Boy Names

Celtic Boy Names in 2020

Are you looking for an inspiration for a name for your baby boy? If you wish your baby boy to hold celtic boy names that depicts Celtic heritage, you can find the best names from our collection below. Celtic heritage is still celebrated by those with ancestors from much of Europe. So, if you are among them, it is an excellent choice to gift your boy name that reflects Celtic heritage.

Most of the Celtic names have a tricky pronunciation and spelling. Most of the Celtic names are rather exotic except names like Erin, which are common. Also, some names such as Quinn and Sean are considered as unisex names. Celtic names are originated from Scotland, Wales, Northern Spain, England Ireland. All these names have Celtic roots or forms used in Celtic lands for names from other origins.

A

Aart – eaglelike

Adair – Fortune

Adie – Noble

Aengus – One vigor

Aeron – Goddess Of War

Ahearn – Lord of the horses

Aidan – Little Fire

Aiden – fiery one

Ailbe – White

Ailbhe – noble

Ailpein – white

Alan – handsome

Alasdair – Defender

Alby – village of alder trees

Alen – handsome

Allan – Little Rock

Allen – Harmony

Allon – Fair

Alon – Fair

Alpin – Blond

Alula – First born

Aneurin – honor

Angus – virginal

Annan – from the brook

Anyon – Anvil

Aodh – fire

Aodhan – Fire

Aonghas – one choice

Aonghus – Exceptionally strong

Are – Eagle

Argyle – an Irishman

Arlen – oath

Arlie – hare meadow

Arlo – Hill

Arlynn – oath

Artair – Bear

Arte – Bear

Artek – rock

Arth – Like an eagle

Arthek – Bear

Arther – A follower of Thor

Arthur – Noble

Artie – bear

Artis – bear

Arto – bear

Artturi – noble or courageous

Artur – bear-like

Arturo – Bear

Arturs – Noble

Arty – follower of the goddess Artemis

Athol – new Ireland

Atrus – bear man

Attie – wise

Auther – bear man

Avan – ruler of the earth

Avon – River

Ayden – fire

B

Bain – white

Baines – he Baths

Baird – Minstrel

Balfour – From the grazing land

Barris – Son of Harry

Barry – Fair Headed

Bary – Fair Headed

Beathan – life

Belin – Gift of god

Blaine – Yellow

Blair – dweller on the plain

Bowden – Messenger

Bowen – son of Owen

Bowie – Yellow Haired 

Boyd – blond

Bradan – salmon

Braden – From The Wide Valley 

Bradene – From the broad valley

Brady – broad meadow 

Braedyn – broad valley

Brain – noble

Brandon – From The Broom Hill

Branigan – little raven

Brann – Raven

Brannon – the son of Bran

Branok – crow

Brawley – broad meadow

Brayan – Noble

Brayden – Son Of Bradan

Breccan – freckled

Brecken – speckled

Bredon – Sword

Brendan – Prince

Brenden – Prince

Brendis – Flame

Brendon – Prince

Brendt – Hilltop

Brennan – teardrop

Brennen – prince or teardrop

Brennon – prince or teardrop

Brentley – From The Place By The Hill

Brenton – From Bryni’s Town

Brahita – Cherished

Brian – high hill

Brigacos – The high or mighty person

Broderick – From the broad ridge

Brody – Second son

Brogan – Badger

Bronte – thunder

Bryan – noble

Bryant – wealthy

Bryden – brave

Bryok – mighty prince

Buchanan – From the cannon’s seat

C

Caden – Fighter

Cadman – ground

Caedmon – wise warrior

Cael – Slender

Caelan – powerful warrior

Caibre – Charioteer

Cairbre – Chariot rider

Calahan – Lover of churches

Calder – From The Wild Water

Cale – Dog

Callan – Battle Or Rock

Callen – Slender

Cameron – crooked

Campbell – Beautiful Field 

Caractacus – Beloved

Caradoc – Beloved

Caratacus – Beloved

Carberry – tree hedge

Carey – dweller at the castle

Carlin – Little Champion

Carrick – Rocky headland

Carroll – Man

Carson – Christian

Casek – Pure

Casey – Pure

Cashel – Fortress

Casworon – battle hero

Cathal – battle rule

Cayden – Fighter

Caz – famous destroyer 

Cearney – Champion

Cedric – bounty

Celt – king

Celtic – curly haired

Chad – Protector

Cian – Ancient

Ciaran – little dark one

Cinuedu – God leads

Cassius – Vain

Clancy – red-haired warrior

Cleary – Scholar

Cleland – clay land

Clooney – from the meadow

Clyde – The keeper of the keys

Cody – Helpful

Coinneach – handsome

Coleman – dark skinned

Collens – holly

Collin – victory of the people

Colm – dove

Colvin – Honorable English family

Commius – A historical king

Con – Wise

Conal – strong as a wolf

Conall – strong wolf

Conan – little wolf

Conn – love, friendship

Connal – High

Connell – Stong Wolf

Connolly – Brave or wise

Connor – dog lover

Connors – lover of hounds

Conroy – Wise

Conway – holy river

Corbin – raven

Cormac – Destroying Son

Cormag – Raven

Corridon – spear

Corrigan – Pointed

Corrin – Spear-bearer

Corwin – Heart’s Friend

Coulter – colt-herd

Cowan – hollow in the hill

Cowen – Twin

Craig – from the rocks

Cray – clear

Cuchulain – Mythical Hound

Cuinn – Wise

Culann – Mythical smith

Cullen – handsome

Cunobelinus – hound of Belenus

Cunotamus – No meaning

Currie – dagger

Cynwrig – high hill

D

Dacey – from the south

Daire – Fruitful

Daley – Gather together

Dallas – skilled

Darragh – oak tree

Darren – Gift

Darrin – great

Davan – Beloved

Declan – Full Of Goodness

Dempsey – From the judge’s meadow

Desmond – one from south Munster

Devaughn – Beautiful

Devin – Divine

Devlin – unlucky

Devon – Poet

Devonte – to fight for justice

Diarmaid – free man

Dillion – Faithful

Diuma – pride

Dolan – black-haired

Domhnall – World ruler

Domnall – world-ruling

Don – World Leader

Donahue – Dark warrior

Donald – ruler of the world

Donall – World rule

Donat – Gift

Donel – All ruler

Donegan – the Dark One

Donnchadh –  Dark warrior

Donnell – brown-haired fighter

Donnie – Gift Of God

Donovan – dark princeling

Doran – A gift

Dougal – Dark Stranger

Douglas – Black Blue

Doyle – dark stranger

Driscoll – Interpreter

Drystan – full of sorrow

Duane – little black one

Duer – Dear

Duffy – dark

Dugald – dark stranger

Dugan – Dark skinned

Duncan – Dark Skinned Warrior 

Dunley – From the hill meadow.

