant of Séaghdha"), possibly meaning "hawk-like." 
  61. SHERIDAN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sirideáin ("descendant of Siride�n"), possibly meaning "searcher."
  62. SÍOMÓN: Irish Gaelic form of Greek Symeon, meaning "hearkening."
  63. SIOTHRÚN: Irish Gaelic form of French Geoffroi or Godefrei, meaning "God's peace." 
  64. SIRIDEÁN: Irish Gaelic name, possibly derived from the word sirim ("to seak"), hence "searcher."
  65. SLOANE: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sluaghadháin, "descendant of Sluaghadhán," hence "little raider."
  66. SLUAGHADH: Irish name derived from Gaelic sluaghadh ("expedition, raid"), hence "raider."
  67. SLUAGHADHÁN: Diminutive form of Irish Sluaghadh ("raider"), hence "little raider."
  68. SOMHAIRLE: Irish Gaelic form of Old Norse Sumarlíðr, meaning "summer traveler."
  69. SORLEY: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Somhairle, meaning "summer traveler."
  70. STIANA: Irish Gaelic form of Latin Stephanus, meaning "crown."
  71. STIOFÁN: Irish Gaelic form of Latin Stephanus, meaning "crown."
  72. SUIBHNE: Irish and Scottish Gaelic name meaning "well-going." 
  73. SUIBNE: Irish variant form of Gaelic Suibhne, meaning "well-going."
  74. SÚILEABHÁN: Old Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements súil "eye" and dubh "black, dark," and a diminutive suffix, hence "little dark eyes."
  75. SULLIVAN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Súileabháin ("descendant of Súileabhán"), hence "little dark eyes."
  76. TADG: Variant spelling of Irish/Scottish Gaelic Tadhg, meaning "poet."
  77. TADHG: Irish and Scottish Gaelic name meaning "poet."
  78. TIGERNACH: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Tighearnach, meaning "lord."
  79. TIGERNÁN: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Tighearnán, meaning "little lord."
  80. TIGERNMAGLUS: Irish Gaelic name meaning "lordly prince."
  81. TIGHEARNACH: Irish Gaelic name derived from the word tighearn, meaning "lord."
  82. TIGHEARNÁN: Irish Gaelic name composed of the word tighearn "lord" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little lord."
  83. TOIRDHEALBHACH: Irish Gaelic name derived from the word toirdhealbh "prompting," hence "instigator."
  84. TOMÁS: Irish Gaelic form of Greek Thōmas, meaning "twin." Compare with another form of Tomás.
  85. TORIN: Irish Gaelic name meaning "chief."
  86. TORMOD: Danish and Norwegian form of Old Norse Þormóðr, meaning "Thor's mind." In use by the Irish.
  87. TUATHAL: Irish Gaelic name meaning "ruler of the people."
  88. TUIREANN: Irish name meaning "thunderer." In Celtic mythology, this is the name of the husband of Bríghid.
  89. UAITHNE: Irish name meaning "green."
  90. UALTAR: Irish form of French Waltier, meaning "ruler of the army."
  91. UILLEAG: Pet form of Irish Gaelic Uilliam, meaning "will-helmet."
  92. UILLIAM: Irish Gaelic form of German Wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
  93. UINSEANN: Irish Gaelic form of Latin Vincens, meaning "conquering."
  94. ULTÁN: Irish Gaelic name meaning "of Ulster."
  95. WILEY: Variant spelling of Irish/Scottish Wylie, meaning "will-helmet." Compare with another form of Wiley.
  96. WYLIE: Irish and Scottish equivalent of English Willy, meaning "will-helmet."

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