220+ Irish Dog Names

Names By Meg Marrs 6 min read July 21, 2023

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Do you have a lucky lad or lass at home? Perhaps it makes sense to consider an Irish dog name for your furry friend!

We’ll share some of the best Irish dog names for your four-footer below. Whether you have Irish roots or simply admire Irish culture, you’re sure to stumble upon a fitting moniker for your mutt!

Female Irish Dog Names

Female Irish Dog Names

Searching for Irish-inspired girl dog names? Consider these female dog names for your canine cutie:

  • Aaliyah: Rising
  • Abaigh: Joy 
  • Abbie-Rose: Compassion
  • Abby: Joy
  • Ada: Nobility 
  • Addison: Son of Adam 
  • Adrianna: Dark
  • Agnes: Chaste 
  • Aibhlinn: Longed-for 
  • Aida: Reward
  • Aideen: Little fire 
  • Ailbe: White 
  • Aimee: Beloved
  • Aine: Happiness 
  • Alana: Precious 
  • Alba: White 
  • Alma: Goodness
  • Athena: Goddess of wisdom 
  • Aubree: Fair ruler 
  • Bonnie: Pretty
  • Bowden: Messenger 
  • Bree: Strong
  • Caitriona: Pure 
  • Claire: Clear
  • Darby: Liberty
  • Dearbhla: Poet’s daughter
  • Deirdre: Sad One
  • Delilah: Delicate
  • Diana: Divine 
  • Dolly: Gift of God 
  • Dorren: Sullen
  • Enya: Variation of Ena, meaning kernel
  • Erika: Forever
  • Erin: From the island 
  • Esme: Esteemed
  • Ethne: Fire
  • Eva: Life 
  • Evangeline: Good 
  • Eve: Living
  • Eveleen: Little Eve
  • Fiona: White / fair
  • Florence: Blossoming
  • Gillian: Feminine form of Julian
  • Goda: A sense to perceive 
  • Grainne: Love 
  • Hailey: Hay meadow 
  • Iona: Dove
  • Jorja: Farmer 
  • Katie: Pure 
  • Kayla: Fiar 
  • Kayleigh: Slim
  • Keelin: Fair 
  • Keely: Beautiful
  • Keeva: Protect
  • Keira: Black-haired
  • Kerry: Dark princess
  • Kylie: Boomerang
  • Lori: The laurel tree
  • Lottie: Little 
  • Maeve: Goddess of Song
  • Maggie: Pearl
  • Maia: Great
  • Maire: Irish form of Mary
  • Maja: Mother
  • Maureen: Gaelic form of Mary
  • May: The fifth month 
  • Maya: Good mother
  • Meah: Dreams 
  • Meara: Happy
  • Minnie: Bitter
  • Miya: Shrine
  • Moira: Bitter
  • Molly: Star of the sea
  • Nainsi: Gaelic form of Nancy, meaning gracious
  • Neala: Champion
  • Noreen: Form of Nora
  • Nova: New
  • Peggy: Pet form of Margaret, meaning pearl
  • Penelope: Weaver
  • Quinn :Wise
  • Raina: Queen
  • Raya: Friend 
  • Riona: Queenly
  • Rosin: Little rose
  • Saffron: Yellow flower
  • Saoirse: Freedom 
  • Saorlaith: Noble princess 
  • Sinead: God is gracious 
  • Siobhan: Gaelic version of Joan
  • Violet: Purple 
  • Vivien: Alive 
  • Weronika: True picture 
  • Willow: Willow tree 
  • Winnie: Reconciliation
  • Yara: Water lady
  • Zofia: Wisdom
  • Zuzanna: Lily

Male Irish Dog Names

Male Irish Dog Names

Does your best buddy make you feel lucky? Is he like your own canine clover? Well, check out these male Irish names for some ideas:

