55 Irish Dog Names

Irish Terrier dog with tan fur standing outside on grass

The Spruce / Kristie Lee

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? Consider one of these 55 Irish-inspired names for your new four-legged best friend. It's 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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