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10 Baby Boy Names Inspired by Folklore

1. Aodh

A Gaelic name meaning “Fire” and also the eldest son of Lir from the renowned Irish legend.

2. Fiachra

Another son of Lir, Fiachra is a Gaelic name meaning “Raven”.


3. Fionn

Fionn Mac Cumhaill was a legendary warrior and Leader of the Fianna. His name means “Fair-headed”.

4. Oisin

Oisin (meaning “Little deer”) was the son of Fionn and Sadhbh and an Irish warrior hero.

5. Ferdia

Ferdia was the brother of Cuchulainn and his name means “Man of God”.

6. Naoise

Naoise was the son of Uisneach from Deirdre of the Sorrows.

7. Setanta 

Setanta was the mythical son of Sualtam and later became known as Cuchulainn.

8. Conn

Conn was the third son of Lir in the Irish legend. His name means “Intellect/chief”.

9. Niall

Niall of the Nine Hostages was a prehistoric Irish King whose name means “Champion/Cloud”.

10. Brian

Brian is an old Celtic name meaning “High/Noble”, well known from the legend of the Irish King Brian Boru.

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About the Author

Jenny Sherlock is a working mom of three children, aged 9, 5 and the youngest arrived in January this year. She is a civil servant and a freelance writer. She enjoys art, reading, music and good food. She gives an honest account of the rollercoaster that is parenting, warts and all! Check out her blog seriouslymammy.wordpress.com for more!

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