Irish dog names

Whether you’re a lover of Irish dog breeds or everything Irish from their culture to their history, Irish dog names are perfect for you. Irish names make excellent choices for all dogs big or small, tough or gentle. 

You’ll get an abundance of dog name ideas from Irish culture, language, and geography. Put your imagination to flight.

How To Pick The Perfect Dog Name

When naming your dog/ pup, think long-term. You’re going to be saying your dog’s name a lot  – in the park, on walks, at the vet, dog shows, dog training, or even on social media accounts. 

Pick a name that is fun and easy to say. Something you won’t get tired of hearing after a while. So make sure you come with a list of at least three names. Try them. See which one you and your dog like best – that’s the one you should go for. 

Here are some of the best Irish dog names you could give your pup.

Top Irish Dog Names

Best Irish Dog Names For Female Pups

  1. Desmond
  2. Kane
  3. Finn
  4. Kian
  5. Flynn
  6. Kirby
  7. Doyle
  8. Flannery
  9. Eamon
  10. McDougal
  11. Brendan
  12. Donovan
  13. Declan
  14. Bono
  15. Beacan
  16. Colin
  17. Killian
  18. Brayden
  19. Lucky
  20. Griffin
  21. Donnelly
  22. Brian
  23. McErnie
  24. Liam
  25. Davey
  26. Peterson
  27. Aidan
  28. Sullivan
  29. Kieran
  30. Gallagher
  31. Ronan
  32. Seamus
  33. Finnegan
  34. Grady
  35. Brody
  36. Milligan
  37. Roy
  38. Troy
  39. Rhys
  40. Cullen
  41. Cormac
  42. Pierce
  43. Niall
  44. Cian
  45. Cashel
  46. Conor/Connor
  47. Finnley
  48. Darren
  49. Kevin
  50. Patrick
  51. Duff
  52. Collins
  53. Conan

Irish dog names for Male Pups

  1. Úna
  2. Cordelia
  3. Megan
  4. Breana
  5. Aine
  6. Fiadh
  7. Deirdre
  8. Brigid
  9. Clare
  10. Rosie
  11. Madigan
  12. Aoife
  13. Gráinne
  14. Makenzie
  15. Keeva
  16. Mirren
  17. Tamsin
  18. Emlyn
  19. Carrigan
  20. Glenda
  21. Eimear
  22. Sheena
  23. Saoirse
  24. Aednat
  25. Alannah
  26. Kira
  27. Cadie
  28. Orla
  29. Rosalyn
  30. Cara
  31. Fionnula
  32. Kennedy
  33. Kyla
  34. Keira
  35. Cailin
  36. Lia
  37. Lana
  38. Carys
  39. Moira
  40. Reagan
  41. Tara
  42. Sheila
  43. Muriel
  44. Nessa
  45. Iona
  46. Bidelia
  47. Ciara
  48. Tierney
  49. Clodagh
  50. Breena
  51. Aisling
  52. Moly
  53. Eileen
  54. Sybil
  55. Fiona
  56. Rose
  57. Sinead
  58. Maeve
  59. Kylee
  60. Brianna
  61. Róisín
  62. Bevin
  63. Erin
  64. Shanna
  65. Niamh
  66. Bridget
  67. Nora
  68. Kayleigh
  69. McKenna
  70. Kiara
  71. Rylee
  72. Annabella
  73. Shannon

Best Unisex Irish Dog Names

  1. Cassidy
  2. Dwayne (That’s right, this name is available for all in Ireland!)
  3. Braiden
  4. Cody
  5. Corey
  6. Duffy
  7. Devin/Devyn
  8. Brodie
  9. Dillon
  10. Delaney
  11. Keegan
  12. Emmett
  13. Casey
  14. Brennan
  15. Goldie
  16. AshlynAshlynn
  17. Brady
  18. Fallon

Cute Irish Dog Names

  1. Hilly (Ireland is known for its endless rolling hills)
  2. Lucky
  3. Leprechaun
  4. Beefy (Short for Corn beef)
  5. Potato
  6. Cabbage
  7. McMarsh (A salute to Ireland’s lush landscape and a nod to those tasty cereal marshmallows)
  8. Charm
  9. Republic
  10. Coin
  11. Lamb
  12. Pub
  13. Saint
  14. Puca (A creature of Irish folklore)
  15. Castle (The island is covered in them!)
  16. Ireland
  17. Irish
  18. O’Connor
  19. Dagda (A god of Irish mythology)
  20. LOTI (Luck of the Irish)
  21. Clover
  22. Fin MacCool (We didn’t even make this one up. Fin MacCool is a character from Irish legend. Amazing)
  23. Emerald
  24. Gael (Short for Gaelic)
  25. Lush
  26. Rainbow
  27. Boxty (A traditional Irish pancake)
  28. Greeny
  29. Celt
  30. POG (Pot of Gold)

Irish Dog Names From Pop Culture

  1. Bono
  2. O’Hara (Maureen O’Hara)
  3. Neeson (Liam Neeson)
  4. Boondock (Based on the film The Boondock Saints)
  5. Van or Morrison (Van Morrison)
  6. O’Dowd (Chris O’Dowd)
  7. Wilde (Oscar Wilde, a native Irishman)
  8. Enya
  9. Brosnan (Pierce Brosnan)
  10. Fassbender (Michael Fassbender)
  11. MacManus (The last name of the infamous Boondock Saints brothers)
  12. Farrell (Colin Farrell)
  13. Byrne (Gabriel Byrne)

Irish Cities and Towns Dog Names

  1. Moher
  2. Killarney
  3. Kilkenny
  4. Connemara
  5. Blarney
  6. Wexford
  7. Cork
  8. Galway
  9. Dublin
  10. Burren
  11. Ennis
  12. Donegal
  13. Limerick (Or Limmy for short)

Cool Irish Dog Names

  1. D.B. (Short for Dark Beer)
  2. Guinness
  3. Jameson
  4. McBadass
  5. Whiskey
  6. Bailey
  7. Murphy
  8. Porter
  9. McGregor (Named after the famous MMA fighter, Conor McGregor)
  10. Shandy (A popular Irish drink that mixes beer with a soft drink)

Haven’t Found Something Yet?

Irish language, culture, and history provide an abundance of ideas you could use as inspiration to find the perfect names for dogs. 

Or, if you don’t prefer these Irish names for dogs, Here are some more ideas to help you pick out the perfect dog name for your pup.

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