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30 Of The Cutest Irish Dog Names

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’.


Means ‘strong’.

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 redhead.


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’.


Meaning ‘champion’.


Or “guardian”.


A “red-haired youth”.


Meaning joyful.


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!

Best Female Dog Names

Most people place lots of thought into brainstorming the perfect female dog names. Our dog’s name is an excellent way of showing a bit of personality. Just like human names, dog names rise a fall in popularity.

Pop culture is very influential after the film Frozen came out, there was a 900 percent increase in dogs named after the characters. Names from Star Wars and The Twilight films have also been popular.

Since your dog’s name will be heavily used for training here are some tips to avoid confusion.

  • Select a name with hard consonants and 1 or 2 syllables. These are short enough to get your dog’s focus and the simplest to say
  • Stay away from dog names that sound like an order, names like Kit, which sounds like sit, or Bo, which seems like no.

Here is a list of the top 100 female dog names for some inspiration.

  • Abby
  • Allie
  • Angel
  • Annie
  • Athena
  • Baby
  • Bailey
  • Bella
  • Belle
  • Bonnie
  • Brandy
  • Cali
  • Callie
  • Casey
  • Charlie
  • Chloe
  • Cleo
  • Coco
  • Cocoa
  • Cookie
  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Dixie
  • Ella
  • Ellie
  • Emma
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Grace
  • Gracie
  • Hannah
  • Harley
  • Hazel
  • Heidi
  • Holly
  • Honey
  • Izzy
  • Jasmine
  • Josie
  • Katie
  • Kona
  • Lacey
  • Lady
  • Layla
  • Lexi
  • Lexie
  • Lilly
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Lucky
  • Lucy
  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Macy
  • Maddie
  • Madison
  • Maggie
  • Marley
  • Maya
  • Mia
  • Millie
  • Mimi
  • Minnie
  • Missy
  • Misty
  • Mocha
  • Molly
  • Nala
  • Nikki
  • Olive
  • Peanut
  • Pebbles
  • Penny
  • Pepper
  • Phoebe
  • Piper
  • Princess
  • Riley
  • Rosie
  • Roxie
  • Roxy
  • Ruby
  • Sadie
  • Sally
  • Sandy
  • Sasha
  • Sassy
  • Scout
  • Shadow
  • Shelby
  • Sierra
  • Sophie
  • Stella
  • Sugar
  • Sydney
  • Trixie
  • Willow
  • Winnie
  • Zoe
  • Zoey

Still didn’t find the perfect name?  Check out our full list of the 50 Greatest Dog Names.

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