200+ Lucky Irish Dog Names and Meanings

Updated on July 6, 2019
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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. | Source

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"? | Source

Irish Names for Male Dogs

Name
Meaning
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

Name
Meaning
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)
Kaydi
Kaydi | Source

Irish Names for Male Dogs

Name
Meaning
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

Name
Meaning
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
Benally
Benally | Source

More Male Names

Name
Meaning
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

Name
Meaning
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

Name
Meaning
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 | Source

More Female Name Ideas

Name
Meaning
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

Name
Meaning
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 | Source

More Female Name Ideas

Name
Meaning
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

Name
Meaning
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

Video: Top Irish Dog Breeds

Names for Female Dogs

Name
Meaning
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

Name
Meaning
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 | Source

Names for Female Dogs

Name
Meaning
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

Name
Meaning
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

Name
Meaning
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

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      • Layne Holmes profile imageAUTHOR

        Layne Holmes 

        6 months ago from Bend, Oregon

        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.

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        Liz Westwood 

        6 months ago from UK

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

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