Ideas for Irish Dog Names

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This is the place to find perfect Irish dog names. Whether you name your dog for his color, personality or something heroic sounding. I'm sure you'll find a name here that will be a perfect fit for your dog (or other pet).

When it came time to name my dogs, I missed the boat when I was a kid. I didn't know about Irish dog names back then. I had a Cocker Spaniel named Rusty. He was a rusty red color. Knowing what I know now I probably would name have named him Flanagan. Maybe I could have added it to his name Rusty Flanagan that sounds cool. That would mean rusty "red". Perfect fit.

Later I had a Siberian Husky named Prince. His father's name was King so I thought it only fitting. Now, using Irish dog names, I might have called him Breandan for "prince" or maybe Whelan because he looked like a "wolf". Maybe Whelan Breandan for "wolf prince". On second thought probably not. The meaning fits, but it doesn't roll off the tongue well does it. Oh well.

I know, I know there are other pets too. I can't help it if I like dogs. Irish dog names will work for them too. My daughter use to have a Guinea Pig she should have named Foley meaning "plunderer". When she let him loose in the house he would get in to everything. When he didn't want to go back in his cage he was hard to catch. More than once we would corner him under the couch then flip it over so we could get to him. After that he would resign himself to the fact that he was caught and wait for us to pick him up. Game over. That would have been a perfect name for that pet.

I'm sure if you use your imagination and the names on the following tables you will find the perfect name for your pet. You could use one or two name combinations from the lists. You could combine a name with your own Surname to make a cool, meaningful name. After all your dog is probably part of the family. Whatever you do have fun while picking out the name for your pup (or other pet).

I still think Rusty Flanagan is a cool, fun name for a dog.


The following table is based on Irish Surnames.

Irish Dog Names
NameMeaning
Bradyspirited
Byrneraven
Caseywatchful, vigilant in war
Collinsyoung warrior
Connollyfierce as a hound
Donnellybrown valor
Donovanbrown, black
Duffydark, black
Dunnebrown
Flanaganred, ruddy
Flynnbright red
Foleyplunderer
Grahamgrey home
Hayesfire
Hoganyoung
Hughesfire
Kanebattler
Kellybright headed
Kennedyhelmet headed
Lynchseafarer
Lyonsgrey
MacKennafire sprung
MaGeefire
Maquiredun colored
McCarthyloving
McDonnellworld mighty
McGrathson of grace
Mooremajastic
Morangreat
Murphysea battler
Murraylord, master
Nolanfamous
O'Briannoble
O'Callaghanbright headed
O'Carrollvalarous in battle
O'Connellstrong as a wolf
O'Connorhero, champion
O'Donnellworld mighty
O'Dwyerblack
O'Keefegentle
O'Sheafine, stately
O'Sullivandark eyed
Quinnwisdom
Reganlittle king
Reidred haired
Ryanking
Sheehanpeaceful
Sweeneypleasant
Whelanwolf



The next table is based on Gaelic girl names.

Irish Girl Dog Names
NamePronunciationMeaning
Aideenav-rawnlittle fire
Ailbheal-vahwhite
Aileenay-leenlittle noble
Ailisay-leeshnoble sort
Aineawn-yajoy
Aoibheannee-vanbeautiful sheen
Aurniaour-niagolden lady
Beibhinnbay-vinfair lady
Bridgetbridge-idpowerful, high one
Brighbreepower, high
Bronaghbrone-ahsad
Caoilfhoinnkay-linfair
Caoimhekee-vabeautiful
Caracar-ahfriend
Ciarakey-rahdark
Danadah-nahbold
Deirdredeer-drafearsome one
Dubheasaduv-eesadark beauty
Ealgaelle-gahnoble
Emeree-murswift
Feidhlimfe-limbeauty
Fionafee-onafair
Meabhmay-vabringer of great joy
Muadhnaitmaw-nahtlittle noble one
Niamhneevradiance, brilliance
Orfhlaithor-lagolden princess
Rionachria-nocklike a queen
Saoirseseer-shafreedom
Treasatra-sastrength


The last table is based on Gaelic boy names.

Irish Boy Dog Names
NamePronunciationMeaning
Ailillail-eelsprite
Ainmireain-mirramighty lord
Anlonon-longreat champion
Aodghaneh-gawnlittle fire
Ardalawr-dahlhigh valor
Bananbon-onwhite one
Breandanbren-donprince
Brinbree-anhigh and strong
Buachboo-ockvictor
Cearbhallcar-oolvictorious warrior
Ciankey-inlong lived, ancient
Ciarankey-rawnlittle dark one
Coileancoal-eenpup
Conankow-nawnlittle hound
Cronancrow-nawnlittle brown one
Daithidaw-heespeed, agility
Diarmuiddeer-mwidfriend of all
Donaldough-nalworld mighty
Fionnbharrfin-varfair haired
Fionnfee-unfair
Flannflanblood red
Lorccanlor-canlittle warrior
Odhranoh-drandark haired
Rianree-anlittle king
Ruadhanrue-awnlittle red one
Ruairirue-reered king
Tiarnantier-nawnlittle lord




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