NamesNames by CountriesThe 50 Best Irish Dog Names

You’ve probably heard of a few dog breeds that have “Irish” in their name. For example, the Irish Setter, Irish Wolfhound, Irish Water Spaniel, or the Irish Terrier, just to name a few. This is because these breeds have originated from Ireland. So, if you’re bringing home a new puppy and you’re having trouble thinking of a name, what’s their background? If they came from Ireland, then consider an Irish name. Luckily, we’ve compiled the 50 best Irish dog names for you to think about.

the 50 best irish dog names

What’s in a name?

Before deciding on a name for your four-legged friend, think about it. Many names sound cute and are hard to choose between. It’s not always about sounding cute and clever, though.

When picking a name, make sure that you can easily spell it and pronounce it. You want it to roll off the tongue. Also, there are certain sounds and syllables that your dog will be more likely to listen to. On the other hand, they may not listen well to certain sounds similar to common commands. Also, you can choose a name that has some meaning to you as well. 

With all that in mind, let’s take a look at these Irish names.

The 50 best Irish dog names

Male Irish dog names

  • Anlon
  • Carrick
  • Covey
  • Cowan
  • Dermot
  • Fergus
  • Finn
  • Keiran
  • Leary
  • Lorcan
  • Mannix
  • Norris
  • Rogan
  • Sorley
  • Tiernan

Female Irish dog names

  • Alma
  • Bree
  • Deirdre
  • Dorren
  • Enya
  • Fiona
  • Keely
  • Meara
  • Moira
  • Neala
  • Noreen
  • Quinn
  • Riona
  • Rosin
  • Winnie

the 50 best irish dog names

Irish names based on location

  • Burren
  • Cashel
  • Cork
  • Donegal
  • Dublin
  • Ennis
  • Galway
  • Limerick
  • Moher
  • Wexford

Fun Irish names

  • Bailey
  • Blarney
  • Clover
  • Dagda
  • Gaelic
  • Guinness
  • Patrick
  • Puca
  • Shamrock
  • Shandy

What’s your dog’s name?

Do you have a pup at home with one of the names listed above? Irish names are fun and can sound festive, so these names are certainly a good idea.

Similar reading: more dog names from around the world

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