Want some traditional Irish dog names for your new friend? If you’re looking for a name for your Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Irish Setter or Kerry Blue Terrier, we have some authentic names chosen that we think you will love!
Listed separately, are both male and female lists of Irish names that work for both pets or children, since they are real, Celtic names. If the name has a difficult pronunciation, we have included a phonetic pronunciation in parentheses for you, but if it is a common name, we figure you won’t need our help, so have left it off in those cases.
Irish Dog Names for Male Dogs
Aidan Means little fiery one
Brady Means “one with broad eyes”
Conall or Connell Mighty. This name was used by many Irish saints.
Cowan Dweller at a hollow
Cullen Means holly
Donnelly Originally used as a surname, but now also used as a given name as well
Evan Little swift one
Finn Means clear, white, fair
Finnian Little fair one
Grady Taken from a common Irish surname, now used as a given name
Hurley Also a given name taken from a traditional Irish surname
Ian Gaelic form of John
Keiran Little black-haired one
Liam Short for the Irish form of William
Maguire A common surname that is now used for a first name
Nolan Little proud one
Paddy Pet form of Patrick
Quinn Originally “Cuinn.” Means reason or wisdom
Rory Red or rust-colored
Seamus (SHAY-MUS)Gaelic form of James
Sean (SHAWN) Irish form of John, meaning “God is gracious”
Tiernan Little lord
Irish Dog Names for Female Dogs
Aideen Not sure of the meaning of this name, but it is pretty!
Dymphna a poet
Eileen Variant of Evelyn
Enya A variation of Ena, which means kernel
Eveleen “Little Eve” Eve means life.
Finola White shoulders
Gillian (JILL-EE-UN)Feminine form of Julian
Inis Gaelic form of the county seat of County Clare, Ennis.
Keelin slender, fair
Kerry Taken from the place name of the same
Maire the popular Irish form of Mary
Maureen a Gaelic form of Mary
Nainsi Gaelic form of Nancy, which means gracious
Noreen Diminutive of Nora,
Peggy pet form of Margaret, a pearl
Siobhan (ZHUH-VAHN) Galic version of Joan
Tara From the Irish place name