The emerald island between the Irish and the Celtic seas and the North Channel has a strong historical background and millions of nostalgic descendants of a great tradition. Same with Irish baby names. They go back in heroic stories and myths.
A tradition in sports, literature, music, language, not to mention beer. There is also a coffee, so special, that they named it after them. The famous and delicious Irish coffee.
Irish names are famous throughout the western world. This is due to the great emigrational waves of the past.
It is estimated that 80 million people in the world claim some Irish descent.
Arts and culture are also to… blame for the fame of the Irish names.
Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett along with George Best, Kevin Moran, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell and, of course, Bono, The Cranberries and Van Morrison are just a few of Ireland’s children who inspire people across the world.
You can find all sorts of first names in the Irish tradition, famous and half-forgotten. All of these monikers are interesting and most of them have an intriguing and substantial meaning.
Leprechauns and fairies from the medieval tales and St. Patrick‘s shamrock are all sources of inspiration for both traditional and modern parents.
Old, romantic, familiar and folklore, these names will positively sprinkle some of the authenticity and particularity of this great land, to your baby boy or girl.
Irish baby boy names