Irish dog names – 300 Ideas for Female, Male dogs

Irish female dog names

Are you looking for Irish dog names? Check out this list of cute and unique Irish female, male dog names.

If your dog is of Irish origin or you own an Irish breed, such as ‘Wolfhound’ or ‘Terrier’, our list may contain the perfect Irish dog name to match the legacy of your dog!

Below we have a list of more than 300 unique, unusual and traditional Irish dog names in their meanings; including names related to the stunning Éire’s sight and powerful names inspired by Irish warriors and legends!

Irish dog names that with A

  • Ace
  • Aengus
  • Afric
  • Aghy – “Friend of Horses”
  • Aidan – “Little Fiery One”, “Little and fiery”
  • Aideen
  • Ailbe
  • Aileen – “Light bearer”
  • Aislinn or Aisling – “Dream – pronounced ASH-lin”
  • Alma – “All Good”
  • Ambros – “Divine
  • Angus – “Scottish – Exceptional”
  • Anlon – “Champion”
  • Anna
  • Annabelle
  • Aoife – “Pronounced EE-fa – “Beautiful, radiant”
  • Apple
  • Asher
  • Ashlyn – “Dream”
  • Ashlynn
  • Aspen
  • Austin
  • Ava – “Beautiful, radiant, joyful”
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Irish dog names that with B

  • Bailey
  • Bartley
  • Beacan – “Tiny one”
  • Bidelia – “Exalted one”
  • Bidelia – “Strength or exalted one”
  • Big Red
  • Blarney
  • Bono
  • Bowden – “English – Messenger”
  • Boxty
  • Brady
  • Brady – “Spirited​”
  • Bran – “Raven”
  • Brayden
  • Breana – “Strong, virtuous, honorable”
  • Bree – “Strong”
  • Brendan – “Prince”
  • Brennan – “Descendent of the sad one”
  • Brian – “High or noble”
  • Brianna – “High, noble, exalted”
  • Bridget
  • Bridgette – “Strong
  • Brigid – “The high one, or strength”
  • Brody – “From Muddy Place”
  • Cacy – “Alert, watchful”

Irish dog names that with C

  • Cadie – “Pure”
  • Cael – “Slender”
  • Cait
  • Cale
  • Callum
  • Cara – “Friend”
  • Carbry – “Charioteer”
  • Carrick – “Rock”
  • Carson
  • Cash
  • Cashel – “Castle, stone fort”
  • Cassidy
  • Cavan
  • Cedric – “English – Chief”
  • Celt
  • Champ
  • Chance
  • Charm
  • Cian – “Ancient”
  • Ciara – “Little dark one”,”Black haired”
  • Claire
  • Clancy – “Ruddy Warrior”
  • Clodagh – “Pronounced CLO-dah – Irish river name”
  • Clooney – “From the meadow”
  • Clover
  • Codie – “Helpful”
  • Cody
  • Coleene
  • Colin
  • Collins – “Holly”
  • Conall / Connell – “Nighty”
  • Conan – “Hound, or swift-footed warrior”,”Little wolf”
  • Conla
  • Connor – “Lover of hounds”
  • Conor – “Strong willed or wise”
  • Conry – “king of the hounds”
  • Cormac – “Charioteer”
  • Covey – “Hound of the Plains”
  • Cowan – “Dweller at a Hollow”
  • Crosby
  • Cullen – “Holly tree”, “Handsome”
  • Curry – “Hill hollow”
Celtic names for dogs
Celtic names for dogs

Irish dog names that with D

  • Dahy – “Swiftness, nimbleness
  • Daniel
  • Darby – “Liberty”
  • Darcy – “Dark”
  • Darren – “Great”
  • Davey
  • Declan – “Full of Goodness”
  • Deirdre – “Sad One”
  • Deirdre – “Sorrowful”
  • Delaney
  • Dermot
  • Dermot – “Free Man”
  • Desmond
  • Destiny
  • Devin
  • Dillon – “Faithful”
  • Donnelly – “Dark, brave one”
  • Donovan – “Dark”
  • Dorotea – “Gift”
  • Dorren – “Sullen”
  • Doyle – “Black stranger”
  • Dublin
  • Duff – “Swarthy”

