110+ Irish Dog Names


Naming a dog can sometimes seem like a daunting task, so before settling on a name, be sure to consider factors such as your new puppy’s physical characteristics, personality, and coat. Just like giving a name to a child, you will also want to think about how easy it is to pronounce the name (this may be even more important when giving a name to a dog, as you want to be sure that he or she will recognize her name), as well as that the fact that it should be a name that you can share with friends, family, and the vet. Also, keep in mind that you don’t have to give your dog a name right away – it can sometimes be helpful to wait until you get to know him better before making your final decision.

Irish dog names are so funny, so playful, and definitely unique. Currently, the most spoken language in Ireland is English, but Irish, also called Gaelic or Irish Gaelic, is still the official language. If you are unfamiliar with Celtic languages, pronunciation may seem difficult at first. However, all names will convey a beautiful sound and a touch of Irish essence.

Creative Irish Dog Names

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  • Grá
  • Charm
  • Rainbow
  • Cabbage
  • Cork
  • Kiwi
  • Merrow
  • Sage
  • Greenie
  • Sláinte
  • Shandy
  • Felix
  • Chance
  • Limerick
  • Lucky
  • Wee
  • Jade
  • Galway
  • Kelpie
  • Selkie
  • Fern
  • Porter
  • Shamrock
  • Guinness
  • Forrest
  • Niamh
  • Blarney

Male Irish Dog Names

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  • Darragh
  • Rogan
  • Whiskey
  • Donnelly
  • Cormac
  • Lorcan
  • Finn
  • James
  • Dublin
  • Conan
  • Grady
  • Alastair
  • Jameson
  • Murphy
  • Owen
  • Bran
  • O’Malley
  • Thomas
  • Donovan
  • Ronan
  • Declan
  • Madigan
  • Kane
  • Killian
  • Colin
  • Patrick
  • Aidan
  • Finegan
  • Paddy
  • Connor
  • Doyle
  • Seamus
  • Liam
  • Leprechaun
  • Dermot

Female Irish Dog Names

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  • Bailey
  • Holly
  • Saoirse
  • Tara
  • Muriel
  • Reagan
  • Roisin
  • Fiona
  • Glenda
  • Molly
  • Shannon
  • Erin
  • Maggie
  • Ardeen
  • Sinead
  • Maeve
  • Ciara
  • Claire
  • Grace
  • Mab
  • Mary
  • O’Hara
  • Rosalyn
  • Cara
  • Gael
  • Orla
  • Aisling
  • Sophie
  • Sybil
  • Clover
  • Colleen
  • Anna
  • Riley
  • Kira
  • Caoimhe

Gaelic Dog Names

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  • Lorcan (little wild one)
  • Bran (raven)
  • Murphy (hound of the sea)
  • Seamus
  • Connor
  • Rogan (red-haired)
  • Keeva (gentle and precious)
  • Sullivan
  • Kieran
  • Conry (king of the hounds)
  • Saoirse (freedom – pronounced SEER-sha)
  • Dermot
  • Declan
  • Selkie (for a black dog, perhaps)
  • Madigan (little dog)
  • Aislinn or Aisling (dream – pronounced ASH-lin)
  • Felan or Phelan (wolf – spelled Faolan in Gaelic)
  • Cael (slender)
  • Conan (hound)
  • Roisin (little rose)

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