For the puppy in need of a name around the middle of March, we have put together a list full of Irish ales, the color green, and holiday symbolism. Spend less time debating over your dog’s title and more time drowning the shamrock.
Saint Patrick’s Day is a celebration of color. Each year on March 17th the streets are filled with a mixture of fun and practical green attire. What many people don’t realize is that blue is the original color of Saint Patrick. The association with green came at a later point in time. Don’t worry, the transition was over a century ago leaving us plenty of time to get the memo. Among our festive names you will find several green themed ideas like Jade and Emerald.
If green doesn’t hit the spot, perhaps the alcohol will. As legend would have it, Saint Patrick encountered a stingy bartender that poured him a partial cup. Patrick proclaimed that a devil was residing in the barkeep’s cellar and was causing him to be covetous and selfish with his ale. Upon return he found that the barkeep had changed his ways and the cups around the bar were now filled to the brim. Somewhere along the way the entire message of the legend was lost except for the alcohol. Today drinking and Saint Patty’s Day go hand in hand. If you stick with the beer, you might like the names Guiness, Beamish, or Murphy. Any true Irishman will likely go the whiskey route with something more along the lines of Jameson or Bushmill.
Still other ideas come from a variety of symbols that relate to the holiday like the leprechaun or the shamrock. Do you feel lucky? Perhaps your pot of gold can be found within this list. I wouldn’t count on it though. You’d be much more likely to find a fitting name for your new puppy.
|Reason to Choose
|An Irish name meaning 'charioteer'
|An Irish term for fun or entertainment
|Named after a hero from Irish mythology
|An Irish name meaning 'oak tree'
|It's a coastal town in Ireland, representing the country's natural beauty
|An Irish surname meaning 'dark-haired chieftain'
|A small coastal village in Ireland known for its traditional Irish music
|An Irish surname that has been popularized in literature and film
|An Irish surname meaning 'interpreter'
|The capital of Ireland, a perfect name for a dog with Irish roots
|The Irish name for Ireland itself
|A traditional Irish name, perfect for a female pup
|Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle
|A town in Ireland, known for its traditional music
|The Irish word for welcome, perfect for a friendly pup
|Name pays homage to a legendary band of Irish warriors
|An Irish name meaning 'man of vigor'
|The fiddle is a popular instrument in Irish music
|An Irish name meaning 'fair'
|An Irish name meaning 'white, fair'
|Derived from a famous Irish author's surname
|A reference to Irish folk tales and legends
|It represents the wealth in the leprechaun's pot
|A reference to the Gaelic culture and language
|This name has Irish roots and is a popular surname in Ireland
|An Irish city, known for its vibrant culture
|Symbolizes the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
|An Irish surname meaning 'noble' or 'illustrious'
|Represents the color most associated with Saint Patrick's Day
|It's a popular Irish beer
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|Named after the Irish god of love and youth, perfect for a loving and playful puppy
|In Irish mythology, she is the goddess of the dawn, a fitting name for a dog that loves to get up early
|Meaning 'ancient' in Irish, this name is suitable for a wise, old dog
|A tragic heroine in Irish mythology, Deirdre is a beautiful name for a sensitive dog
|An Irish mythological heroine renowned for her beauty, this name suits a strikingly beautiful dog
|This name comes from a legendary king known for his wisdom, a fitting choice for a smart and wise dog
|Inspired by a strong and determined woman in Irish mythology, suitable for a strong-willed dog
|The name of a mythical hunter, perfect for a dog with a strong hunting instinct
|Taken from a legendary king in Irish mythology, this name is fit for a commanding and noble dog
|The name of a saint associated with miracles, a great choice for a dog that has brought joy and wonder into your life
|An ancient Irish name that signifies enduring, apt for a loyal and faithful dog
|The name of a sea god in Irish mythology, perfect for a dog that loves the water
|A goddess known for her strength, this name is suitable for a robust and agile dog
