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100+ Irish Wolfhound Names: Meaningful, Fun & Wolfy Ideas

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By Nicole Cosgrove

Irish wolfhound

The Irish Wolfhound is an incredible breed with a rich and exciting history. Their iconic large stature has been a versatile asset for this breed creating many opportunities for them to flourish. Mainly, they have been loyal companions to hunters, guardians to those who need protection from wolves, and the center of Irish poetry, music, and art. There’s more to the Irish Wolfhound than their grand appearance. They are wise and independent, oftentimes noted as introverted, but are still quite friendly to anyone looking to give a good scratch. Recently, they have become more a family pet as they are great with children and other animals. 

Now that your new addition is home, the last thing on the checklist is to find them a name! There are so many factors to consider when naming this multifaceted dog. You could go with something inspired by their size, Irish origin, amazing defense against wolves, coat colors, or from their hound roots. 

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Female Irish Wolfhound Names

  • Belle 
  • Zoe 
  • Missy 
  • Brandy 
  • Gypsy 
  • Lady 
  • Angel 
  • Daisy 
  • Harley 
  • Betty 
  • Lucy 
  • Molly 
  • Lulu
  • Maggie 
  • Abby 
  • Pip 
  • Dinah 
  • Cleo 
  • Shug 
  • Ruby 
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Male Irish Wolfhound Names 

  • Kaiser
  • Ollie
  • Duff
  • Jiffy 
  • Deuce 
  • Winston 
  • Jericho 
  • Odin 
  • Samson 
  • Boone 
  • Yukon 
  • Lincoln 
  • Max 
  • Duke 
  • Frank 
  • Talon 
  • Dante
  • Oscar 
  • Jagger 
  • Tucker 

Irish Names for Irish Wolfhounds 

As you might have guessed, the Irish Wolfhound originated from Ireland – hence the Irish reference in their name. Looking for a name that’s as unique as your new addition. Here you will find names inspired by this captivating country – cuisine, places, and more! 

  • Aisling – Dream 
  • Roisin – Little Rose 
  • Galway – Town
  • Orla – Golden Princess
  • Emer – Swift 
  • Clover 
  • Patrick 
  • Sorcha – Brightness 
  • Haggis 
  • Boxty – Irish Cuisine 
  • Finn – Small Blonde Soldier 
  • Chaun 
  • Leper 
  • Imogen – Maiden 
  • Coddle – Irish Cuisine 
  • Aiden – Firey One
  • Dublin – Town 
  • Lorcan – Silent 
  • Guinness 
  • Fergal – Brave 
  • Blarney – Town
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Wolf Names for Irish Wolfhounds

Although they are not considered to be guard dogs, they are good at warding off Wolves. Irish wolfhounds have adopted the saying “gentle when stroked, fierce when provoked”. Their natural instincts kick in when they feel threatened, making them optimum companions for those who live in rural areas. To tribute this honorable trait, you could choose a name that is inspired by wolves. 

  • Aurora 
  • Lupa 
  • Suki 
  • Essos 
  • Zelda 
  • Lupa 
  • Zurie 
  • Rune 
  • Leto 
  • Havoc 
  • Rollo
  • Amorak 
  • Wolf
  • Yara
  • Yuki 
  • Amora 
  • Xena 
  • Echo 
  • Harou
  • Sable 
  • Shiro 

Hound Names for Irish Wolfhounds 

This breed is distinguishable from other hounds in a way that they rely on their sight rather than their sense of smell. Their height gives them the advantage of seeing great distances and their focus allows them to zero in on a single target. Here are a few great ideas for this mighty site hound! 

  • Hunter 
  • Scout 
  • Ophelia 
  • Silas 
  • Bear 
  • Sierra
  • Presley 
  • Forrest 
  • Boots
  • Ranger 
  • Stella 
  • Apollo
  • Dixie 
  • Fern 
  • Liberty 
  • Buck
  • Copper 
  • Dot 
  • Lolita 
  • Mac
  • Mufasa
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Big Dog Names for Irish Wolfhounds

The Irish Wolfhound is among one the tallest breeds in the world, if not the tallest. Don’t let their large stature fool you, they are gentle giants who sometimes believe they are much smaller than they are! One of the names below is sure to be a great match for any aloof pup. 

  • Hera 
  • Zeus 
  • Rock
  • Grizzly
  • Boomer 
  • Olympia 
  • Groot 
  • Empress
  • Atlas 
  • Chewbacca 
  • Shrek 
  • Moby 
  • Zilla 
  • Bertha 
  • Sumo 
  • Hippo
  • Dozer
  • Tank 
  • Maximus 
  • Queenie 
  • Ursula 
  • Athena
  • Kong 
  • Sultan 

Brindle Dog Names for Irish Wolfhounds

One of the common coat patterns of the Irish wolfhound is the brindle – which is a striped marking throughout the fur, a darker color-lined through a lighter. One of these might be a fun choice for your pup!

  • Patch
  • Splotch 
  • Fleck 
  • Tiger 
  • Dotty 
  • Brindy 
  • Bengal 
  • Pixel 
  • Shadow 
  • Pepper 
  • Camo 
  • Marbles 
  • Tawny 
  • Swatch 
  • Zebra 
  • Freckles 
  • Tabby
  • Kaleido 
  • Mosaic 
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Grey Dog Names for Irish Wolfhounds

Ranging from the darkest of greys to the lightest, these pups are known to have striking yet monotone coats. If you are looking to name your pup as a grey Wolfhound, one of these next suggestions is for you! 

  • Stone 
  • Tinsel 
  • Soot 
  • Casper 
  • Falcon 
  • Celeste 
  • Grayson 
  • Chrome 
  • Ash 
  • Hazel 
  • Luna 
  • Vesper 
  • Willow 
  • Clay 
  • Sterling 
  • Mercury 
  • Paloma 
  • Lilac 
  • Gracie 
  • Silver 
  • Pewter
  • Cinder
  • Sparrow 
  • Steel 

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Finding the Right Name for Your Irish Wolfhound

Finding the perfect name for your pup doesn’t have to be an overwhelming or stressful process. Although there are many options available, there are a few key things to remember that will help you on your naming journey. Take a peek at these useful tips if you’re having trouble narrowing down your search. 

  • Keep it simple. A short name that ends a vowel is likely to be the best bet when you’re choosing a name. These are two important factors that will ensure your pup understands their name fully and much quicker. 
  • Learn your pup’s personality. Each dog will eventually develop its own quirks and traits. If you give them a few days to become comfortable in their new surroundings, you might find pairing them with a name that will be much easier! 
  • Say your favorites aloud. Test each out on your dog. Say them in calm, stern, and happy voices to see how they would sound in action. 

Above all else, have fun with it! Your pup’s name is important but they bond you build with them is far more crucial. You can be certain that they will appreciate and love whatever name you give them, so don’t overthink it. Once you come across it, you’ll know it’s meant to be! 

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