Picking a name for your pup can be tough. There’s a lot of pressure to pick the perfect name. After all, you’ll be calling your dog this for the rest of their lives! So why not pick an unexpected yet cute Irish name? Whether you’re Irish or not, you can still celebrate the spirit of Ireland. Here are 30 of the cutest Irish dog names.
In reference to St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
A staple among the Irish, Guinness is a black-gold stout.
A popular Irish drink, it is a beer mixed with a soda or lemonade.
Refers to a common Irish surname and means ‘spirited’.
Clover (or Shamrock for a male dog)
Although it is a commonly referred to as a four-leaf clover, it is also known to bring good luck.
Finn / Finnegan
Which means white or fair.
Refers to a ‘fair-haired hero’.
A strong-willed or wise ‘hound lover’.
Meaning a ‘ruddy warrior’.
Which refers to a ‘dark princess’.
And here are some more authentic Irish names:
Pronounced nee-la, it means ‘female champion’.
Pronounced ro-sheen, it means ‘little rose’.
A ‘little fiery one’.
The goddess of song.
Pronounced ee-fa, it means ‘radiant or beautiful’.
Meaning a ‘free man’.
Or ‘little wild one’.
Which means ‘beautiful child’.
A summer traveler or viking.
Which means ‘happy’.
A “red-haired youth”.
Which means ‘tender’.
Meaning unruly hair.
“Hound of the plains”.
Whether you’re Irish or not, break away from the common dog name and consider naming your pup one of these names native to Ireland instead!