Irish Dog Names

Everyone loves the Irish, so why not name your dog in their honour? Here are some beautiful Irish dog names, perfect for setters, shepherds and retrievers.

Irish Dog Names

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All Irish Dog Names

  • Derived from old Irish, meaning "little fire", often used in folklore.
  • Derived from Gaelic, often used in Irish surnames and place names.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "little and fiery".
  • Derived from Irish mythology, meaning "little fire" in Gaelic.
  • Associated with Irish mythology and means "radiance" in Gaelic language.
  • Derived from Irish Gaelic, meaning dream or vision, often in poetry.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "child" or "darling child".
  • Not traditionally linked to Irish culture or language.
  • Associated with Celtic mythology and Gaelic language as a god's name.
  • Derived from Gaelic, signifies "great champion" in Irish culture.
  • Derived from Irish name Aibhilín, meaning beautiful or pleasant.
  • A popular female name originating from Ireland's folklore and mythology.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning small or little one.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "sweet, melodious, harmonious".
  • Derived from Irish, meaning strength or exalted one.
  • He's an Irish musician and the lead singer of U2.
  • Derived from Irish surname Ó Buadáin, meaning descendant of Buadán.
  • Derived from Irish surname O'Bradaigh, meaning descendant of Bradach.
  • Derived from Irish name "Brian", meaning noble or strong.
  • Derived from Irish Gaelic, meaning "fairy palace" or "little raven".
  • Associated with Irish surname Ó Breaslain, meaning descendant of the spirited one.
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "prince" or "little raven".
  • Derived from an old Irish word meaning "noble".
  • Derived from Irish Gaelic, meaning "strong, virtuous, and honorable".
  • Derived from Irish goddess Brigid, popular among Irish Catholics.
  • Associated with an ancient Celtic goddess and a Christian saint.
  • Derived from Irish surname Ó Bródaigh, meaning descendant of spirited one.
  • Derived from Irish Gaelic, meaning rhythmic flow of sounds.
  • Means "girl" in Irish and is a popular female name in Ireland.
  • Derived from Irish Gaelic, meaning "friend" or "beloved".
  • A traditional Irish name, often associated with ancient kings and warriors.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "rock" or "rocky headland".
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "little rock" or "spear", a common surname.
  • Derived from Welsh, not connected to Irish culture or language.
  • A historic town in Ireland known for its ancient royal and religious sites.
  • Derived from Cerdic, an old Irish king's name.
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "ancient," often used in Irish mythology.
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "dark-haired" and popular in Ireland.
  • Derived from Irish surname, meaning "red warrior" or "son of Flannchadh".
  • Derived from Irish word "Clár", meaning a flat, level plain.
  • Derived from Irish Gaelic, symbolizing a river in County Waterford.
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "pup" or "young dog".
  • Derived from Irish surname Ó Coileáin, meaning "descendant of Coileán".
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "little wolf" or "hound".
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning strong as a wolf, common in Irish heritage.
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "lover of hounds".
  • Derived from Irish name "Cordélia", meaning "daughter of the sea".
  • Derived from old Irish, meaning "charioteer" or "son of defilement".
  • Derived from Irish surname Mac Cobhthaigh, meaning "victorious".
  • Derived from Irish surname MacEoghain, meaning "son of Eoghan".
  • Derived from Irish surname Ó Cuilinn, meaning "descendant of holly".
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "free from envy".
  • Derived from an Irish name meaning "great" or "fertile."
  • Beloved diminutive form of David, common in Irish families.
  • Originates from Irish Gaelic, meaning "man of prayer".
  • A prominent figure in ancient Irish mythology and folklore.
  • A popular traditional male name originating from Ireland.
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "man from South Munster," an Irish region.
  • A common surname originating from Gaelic meaning "dark, brave one".
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "brown" or "chief".
  • A traditional Gaelic surname meaning "dark or brown-haired chieftain."
  • Derived from Irish Gaelic, meaning "stranger" or "exile".
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "dark stranger".
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning dark or black-haired.
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "guardian of the riches".
  • Derived from Irish origin, meaning "bright, shining one".
  • Derived from Irish mythology, meaning swift and associated with horses.
