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200+ Lucky Irish Dog Names and Meanings

Layne has worked in shelter medicine for over six years and likes to share her advice with fellow animal guardians.

Irish names are magical, mystical, and beautiful.

Irish names are magical, mystical, and beautiful.

Irish Dog Name Ideas for Males and Females

Are you Irish? Do you speak Irish? Do you simply love Ireland and its culture? Maybe you are looking for that perfect name for your new canine companion. Well if so, you've come to the right place! Choose from traditional names like Orin to popular names like Guinness. There are names here for male and female dogs, as well as unisex names that work for all!

Irish is a beautiful language. Many refer to it as Irish-Gaelic, but the Irish simply call it "Irish." The country still cherishes the language, and it can be heard spoken in the countryside and in the cities. These names have incredible meaning and history—so take your time when choosing that perfect, lucky name!

Tips for Choosing a Name

When choosing a name, consider your dog's traits. Does the name reflect your dog or puppy's personality?

  • What is their personality like? Bold and vibrant, or gentle and shy?
  • What color are they? Cream, white, brown, black, red, golden, or yellow?
  • Male or female?
  • Irish breed? Wolfhound, terrier, water spaniel, Irish Setter?

Consider these 200+ name ideas! Happy searching!

Hmm, does he looks like a "Wallace"?

Hmm, does he looks like a "Wallace"?

Irish Names for Male Dogs

NameMeaning

Ahern

Lord of the horses

Aidan

Fiery (unisex)

Alban

St. Albans

Alva

White

Ardal

High honor

Art

Noble one

Baird

Poet

Balor

Chief of the chaotic Fomoire

Barney

Bernard (pet form)

Bec

Small (unisex)

Irish Names for Female Dogs

NameMeaning

Aidan

Fiery (unisex)

Aileen

Light

Aideen

Little fire

Ailis

"God is my oath"

Aislin

Vision

Alana

Child

Alva

White

Ava

Beautiful, radiant

Beara

Peninsula in South Ireland

Bec

Small (unisex)

Irish Names for Male Dogs

NameMeaning

Benan

Black-haired one

Benvy

Free of envy

Boyd

Blonde, yellow

Bran

Raven

Broc

Badger

Brody

An earthy, muddy place

Cael

Victorious (unisex)

Cahir

Warrior

Caley

Slender

Carlin

Champion (unisex)

Carvey

Rough

Irish Names for Female Dogs

NameMeaning

Blaine

Thin

Bonnie/Bonny

Pretty, attractive

Bree

Power, strength

Brenna

Raven

Bridget

Exalted one

Cael

Victorious (unisex)

Caera

Beloved friend

Carlin

Champion (unisex)

Casey

Brave (unisex)

Cera

Bright red

Codi

Helpful (unisex)

Colleen

Girl

More Male Names

NameMeaning

Casey

Brave (unisex)

Cass

Clever

Cathal

Battle

Cavan

Handsome

Cian

Ancient

Cillian

Wise

Codi

Helpful (unisex)

Colm/Columba

Dove

Conan

Little wolf/hound

Conor

Lover of hounds

Corey

Dweller

Video: Popular Irish Dog Names

More Female Names

NameMeaning

Columba

Dove

Cora

Maiden

Dacey

From the South

Dana/Dayna

Brave/daring (unisex)

Dee

Sacred, godess (unisex)

Deidre

Daughter

Delaney

Dark challenger

Darby

Free from envy (unisex)

Dina

Merciful

Eabha

Giver of life

Enda

Free spirit

Eilis

Pledged to God

More Male Name Ideas

NameMeaning

Dacey

From the South

Dana

A dane

Dara

Pearl of wisdom

Darren

Great

Darry

Red-haired, wealthy

Dayna

Brave, daring (unisex)

Dee

Sacred (unisex, rare)

Darby

Free from envy (unisex)

Derry

Redheaded

Devlin

Brave

Dillon

Faithful

Daley

Daley

More Female Name Ideas

NameMeaning

Elaine

Bright light

Enya

Kernel

Ethna

Graceful

Fallon

Leader (unisex)

