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Irish Wolfhound Dog Names

Dog Names April 5, 2018


Irish Wolfhound Dog Names

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The Irish Wolfhound is another breed of domestic dog. The name originates from its purpose – wolf hunting with dogs – rather than from its appearance. This breed is known as a sighthound which means they primarily hunt by sight and speed. This ability eventually makes them a good hunting dog.

This massively sized dog looks aggressive in nature but they can be your family’s best companion. They get along with children and also strangers if they are well socialized and trained at an early age. Even though hunting is in their bloodline, they never seem to display that trait especially at home.

For such a wonderful breed with a sweet personality, it deserves a suitable and colorful name. Yet, naming any dog can be a difficult task which is why we have brought you a list a names to get inspiration from down below. By referring to these names, we hope you can find a name suitable for your Irish Wolfhound dog breed.

Male Dog Names

Some of the names below are part of a list of popular male dog names, but also recommended monikers that fit the overall look or feel of the Irish Wolfhound.


  • Bran

This name is a humble name for your strong and brawny Irish Wolfhound.

  • Dermot

This common name in Ireland means ‘free man,’ which is befitting for a dog that loves to run about.

  • Ian

This name’s origin is from Scotland and it means ‘gift from god’.

  • Cedric

Meaning ‘chief,’ this is a perfect name for a dog that loves to be at the forefront of everything including your attention.

  • Ennis

A name of an Irish town and one that could serve as a unique male dog name.

  • Donnelly

A name meaning brave, this is definitely good name for this breed.

  • Amore

Meaning love in Italian, this is a name that can be used both for male and female.

  • Fergus

This is an ideal name for your high drive Irish wolfhound.

  • Padraig

Pronounced “Paw-rik”, means nobly born.

  • Casidhe

This is an Irish name meaning clever and is best suited for an intelligent dog like the Irish Wolfhound.

  • Darby

Meaning free in Irish, this name would be a good name for such a independent and free-spirited dog.

  • Connor

A name that means strong willed.

Female Dog Names

The list below tries to provide the best list of names that are befitting your Irish Wolfhound’s appearance or personality, but are specifically great for females.


  • Fiona

This name which means ‘white’ would not be suitable name except for your Irish wolfhound coated with that color.

  • Neela

A name of Irish roots that means champion. For a dog that is known for its physical and mental health, what better female dog name is there than this?

  • Kerry

Meaning dark princess, this may seem a bit dark but it is good for a dog like the Irish Wolfhound.

  • Quinn

Meaning wise, this name is well suited for an Irish Wolfhound dog.

  • Gilda

Originated from England, this is a beautiful female dog name.

  • Keely

Meaning beautiful in irish, this name sounds wonderful for a dog that always grabs the attention of others.

  • Cadie

This is an Irish name meaning ‘pure.’

  • Rosalyn

A name meaning ‘pretty rose.’

  • Genevieve

This name means ‘woman of the people.’ What a great name to give to a dog that stands tall.

  • Dakota

This name is a great choice and means great and unbeatable fighter.

Movies Dog Names

Naming your Irish Wolfhound after a character in a movie or a dog from a famous film is the best way to give a name that is fashionable, unique, and possibly recognizable by many.


  • Ace

The name of the German Shepherd that acted in several movies from 1938 to 1946.

  • Al

This was the name of the dog from the movie called Hocus Pocus in 1993.

  • Demon

The name of the dog from the film Snow Dogs.

  • Agent 11

The Bullmastiff’s name from the movie called See Spot Run.

  • Duke

A name of the lovable character from The Beverly Hillbillies.

  • Gromit

Everyone’s memorable claymation dog from the movie Wallace and Gromit.

  • Puppy Paws

This sweet name had by a Irish Wolfhound which was the star in the film Santa Buddies.

  • Willy

A dog that featured in the animated series Sport Billy.

  • Vincent

The moniker of the dog that played in the hit TV series Lost.

  • Seymour

This unique name belonged to a dog in the animated TV show, Futurama.