Irish dog names that with E – F

  • Eamon – “Guardian”,”Wealthy protector”
  • Eileen – “Bright, shining one”
  • Eimear – “Pronounced EE-mer – “Swift”
  • Elfie – “Elf, or magical counsel”
  • Eloy – “Red-Haired Youth”
  • Elroy – “Red-haired youth”
  • Eman – “Serious”
  • Emmett
  • Enya – “Variation of Ena, Meaning Kernel”
  • Erin – “From the island to the west”
  • Ethne – “Fire”
  • Evan – “Little Swift One”
  • Eve – “Life”
  • Eveleen – “Little Eve”
  • Felan or Phelan – “Wolf – spelled Faolan in Gaelic”
  • Felix
  • Fergus – “Superior”
  • Fern
  • Fineen – “Beautiful child”
  • Fingal
  • Finley
  • Finley – “Fair-Haired Hero”
  • Finn – “White, fair”,”Clear / White”
  • Finnegan – “White / Fair”
  • Finnian – “Little Fair One”
  • Fiona – “Fair or pale”, “White / Fair”
  • Flannery – “Neaning ruddy and valor”
  • Flynn – “Son of the red-haired one”
  • Forrest

Irish dog names that with G – J

  • Gael
  • Galen – “Calm”
  • Gallagher – “Descendant of foreign helper”
  • Galway
  • Garvie – “Rough peace”
  • Gerard – “Spear Carrier”
  • Gillian – “Feminine form of Julian”
  • Glenda – “Fair and good”
  • Goldie
  • Grady – “Noble, illustrious”, “Renowned”
  • Griffin – “Wales – Strong in Faith”
  • Guinness
  • Holly
  • Hunter
  • Ian – “Gaelic Form of John”
  • Imogen – “Naiden”
  • Ina
  • Iona – “Scottish – Dove”
  • Ivy
  • Jade
  • Jameson
  • Jamie
  • Jasmine
  • Juniper
Gaelic dog names
Gaelic dog names

Irish dog names that with K

  • Kaine – “Spear, or little battler”
  • Kane – “Nale – Little Battler”
  • Karma
  • Katha – “Pure
  • Kathleen – “Pure
  • Kayla
  • Kaylee
  • Keegan – “Son of Egan”
  • Keeghan – “Small flame or ardent”
  • Keelin – “Slender / Fair”
  • Keely – “Beautiful”
  • Keenan – “Ancient”
  • Keeva – “Gentle and precious”
  • Keira – “Black-Haired”,”Dark, black”
  • Keiran – “Little Black-Haired One”
  • Kelly – “Intelligent”
  • Kerry – “Dark Princess”
  • Kevin – “Handsome Beloved”
  • Kieran – “Little dark one”
  • Killian – “Bright-headed”,”Church”
  • Kira – “Throne”
  • Kirby – “Church settlement”
  • Kiwi
  • Korie – “The hollow”
  • Kylie

Irish dog names that with L – M – N

  • Lana – “Child”
  • Laoise – “Radiant girl”
  • Leary – “Keeper of Calves”
  • Lennon
  • Lia – “Weary”
  • Liam – “Resolute protection”, “Strong Willed”
  • Logan
  • Loki
  • Lorcan – “Little Wild One”
  • Lucky
  • Madigan – “Little dog”
  • Maeve – “Pronounced mayv – “She who intoxicates”,”Goddess of Song”
  • Maguire
  • Maire – “Irish Form of Mary”
  • Mannix – “Nonk”
  • Maureen – “Gaelic Form of Mary”,”Star of the sea”
  • McKenna
  • Mckenzie
  • Meara – “Happy”
  • Miles
  • Mirna – “Tender”
  • Moira – “Bitter”
  • Molly – “Star of the sea”
  • Mona – “Noble good”
  • Muriel – “Sparkling or shining sea”,”Of the bright sea”
  • Murphy – “Hound of the sea”,”Sea warrior”
  • Nainsi – “Gaelic Form of Nancy, Meaning Gracious”
  • Neala – “Champion”
  • Niall – “Cloud”,”One who is passionate” and “One who succeeds”,”Champion”
  • Nile – “Champion”
  • Nola
  • Nolan – “Famous” and “noble”, “Little Proud One”
  • Nora
  • Noreen – “Form of Nora”
  • Norris – “Scottish – From the North”

