Top 100+ Irish Dog Names in 2021

Believe it or not, about 32 million Americans are of Irish origin, more than the current population of Ireland. And that is why, when they get a pet dog or cat, they prefer to choose a name from the Irish origin.

Apart from the fact that 11% of the American population is Irish, there are several popular dog breeds that originated in Ireland and they are now among some of the popular breeds in the world such as the Irish Setter, Irish Terrier, and Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier.

Ireland is a historical region, currently divided into two countries and it has a rich history. Since its existence in 16,000 BC, it has witnessed lots of historical events, wars, and hundreds of political events. Ireland is home to several incredible landmarks including Rock of Cashel, Newgrange Tomb, Titanic Quarter, Skelling Islands, and many others.

When it comes to choosing Irish names, you have hundreds and thousands of choices. And there is no need to talk about the beauty of the Irish names, and in fact, Irish surnames are among the oldest in Europe.

So, today we have gathered 100+ Irish names for dogs along with their meanings. Remember one thing, you do not need to be Irish nor keep an Irish breed to choose an Irish name. The names from the Irish origin are too much graceful and would work perfectly got breeds like Labrador, Golden Retriever, Poodle, and Bernese, etc.

So, let’s explore the best Irish dog names in 2021.

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In this post, we are going to add 100+ best Irish dog names for 2021; 50+ for the female puppies, and the rest for the male puppies. But we usually receive lots of entries so we’ll keep adding Irish dog names to this post.

So, first, let’s find out the 50+ Irish names for female dogs and then 50+ Irish names for male dogs along with their meanings. Hope you’ll enjoy them.

Irish Dog Names with Meanings for Female Puppies in 2021

Irish NamesMeanings
AoifeBeautiful, radiant or joyful
AednatLittle fire
AilbheWhite
AileenHazelnut
AineRadiance
AislingDream, Vision
AoibhinnBeautiful Sheen
BideliaStrength or exalted one
BonoGood
BreenaFairy Palace
BronaghSorrow
CacyAlert, watchful
CadhlaBeautiful, graceful
CaoimheDear, Noble
CiaraBlack
CliodhnaShapely
ClodaghNamed for the River Clodagh
DarcyDark
DearbhlaDaughter of the Poet
DeirdreBroken-hearted or sorrowful
DelaneyDark challenger
EnyaKernel
FiadhUntamed Or Wild
GrainneGrain or love
ImogenMaiden
ItaThirst
KayleighSlim and fair
KeelyBeautiful
LaoiseLight
MabJoy, hilarity, or baby
MaeveName of the famous Irish Queen
MadiganLittle dog
MaireadPearl
MaureenStar of the sea
MeabhShe who intoxicate
NiamhBright, radiant
NolaWhite shoulder
NoraHonor
OonaghPure, Holy
OrlaGolden Princess
OrlaithGolden Princess
RileyValiant
RionaQueenly
RoisinLittle rose
SadhbhSweet
SaoirseFreedom
SibealProphetess
SineadGod is gracious
SiobhanGod is gracious
SorchaBrightness
TierneyLord

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Irish Dog Names with Meanings for Male Puppies in 2021

Irish NamesMeanings
AidanBorn of fire/the fiery one/little fiery one/intelligent/help
BradyBroad meadow or large-chested
BreenMoisture
BrendanPrince or King
BuachVictorious
ByrneDescendant of Bran
CabhanGrassy hill or hollow
Cashel,Castle, Stone Fort
CathalBattle, Ruler
CearulFierce in battle
CianAncient
CillianChurch
ClooneyFrom the meadow
ColmLover
ConorLover of Wolves
CormacImpure son
DaraghOak
DarrenGreat
DeclanMan of prayer or full of goodness
DeclanGod is gracious
DesmondOne from South Munster
DiarmuidWithout enemy
DuffyDark (Best for black dogs)
DunneDark or brown
EamonWealthy protector
EimarSwift
EirninIron
EoghanBorn of the yew tree
FinnFair or white
FinneganSon of fairhaired
FionnFair or white
FlanneryDescendant of Flannghal
GradyNoble
KeeganSon of Egan
KieranLittle dark one
LorcanLittle fierce one
MellonSmall pleasant one
NiallChampion
OisinLittle Deer
PadraigNoble
PeadarRock
QuinnCounsel
RaffertyOne who will prosper
RoganRed-headed
RonanLittle seal
RoryRed-haired king
RoyKing or red
RustyRed Headed
SenanLittle wise person
ShaneGod is gracious
TroyFoot soldier

Wrapping it up:

So, these were the top 100+ Irish names for female and male puppies. Most of the names suit all the dog breeds and if you check out their meanings, you’ll be able to choose one according to your dog’s personality.

If you know any dog name of Irish origin that is not added to this list, let us know and we’ll add that too.

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