|An Irish name symbolizing radiance and brightness, perfect for a dog with a vibrant personality
|Derived from a hero in Irish mythology, this name is fit for a brave and courageous dog
|The name of a mythical king, suitable for a dog with a regal demeanor
|An Irish name meaning wisdom and intelligence, a great choice for a smart dog
|In Irish, this name means 'royal poet', suitable for a dog with an expressive and charming personality
|The childhood name of a famous Irish hero, perfect for a young, energetic puppy
|This name comes from a sacred hill in Ireland, a fitting name for a dog that is the center of your world
|Named after a mythological hill in Ireland, suitable for a dog that loves the outdoors
|In Irish mythology, Vivian is the lady of the lake, a beautiful name for a dog that enjoys swimming
|The name of a mythical blacksmith, suitable for a dog with a strong and sturdy build
|While not traditionally Irish, this name invokes the spirit of a warrior, perfect for a fearless and protective dog
|A name from a tragic love story in Irish mythology, suitable for a dog that has won your heart
|It's a popular Irish name that means 'little fire', perfect for an energetic pup
|This Gaelic name translates to 'spirited', suitable for a lively dog
|An authentic Gaelic name meaning 'dark-haired'
|A fitting choice for a dark coated dog, as it means 'dark one'
|It's the Gaelic form of John, usually used for a precious pet
|This name means 'man of force', suitable for a strong, powerful dog
|A Gaelic name meaning 'noble', perfect for a dignified dog
|It's a classic Irish name that means 'mind, intellect'
|This name means 'archer', great for an agile and fast dog
|A Gaelic name meaning 'little dark one', ideal for small, dark-furred dogs
|A popular Irish name meaning 'strong-willed warrior'
|This name translates to 'servant of Saint John', ideal for a loyal dog
|An Irish name meaning 'champion', perfect for a winner dog
|This name means 'little deer', ideal for a gentle and sweet dog
|A Gaelic name meaning wisdom and intelligence, suitable for a smart dog
|This name means 'red king', suitable for a dog with a reddish coat
|An Irish form of James, meaning 'supplanter'
|This name means 'little poet', perfect for a dog who's expressive
|A Gaelic form of William, meaning 'resolute protector'
|This name means 'small', ideal for a tiny, adorable dog
|A Gaelic name meaning 'fair, white', suitable for a light-colored dog
|Although not traditionally Gaelic, it's popular in Ireland and means 'the new house'
|This name means 'fertile upland', and is perfect for a farm dog
|A name of Irish origin, it means 'God is gracious'
|In reference to the Blarney Stone, a symbol of luck in Ireland
|A perfect name for a pet that brings luck
|Refers to good luck charms, like a four-leaf clover
|Because it's a classic symbol of good fortune and St. Patrick's Day
|Named after the capital of Ireland
|The Gaelic name for Ireland
|Named after the vibrant green gemstone, which signifies prosperity
|The Latin word for happiness and good luck
|The Roman goddess of luck – a fitting name for a lucky pup
|Named after the four-leaf clover, a well-known good luck charm
|Referring to the gold at the end of a rainbow
|Symbolizes balance and good fortune
|A traditional symbol of luck
|A playful nod to superstitions and luck
|Signifies happiness and good fortune
|The Arabic word for fate or luck
|A nod to the mischievous fairies of Irish folklore known for bringing luck
|It's a direct reference to good fortune
|Referring to King Midas, who turned everything he touched into gold
|Short for St. Patrick, a lucky figure
|Pot o Gold
|A reference to the treasure at the end of a rainbow
|Signifies good fortune and prosperity
|Symbolizes good luck and the promise of a reward
|This plant is a well-known emblem of Ireland and luck
|A superstition suggests that whoever breaks the bone will have good luck
|A trendy and healthy green fruit
|A green herb known for its distinctive flavor
|It's a symbol of good luck and Ireland
|This precious gem is known for its vibrant green color
|This green plant is a symbol of sincerity
|A nod to the traditional Irish instrument
|A reminder of Ireland's verdant landscapes
|A plant that represents faithfulness
|This green gemstone signifies wisdom and tranquility
|This green gemstone is known for its healing properties
|A healthy and trendy green vegetable
|A sweet and sour green fruit
|Named after the vibrant green citrus fruit
|A refreshing and cool green plant
