220 Irish Dog Names For Your Lucky Little Pup

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Ireland is a country rich in history and heritage. Plus, there is a lot of cool pop culture references that come from the green country providing dog owners with great material for puppy names! If you're looking for a suitable name for your new dog, young or old, you can look to their personality traits for some insight, then find a name that showcases that. Or, you can always just go random and land on one you just like the sound of—either way, you should love your dog's name as you'll be saying it for (hopefully) years to come.


Bring the luck of the Irish to your precious pup with one of these fun Irish dog names.

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Irish male dog names for boy dogs and puppies

Got a good boy in need of a name? These Irish options are filled with choices that can match any pup's personality, from the strong and serious to the silly and playful, and everything in between.


  • Aidan
  • Beacan
  • Bono
  • Brayden
  • Brendan
  • Brian
  • Cian
  • Colin
  • Collins
  • Conan
  • Conor/Connor
  • Cormac
  • Cullen
  • Darren
  • Davey
  • Desmond
  • Donnelly
  • Donovan
  • Doyle
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  • Finnegan
  • Finnley
  • Flannery
  • Grady
  • Griffin
  • Kane
  • Kevin
  • Kian
  • Kieran
  • Killian
  • Lucky


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  • McDougal
  • McErnie
  • Patrick
  • Peterson
  • Ronan
  • Roy
  • Seamus


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Irish female dog names for girl dogs and lovely lassies

Traditionally feminine Irish names for girls are beautiful, interesting, and command attention, just like your favorite canine companion.



  • Aednat
  • Aine
  • Aisling
  • Alannah
  • Aoife
  • Bevin
  • Bidelia
  • Breena
  • Brianna
  • Breana
  • Bridget
  • Cailin
  • Cara
  • Carrigan
  • Carys
  • Ciara
  • Clare
  • Clodagh
  • Cordelia
  • Eimear
  • Emlyn
  • Erin
  • Fiadh
  • Fiona
  • Fionnula
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  • Glenda
  • Gráinne
  • Keeva
  • Keira
  • Kennedy
  • Kiara
  • Kira
  • Kyla
  • Lia
  • Madigan
  • Maeve
  • Makenzie
  • McKenna
  • Megan
  • Mirren
  • Moly
  • Moira
  • Muriel
  • Nessa
  • Niamh
  • Orla
  • Róisín
  • Rosalyn
  • Rose
  • Rosie
  • Saoirse


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  • Shanna
  • Shannon
  • Sheena
  • Sheila
  • Sinead
  • Sybil
  • Tamsin
  • Tara
  • Úna


Gender-neutral Irish dog names

Looking for a name that could apply to any dog? Check out this list of gender-neutral names that could work for all canines.

  • Ashlynn
  • Brady
  • Braiden
  • Brennan
  • Brodie
  • Casey
  • Cody
  • Corey
  • Delaney
  • Devin/Devyn
  • Dillon
  • Duffy
  • Dwayne (That's right, this name is available for all in Ireland!)
  • Emmett
  • Fallon
  • Goldie


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  • Kelly
  • Logan
  • Meyers
  • Murphy
  • Nolan
  • Paddy
  • Pat
  • Payton/Peyton
  • Rory
  • Rowan/Rowen
  • Sean
  • Shane
  • Shaun
  • Sloan/Sloane
  • Teagan


Badass Irish dog names for bold boys and girls

If you need a name with a little edge to match the personality of your pup, these badass options are Irish to the T, and don't hold back.

  • Bailey
  • D.B. (Short for Dark Beer)
  • Guinness
  • McBadass
  • McGregor (Named after the ruthless MMA fighter, Conor McGregor)
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  • Shandy (A popular Irish drink that mixes beer with a soft drink)
  • Whiskey

Creative Irish dog names for the not-so-average pup

Silly, goofy, playful, and quirky — if any of all of these terms describes your dog, you might prefer a name that you don't hear very often, like any of these cute and creative Irish dog name choices!

  • Beefy (Short for Corn beef)
  • Boxty (A traditional Irish pancake)
  • Cabbage
  • Castle (The island is covered in them!)
  • Celt
  • Charm
  • Clover
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  • Coin
  • Dagda (A god of Irish mythology)
  • Emerald
  • Fin MacCool (We didn't even make this one up. Fin MacCool is a character from Irish legend. Amazing)
  • Gael (Short for Gaelic)
  • Greeny
  • Hilly (Ireland is known for its endless rolling hills)
  • Ireland
  • Irish
  • Lamb
  • Leprechaun
  • LOTI (Luck of the Irish)
  • Lucky
  • Lush


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  • McMarsh (A salute to Ireland's lush landscape and a nod to those tasty cereal marshmallows)
  • O'Connor
  • POG (Pot of Gold)
  • Potato
  • Puca (A creature of Irish folklore)
  • Pub
  • Rainbow
  • Republic
  • Saint

Geographic dog names inspired by Irish cities and towns

For lovers of the emerald isle, here is a list of names inspired by the towns, cities, and areas of Ireland that make the place so special.

  • Blarney
  • Burren
  • Connemara
  • Cork
  • Donegal
  • Dublin
  • Ennis
  • Galway
  • Kilkenny
  • Killarney
  • Limerick (Or Limmy for short)
  • Moher
  • Wexford
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Well-known Irish dog names inspired by pop culture

If you are looking for a name that's easily recognized, check out this list of pop-culture-inspired names for dogs who are destined for fame (or at least, named after someone who was.)

  • Boondock (Based on the film The Boondock Saints)
  • Bono
  • Brosnan (Pierce Brosnan)
  • Byrne (Gabriel Byrne)
  • Enya
  • Farrell (Colin Farrell)
  • Fassbender (Michael Fassbender)
  • MacManus (The last name of the infamous Boondock Saints brothers)
  • Neeson (Liam Neeson)
  • O'Dowd (Chris O'Dowd)
  • O'Hara (Maureen O'Hara)
  • Van or Morrison (Van Morrison)
  • Wilde (Oscar Wilde, a native Irishman)


Irish dog names and their meanings

Are you reading through all of these lists and wondering what these names mean? If so, check out this short list of popular Irish dog names, along with their meanings to help you find the best name for your pet.

  • Annabella: Joy
  • Brigid: Goddess of fire and poetry
  • Brody: A ditch or muddy place
  • Cadie: A rhythmic flow of sounds
  • Cashel: Fortress
  • Cassidy: Clever; curly-haired
  • Declan: Full of goodness
  • Deirdre: Broken-hearted or sorrowful
  • Duff: Dark
  • Eamon: Wealthy protector
  • Eileen: Little bird
  • Finn: Fair
  • Flynn: Reddish
  • Gallagher: Foreign helper
  • Iona: From the king's island
  • Kayleigh: Slender
  • Keegan: Small flame
  • Kirby: Settlement by a church
  • Kylee: Lovely
  • Lana: Little rock
  • Liam: Guardian
  • Milligan: Grandson of the bald man
  • Niall: Champion
  • Nora: Honor, shining light
  • Pierce: Peter
  • Reagan: Nobility
  • Rhys: Fire
  • Rylee: Courageous
  • Sullivan: Dark eyes
  • Tierney: Lord, master
  • Troy: Foot soldier

If you're looking for even more creative doggy names, check out these lists below!

Pets are like our children. We love them, care for them, and we get to dress them up in adorable outfits — if that's a thing we feel like doing! So it's extra important that we take time to find the perfect name that reflects our new pet's personality and potential. Naming can be hard, which is why we've gathered nine pet-naming techniques to find the perfect fit, as well as assembled a handful of our most beloved lists of pet names!