Dwayne – Dark

Dylan – son of the sea

E

Ea – Fire

Eachann – Steadfast

Edan – Little Fire

Egan – Little Fire

Egon – strong with a sword

Eliseo – God Is My Salvation

Eljin – Noble

Eoghan – Land Of The Yew Tree

Eoin – God Is Gracious

Eonan – little Adam

Errigal – Of An Irish Mountain

Erskine – from the high cliffs

Esca – water

Escarans – an angel fish

Evan – God is merciful

Evanam – unknown

Evander – bow warrior

Evin – bow warrior

Ewan – born of the yew tree

Ewen – Well-born

Ewing – Law’s friend

F

Faolan – Wolf

Farrel – man of courage

Farrell – Victorious

Fergie – Strength Of Man

Fergus – man of force

Ferguson – Son Of Fergus 

Fiacre – Eagle

Finn – fair

Finnian – White

Fiona – White

Fleming – From the valley

Flemyng – man from Flanders

Floyd – gray-haired

Flynn – son of the red-haired one

Fynbar – fair-haired

G

Gallagher – foreign help

Galvin – White

Gannon – Son Of The Fair-haired One

Garret – Hard or bold spear

Garvey – Rough

Garyth – gentle

Gaven – White Hawk

Gavin – White Hawk 

Gawain – May hawk

Gawaine – May hawk

Gawan – white hawk

Gildas – Serves God

Gilderoy – son of the red-head

Gilligan – small boy

Gillmore – great servant

Gilmour – Strength

Glen – From The Wooded Valley

Glenden – settlement in the glen

Glendin – from the fortress in the glen

Glendon – From the dark glen

Glendyn – Valley

Glenton – settlement in the glen

Glenwood – Wood in a valley

Gordon – Hero

Goron – great hill

Grady – noble

Graham – gravelly homestead

Gusti – staff of the Goths

Gustin – It means justice

Gusty – Windy

H

Hedrek – bold

Heremon – Uknown

Hiren – Diamond

I

Iain – God Is Gracious

Ian – God is merciful

J

Jannon – Fair haired

Jareth – Bled of Jar

K

Kaca – Glass

Kace – watchful

Kacey – vigilant

Kaelan – Slender

Kaelen – mighty warrior

Kaelin – Pure

Kaiden – companion

Kail – Slender

Kane – Battlefield

Kanin – Young

Karling – little champion

Karryghan – The Admired One

Karsen – Christian

Kavanagh – born handsome

Kayden – Son of Cadan

Kaylan – keeper of the keys

Keanan – Sharp

Keandre – Ancient

Keane – Tall and handsome

Keary – Dark

Keelan – Slender

Keirnan – Son Of A Lord

Keiryn – Ray Of Light 

Keith – forest

Keithan – Love in a child from God

Kelby – From The Ridge Farm

Kellen – swamp

Keller – Little champion

Kelley – Bright-headed

Kelly – warrior

Kelsea – Island Of The Ships

Keltonn – From The Calf Farm

Kelvan – River man

Kelven –  River man

Kelvin – River man

Kelvyn – From the narrow river

Kelwin – From the narrow river

Kelwyn –  From the narrow river

Kely – warrior

Kenadie – Ugly Head

Kendrik – Bold Ruler

Keneth – Royal oath

Kenneally – Wolf head

Kennith – born of fire

Kenric –  Fearless leader

Kenrich – royal ruler

Kenrick – Royal ruler

Kenricks – Royal rulers

Kenricus – Brave Ruler

Kenriek – Royal ruler

Kenrik – Royal ruler

Kenryk – Royal ruler

Kentigern – Chief lord

Kera – Pure

Kerianne – Dusky

Kerr – Swamp

Kerryn – Dusky And Pure

Kerwin – little dark one

Kerwinn – little dark one

Kerwyn – Little dark one

Kerwynn – Little black one

Kesar – Lion

Keshan – Sweet

Kester – carrier of Christ

Kevan – Handsome child

Kevani – Gentle child

Keven – Gentle child

Kevern – Handsome child

Kevin – Beautiful

Kevon – Handsome child

Kevyn – Gentle

Keyan – God is gracious

