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Irish Dog Names – Popular Names for Your Dog

by on January 30, 2016 - Leave a Comment

Looking for Irish Dog Names for Your Dog?

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One might want Irish Dog Names for an Irish Wolfhound

Since we sell Irish Dog ID Tags and Collars, we get to see a lot of Irish dog names. Here’s a list of the most popular Irish dog names we’ve engraved over the past 2 years, in order of popularity:

Clover – While it’s a herb, naming a dog Clover might “bring good luck to their finders, especially if found accidentally. ”

Lucky –  Having this name that connotes the “Luck of the Irish” can’t be all bad for the family dog.

Finn – Nope, it’s not short for Finnegan. It 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 well for his wisdom and generosity.

Dublin – While Dublin is technically a place and not a name, it has been adopted as a name for boys in recent years, much like Brooklyn and Dakota.

Finnegan -is a baby boy name. In Irish The meaning of the name Finnegan is: Fair. Similar Names: Finegan ( Irish )

Seamus – is a Gaelic baby name. In Gaelic the meaning of the name Seamus is: Form of James. Supplanter.

Shamus -Anglicized form of Seamus

Ireland/Irish – The modern Irish Éire evolved from the Old Irish word Ériu, which was the name of a Gaelic goddess. Ériu is generally believed to have been the matron goddess of Ireland, a goddess of sovereignty, or simply a goddess of the land.

Quinn – is a Gaelic baby name. In Gaelic the meaning of the name Quinn is: Counsel. A Scottish and Irish surname used as a given name from very ancient times.

Saoirse – is an Irish and Scottish female given name meaning “freedom”, which became popular in Ireland in the 1920s

Murphy – This name is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murchadha ‘descendant of Murchadh’, a personal name composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + cath ‘battle’, i.e. ‘sea-warrior’. This was an important family in Tyrone

Other names that we’ve seen, while not as popular as the above, but still very Irish: Sioblan, Teagan, Reilly, Killian, Liam, Halligan, Ronan, Fergus, Faolin, Sheelagh, and Guiness.

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One Comment
  1. John Groff says:

    Great names for our second dog. Our dog is Keeley meaning
    patient and kind

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