Exotic Dog Names

These days it seems naming your dog and child something exotic is a great trend. Therefore, we had to include some of these words that may not be commonly known to provide some foreign variety.


  • Gaspar

A name that means treasure keeper. This is an ideal name for your dog that watches over you.

  • Magnus

This name is a Latin origin which means ‘great’.

  • Conchur

A Gaelic name meaning ‘wolf lover’.

  • Mya

A Greek for “mother” or “great one.”

  • Zypher

A soft or gentle breeze and an ideal name for the swift agile dog.

  • Reiko

A female name that means “courteous child” in Japanese.

  • Nikita

This is a Greek name for “unconquered”

  • Upe

In Lithuanian, this means river.

  • Phereniki

In Greek, it means bringer of victory.

  • Tariqa

Meaning the spiritual way.


Appearance-Based Dog Names

One thing that many dog owners tend to do is name their dog after its appearance or personality. There are a lot of factors to consider when examining what goes into a dog’s defining features, whether it’s their actions in itself or simply just the color of their coat and/or size of their body.


  • Runner

This is a name that describes its quick agile characteristic.

  • Grey

A name that is quite obviously referring to its fur.

  • Speedy

Another name that refers to the speed of its running capability.

  • Rapid

This dog is fast. There is no use avoiding names that describe how fast it truly is.

  • Mop

When it is plopped down sitting, many have described its appearance to look like a mop.

  • Dublin

Of course this is obvious because this is a place in Ireland, and as an Irish Wolfhound, it is befitting.

  • Finnegan

In Irish, this means fair, which refers to this dog’s fair skin.

  • Saoirse

An Irish and Scottish female given name meaning “freedom”, which describes the dog’s free spirit.

  • Murphy

This name means sea warrior, and describes the dog’s strong willed nature.


Funny Dog Names

There is no doubt that some people don’t need to give their dog a super serious name that has some profound meaning. Some dog owners like to take it easy and simply name their dog after something silly or ridiculous.


  • Barkus

Instead of Markus, it is been changed to this, which makes this name a bit silly.

  • Peanut

This dog is not small, which makes this name a silly name.

  • Drools

A name that isn’t particularly applicable to this dog, but it might describe all the saliva that falls out from its mouth when its running around.

  • Godzilla

To be honest, this is a silly name to give to any dog, especially if it isn’t that huge.

  • Acorn

This is definitely a name that is quite silly to give a dog like the Irish Wolfhound that isn’t small.

  • Wiggleton

A ridiculous and cute name to give any dog with a tail that is always wagging.

  • Beaujangles

A funny name to give to a dog that is beautiful, yet so energetic.

  • Dash a Lot

The Irish Wolfhound loves to run around back and forth, hence why this name is funny yet worth giving.

  • Smokey Bottom

This name is funny because the dog runs around so much as if its bottom is on fire.

  • Fluffernaut

A funny name to give to a dog that is rather fluffy.


Famous Dog Names

The names below list out some famous dog names grabbed from history, film, TV, and/or simply through the sheer fact that they are the pet of a well-known celebrity.


  • Adjutant

The name of the dog that held a title of the oldest dog in the Guinness Book of World Records.

  • Tulip

The name of the dog from the book My Dog Tulip by J.R. Ackerley.

  • Big Ben

One of the favorite pets of Herbert Hoover, the 31st U.S. President.

  • Tawny

The name of the Labrador Retriever that became famous for birthing 18 puppies in her first litter.

  • Shep

This was the name of a Border Collie which was the star of the British children show called Blue Peter.

  • Checkers

The pet of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon.

  • Seymour

A dog from the TV show Futurama on the Fox Network.

  • Spike

A name of the dog from the Rugrats TV series from 1990s on Nickleodeon Network.

  • Tige

This name is from the dog that was seen in Buster Brown Shoe Company ads since 1904.

  • Beauregard

This dog is in Pogo, a daily comic strip by Walt Kelly.






David was a dog trainer for 7 years before joining the team. he still does it part-time. When he's not working he loves going to the park with his two Jack Russell Terrier's Joe and Bells.
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