Thinking of adopting a dog around St. Patrick’s day?

Growing up, my cousin’s beautiful Irish Setter was named “Pegeen,” although Pegeen was often mistakenly called by my Irish cousin’s name, “Coleen.” Thinking of adopting a dog around St. Patrick’s day? Today we’d like to share with you some fun, popular Irish dog names! Maybe yours is already on one of the lists.

According to Rover.com, here are some top names across the U.S.:

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Top 5 Irish Dog Names

  1. Lucky
  2. Clover
  3. Seven
  4. Wishbone
  5. Charm

Top 5 Irish MALE Dog Names

  1. Cody
  2. Logan
  3. Austin
  4. Owen
  5. Patrick

Top 5 Irish FEMALE Dog Names

  1. Molly
  2. Riley
  3. Fiona
  4. Reagan
  5. Claire

Top 5 Irish FOOD & DRINK Dog Names

  1. Bailey
  2. Jameson
  3. Guinness
  4. Stew
  5. Shepard

Top 5 GREEN Dog Names

  1. Cash
  2. Kiwi
  3. Pickle
  4. Kermit
  5. Turtle

These are a few Irish-inspired names that might be lucky for you, from the editors of Dogster:

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  • Bailey
  • Blarney
  • Clover
  • Goldy
  • Guinness
  • Irish
  • Ireland
  • Limerick
  • Lucky
  • Patrick, Pat, Paddy
  • Rainbow
  • Saint
  • Shamrock

Or show your Irish pride with a true Irish name like this:

  • Aedan, Aidan, Aiden – Born of fire
  • Aengus – Strength and vigor
  • Ailbe, Alby – White
  • Alastar – Irish version of Alexander
  • Alroy – Red
  • Ardeen – Little height
  • Ashling – Vision, dream
  • Ava – Raidant
  • Barra – Fair-haired
  • Brian – Hard, noble, strong
  • Bridget – Exalted one;  Irish Goddess
  • Carrick – Rock
  • Ciara (kee-ra) – Dark haired and brown eyed
  • Claire – Flat place
  • Colleen – Little girl
  • Conchob (con-r) – Lover of hounds
  • Conan – Hound
  • Darby – Liberty
  • Dublin – Black pool. Also a city in Ireland
  • Egan – Little fiery one
  • Ennis – Island
  • Erin – The personification of the country of Ireland; Peace
  • Fergus – Powerful and manly
  • Finbar – White hair
  • Finian – White hair
  • Flann, Flannery, Flannigan, Flynn – Red, bright red, fiery red
  • Kerrigan – Little rock
  • Maeve – Cause of great joy
  • Mellan – Lightening
  • Molly – Star of the sea (Irish and Latin)
  • O’Malley – An Irish clan surname
  • Orin – Dark haired
  • Patrick- Nobleman; The patron saint of Ireland
  • Patty or PaddyNoble;  A variation on “Patrick”
  • Puca (phooka) – An Irish spirit, seen in the form of a dog or horse
  • Regan – The king’s child
  • Tressa – Strength

 

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