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  1. DARACH: Variant form of Irish Dara, meaning "oak."
  2. DEAGLÁN: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements deagh "good" and lán "full," hence "fully good."
  3. DEAS-MHUMHAN: Irish Gaelic byname meaning "man from south Munster."
  4. DEASÚN: Contracted form of Irish Gaelic Deas-Mhumhan, meaning "man from south Munster."
  5. DELANEY: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhshláine "descendant of Dubhshláine," hence "black challenger."
  6. DEVIN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, derived from the surname Devine, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Daimhín, "descendant of Daimhín," hence "little fawn."
  7. DIARMAID: Irish name probably composed of the Gaelic elements "without" and airmait "envy," hence "without envy." In mythology, this is the name of a High King of Ireland.
  8. DOMNALL: Irish Gaelic form of Scottish Gaelic Domhnall, meaning "world ruler."
  9. DÓNAL: Earlier form of Irish Gaelic Domnall, meaning "world ruler."
  10. DONN: Irish Gaelic name meaning "brown." In mythology, this is the name of a king of the underworld.
  11. DONNE: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Donn, meaning "brown."
  12. DONNACHAIDH: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Donnchadh, meaning "brown warrior."
  13. DONNCHADH: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements donn "brown" and cath "battle, war," hence "brown warrior."
  14. DONOVAN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donndubháin, "descendant of Donndubhán," hence "little dark brown one."
  15. DORAN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deoradháin, "descendant of Deoradhán," hence "exile, wanderer." Compare with another form of Doran.
  16. DRISCOLL: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó h-Eidirsceóil "son of the messenger," from eidirsceól, composed of the elements eidir "between" and scéal "story, news," hence "go-between, intermediary, messenger, news bearer." 
  17. DUBHÁN: Irish Gaelic name, originally a byname, composed of dubh "black" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little black one."
  18. DUBHALTACH: Irish Gaelic name, probably composed of the elements dubh "black" and fholtach "-haired," hence "black-haired."
  19. DUBHDARA: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements dubh "black, dark" and dara "oak," hence "black oak." 
  20. DUBHGHALL: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements dubh "black, dark" and gall "stranger," hence "black stranger." This is said to have been a byname applied to the Danes, in contrast to the fair Norse settlers of Norway and Iceland.
  21. DUBHSHLÁINE: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements dubh "dark, black" and slán "challenge, defiance," hence "black challenger."
  22. EADBHÁRD: Irish Gaelic form of French Édouard, meaning "guardian of prosperity."
  23. ÉAMON: Irish Gaelic form of English Edmund, meaning "protector of prosperity."
  24. ÉAMONN: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Éamon, meaning "protector of prosperity."
  25. ÉANNA: Irish Gaelic name derived from the word éan, meaning "bird-like."
  26. ÉIBHEAR: Irish Gaelic form of Old Norse Ívarr, meaning "bow warrior." In Irish legend, this is the name of two sons of Mil (Éibhear Dunn and Éibhear Finn) who conquered Ireland. 
  27. ÉIBHIR: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Éibhear, meaning "bow warrior."
  28. EIGHNACHAN: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Eighneachan, possibly meaning "man of force." 
  29. EIGHNEACHAN: Old Irish Gaelic name, possibly meaning "man of force." This was the name of the first O'Donnell chieftain. Ignatius is an Anglicized form.
  30. ÉIMHÍN: Irish Gaelic unisex name composed of the elements eim "ready, swift" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little ready one" or "little swift one."
  31. ÉINRÍ: Irish Gaelic form of French Henri, meaning "home-ruler."
  32. EMBARR: Irish Gaelic name meaning "imagination." In mythology, this is the name of the heroine Niamh's magical horse that could cross the sea and land without touching the water or the ground.
  33. ÉNNA: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Éanna, meaning "bird-like."
  34. EÓGHAN (pronounced yo-wen): Ancient Irish Gaelic name, derived from the word iúr, meaning "born of yew."
  35. EOIN: Irish Gaelic form of Greek Ioannes, meaning "God is gracious."
  36. FACHTNA: Irish Gaelic name possibly meaning "hostile, malicious." In Irish legend, this is the name of the father of Conchobhar.