  • No connection between Eloy and Irish culture or language exists.
  • Derived from an Irish word, meaning 'eager and lively'.
  • Famous Irish singer-songwriter known for Celtic and New Age music.
  • Derived from Éirinn, a Gaelic term for Ireland.
  • Derived from Irish mythology, meaning "kernel" or "grain" in Gaelic.
  • Derived from the Gaelic name Eóghan, meaning young warrior.
  • Eve
    Associated with Irish word "Aoibh" meaning beauty, brightness, or radiance.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "light" or "radiant, shining one".
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "man of vigor", common in Irish folklore.
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "wild" or "wild deer" in Irish tradition.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning fair-haired hero.
  • Derived from Irish mythology, symbolizes a fair or white warrior.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "fair or white", often used in folklore.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "fair" or "white", often used in folklore.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "fair-haired hero".
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "fair" or "white", popular in Ireland.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "white shoulder", often used in folklore.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning red or ruddy, often used as a surname.
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "son of the red-haired one".
  • Not directly linked to Irish culture or language.
  • A common surname originating from Ireland, often linked to Gaelic heritage.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "brave with a spear".
  • Derived from Irish name Eilionoir, meaning bright, shining one.
  • Derived from Glen, meaning valley, a common element in Irish place names.
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning noble or illustrious.
  • A prominent figure in Irish folklore and traditional Gaelic female name.
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "descendant of the griffin-like."
  • Ian
    Derived from John, commonly used in Ireland.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "blessed island", also a sacred pilgrimage site.
  • Derived from Irish Gaelic, meaning "battle" or "warrior".
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "celebration" or "slender".
  • Derived from Irish, meaning slender and fair.
  • Derived from Irish Gaelic, meaning slender or beautiful.
  • Derived from Irish Gaelic, meaning "gentle, beautiful, precious."
  • Derived from an Irish word meaning "dark-haired" or "little dark one".
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "little dark one".
  • Derived from an Irish surname meaning "descendant of war."
  • Derived from an Irish surname meaning "ugly head".
  • A county in Ireland and a Gaelic-derived given name.
  • Derived from Irish origin, meaning "handsome birth".
  • Derived from ancient Gaelic, meaning "ancient" or "enduring" in Irish culture.
  • Derived from Ciarán, meaning dark-haired in Gaelic.
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "little dark one" in Irish tradition.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "little church" or "fierce warrior".
  • Derived from Ciara, an Irish name meaning dark-haired or dark.
  • Derived from Irish surname Ó Ciarmhaic, meaning dark son.
  • Derived from Irish origin, meaning "narrow strait" or "lovely".
  • Derived from an Irish Gaelic word meaning "narrow strait."
  • Derived from Irish Gaelic, meaning "little rock" or "harmony".
  • A common surname originating from Ireland, meaning "calf herder".
  • Lia
    Derived from Irish, meaning "bearer of good news".
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "strong-willed warrior and protector."
  • Derived from Irish lore, meaning "little fierce one".
  • Associated with leprechauns, symbols of good fortune in Irish folklore.
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "descendant of the little hound."
  • Mae
    Derived from Maebh, an ancient Irish queen's name.
  • A common surname originating from Gaelic Mac Uidhir, meaning "son of Odhar".
  • An Irish variant of Mary, often used in Gaelic-speaking regions.
  • Derived from Irish surname Mac Coinnich, meaning son of Coinneach.
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "monk", popular in Irish heritage.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "great" or "dark skinned".
  • Derived from Gaelic, signifies son of Dougal, a common Irish name.
  • Derived from Irish surname Mac Earnáin, indicating son of Earnán.
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "son of the handsome one".
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "merry" or "rejoicing" in Irish culture.
  • Derived from Gaelic name "Meghan", meaning pearl.
  • Derived from Irish surname Ó Maolagáin, meaning descendant of the bald one.
  • Derived from Irish name Miren, meaning "sea white, sea fair."
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "bitter" or "great", often used in folklore.
  • Associated with a mythical herb in Irish folklore.
