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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!

Kirby is found in these categories:


  • Kirby ranks #559 with users of
  • Kirby ranks #357 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Kirby ranks #316 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

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

In the past week, Kirby was viewed 77 times, and liked 2 times.

Most popular breeds named Kirby:

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

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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 (3)

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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

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