Irish dog names that with O – R

  • Oisin
  • Olive
  • Ona – “One”, “perfect for a dog who is your number one!”
  • Orla – “Golden and radiant princess”
  • Orna – “Little green one”
  • Oscar – “Friend of deers”
  • Owen
  • Paddy – “Pet Name of Patrick”
  • Patrick – “After St. Patrick’s Day, a national holiday celebrated in Ireland, you could call your dog ‘Paddy’ for short!”
  • Peadar
  • Pearse
  • Peggy – “Pet Form of Margaret, Meaning Pearl”, “A nickname for the name ‘Margaret'”
  • Phelan – “One who is full of joy”
  • Pickles
  • Porter
  • Potato – “One of the funniest Irish Dog Names for a potato shape dog!”
  • Puca – “After the shapeshifting character from Celtic folklore, “Goblin”
  • Quigley – “Ane with unruly hair”
  • Quigley – “Unruly hair
  • Quinn – “Intelligent” and “Wise”, “Wisdom”
  • Rainbow – “Due to the Irish association with a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!”
  • Reagan – “Little king or ruler”
  • Renny – “Charming one”
  • Riley – “Brave” and “Courageous”,”Small Stream”
  • Riona – “Queenly”
  • Roarke – “Champion”
  • Rogan – “Red-Haired”
  • Roisin – “Small and beautiful rose”
  • Ronan – “Little seal”,”Sea”
  • Rory – “Red”, after Ireland”S last high king “Rory O”Connor”
  • Rosalyn – “Beautiful rose”
  • Rosin – “Little Rose”
  • Roy – “Red”
  • Ryan – “One with kingly qualities”

Irish dog names that with S

  • Sage
  • Saoirse – “Freedom – pronounced SEER-sha”
  • Seamus – “Supplanter”
  • Sean – “A traditional Irish dog name”,”God is Gracious”
  • Selkie – “For a black dog, perhaps”
  • Shamrock – “After Ireland’S national symbol of the green plant”
  • Shandy
  • Shane – “A different version of Sean”
  • Shanna – “Old and wise”
  • Shannon – “A unisex choice which can mean old or wise”
  • Shauna
  • Shawn – “The feminine spelling of Sean”
  • Shay – “One who is courteous”
  • Shayan – “Another version of “Shea” which is ideal for a brave dog
  • Shea – “One who is majestic like a hawk”
  • Sheena – “God is gracious”
  • Sheila – “A variant of the beautiful moniker “Cecelia”
  • Shona
  • Sibeal
  • Sina – “Treasure”
  • Sinead – “A traditional choice meaning god’s gift”
  • Siobhan – “Gaelic Version of Joan”,”God is gracious”
  • Sloane – “Raider”
  • Sorley – “Viking or summer traveler”
  • Sullivan – “Black-eyed one”,”One with dark eyes”
  • Sun – “One who comes from a town by the Boyn river”
  • Sybil – “Prophetess”
Irish puppy names
Irish puppy names

Irish dog names that with T – Z

  • Tag – “Handsome one”
  • Tara
  • Teagan – “Little poet”
  • Tier – “Another title based on “Theobald”
  • Tiernan – “Little Lord”
  • Tierney – “One who is descended from a lord”
  • Tiffany – “Regal” and “Lordly”, the shortened version of “Tiff”
  • Tomás
  • Torrance – “Little Hills”
  • Troy
  • Tyrone
  • Van Morrison – “After Irish music legend “Sir Van Morrison”
  • Wexford
  • Whiskey
  • Willow
  • Winnie – “Whales – Blessed Reconciliation”
  • Yoda
  • Yuki
  • Zen

Notes on naming Irish dog names.

  1. Choose a Irish dog name That Ends With a Vowel.
  2. Dogs tend to respond better to names with two syllables. They’re not short enough to be confused for a cue like sit, down, or come.
  3. Avoid Names With Negative Connotations.
  4. Don’t Pick One That Might Get Confused With Commands.
  5. Choose A Name That’s Unlike Your Other Pets.
  6. Perform The “Nickname Test”.
  7. Think Of Your Dog’s Personality.
  8. Choose a Name And Stick With It.
  9. Don’t give a name based on negative personality traits.
  10. Don’t make it something embarrassing to have to yell out.
  11. The dog’s name should be used as soon as possible.
  12. Avoid changing an adult dog’s name if the dog knows it already. If you must change the name, choose one that sounds similar.