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "bright sea", often used in Irish folklore.
  • An Irish variant of Nancy, often used in traditional folklore.
  • Derived from Irish Gaelic, meaning "champion" or "passionate".
  • Derived from Irish mythology, meaning "rough" or "not gentle".
  • Originates from Irish Gaelic, meaning "champion" or "cloud".
  • Derived from Irish mythology, means "bright" or "radiant" in Gaelic.
  • Derived from Gaelic surname Ó Nualláin, meaning descendant of Nuallán.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "honor" or "light".
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "honor" or "dignity".
  • Derived from Irish surname Ó Nóraigh, meaning descendant of Nórach.
  • Derived from Irish Gaelic, meaning "golden princess".
  • Common nickname for Patrick, often used in Ireland.
  • Associated with Ireland's patron saint and widely used in Irish names.
  • Derived from Margaret, popular in Irish folklore and history.
  • Associated with Irish surname Mac Pheadair, meaning "son of Peter".
  • Derived from Piaras, a popular Irish male name.
  • Derived from Irish surname Ó Cuinn, meaning descendant of Conn.
  • Derived from Irish surname "Ó Ríagáin", meaning descendant of Riagán.
  • Derived from Welsh, not directly linked to Irish culture or language.
  • Derived from Irish surname Ó Raghallaigh, meaning descendant of Raghallach.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "queenly" or "royal".
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "red-headed" or "of superior judgment".
  • A popular female name in Ireland, meaning "little rose".
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "little seal".
  • Derived from Irish name Rosalind, meaning "beautiful, tender horse".
  • Symbolizes beauty in Irish poetry, also a popular female name.
  • Derived from Irish name Róisín, meaning little rose.
  • Associated with Gaelic origin, meaning "little rose" in Irish culture.
  • Roy
    Derived from Irish word "ruadh", meaning red or red-haired.
  • Derived from Irish surname O'Rielly, meaning courageous and valiant.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "freedom", often used in traditional names.
  • An Irish version of James, often used in Gaelic-speaking regions.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "God is gracious" or "gift from God".
  • Derived from Sionainn, meaning "possessor of wisdom" in Gaelic.
  • Derived from an Irish river, often used as a female first name.
  • Derived from Irish Gaelic, meaning "God is gracious".
  • Derived from Irish Gaelic, meaning "heavenly" or "of the heavens".
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "God is gracious" or "kindness".
  • Derived from Irish Gaelic, meaning "God is gracious".
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "summer sailor" and common in Irish heritage.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "dark-eyed" or "little dark-eyed one".
  • Derived from an ancient Celtic goddess, symbolizing wisdom and prophecy.
  • Derived from Thomasina, an English version of Irish name Thomas.
  • Associated with a historic hill, symbolizing ancient kingship in Ireland.
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "little lord" or "dark lord".
  • Derived from Gaelic, meaning "descendant of a lord or chief".
  • Derived from Gaelic "Troightheach", meaning foot soldier.
  • Derived from Irish, meaning "lamb", often used in Irish folklore.
  • Derived from Irish name Gwyneth, meaning blessed or fair.

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How popular are Irish Dog Names?

Irish Dog Names currently rank in 93rd place out of all PupNames.com categories.

As of June 2024, irish dog names are trending down with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that they are less fashionable than they were at this time last year.

In general, this category has held a pretty consistent rank with PupNames.com visitors.

Which are the cutest and most unique Irish Dog Names?

These irish dog names range from cute to badass, and from traditional to unique. Click each circle to see the name.

Peggy is among the cutest of these. If you prefer tougher, edgier dog names, the one considered the most badass is Griffin.

Rosin scored high for its uniqueness, which would help your dog to stand out. But if you prefer more common, old-fashioned names, the more traditional option here is Lucky.

How does interest compare across the United States for Irish Dog Names?

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The states that love irish dog names the most are South Dakota, Vermont and Rhode Island.

The least amount of interest in this category was registered in Kansas, Idaho and Oklahoma.

Which countries have the most love for Irish Dog Names?

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Who'd have thought?! Some of the countries you might not have thought about that LOVE irish dog names are Isle of Man, Guernsey and Syria.

On the flip, PupNames data shows there's not much interest in Hong Kong, Iran and China.

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