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Celtic is a culture followed in many parts of the world, mostly Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, while Gaelic is the Scottish language.

There is a wide mention of fairies and druids in Celtic culture. This is a reason that many boy and girl names are inspired by Celtic mythology and the Gaelic language and their pronunciation reflects the same.

Some of the name forms that enjoy great popularity are the Scottish Gaelic name, Celtic name, Irish Gaelic name, Irish Scottish name, Irish Scottish Gaelic baby name, and several others. It is possible that the first name derived from the Celtic baby names list is different from the names derived from Irish Gaelic baby names.

The name meaning derived from legend can be dark or light depending on the legendary warrior on whom the names are based. Some of the popular Celtic baby names are Brian Boru, Finn, Aidan, Arthur, Artor, and several others.

After reading about the history and pronunciation of Celtic baby names used for boy names and girls' names. After you determine the baby name meaning for your kid, you should check the list of girl and boy names from the list below.

Celtic Mythical Names

Celtic mythology has different rich background names originating from both Irish and Scotland lands. Here are some of the best ones for naming your boy or girl. 

Agrona (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘battle.’ is a powerful name inspired by the Brythonic goddess.

Ailbe (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘light,’ is a sweet name option derived from Irish folklore.

Arthur (Gaelic origin), meaning unknown, is a name inspired by many world kings.

Bébinn (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘fair woman,’ is the name inspired by the mother of Fráech, a hero. 

Culann (Gaelic origin), meaning unknown, is a unique name to give to a child.

Dáire (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘fruitful and fertile, is a strong name for a baby girl who is lucky for you.

Fionn (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘white shoulder,’ is a unique meaning name to give to your baby boy.

Gwydion (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘born of trees’, is a powerful name inspired by the powerful magician.

Heilyn (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘wine bearer,’ is a fun name for your baby girl.

Llŷr (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘the sea,’ is assumed to be a sea god. It is a fun yet unique name to give to your baby boy.

Maeve (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘intoxicating,’ is inspired by the warrior queen of Connacht. It is a popular name.

Niamh (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘bright,’ is inspired by the daughter of the sea god. It is a beautiful name for a girl.

Oscar (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘dear friend,’ is a great option to name your child.

Sláine (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘health,’ is inspired by one of the high kings of Ireland. It is a beautiful ring to it.

Taranis (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘thunder,’ is inspired by the Gaulish thunder god. It is a unique name for a boy.

Celtic Fairy Names

Are you obsessed with fairies for naming your child? Here are some of the best Celtic fairy names from Celtic mythology with their meanings.

Ailsa (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘elf victory,’ is a cute name inspired by elves in Celtic mythology.

Aine (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘queen of fairies,’ is a beautiful and strong name for a girl.

Breena (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘fairyland,’ is a beautiful name inspired by the land of the fairies.

Brucie (Scottish origin), meaning ‘forest fairy,’ is a perfect name for a girl born in the woods.

Callula (Latin origin), meaning ‘tiny beauty,’ is a sweet name for a girl who is tiny and beautiful.

Charlotte (English origin), meaning ‘baby princess fairy,’ is widely used worldwide.

Elida (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘small winged one,’ is a fun Celtic name for a girl.

Elvinia (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘queen of the elves,’ is a meaningful name for a girl.

Firtha (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘maiden of the sea,’ is a meaningful Celtic name for a girl.

Marin (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘star of the sea,’ is a Celtic name used by parents to make their girl stand out.

Pixie (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘fairy,’ is a sweet option for naming a girl child.

Shailyn (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘fairy from the fairy palace,’ is a fun option to name a girl inspired by the land of fairies.

Shayleigh (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘from the fairy place,’ is a cute name for a girl.

Siofra (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘fairy,’ is a strong name for a girl inspired by fairy culture inspired by Celtic mythology.

Tiana (Russian origin), meaning ‘fairy queen,’ is a cute name used by parents most often around the world.

Celtic Druid Names

Are you obsessed with Druids for naming your child? Here are some of the best Celtic Druid names from Celtic mythology with their meanings.

Aglain (Moorish origin), meaning ‘born again,’ is a meaningful name for a boy child.

Aoife (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘radiant,’ is a beautiful name meaning for the feminine gender.

Ari (Nomadic origin), meaning ‘eagle,’ is a cute name with a powerful meaning for both a boy and a girl child.

Caílte (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘powerful,’ is a strong name for a boy from Irish mythology.

Conan (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘wolf,’ is a highly popular name used in Ireland and Scotland.

Diarmuid (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘the one loved by all,’ is a sweet name with a meaningful stance to it.

Emrys (Welsh origin), meaning ‘immortal,’ is a name from Wales closely associated with druid lore.

Guinevere (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘fair one,’ is a respected name in old Irish lore and fair mythology.

Iseldir (Celtic origin), meaning ‘brave,’ is a strong name for a baby boy.

Keyleth (Irish origin), meaning ‘courage,’ is a great name derived by a druidess who is also a fair half-elf.

Lugh (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘shiny,’ is a name for the Sun god.

Merlin (Welsh origin), meaning ‘fortress near the sea,’ is a character who is a wise and powerful wizard, who works alongside, King Arthur.

Mordred (Latin origin), meaning ‘brave,’ is an important character in the Legend of King Arthur.

Simon (Greek origin), meaning ‘flat-nosed,’ is a great name derived from the druid culture to name your child.

Wynna (Welsh origin), meaning ‘fair or pure,’ is a name widely used in many countries around the globe.

Finn, Brian, Brian Boru are popular names in Celtic mythology.