  37. FÁELÁN: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Faolán, meaning "little wolf."
  38. FAOLÁN: Irish Gaelic name composed of the word faol "wolf" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little wolf."
  39. FARRELL: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghail "descendant of Fearghal," hence "man of valor."
  40. FECHÍN: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Feichín, meaning "little raven."
  41. FEICHÍN: Old Irish Gaelic name composed of fiach "raven, and a diminutive suffix, hence "little raven."
  42. FÉIDHLIM: Short form of Irish Gaelic Féidhlimidh, possibly meaning "hospitable."
  43. FÉIDHLIMIDH: Irish Gaelic name, possibly derived from the word féile, meaning "hospitable."
  44. FERGUS: Irish and Scottish Anglicized form of Gaelic Fearghus, meaning "strong-man." In Irish mythology, this was the name an Ulster hero.
  45. FIACHNA: Variant form of Irish Fiachra, meaning "raven."
  46. FIACHRA: Irish name derived from Gaelic fiach, meaning "raven." In mythology, this is the name of one of the children Lir turned into swans for 900 years.
  47. FINDLAECH: Old Irish form of Gaelic Fionnlagh, meaning "white champion."
  48. FINN: Old Irish form of modern Gaelic Fionn, meaning "fair, white." In Irish legend, this is the name of a hero, Finn MacCool, who became all-knowing after eating a magic salmon. Compare with another form of Finn.
  49. FINNBAR: Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Fionnbarr, meaning "fair-headed."
  50. FINNEGAN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fionnagáin "descendant of Fionnagán," hence "tiny little white one."
  51. FINNÉN: Gaelic name composed of Old Irish Finn "white" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little white one." 
  52. FINNIAN: Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Finnén, meaning "little white one."
  53. FIONN: Modern Gaelic form of Old Irish Finn, meaning "fair, white." 
  54. FIONNTÁN: Variant form of Irish Gaelic Fiontan, meaning "white fire." 
  55. FIONTAN: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements fionn "white" and tine "fire," hence "white fire." 
  56. FITZ: Short form of Irish Fitzroy, meaning "illegitimate son of the king."
  57. FITZROY: Irish name derived from an Anglo-Norman French surname, meaning "illegitimate son of the king."
  58. FLAITHRÍ: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements flaith (Gaelic flath) "chief, prince" and (the Old Irish form of rígh) "king," hence "prince-king."
  59. FLANN: Traditional Irish name derived from Gaelic Floin, meaning "red, ruddy."
  60. FLANNABHRA: Irish Gaelic name meaning "red eyebrows."
  61. FLANNÁN: Diminutive form of Irish Gaelic Flann, meaning "little red one."
  62. FLANNCHADH: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements Flann "red, ruddy" and cath "battle, war," hence "red warrior."
  63. FLANNERY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Flannabhra "descendant of Flannabhra," hence "red eyebrows."
  64. FLANNGHAL: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements Flann "red, ruddy" and gal "valor," hence "red valor."
  65. FLYNN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Floinn, meaning "descendant of Flann," hence "red, ruddy."
  66. FOGHLAIDH: Irish Gaelic byname meaning "pirate, plunderer."
  67. FOIRTCHERN: Irish form of English Vortigern, possibly meaning "high lord" or "overlord." In use by the Scottish.
  68. GALLAGER: Variant spelling of Irish Gallagher, meaning "foreign help."
  69. GALLAGHER: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gallchobhair "descendant of Gallchobhar," hence "foreign help."
  70. GARBHÁN: Irish name composed of garbh "rough" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little rough one."
  71. GARRETT: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Georóid, meaning "spear ruler."
  72. GEARÓID: Irish Gaelic form of French Gérald, meaning "spear ruler."
  73. GILROY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Ruaidh, "son of the Ruadh," hence "red."
  74. GIOLLADHE: Irish name meaning "golden." 
  75. GOBÁN: Irish name possibly composed of the word gobha and a diminutive suffix, hence "little smith."
  76. GOFRAIDH: Irish form of Old High German Gottfried, meaning "God's peace."
  77. GOIBNIU: Irish name derived from the word gobha, meaning "smith." In mythology, this is the name of a smith god who provided weapons for the Tuatha De Danaan.
