390 Gaelic Baby Names With Meanings

Naming your baby is the first major decision that you will make for your child. But it can get really daunting at times. Whether you should pick names that have a beautiful meaning or go with your instinct and pick the name that you love. But if you’re looking for Gaelic baby names, MomJunction can help you.

Being a branch of Irish, Gaelic is one of the top three languages spoken in Ireland today. Gaelic baby names, spread across the beautiful British Isles, have a timeless, magical, and musical feel to them, which explains their position at the top of name lists. These names have their origin in Gaels or Goidels, an ethnolinguistic group dominating in the Scottish Highlands, Ireland, and the Isle of Man.

A typical Gaelic name consists of a given name and a surname. These names are often nativized, which means made to fit the Gaelic sound system. The surnames are patronymic, which means they refer to the ancestor of a family. Also, the surname varies according to the bearer’s gender.

Below is our extensive list of Gaelic baby names for you to choose from, along with the meanings. Almost all of these names are traditional and associated with legends and mythology.

NAMESMEANINGGENDERFAVOURITES
AinsleyFrom Ann's meadowGirl
AlanHandsome; one who is like a stone; nobleBoy
AlannaForm of Alana; filled with beauty and serenityGirl
BlairField Or PlainGirl
BrodyA secon-bornBoy
ConorOne who is strong willed and has high desires for himselfBoy
DelaneyOne who performs dark challengesBoy
DonovanStrong Fighter; one who is dark brown naturedBoy
KaneKane means Fighter, HeroBoy
KennediKennedi means Helmet on the HeadGirl
KennedyKennedy means Helmeted ChiefGirl
KennethKenneth means He is born from the Fiery FlamesBoy
KevinKevin means He is Born as Gentle ChildBoy
KyleKyle means ThriuphantBoy
KyleighThe name means She who isThriumphantGirl
LennoxSomeone who lives near elm treesBoy
LoganMan from the hollowBoy
MackenzieA son of the fair manBoy
Nolanwell known, celebrity or legendary.Boy
RosinaWoman who is like a little roseGirl
AdaireWealthy spear or oak groveBoy
AdareOne who belongs to the oak tree fordBoy
AdenHandsome, adornedBoy
AilbeCeltic: White; A variant of the name is AilbheBoy
AilenHandsome.Boy
Ailfrydelf or magical counselBoy
AiliueDiminutive of AilisGirl
AlastarDefending men; a form of AlexanderBoy
AllanaghA variant form of name Alana which means precious, serene; Fair Maiden; Beautiful MaidenGirl
AngisA strong and masculine manBoy
AonghasCeltic - One Choice; A variant of name is AngusBoy
ArlanGaelic - A Pledge; Old Norse - Foreigner, Stranger; A variant of name ArienBoy
ArlandGaelic - A Pledge; A variant of name ArienBoy
AvenIniquity; Force; Riches; Sorrow; Gaelic - Powerful RiverBoy
BainbridgeOne who lives by the bridge near streamBoy
BainbrydgeOne who lives bear white waterBoy
BanagherPointed HillBoy
BaranGaelic - Noble Warrior; Russian - Ram; Forceful; Virile; Teutonic - Noble FighterBoy
BayrdOne who Sings BalladsBoy
BeaganLittle one.Boy
BeathanLife, existanceBoy
Bowit means a small son. it is a diminutive of the name "Bowden"Boy
Boydone with yellow hairBoy
BradenOne who is as sleek as a salmonBoy
BradeneOne who is as sleek as a salmon; alternate spelling for "Braden"Boy
BreandanOne who is brave, not afraid of any sort of dangerBoy
BreenaAn imaginary fairy landgirl
BrendaA sharp weapon; a swordgirl
BrendinPrince; the heir of the kingBoy
BuchananIrish Gaelic - House of the canonBoy
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