Few people are as proud of their heritage as the Irish, and this carries into every aspect of life, including choosing Irish dog names for pets. Regardless of breed or its origin, an Irish family will often dig into their ancestry and pull an Irish dog name out of the past. In fact, people unwittingly use names rooted in Irish every day, whether they are naming dogs or children. Think about how many Sean’s and Dillon’s you know.
Irish dog names can be really beautiful, coming from a very lyrical language, and they can also be quite appropriate in naming certain types of dogs, especially those that originated through Irish breeding. For example, the Irish setting and the Irish wolfhound are two breeds obviously earning Irish dog names. However, several other breeds, including the Kerry Blue Terrier and the Yorkshire Terrier were originally bred in Ireland are especially worthy of a special name.
Whether you are Irish, your dog is Irish, or you simply like the idea of choosing a special name for your dog that is unique, Irish dog names can be a lot of fun. See the list below for a few ideas that are less common among dogs today to get an idea of what Irish dog names sound like.
|Aidan Meanings – little fire
Bannon Meanings – white
Brady Meanings – spirited
Donagh Meanings – brown warrior
Felan Meanings – wolf
Keiran Meanings – dark, black
Lorcan Meanings – fierce
Quillan Meanings – little cub
Rohan Meanings – red haired
|Asna Meanings – musical sound
Blair Meanings – dweller of the meadow
Cara Meanings – friendly
Deirdre Meanings – chatterer
Fennore Meanings – white ghost
Keevin Meanings – beautiful and fair
Lia Meanings – gray
Renny Meanings – small and powerful
Sheena Meanings – God’s blessing