  78. GRADY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gráda "descendant of Gráda," hence "noble."
  79. GRÉAGÓIR: Irish Gaelic name derived from Norman French Grégoire, meaning "watchful; vigilant." 
  80. GRÍOBHTHA: Irish Gaelic name derived from the word gríobh, meaning "griffin."
  81. HANLEY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, derived from O'Hanley, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁinle, meaning "descendant of Áinle," hence "champion."
  82. HANRAOI: Irish form of French Henri, meaning "home-ruler."
  83. HARBIN: Rare Irish variant form of German Herbert, meaning "bright army."
  84. HURLEY: Possibly a contracted form of the Irish surname Herlihy, a form of Gaelic Ó hIarfhlatha "descendant of Iarfhlaith," hence "lord of the west."
  85. IARFHLAITH: Irish Gaelic name meaning "lord of the west."
  86. IARLAITH: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Iarfhlaith, meaning "lord of the west." 
  87. ÍOMHAR: Irish Gaelic form of Old Norse Ívarr, meaning "bow warrior."
  88. IONATÁN: Irish form of Hebrew Yownathan, meaning "God has given." 
  89. KATHEL: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Cathal, meaning "battle ruler."
  90. KEALLACH: Irish name meaning "battle."
  91. KEARNEY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cearnaigh "descendant of Cearnaigh," hence "victor, winner."
  92. KEEFE: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caoimh "descendant of Caomh," hence "beloved, comely."
  93. KEEGAN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodhagáin "son of Aodhagán," hence "tiny little fire."
  94. KEELAN: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from a contracted form of the surname Keelahan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Céileacháin, "descendant of Ceileachain," hence "little companion."
  95. KENNEDY: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use in honor of the assassinated American president John F. Kennedy, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Cinnéidigh, meaning "ugly head."
  96. KENYON: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinín "son of Coinín," hence "little wolf."
  97. LABHRÁS: Irish Gaelic form of Latin Laurentius, meaning "of Laurentum."
  98. LACHTNA: Irish Gaelic name meaning "milk-colored."
  99. LANTY: Pet form of Irish Leachlainn, meaning "devotee of Saint Seachnall."
  100. LAOGHAIRE: Irish name meaning "shepherd."
  101. LEACHLAINN: Short form of Irish Gaelic Maeleachlainn, meaning "devotee of Saint Seachnall."
  102. LIAM: Short form of Irish Uilliam, meaning "will-helmet." Compare with another form of Liam.
  103. LIR: Irish name meaning "the sea." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the sea. He is identified with Welsh Llŷr.
  104. LOMÁN: Irish Gaelic byname, composed of the word lomm "bare" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little bare one."
  105. LOMMÁN: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Lomán, meaning "little bare one." 
  106. LONÁN: Irish name composed of the Gaelic word lon "blackbird" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little blackbird."
  107. LORCÁN: Variant spelling of Irish Lorccán, meaning "little fierce one."
  108. LORCCÁN: Irish name composed of the Gaelic word lorcc "fierce" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little fierce one."
  109. LUAN: Old Irish Gaelic byname meaning "warrior." Compare with another form of Luan.
  110. LÚCÁS: Irish Gaelic form of Latin Lucas, meaning "from Lucania."
  111. LUGAID: Irish name derived from the name of the Celtic god Lug, meaning "oath." Many historical and legendary figures have borne this name.
  112. LUGH: Irish variant spelling of Celtic Lug, meaning "oath." In mythology, this is the name of a heroic high king of the ancient past.
  113. LUGHAIDH: Variant spelling of Irish Lugaid, meaning "oath."
  114. MAC DARA: Irish Gaelic name meaning "son of oak." This is the name of a patron saint and is still common in Ireland, especially in Connemara.