|A name inspired by the lush green landscapes of Ireland
|Named after the green fruit, a symbol of peace
|A traditional Irish name
|A cute name inspired by the small green vegetable
|This green gemstone is associated with strength
|A fun name inspired by the green snack
|A unique name inspired by the green nut
|This green herb signifies wisdom
|This plant is a traditional Irish symbol
|A deep greenish-blue color
|It's the Spanish word for green
|An Irish name that means 'little fire'
|A nod to the famous Irish cream liqueur
|After the famous Blarney Stone in Ireland
|An Irish surname that means 'spirited'
|An Irish name that means 'spirit of battle'
|A term that refers to the people who inhabited Ireland in ancient times
|This name is a nod to the famous Irish symbol, the three-leaf clover
|An Irish name that means 'charioteer'
|An Irish surname that means 'dark'
|The capital city of Ireland
|An Irish surname that means 'descendant of Dubhthach'
|Ireland is often referred to as the 'Emerald Isle'
|An Irish name that means 'fair'
|An Irish surname that means 'red valor'
|One of the most famous beers from Ireland
|A county in Ireland, also a type of dairy cattle breed originated in Ireland
|An Irish name that means 'dark-haired'
|A nod to the mischievous fairies in Irish folklore
|A city in Ireland, also a type of poem
|A nod to the luck of the Irish
|A popular Irish surname
|It's a common nickname for Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland
|An Irish name that means 'little seal'
|A common symbol of Ireland, often associated with good luck
|A popular Irish surname
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In the charming Irish village of Cloverfield, there lived a spirited Irish Setter named Lucky. Lucky was a beautiful dog with a glossy, mahogany coat and a keen sense of adventure. He lived with the O'Sullivan family, who owned the local pub, The Leprechaun's Haven.
Every year, the village of Cloverfield celebrated St. Patrick's Day with great enthusiasm, and Lucky was no exception. The O'Sullivans and their beloved dog eagerly anticipated the festivities, which included a lively parade, traditional music, and, of course, the annual St. Patrick's Day party at The Leprechaun's Haven.
As St. Patrick's Day approached, Lucky watched with excitement as the village transformed into a sea of green. Shamrocks adorned every door, and the streets were lined with flags and banners. The O'Sullivans began preparing for the big celebration, and Lucky knew that his favorite day of the year was just around the corner.
On the morning of St. Patrick's Day, the villagers gathered for the annual parade. Dressed in their finest green attire, they filled the streets, their laughter and merriment echoing through the air. Lucky, adorned in a green bandana and a collar of shamrocks, joined the parade, his tail wagging with pride as he pranced alongside the marching band.
As the parade came to an end, the villagers made their way to The Leprechaun's Haven, where the O'Sullivans had prepared a feast of corned beef and cabbage, soda bread, and other traditional Irish dishes. Lucky, always eager to help, greeted the guests at the door, welcoming them to the St. Patrick's Day festivities.
The party was a lively affair, with music, dancing, and stories shared by the warm fire. Lucky, a social dog by nature, reveled in the attention from the guests, who took turns giving him belly rubs and feeding him scraps of corned beef.
As the evening wore on, a group of musicians gathered in a corner, their fiddles and flutes filling the pub with the lilting melodies of traditional Irish tunes. Lucky, unable to resist the music, leaped to his feet and joined in the dancing, his graceful movements delighting the crowd.
The St. Patrick's Day celebration at The Leprechaun's Haven was a night to remember, filled with laughter, music, and the warm embrace of the Cloverfield community. As the guests departed, they whispered their goodbyes to Lucky, who had become a symbol of the village's St. Patrick's Day spirit.
Year after year, Lucky and the O'Sullivans continued to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the same enthusiasm and joy. The memory of Lucky, the dog who loved St. Patrick's Day, would forever be etched in the hearts of the people of Cloverfield, reminding them of the true spirit of the holiday: a celebration of community, heritage, and the magic of the Emerald Isle.
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