65 Irish Cat Names

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65 Irish Cat Names

If you’re in search of the perfect name for your Irish cat, look no further! Naming your furry friend can be a fun experience, but sometimes it can be challenging to find the right name that suits their personality or reflects their heritage. Whether you have an Irish cat breed or simply love the Emerald Isle, BeaConPet has compiled a list of 65 Irish cat names to inspire you. From traditional names like Clover and Molly to unique options like Macushla and Mosach, there’s something for every feline friend. Take your time and find a name that makes you smile, because it’s a name you’ll be calling for many years to come. 

Top Irish Cat Names

If you have an Irish cat breed, like the tailless Manx, you might want to name them in honor of their country of origin. Maybe you want to select an Irish cat name because you have Irish heritage or you just have a passion for the Emerald Isle. Whatever your reason, selecting a name can sometimes be tricky. Read on to see our list of 65 Irish cat names for inspiration.

  • Clover (f)
  • Blarney (u)
  • Dublin (u)
  • Finnegan (m)
  • Fionn (m)
  • Lucky (u)
  • Molly (f)
  • Murphy (m)
  • O’Reilly (m)
  • Orla (f)
  • Paddy (u)
  • Patrick (m)
  • Rory (m)
  • Shannon (f)
  • Sinead (f)
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Top Irish Cat Names

Tips for Naming Your Cat

The key things when it comes to selecting a name for your cat is not to rush, keep it simple, and avoid confusion or offense. Take your time and make sure everyone in the household is in agreement. After all, you’ll hopefully be calling this name for many years to come! Try not to go for a name with too many syllables or that is complicated to pronounce. This will make it easier for your cat to get used to the name, and it means you’re less likely to have the vet or the cat sitter mispronouncing it. Avoid selecting a name that sounds too similar to any other pets or household members, and always double-check the meaning of any Irish words. You don’t want to accidentally select something embarrassing or insulting. Don’t overthink it either, if you find a name and it makes you smile, this is a good sign.

Irish Names Inspired By a Cat’s Temperament or Appearance

Choosing a name that fits your cat’s looks or character traits can be a nice way to add a bit of a personal touch. Maybe your cat is feisty or docile or a little oddball. You could also name them in reference to their coat color, markings or texture. Read on for a few Irish-inspired descriptive names that could give you some ideas.

  • Ailbe (meaning white)
  • Dillon (meaning flash of lightning)
  • Dubh (pronounced dove, meaning black)
  • Gorm (meaning dark blue – perfect for blue-eyed cats)
  • Macushla (meaning darling or sweetheart)
  • Mal (meaning chief)
  • Mosach (meaning hairy)
  • Quigley (meaning unkempt)
  • Quinn (meaning wisdom)
  • Pusheen (from the word puisín meaning kitten)
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Irish Names Inspired By a Cat's Temperament or Appearance

Cat Names Inspired by Famous Irish People

Do you like a famous movie star, musician, novelist, or activist that comes from Ireland? This can be a great way to come up with a name for your cat. We’ve listed a few prominent figures from Irish culture, past and present, that may inspire you.

  • Beckett (Samuel, novelist)
  • Bono (from rock band U2)
  • Brigid (of Kildare, Ireland’s only female Patron Saint)
  • Darby (from the Disney movie Darby O’Gill and the Little People)
  • Enya (musician)
  • Saoirse (Ronan, the actress. Pronounced ser-sha)
  • Liam (Neeson, the actor)
  • Cillian (Murphy, the actor)
  • Pangur (an iconic Irish poem about a monk’s cat called Pangur Bán)
  • Yeats (poet and playwright)

Food and Drink Inspired Irish Cat Names

Think of Irish cuisine, and the potato will most often spring to mind. When it comes to beverages, everyone will have heard of Guinness. There are lots of traditional Irish food and drinks that could make cute sounding cat names. Here are a few possible ideas.

  • Bailey (an Irish cream liqueur)
  • Cabbage (an Irish favorite)
  • Coddle (a traditional dish with sausage, bacon, and potatoes)
  • Guinness (an iconic dark Irish stout)
  • Jameson (an Irish whiskey)
  • Oatcake (a type of biscuit)
  • Champ (a mashed potato dish)
  • Práta (the main Irish word for potato, pronounced prawh-tah)
  • Stew (a traditional meat dish)
  • Tayto (Irish potato chips)

Food and Drink Inspired Irish Cat Names

Further Female Irish Cat Names

  • Aoife (pronounced ee-fa and meaning beautiful, joyful)
  • Brianna (meaning noble)
  • Caoimhe (pronounced kee-va and meaning gentle and beautiful)
  • Kayleigh (pronounced kay-lee and meaning slim and fair)
  • Maeve (meaning bringer of joy)
  • Niamh (pronounced neve and meaning radiance)
  • Nessa (meaning not gentle)
  • Orlagh (pronounced orla and meaning gold)
  • Shannon (meaning wise river)
  • Roisin (pronounced ro-sheen and meaning little rose)
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Further Male Irish Cat Names

  • Colm (meaning dove)
  • Conan (meaning little warrior)
  • Conor (meaning lover of hounds – perfect if your cat lives in a house full of dogs)
  • Donal (meaning mighty, great chief)
  • Fergal (meaning brave)
  • Lorcan (meaning little fierce one)
  • Ronan (meaning little seal)
  • Shay (meaning hawk-like)

Further Male Irish Cat Names

Other Cat Name Ideas

If you’re still struggling for inspiration, here are a few more cat name collections you can explore:

  • Nerdy Cat Names
  • Funny Names for Cats
  • Orange Girl Cat Names

Remember, the most important thing is to choose a name that you love and that suits your cat’s personality and appearance. Have fun naming your furry friend!

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