55 Irish Dog Names

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If you're welcoming a new four-legged member into your home, why not give your dog the luck of the Irish and opt for an Irish-inspired name? You certainly don’t need to be of Irish heritage (or adopt an Irish Setter or Kerry Beagle) to choose one of these monikers, but considering one of these 55 Irish-inspired names for their new four-legged best friend is a great way to pay homage to the rich culture, history, and beauty of Ireland.      

Top Irish Dog Names

  • Patrick or Paddy
  • Clover
  • Shamrock
  • Lucky
  • Leprechaun
  • Rainbow
  • Dublin
  • Ireland
  • Guinness
  • Bailey
  • Kerry
  • Finn or Finnegan

Tips for Naming Your Dog

Naming a dog can sometimes feel like a daunting task, so before settling on a name, be sure to consider factors like your new pup's physical characteristics, personality, and coat. Just like naming a child, you'll also want to consider how easy the name is to pronounce (it may be even more important when naming a dog, as you'll want to be sure that he or she is able to learn their name) as well as the fact that it should be a name that you'll be comfortable sharing with your friends, family, and veterinarian. Also keep in mind that you don't necessarily have to name your dog right away -- sometimes it can actually help to wait until you get to know them better before making the final decision.

More Irish Dog Names

  • Puca
  • Charm
  • Big Red
  • Gael
  • Celt
  • Cullen
  • Killian
  • Rory
  • Brady
  • Boxty
  • Devin
  • Blarney

Male Irish Dog Names

Here are some strong and masculine Irish-inspired dog names that could be a great fit for any male dog.

  • Kieran
  • Aidan
  • Troy
  • Grady
  • Ronan
  • Flynn
  • Jameson
  • Colin
  • Ryan
  • Aengus
  • Liam
  • Crosby
  • Lennon
  • Declan
  • Carson

Female Irish Dog Names

Here are some more dainty and feminine Irish names for your female pup.

  • Shandy
  • McKenna
  • Maeve
  • Cassidy
  • Erin
  • Bridget
  • Kelly
  • Nora
  • Siobhan
  • Riley
  • Teagan
  • Molly
  • Ashlynn
  • Delaney
  • Keira
  • Sloane

Other Dog Names

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