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Traits associated with the name Kirby:

Dogs named Kirby tend to be loving, good-natured, industrious, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Kirby?

Naming your dog Kirby suggests that you have a playful and creative side. You may also have a fondness for the classic Nintendo character of the same name.

Is Kirby a good dog name?

Kirby has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Kirby isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Kirby is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Kirby was, in the past month, the 1523rd most viewed dog name on

As of June 2024, Kirby is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Kirby was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Kirby's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Kirby is most adored in North Carolina, Nevada and Idaho.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Iowa, Nebraska and Pennsylvania.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Kirby.

Most popular breeds named Kirby:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Poodle
  3. Chihuahua
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Pomeranian

Kirby is found in these categories:

cute dog names

Resembles a lovable, pink Nintendo character known for his charm.

irish dog names

Derived from Irish surname Ó Ciarmhaic, meaning dark son.

Dog names like Kirby:

Strong, healthy second son
Descendant of the noble or illustrious one
From Cuppel's People
Hindi for beautiful/handsome
Irish for handsome
Kirby dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (5)

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Adrianna (Pennsylvania, United States)
I think of Kirby is a awesome name for a dog who loves to cuddle.
January 19, 2024

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Rhonda (Utah, United States)
My miniature long-haired Dachshund's name is Kirby. The minute I saw him, I knew it was the perfect fit.
November 07, 2023

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Bill (Ontario, Canada)
We have an Ausiedoodle pup, we named him Kirby. I named him after Kirby Puckett who passed but was one of the best baseball players of all time, playing for the Twins. I thought that is a cool name for a dog and so years and years later, we have a Kirby.
May 30, 2022

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Craig (Minnesota, United States)
I named my dog Kirby and glad I did👍
May 27, 2022

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Beth (Virginia, United States)
I am naming my Cockapoo puppy Kirby and love that it is unique.
March 15, 2022

Let us know what you think of Kirby as a dog name!