If you are searching for a Celtic name to honor your Celtic heritage, you have come to the right place. We’ve organized the names into categories based on popularity and where they come from. You’ll notice that they have Irish, Scottish, and even Gaelic roots. The Celts were Indo-European people who spoke an ancient Celtic language that you may still hear spoken in some parts of Europe, such as Ireland. These people date back to the Bronze and Iron ages. Even though modern-day languages are broken up, into Irish or Cornish, for example, many people can trace their culture back to their Celtic ancestors.1 Here are 110 of the best Celtic boy names and Celtic girl names:
Celtic Boy Names
Many of these boy names are unique in the U.S., though some, like Liam, are popular. Liam has been in the top 10 several times in the last few years, even claiming the top spot in 2022.
20 Popular Celtic Boy Names
These are the most common Celtic boy names. These names are popular in Ireland and Scotland, especially Finn and Niall.
Here are our favorite most popular Celtic boy names:
10 Boy Names from Celtic Mythology
These names come from deities found in Celtic mythology. Some of them are well-known, while others are less so. Either way, they make great unique names if you have your heart set on choosing a name that represents your Celtic heritage. We also included which gods they are in case you weren’t sure which one is which.
Here are 10 of our favorite boy names from Celtic mythology:
1. Alator – Associated with the Roman war god Mars
2. Arubianus – A god in the Celtic kingdom, Noricrum
3. Borvo – God of healing springs
4. Grannus – A healing god
5. Loucetios – A god of thunder
6. Lugh – A god of craftsmanship
7. Maponos – A god of youth
8. Nuada – God of healing
9. Sucellus – A god of agriculture and wine
10. Taranis – A god of thunder
20 Less Common Celtic Boy Names
Here are even more name options for boys of Celtic origin. Even though they aren’t popular, there’s nothing wrong with a unique name for your new baby boy.
Here are our top picks for less common Celtic boy names:
Celtic Girl Names
While not as popular as some boy names, these Celtic girl names are most popular in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Even though they have yet to be popular in the U.S., they are still great choices for a girl.
20 Popular Celtic Girl Names
You’ll often see these names for girls in countries with Celtic roots. Some, like Erin or Morgan, are not very common in the U.S. but are popular in places such as Ireland.
Here are our favorite Celtic girl names:
10 Girl Names from Celtic Mythology
Here’s a list of some of the strongest Celtic goddesses, along with what their dominions are.
These are our 10 favorite options:
1. Acionna – Goddess of the river Essonne
2. Brigit – A goddess of healing, fire, cattle, poetry, and fertility
3. Ceridwen – A shape-shifting goddess
4. Cissonia – A goddess of trade
5. Divona – Goddess of sacred springs and rivers
6. Epona – A horse goddess of fertility
7. Icauna – Goddess of the river Yonne
8. Lerina – Patron goddess of Lerins Islands
9. Rosmerta – Goddess of fertility and abundance
10. Sirona – Goddess of healing
20 Less Common Celtic Girl Names
These names may be less popular for girls, but sometimes a unique name can be more memorable.
Here are our top choices for less common Celtic girl names:
10 Unisex Celtic Names
These names are gender-neutral and are suitable for either boys or girls. Many of these names, like Aidan, are very popular and can be a great option if you are searching for the perfect unisex name or want to keep the baby’s gender a surprise until birth.
5. Lee or Leigh
Searching for a baby name to honor your Celtic heritage can be a process, but this list of 110 names can help you find inspiration for your new bundle of joy!
If you want to see more names, check out our other baby name lists. Also, try Flower names for girls, beautiful girl names, rare boy names, and powerful boy names for inspiration. Good luck picking out the right one for your baby-to-be!