Irish Setter Dog Names

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Introduction

Irish setters are beautiful dogs...and now you're lucky enough to own one. Their burnished red coat, big brown eyes and long, silky ears are gorgeous to look at but their soul is even more beautiful. Active and fun loving, these dogs are sweet-natured and make great playmates for the kids. These rambunctious redheads are among the fastest of all breeds, with powerful legs and a slender yet sturdy body. They require a lot of exercise and play time. They were originally bred as bird dogs and now often work as gun dogs, but despite their willingness to work hard, they are loving and loyal pets.

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Irish Setter Dog Name Considerations

Choosing a name for your Irish Setter is a fun job but it is also a big decision. The name you give your dog will probably be their name for life and should fit both the pup and your personal style. 

First, eliminate the names you don't like from the categories you have chosen. You may want to break your choices down into groups like sports names, names inspired by the breed heritage, or a name that fits your pup's personality. Sometimes it is best to take a few days to settle on a name while you get to know your new dog. That gives you time to discover if your dog is speedy, funny, brave, or loving. 

Many people choose to give their dog a human name. If you decide to take that route, choose a name that isn't already in the family. Although you might be honoring your husband William by naming the dog Willie, it will be confusing to the dog. When your dog hears, "Will, take out the trash, please," it's sure to confuse them.

In the same way, a name that sounds too much like a command will create misunderstandings as well. "Moe" can easily be mistaken for "No' or 'Shea' for stay. Naming your new Irish setter is a big step in their training, so keep it short and clear. Your dog needs to be able to easily tell when you are speaking to them and respond well to commands. Using one or two syllables is best. Don't worry. You'll find the perfect name for your pup with a little thought and care.

Male Irish Setter Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
2
Lucky
For the luck of the Irish
1
Riley
This means a small stream
0
Conan
It means little wolf
0
Liam
It means resolute protection
0
Kirby
Is a church settlement
0
Duff
This means swarthy
0
Grady
It means industrious or noble
0
Sullivan
This means black-eyed one
0
Whiskey
Irish whiskey is much enjoyed
-1
Finnegan
It means fair or white
-1
Aidan
It means small and fiery
-1
Murphy
An Irish surname that means sea warrior
-1
Blarney
The town that is home to the Blarney Stone
-1
Flynn
It means son of the red haired one
-1
Dagda
A powerful god in Irish mythology
-1
Fergus
This name means high energy
-2
Paddy
Shortened from Patrick, like St. Patrick
-2
Comet
Because Irish setters are so fast
-2
Puca
A creature of Irish folklore
-2
Limerick
A town in the midwest of Ireland
-2
Guinness
An Irish stout that originated in Dublin
-2
Fin MacCool
An Irish legend with a great name
-2
Ennis
The name of an Irish town
-2
Donavan
It means dark
-2
Brady
This means spirited
-2
Rogan
It means redhaired
-2
Seamus
A version of James
-2
Keegan
It means son of Egan
-2
Shandy
A beer and a soft drink blended together; a popular drink in Ireland
-2
Bono
For the frontman of the band U2, an Irishman

Female Irish Setter Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
5
Ruby
A precious red jewel
0
Kira
It means little dark eyes
0
Scarlet
A bright red color or a salute to Scarlet O'Hara
0
Berry
A sweet fruit
-1
Maeve
This means goddess of song
-1
Diva
Irish for divine one
-1
Keely
This means beautiful
-1
Enya
It means little fire; a great name for a fiery Irish setter
-1
Myrna
This means festive and high spirited just like your Irish setter
-1
Pixie
A little mischievous supernatural being
-1
Peaches
The orange-red color of the fruit mimics the color of your dog
-1
Cherry
A sweet, red fruit
-2
Neala
This means champion
-2
Bree
It means strong
-2
Bridget
It means strong
-2
Meryl
It means falcon
-2
Ethne
This name means fire
-2
Quinn
It means wise.
-2
Diedre
It means sad one
-2
Colleen
It means little girl
-2
Sprite
A fairy or elf
-2
Cayenne
A red pepper
-2
Brandy
A rich, heady beverage
-2
Shannon
The name of two of the Beach Boys' Irish Setters and the inspiration for their #2 song Shannon
-2
Sangria
A sweet wine drink
-2
Nora
It means honor
-2
Regan
Little ruler
-2
Keavy
It means gentle and pretty
-2
Bevin
It means fair lady
-2
Darcy
Descended from the dark-haired one
-2
Bailey
A delicious Irish creme liquor

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