50 Fitting Names for British and Irish Dog Breeds
Honor your pet's European origins with this list.
Choosing a name for your new dog can be difficult when there are so many options to consider. If your pooch happens to have British or Irish origins, you might think about a moniker that fits their European roots. In case you didn't know, the British Isles and Ireland once produced numerous dog breeds, most of which are still extremely popular family pets today. Many of these breeds, including terriers, spaniels, and retrievers, were working or sporting dogs that were important assets of life in 19th-century Britain. Even if fox hunts and herding cattle won't be a part of your pup's daily routine, these breed facts and names are a fun source of inspiration as you prepare for your new pet.
Dog Breeds from Ireland and the British Isles
So, which pups hail from Northern Europe? Quite a few, actually, all from the terriers, the sporting, the working, and the herding breeds. Here are all the different types of dogs from Ireland or the British Isles.
From the largest terrier (Airedale) to the smallest (Yorkshire), all terriers except for schnauzers were bred in the British Isles or Ireland.
This group of dogs includes many hounds, spaniels, setters, and retrievers that were used to hunt game on land and in the water. The breeds that hail from the British Isles include golden retrievers, English cocker spaniels, springer spaniels, Irish setters, flat-coated retrievers, Gordon setters, and English setters.
These dogs helped control livestock, such as sheep and cattle, on farms and in rural areas. These breeds include border collies, bearded collies, rough collies, and corgis.
25 Boy Dog Names for British and Irish Dog Breeds
If you have a male canine, browse through these options. For determined dogs, we recommend Conor (strong-willed), Bran (strong), or Brady (spirited).
Meaning: Little fiery one
Meaning: Variation of Alfred, which means sage or wise
Meaning: Variant of Coburn
Meaning: Young child, peaceful dove
Meaning: Free man
Meaning: From the hill fort
Meaning: From the marshes
Meaning: Strong in faith
Meaning: Home ruler
Meaning: Gift from God
Meaning: From the river island
Meaning: From the North
Meaning: From the olive tree, symbolizing fruitfulness and dignity
Meaning: A small stream
Meaning: Winding river
Meaning: Form of James
Meaning: God is gracious
25 Girl Dog Names for British and Irish Breeds
Check out these selections for female pups. If your pet exudes royalty, you might think about naming them Kerry (dark princess) or Rhiannon (sacred queen).
Meaning: All good
Meaning: Strong, ascending
Meaning: Sad one
Meaning: Divine one
Meaning: Narrow valley
Meaning: White, fair
Meaning: Dark princess
Meaning: Goddess of song
Meaning: Variation of Ellen, shining light
Meaning: Sacred queen
Meaning: Blessed reconciliation