38 Lovable Celtic Dog Names

By Allegra Ringo

We've covered impressive German dog names and charming British names, but what about Celtic names? If you're of Irish descent, have an Irish dog breed, or simply love Irish things, you might want to give your dog a Celtic name. But how do you choose one?

To help you get started, here's a list of Celtic dog names and what they mean.

Irish red and white setters
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Male

  • Abracham - father of many (Irish form of Abraham)
  • Adra - noble
  • Afric - agreeable
  • Alan - handsome
  • Alastair - defender of mankind
  • Andraste - victory
  • Darcy - dark
  • Devin - poet
  • Donaghy - strong fighter
  • Gitta - strong
  • Kent - bright or white
  • Maccus - hammer
  • Melville - leader
  • Merlin - from the hill over the sea
  • Pert - from the bush or from the thicket
  • Sawyer - cuts timber
  • Tristian - tumult, outcry
  • Varden - from the green hill
  • Vaughn - small
Irish Wolfhound sitting on green grass
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Female

  • Aife - warrior woman
  • Aina - joy
  • Aleen - fair
  • Berta - splendid
  • Bridgette - strong
  • Brietta - strong
  • Cara - friend
  • Grania- love
  • Iona- from the king's island
  • Isolda- fair
  • Gwenneth - blessed
  • Jenny - white wave
  • Linette - idol
  • Lyonesse - little lion
  • Nareen - contented
  • Oriana - blond
  • Selma - comely
  • Venetia - blessed
  • Winnie - white or fair
Beautiful white dog
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