This year, we get to experience more of our beautiful island in summer than ever before. If you happen to know a little fella who will be born at this gorgeous time of year, here is a list of 25 beautiful boys names inspired by summertime in Ireland.
The Ash is a native Irish tree used to make hurls for hurling and camogie.
After Rosses Point, a surfing hotspot in Co. Sligo.
After the heaths and moors of Connemara.
After the native Irish ducks, that seem to be in every body of freshwater on the Island at this time of year.
After Irish mythological King Lir, whose children turned into swans.
After another native Irish tree found in hilly and rocky areas like west Cork and Galway.
This name means ‘fair’ or ‘clear’, after the clear blue Irish skies of an Irish summer.
After the deep indigo glow of the sky, post-sun-set on the coast.
Meaning ‘dark water’ in old Gaelic. You could opt for Doug or even Dougie if you wanted to name your little one after the deep blue sea.
After Ireland’s sharp, gigantic edges, where the waves meet the shore.
A Hawiaan word for ‘sea’.
After Conn O’Mara a fictional character that personifies Connemara itself.
After Risso’s Dolphin, a Dolphin native to Irish waters that can be spotted at this time of year, off the coast of Wexford.
An Irish name meaning ‘oak’, for the strong native trees that cover the Island.
Meaning little seal. Look closely and you’ll spot one, no matter what Irish pier you stand on.
After the native Irish fish, Mackrel that many of us remember tasting on family holidays along the Atlantic.
Meaning ‘rocky cliff’. This could be an ode to our entire coastline. However, it could also pay homage to Leitrim town, Carrick-on-Shannon where many of us have summer-time memories.
After Tyrconnell, an old term for the area now known as Donegal. Many a summer has been spent of the sandy coast of this stunning county.
A Japanese word for ‘storm’, after the many summer storms we experience across the country.
Oisín means ‘little deer’ in Irish. You will spot these elegant creatures at this time of year if you live near Irish woodlands.
You are sure to pass over one of Ireland’s 3,292 rivers on your staycation this summer.
Meaning ‘dove’ after the native Irish garden bird, the Collared dove.
After the gale force winds that blow over the sanddunes of coastal Ireland.
This name means cloud in old gaelic, the perfect name for your little fella born under the cloudy Irish summer skies.