  • Ahmed: Highly praised 
  • Aidan: Little fiery one
  • Anlon: Champion
  • Bradley: Broad meadow 
  • Brady: Spirited​
  • Brandon: Cheiftan
  • Brendan: Prince
  • Brian: Noble
  • Brody: From muddy place
  • Brogan: Sturdy shoe 
  • Caolan: Slender 
  • Carbry: Charioteer
  • Carrick: Rock
  • Carson: Marsh-dwellers
  • Carter: Transporter 
  • Casey: Vigilant
  • Cathair:  Fighter
  • Cathal: Battle rule 
  • Cathaoir: Warrior
  • Cayden: Fighter 
  • Cedric: Chief
  • Charles: Free man
  • Clancy: Ruddy warrior
  • Conall / Connell: Mighty
  • Covey: Hound of the plains
  • Cowan: Dweller at a hollow
  • Cruz: Cross
  • Cuan: Little wolf 
  • Collis: Dark hair
  • Cullen: Holly
  • Declan: Full of goodness
  • Deividas: Vitality
  • Dennis: Follower of Dionysius
  • Denver: Green valley 
  • Dermot: Free man
  • Dexter: Right-handed 
  • Eamon: Guardian
  • Eloy: Red-haired youth
  • Evan: Little swift one
  • Fergus: Superior
  • Fiachra: Raven
  • Filip: Friend
  • Finley: Fair-haired hero
  • Finn: Clear / white
  • Finnegan: White / fair
  • Finnian: Little fair one
  • Galen: Calm
  • Gerard: Spear carrier
  • Grady: Noble
  • Grayson: Son of the bailiff
  • Griffin: Strong in faith
  • Harley: Stag meadow 
  • Harper: One who plays the harp
  • Harrison: son of Harry 
  • Ian: Gaelic form of John
  • Iarla: The Irish version of Earl 
  • Joshua: God is deliverance 
  • Josiah: Supporter 
  • Keiran: Little black-haired one
  • Kelly: Intelligent
  • Kenzie: The fair one
  • Kevin: Handsome
  • Kian: Ancient
  • Leary: Keeper of calves
  • Lee: Meadow
  • Liam: Strong willed
  • Lincoln: Lake colony
  • Lochlain: Home of the Norse 
  • Loghan: From the hollow
  • Lorcan: Little wild one
  • Mannix: Monk
  • Marc: Warlike
  • Nolan: Little proud one
  • Norris: From the north
  • Oskar: Spear of the Gods
  • Paddy: Derivative of Patrick
  • Quinn: Wisdom
  • Riley: Small stream
  • Rogan: Red-haired
  • Rohan: Red
  • Roman: Powerful
  • Ronan: Sea
  • Seamus: Supplanter
  • Sean: God is gracious
  • Sorley: Viking / summer traveler
  • Tiernan: Little lord
  • Xander: A protector of men
  • Zachariah: The Lord recalls 
  • Zachary: God remembers

Gender Neutral Dog Names

irish names for dogs

Whether you have a female or male mutt, these gender neutral Irish names are perfect for your pupper.

  • Anna: Grace
  • Annabelle: Favored
  • Austin: Great
  • Cody: Helpful
  • Flynn: Son of red-haired one
  • Griffin: Lord
  • Kane: Little warrior
  • Logan: Little hollow
  • Miles: Solider
  • Nola: Shoulder
  • Owen: Noble
  • Reagan: Nobility
  • Riley: Valiant

Fun Irish Dog Name Ideas

Irish dog name ideas

For a lighthearted name that still pays homage to Irish culture, consider one of these fun and cool Irish names:

  • Clover: The four leaf clover is thought to bring good luck with its unique shape and green color!
  • Guinness: A famous brand of beer composed of a dark stout – one of the best-selling and most well-known alcoholic drinks in Ireland.
  • Patrick: After St. Patrick, the patron Irish saint. The patron Saint Patrick was known for his spread of Christianity throughout Ireland.
  • Shamrock. A three-leaf clover that serves as Ireland’s national emblem.
  • Shandy: A popular Irish drink that involves mixing beer with a sweet soda.
  • Bailey: After the popular Irish cream liquor.
  • Blarney: A small town known for Blarney Castle and the Blarney Stone, a famous landmark in Ireland.
  • Dagda: Another character from Irish folklore, said to have power over life, death, weather, and agriculture. He is said to resemble a large man with a black hood. A perfect name for a large Irish breeds like the Irish Wolfhound.
  • Gael: Gaelic is a language and culture that comes out of Ireland.
  • Puca: A create of Irish folklore, believed to bring both good and bad luck.

Irish Cities & Locations for Dog Names

Irish place names for dogs

Ireland is full of beautiful sites and cities. Check out these names inspired by Irish cities and locations.

  • Burren: A region of County Clare with karst landscape featuring bedrock with a vast cracked pavement of glacial-era limestone, cliffs, caves, and fossils. 
  • Cashel: From the Rock of Cashel, a set of rocky ruins that were once referred to as Fairy Hill by the pagans. This was the seat of the Kings of Munster. It’s said that this was the location where St. Patrick was baptized as the Third King of Munster.
  • Cork: Cork is a large city situated in the South.
  • Donegal: A historic and beautiful city in north Ireland.
  • Dublin: The largest city and the capital of Ireland well-known as a birthplace to many artists and musicians.
  • Ennis: A county town of Clare.
  • Galway: A small Irish town in the west of Ireland. Galway means “stoney river.”
  • Kerry: County Kerry is a region of Ireland in the west. Kerry takes it’s name from a word meaning “people of Ciar.” These individuals were known to have dark completion, and thought to be the original dark Irish.
  • Kilkenny: A small town in the Southeast region of Ireland.
  • Killarney: An Irish city that’s home to a beautiful national park.
  • Limerick: A charming city in southern region of Ireland with a medieval style design.
  • Moher: The Cliffs of Moher are a popular natural attraction in Ireland.
  • Wexford: A town located in Southeast Ireland.


These names are perfect for Irish dog breeds or any pet parents with Irish pride. Have fun picking out the perfect name for your pooch!

Do you have any other ideas for good Irish dog names? Share your ideas in the comments!

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Meg Marrs

Meg Marrs is the Founder and Director of Marketing at K9 of Mine. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! She loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!


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