Keyon – leading

Kidd – young goat

Kile – narrow or straight

Kileen – bright-headed

Killean – bright-headed

Killian – warrior

Kilroy – Son of the red haired bard

Kim – Kingly

Kimbal – war leader

Kimbell – leader

Kincaid – battle leader

Kinkade – battle leader

Kiralescense – Dazzling sunshine

Kirryn – Little dark haired one

Konner – desiring

Konnor – Desire

Ky – Strait of water

Kylan – narrow or straight

Kylar – Church

Kyle – narrows

Kylemore – from the great wood

Kylen – narrow

Kyler – Church

Kylian – warrior

Kyllion – Handsome

Kynan – Hound

L

Lachlan – From The Land Of Lakes

Laigh – delicate

Laisren – flame

Lann – sword

Lee – wood

Leigh – meadow

Leofel – lucky lion

Lesley – holly garden

Lincoln – From The Lake Settlement

Lincon – a settlement by water

Lir – Sea

Litugenus – Great

Llyr – the sea

Logan – little hollow

Lorcan – little fierce one

Loy – faithful

Lugh – shining

Lynch – mariner

Lyolf – gray-haired

M

Mabon – Divine Son

Maccus – Hammer

Mack – son of

Macklin – son of

Macklyn – son of Beauty

Maclain – servant of Saint John

Maclovio – envious Son

Maddox – Son Of Madoc

Madoc – Fortunate

Mael – Chief

Maerin – Gift of God

Maeron – Bitter

Maeryn – enduring

Malchom – Their king

Malcolm – Follower Of St. Columba

Malvinn – Polished chief

Marlo – Lake Remains

Marmaduke – Servant of Madoc

Marv – Great Lord

Marve – sea hill

Marvin – Great Lord

Marwin – Mariner

Marwynn – Mariner

Matherson – Bear’s son

Mavis – song Thrush

Mckile – God of war

Mckinley – Fair Haired Foreigner

Mellyn – yellow-haired

Merlan – sea fortress

Merlinn – Sea fortress

Merlyn – Sea fortress

Merrell – Famous

Merrick – Fame Rule

Mervin – Great Lord

Mor – Exceptional

Moray – Sea

N

Naal – Birth

Neely – Son Of Champion

Neil – Champion

Nevan – Little Saint 

Nevin – little bone

Nevyn – Worships the saints

Niall – Champion

Nil –  champion

Nisien – Mythical son

Nolan – champion

Nolen – champion

Nyle – champion

Nyles – Cloud or champion

O

Oscon – unknown

Owen – The Yew Tree Or Youth

Owin – Young warrior

P

Patrick – nobleman

Pendragon – Head of the dragon

Piran – prayer

Powell – Son Of Howell

Pwyll – wisdom

Q

Quade – born fourth

Quaid – leader

Quinn – Counsel

R

Regan – Royal

Reghan – little king

Reily – courageous

Revelin – Pride

Rhyland – From The Rye Land

Riordan – bard

Rivalin – unknown

Roarke – champion

Rohan –  red-haired

Ronald – Counsel Rule

Ronan – Little Seal

Ronin – well-advised ruler

Rowan – little red-haired one

Roy – king or red

Ruy – famous ruler

Ryan – Little king

S

Seamus – Supplanter

Sean – God is gracious

Shane – Gift from God

Sheamus – Supplanter

Sheehan – peace

Sholto – Sower

Sloan – warrior

Sloane – raider

T

Tadhg – poet

Taliesin – Radiant Brow

Tarmon – Church Land

Tavin – Royal Staff 

Tawnya – A green field

Teague – philosopher

Tennille – Champion

Theobaldo – brave people

Thornleigh – thorny meadow

Thurl – strong fort

Tiarnach – Lordly

Tiernan –  Little Lord

Tincommius – metal cutter

Trahern – Strong as iron

Treston – Bold

Trevet – Three mounds of earth

Trevor – largesettlement

Tristan – riot

Trosta –  full of sorrows

W

Wynn – fair or pure

Won – Friend

Z

Zayden – growth

Zolan – Son of the sun

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