  115. MAEDÓC: Old Irish name meaning "my dear Áedh."
  116. MAELEACHLAINN: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Maolseachlainn, meaning "devotee of Seachlainn."
  117. MAEL-MAEDÓC: Old Irish Gaelic name meaning "devotee of Maedóc."
  118. MAGNUS: Scandinavian name derived from the latter part of French Charlemagne ("Charles the Great"), from Latin magnus, meaning "great." Used infrequently by the Irish and Scottish. Compare with another form of Magnus.
  119. MAINCHÍN: Irish Gaelic name composed of the word manach "monk" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little monk."
  120. MÁIRTÍN: Irish Gaelic form of English/French Martin, meaning "of/like Mars."
  121. MALONE: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoil Eoin, meaning "devotee of St. Eoin (John)."
  122. MANUS: Irish form of Roman Latin Magnus, meaning "great."
  123. MAODHÓG: Modern form of Old Irish Gaelic Maedóc, "my dear Áedh."
  124. MAOILEACHLAINN: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Maeleachlainn, meaning "devotee of Seachlainn."
  125. MAOILMHÍN: Old Irish Gaelic name meaning "gentle chieftain."
  126. MAOLGFHOGHMHAIR: Old Irish Gaelic name meaning "chief of harvest."
  127. MAOLSEACHLAINN: Irish name composed of the Gaelic word mael "devotee" and the personal name Seachlainn, hence "devotee of Seachlainn."
  128. MARCAS: Irish Gaelic form of Latin Marcus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  129. MÁRTAN: Irish Gaelic form of Latin Martinus, meaning "of/like Mars."
  130. MATHGHAMHAIN: Irish Gaelic byname meaning "bear calf."
  131. MATHÚIN: Modern Irish spelling of the Old Gaelic byname Mathghamhain, meaning "bear calf." 
  132. MEALLÁN: Irish Gaelic name which was probably originally a byname for a short stocky person, composed of the elements meall "knot, lump" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little lump."
  133. MELLAN: Variant spelling of Irish Meallán, meaning "little lump."
  134. MÍCHEÁL: Irish Gaelic form of Greek Michaēl, meaning "who is like God?"
  135. MIDIR: Irish name of unknown meaning. In Celtic mythology, this is the name of a lord of the underworld, the husband of Fuamnach.
  136. MIL: Irish legend name (Mil Espane "Mil of Spain") of the father of Éibhear Dunn and Éibhear Finn, who conquered Ireland. Possibly derived from the Latin word miles, meaning "soldier."
  137. MILE: Variant spelling of Irish Mil, possibly meaning "soldier." Compare with another form of Mile.
  138. MOLAN: Irish name meaning "servant of the storm."
  139. MUIRIS: Irish form of Roman Latin Maurice, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor."
  140. MUNRO: Irish surname transferred to forename use, derived from Monadh Roe or Mont Roe, meaning "from the mount on the river Roe." This is the name from which Scottish Monroe was derived.
  141. MUNROE: Variant spelling of Irish Munro, meaning "from the mount on the river Roe." 
  142. MURPHY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murchadha "descendant of Murchadh," hence "sea-warrior."
  143. MURTAGH: Irish form of Scottish Gaelic Muireadhach, meaning "sea warrior." Compare with another form of Murtagh.
  144. NAOIS: Short form of Irish Gaelic Naoise, of unknown meaning.
  145. NAOISE: Irish Gaelic name, of unknown meaning. In Celtic mythology, this is the name of the warrior nephew of King Conchobar and beloved of Deirdre.
  146. NAOMHÁN: Irish name composed of the element naomh "holy, saint" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little saint."
  147. NÉILL: Variant form of Irish Gaelic Niall, meaning "champion."
  148. NEVIN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of either Gaelic Cnámhín, a nickname for a skinny man meaning "little bone," or from Gaelic Naomhán, meaning "little saint."
  149. NIALL: Old Gaelic name derived from Old Irish Niul, meaning "champion."
  150. NIOCLÁS: Irish form of Latin Nicolaus, meaning "victor of the people." 

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