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Irish Names for Dogs

Irish names for dogs might be a nod to your dog's breed, as in Irish setter. Or maybe you've got a red-haired dog that looks Irish and so needs an Irish name. Or it might be you who's Irish or who simply loves names from the Emerald Isle. These Irish names are perfect for dogs.

  • Bard

    Great Irish middle name choice for Shakespeare lovers. Read More 

  • Bellamy

    Bellamy is emerging as an up-and-coming girls' name, a surname-y riff on the super-popular Bella series of names. While the Bella connection makes... Read More 

  • Brady

    The Irish name given to Miranda Hobbes's son on the dearly departed Sex and the City is a friendly and energetic choice. You well might want to make your son part of the Brady bunch. ... Read More 

  • Bree

    A short, breezy name with a sophisticated yet upbeat image, that doesn't betray its Irish roots. Bree first came to notice here in 1971 via the complex prostitute character in the movie... Read More 

  • Bridget

    Bridget is the Anglicized form of Brigid, an Irish-Gaelic name that was derived from the word brígh, which means “strength.”

    Bridget is the name of the most famous female... Read More 

  • Cagney

    Cagney is one of the spunkiest Irish surnames around, and could make a lively and fresher successor to the tired Casey.

    James Cagney will be remembered not only for his iconic gangster... Read More 

  • Casey

    One of the original unisex Irish surname names, energetic Casey bounced onto the scene in the 1960s, then peaked in the 1980s for both boys and girls.

    "Casey at the Bat" is an 1888 poem... Read More 

  • Clancy

    Clancy, one of the original crossover Irish surname names, is as energetic and appealing as ever — full of moxie, more distinctive than Casey, and also one of the less obvious of the... Read More 

  • Colleen

    Midcentury Irish-American favorite, never used in Ireland itself, being the generic word for "girl"; rarely given today. Read More 

  • Cork

    Buoyant but lightweight. Read More 

  • Costello

    The fashion for using surnames as firsts has extended beyond the familiar Morgan and Parker to choices such as Cohen and O'Brien to -- why not? -- this quintessentially Irish name with the... Read More 

  • Dallas

    Relaxed, laid-back cowboy name with broad appeal, although none of the western place-names packs the same style power they did a few years ago. Read More 

  • Darcy

    Delicate ballerina name with grace, charm, and heft courtesy of Jane Austen's Mr. Read More 

  • Duane

    An old Irish surname that was big in the 1960s, but would be an unexpected choice for a child now.Read More 

  • Dublin

    With Galway and Ireland in play as names (not to mention Shannon and Kerry), there's no reason this one can't work, too. Read More 

  • Duffy

    This Irish surname packs a lot of attitude, projecting an image of spunk and sass. Read More 

  • Egan

    Egan's likeness to the word eager gives this Irish surname a ready-to-please, effervescent energy, and it would make an appropriate substitute for the overused Aidan.

    This popular Irish... Read More 

  • Fallon

    Fallon is one of several boyish surname names introduced in the over-the-top 1980s nighttime soap Dynasty: they sounded cutting-edge at the time, but no longer. Read More 

  • Finn

    Finn is a name with enormous energy and charm, that of the greatest hero of Irish mythology, Finn MacCool (aka Fionn mac Cuumhaill), an intrepid warrior with mystical supernatural powers, noted as... Read More 

  • Galway

    Associated with the poet and novelist Galway Kinnell, this name of an Irish city, county, and bay would make an evocative choice. For further literary cred, writers Liam O'Flaherty and Frank... Read More 

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