Celtic Place Names

There are many places with a wide variety of names that can be used to give to a baby inspired by Celtic Place. Below we have a list of some names that should hit the brief.

Cabhan (Irish origin), meaning ‘grassy hill,’ is a place in County Cavan. It is a name inspired by the hilly areas.

Carlow (Irish origin), meaning ‘free man, is a county town in Ireland, near Dublin. It is a cute name for a boy.

Cashel (Irish origin), meaning ‘stone ringfort,’ is situated in County Tipperary and has a wild meaning.

Clare (Irish origin), meaning ‘clear,’ is a city that is expected to have the first human activity. It is extremely meaningful and yet beautiful.

Clarina (Irish origin), meaning ‘bright and famous,’ is a name inspired by the Clarina village. It is a beautiful girl name.

Dolly (Irish origin), meaning ‘gift of god,’ is a name inspired by the coastal suburban area of the north coast of Dublin. It has a beautiful yet religious meaning.

Ennis (Irish origin), meaning ‘island,’ is a county town, is a beautiful old Irish name that is unisex.

Kerry (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘dark-haired,’ is a sweet name for a girl.

Lucan (Irish origin), meaning ‘place of elms’, is a village in the suburb of Dublin. This name is quite commonly used in Ireland lands.

Navan (Irish origin), meaning ‘champion,’ is a place in County Meath, but it is a beautiful old Irish name for a boy.

Pearse (Irish origin), meaning ‘rock,’ is a railway station in the Southside of Dublin. It is a beautiful yet unique name for a boy.

Quin (Irish origin), meaning ‘five ways,’ is a beautiful name for your son.

Ross (Scottish origin), meaning ‘upland,’ is a town in the southwest county, is a fun name inspired by the 'FRIENDS' series character.

Shanon (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘old river,’ is a great option for naming a girl based on a town in Clare.

Tara (Gaelic origin), meaning ‘hill,’ is a sweet name, with ‘star’ as its meaning.

Unisex Celtic Names

Every country and culture has certain names that are both for boys and girls, which means that they are unisex. Below are some inspirations for Celtic baby names.

Barra (Irish origin), meaning ‘fair-haired,’ is a beautiful name inspired by the hair color of the Irish people.

Branna (Irish origin), meaning ‘raven,’ is inspired by a big crow that is powerful for both sexes.

Caoilainn (Irish origin), meaning ‘pure coal,’ is a complicated yet sweet name for both sexes.

Daire (Irish origin), meaning ‘fruitful and fertile,’ is a meaningful yet powerful name that goes with both girls and boys.

Dillon (Irish origin), meaning ‘flash of lightning,’ is a good option for naming a boy and a girl.

Eirnin (Irish origin), meaning ‘Iron,’ is a strong name choice for both girls and boys.

Enda (Irish origin), meaning ‘bird,’ is a beautiful name for any gender. This is used widely in Celtic mythology.

Faolan (Irish origin), meaning ‘wolf,’ is a noble name that is a favorite of many parents in the Irish region.

Fianna (Irish origin), meaning ‘ancient warrior army,’ is inspired by the warrior army of Ireland, which was quite powerful.

Murtagh (Irish origin), meaning ‘skills of the sea,’ is a good yet meaningful option to name for a son.

Nollaig (Irish origin), meaning ‘Christmas,’ is a cute name inspired by Christmas, a festival.

Radha (Irish origin), meaning ‘view or vision,’ is a beautiful name also inspired by the Goddess of Hindu mythology.

Regan (Irish origin), meaning ‘king’s child,’ is a famous name in Ireland and England.

Rionnach (Irish origin), meaning ‘King,’ is a noble name most commonly chosen by parents to make their children stand out.

Tierney (Irish origin), meaning ‘lord,’ is inspired by the life of the king’s chief or a lord.

Popular Celtic Names

Celtic words are hard to pronounce, but who doesn't like naming their baby behind someone popular. So, we bring you this section where you can find the most popular Celtic names for both girls and boys.

Aidan (Gaelic origin), means ‘fiery.’ Aidan is a powerful name for a boy, used widely.

Aisling (Irish origin), meaning ‘dream,’ is a beautiful name that was famous in the rarely 20th century and still going popular for girls.

Artor (Celtic origin), meaning ‘noble,’ or 'high noble' is a handsome and masculine name from history.

Colm (Latin origin), meaning ‘dove,’ is a noble name to give to a boy.

Cormac (Irish origin), meaning ‘son of the charioteer,’ is a fun name from history, whereas charioteer means ‘one who drives a chariot.’

Deirdre (Irish origin), meaning ‘fear,’ is the most widely used name during the '60s.

Niall (Irish origin), meaning ‘passionate,’ is a common name that became popular after ‘Niall Horan’, a member of One Direction, a boy band.

Niamh (Irish origin), meaning ‘radiant,’ is a beautiful name with a bright meaning.

Pádraig (Irish origin), meaning ‘of the upper class,’ is a strong Celtic word used in the early years but is still famous for boys.

Róisín (Irish origin), meaning ‘little rose,’ is a beautiful name, coming from the variation of Rosie or Rose, also mostly used names.

Saoirse (Irish origin), meaning ‘freedom,’ is an interesting name for girls. It came to knowledge when Saoirse Ronan won awards for her art of acting.

Seán (Irish origin), meaning ‘gift from God,’ is the most popular and common name in Celtic history and culture.

Sinéad (Irish origin), meaning ‘God is gracious,’ is a beautiful and noble name for a girl in Celtic culture.

Siobhán (Irish origin), meaning ‘God is Gracious,’ is a widely used name for girls in Ireland. It is a wide variation of the name Joan and Jane.

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