Nearly 49 percent of homes in Ireland own at least one dog, with nearly 75 percent of those households having owned their pet since they were a puppy. Despite its love for pups, only 9 breeds of dogs originated in the country. Although Ireland has a decent population of dogs, you don't have to be in Ireland to give your pup an Irish name. In America, Providence in Rhode Island has the highest concentration of Irish dog breeds in the world. A lot of the Irish names that come from the culture of Ireland have made it to the USA, and have become pretty popular even among non-Irish breeds. To give your up a bit of luck of the Irish, check out these top names for dogs from the Emerald Isle.
The Shamrock is a green plant that is also the national emblem of Ireland. Your pup doesn't have to be lucky to have this name, but it will still suit fluffy pups like a Pomeranian or Poodle.
The Irish name of Conor can be spelled as such, or like Connor, and typically means strong-willed or wise. This name would suit breeds such as the Akita or Bulldog, or any Irish breed too.