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150+ Irish Setter Names: Unique, Popular & Best Ideas

Written by: Quincy Miller

Last Updated on April 12, 2024 by Dogster Team

Irish Setter Names

150+ Irish Setter Names: Unique, Popular & Best Ideas

Bringing home a new Irish Setter is a joyous occasion. There’s nothing quite like watching them romp around your living room, happily exploring their new digs and trying to get into anything that they can.

The longer you watch, though, the more a feeling of dread comes over you. What are you going to name this new dog? What if you get it wrong?

Fortunately, Irish Setters don’t seem to care what you call them, so long as you give them plenty of love and attention when you do. Other dog owners may be more judgmental, though, so to ensure that your pooch has the best name at the dog park, we put together a massive list of unique Irish Setter names that are perfect for your new best friend.


How to Name Your Irish Setter

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There are no right or wrong ways to name a dog—seriously, they have no idea what their name means, only that they get treats when they respond to it. That means you shouldn’t make this a bigger deal than it needs to be.

Don’t feel like you have to give them an Irish name, either. While it may be a nice touch, it’s more important to find a name that you like than to honor the dog’s heritage.

Feel free to wait a few days before naming them. Ideally, their name should be a reflection of their personality, and it will take a while before you notice it start to shine through. Be aware, though, that personalities change over time, so the name that was perfect for them as a puppy may not fit as well once they’re grown.

But again, it doesn’t matter in the end. All that matters is that you give your dog all the love and devotion that they deserve.

Male Irish Setter Names

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These Irish boy dog names are perfect for your new pup, as they strike the right balance between being unique, masculine, and distinctly Irish.

  • Jett
  • Brady
  • Dempsey
  • Fitzy
  • Dash
  • Rascal
  • Rogue
  • Spartan
  • Rooney
  • Trooper
  • Max
  • Ripley
  • Rugby
  • Hunter
  • Griffin
  • Beau
  • Adonis
  • Doc
  • Draco
  • Maverick
  • Plato
  • Rocky
  • Bentley
  • Cooper
  • Porter
  • Dobbie
  • Django
  • Morris
  • Reese
  • Domino
  • Remy
  • Clifford
  • Alfie
  • Asher
  • Augie
  • Brewster
  • Grommet
  • Hershey
  • Jax
  • Keegan

Female Irish Setter Names

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These Irish girl dog names are every bit the equal of their male counterparts, as they’re feminine, beautiful, and just a wee bit mischievous — just like your new dog.

  • Scarlett
  • Reba
  • Emmy
  • Duchess
  • Lucille
  • Maureen
  • Rita
  • Ann-Margret
  • Schnapps
  • Willow
  • Petunia
  • Rose
  • Peaches
  • Ariel
  • Wilma
  • Daphne
  • Josie
  • Darby
  • Shortcake
  • Jessica
  • Fiona
  • Anastasia
  • Belle
  • Annie
  • Ruby
  • Ginger
  • Amelie
  • Applejack
  • Bianca
  • Ivy
  • Calamity
  • Cassidy
  • Cherry
  • Chili
  • Poppy
  • Rhubarb
  • Ladybug
  • Zinnia
  • Saffron
  • Bonnie


Most Popular Irish Setter Names

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These names consistently rank among the most popular for the breed. Don’t let that deter you, though — after all, they’re popular for a reason.

  • Paddy
  • Mac
  • Lucky
  • Riley
  • Blarney
  • Whiskey
  • Kira
  • Berry
  • Diva
  • Myrna
  • Bridget
  • Sprite
  • Cayenne
  • Shannon
  • Nora
  • Shamrock
  • Leprechaun
  • Ireland
  • Dublin
  • Finnegan
  • Kerry
  • Cork
  • Boxty
  • Cullen
  • Big Red
  • Ryan
  • Lennon
  • Quaid
  • Sangria
  • Brandy
  • Bree
  • Bono
  • Duff
  • Bailey
  • Guinness
  • Flatley
  • Ulysses
  • Jameson
  • Conan
  • Sullivan

Irish Names (With Meanings)

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When you give your dog a gorgeous, uniquely Irish name, people are bound to ask you what it means. Now, thanks to this list, you can tell them!

  • Aidan (small and fiery)
  • Murphy (sea warrior)
  • Rogan (red haired)
  • Dagda (a powerful god in Irish mythology)
  • Fergus (high energy)
  • Puca (a creature in Irish folklore)
  • Limerick (a town in Ireland or a form of rhyming verse)
  • Donovan (dark)
  • Kira (little dark eyes)
  • Maeve (goddess of song)
  • Enya (little fire)
  • Neala (champion)
  • Quinn (wise)
  • Colleen (little girl)
  • Regan (little ruler)
  • Darcy (descended from the dark-haired one)
  • Keavy (gentle and pretty)
  • Saoirse (freedom or liberty)
  • Caoimhe (gentle, beautiful, or precious)
  • Roisin (little rose)
  • Kayleigh (slim and fair)
  • Sinead (God is gracious)
  • Siobhan (full of charm)
  • Imogen (maiden or daughter)
  • Cormac (charioteer)
  • Donal (stranger)
  • Caelan (powerful warrior)
  • Rowen (red haired)
  • Kennedy (helmeted)
  • Fergal (brave)
  • Sloane (man of arms)
  • Findlay (fair hero)
  • Kildare (from County Kildare)
  • Adara (from the ford of the oak tree)
  • Buckley (boy)
  • Cillian (war or strife)
  • Clancy (ruddy warrior)
  • Liam (strong-willed warrior)
  • Doogan (swarthy)
  • Doreen (beautiful)

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An Irish Rose by Any Other Name Will Be as Sweet

We hope that your pup’s new name is tucked away somewhere on this list, so you can finally put the onerous task of naming the dog behind you and start focusing on what truly matters: petting them until you think that your hand is going to fall off.

Seriously, though, your dog will love their new name, regardless of what it is. If the other dog owners at the park don’t like it, tell them that your wish for them is, “Droch áird chúgat lá gaoithe!” We’re told that’s Irish for, “May you be badly positioned on a windy day.”

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