Glen

Valley (unisex)

Haley

Ingenious

Ide

Thirst for love

Joyce

Merry

Kaci

Alert, watchful

Keela

Beauty

Keely

Beautiful

Keira

Dark

More Male Name Ideas

NameMeaning

Dolan

Black-haired

Doran

Wanderer

Doyle

Stranger

Dillon

Like a son

Ennis

Island

Fallon

Leader (unisex)

Felan

Small wolf

Ferrell

Brave

Ferris

Rock

Finian

Fair

Finlay

Fair hero

Gael

Generous

Cleary

Cleary

More Female Name Ideas

NameMeaning

Kyla

Attractive

Lana

Little Rock

Loreto

Crowned with laurels

Mab

Baby

Maela

Devotee

Macha

Godess

Mair

Bitter

Mara

Sea

Maura

Beloved

Mavis (Maeve)

A great warrior

Meara

Sea, pool, lake

Meryl

Bright as the sea

Moina

Beloved

Names for Male Dogs

NameMeaning

Galvin

Sparrow

Garrett

Strength

Gavin

Little falcon

Gilroy

Son of the red head

Glen

Valley (unisex)

Grady

Noble

Jarlath

Prince

Kain

Tribute

Keane

Fighter

Keller

Dear friend

Lear

Grey

Logan

Small cove

Names for Female Dogs

NameMeaning

Moya

Bitter

Muire

From Mary

Muriel

Of the bright sea

Nessa

Princess

Nola

Fair

Queenie

Woman

Reagan

Little ruler (unisex)

Riona

Queenly

Rori

Red king

Saoirse

Freedom

Names for Male Dogs

NameMeaning

Magee

Son of fire

Malachy

Messenger

Milo

Merciful

Mitch

Who is like God

Neal

Champion

Newlyn

From new Spring

Nigel

Champion

Nyse

Bond

Oran

Light, take

Orin

Dark-haired, otter

Ossian

A hero

Paddy

Noble

Pearse

Variant of Pier

May

May

Names for Female Dogs

NameMeaning

Shanna

Wise river

Shea

Fortunate (unisex)

Sheena

God is gracious

Sinead

God is gracious

Sorcha

Bright, radiant

Tara

Rocky hill

Torin

From the hills

Trea

Long-haired, bright

Trina

Clear

Tully

Hill or mound

Tyrona

Land of the noble

Ula

Sea jewel

Una

Only

Verity

Truth

Yula

Little bear

Names for Male Dogs

NameMeaning

Per

Pure

Pierce

Son of Peter

Quinn

Intelligent

Rafferty

Abundance

Randal

Shield wolf

Reagan

Little ruler (unisex)

Redmond

Wise protector

Regan

Sovereign (unisex)

Reilly

Sociable

Roarke

Champion

Roc

With wild hair

Rogan

Red

Barba

Barba

Additional Male Names

NameMeaning

Ronan

Little seal

Rory

Red King

Rorke

Famous ruler

Ross

Headland

Ryan

Little king

Sayer

Carpenter

Seamus

Supplanter

Sean

God's gift

Shane

God's gift

Shaun

God's gift

Shea

Fortunate (unisex)

Sorley

Traveller

Sweeny

Pleasant

Tearney

Lord

Tiernan

Little lord

Tole

Leader

Tone

Of value

Vevin

Handsome

Walsh

Foreigner

Waylon

Son of wolf

Video: How to Speak Irish

© 2019 Layne Holmes

Comments

Lady Pawprint on August 18, 2020:

Me and my Dog has high regards of your regal names .And we also have another thing to say: does anyone know some good names for a weimaraner? I would like one boy name and one girl.Thank you.

Layne Holmes (author) from Bend, Oregon on April 11, 2019:

Thanks! I tried to include those that are easiest to pronounce for non-Irish speakers. There are some very beautiful names that are complex which I excluded.

Liz Westwood from UK on April 11, 2019:

I had no idea that there were so many choices of Irish names. You have compiled a thorough list.