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On this page we’ve pulled together a great list of Irish names featuring famous Irish people, places, icons and traditions. Here you’ll find Irish movie stars, musicians, sports stars, cities, and more – all of which also make great cat names.

So, if Irish cat names appeal to you this is the perfect place to start your search.

Female Irish Cat Names

  • Aoife – warrior queen
  • Aoibhe – connected in Gaelic with the meaning of “beauty” or “radiance.”
  • Aine – Goddess at Knockainey in Co. Limerick.
  • Aileen – Form of Evelyn
  • Aisling – “dream” or “vision”
  • Alana – Attractive
  • Biddy – “Strong”
  • Blarney – Town in southern Ireland
  • Bryna – “Strength”
  • Camogie – Stick-and-ball sport played by women
  • Caoimhe – meaning “beauty” or “grace.
  • Ciaran – “Dark” / “Black”
  • Claire – “Clear” / “Bright” from Latin’s clarus
  • Clodagh – river in Tipperary, Clodagh.
  • Colleen – “Girl”
  • Deirdre – Heroine in Irish mythology
  • Derry – City in Ireland
  • Donla – “Lady of the fortress”
  • Doody – Alison Doody (actress)
  • Eabha – Irish form of Eve, referring to “breath” or “life.”
  • Eimear – connected with the word for “twin.” A different source says the name could mean “swift.”
  • Elly – “Light” / Diminutive of Eileen
  • Enya – Singer
  • Erin – From Ireland
  • Fiona – “Fair”
  • Heather – Native plant of Ireland
  • Keena – “Brave”
  • Kerry – County of Ireland / ” Dark and mysterious”
  • Mirian – Mirian O’Callaghan (chat show host)
  • Molly – Form of Mary
  • Monaghan – County in Ireland
  • Muireann – means “sea fair” or “sea white”, name of the musician and singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh.
  • Niamh – refers to “radiance”
  • Orlaith – “golden lady” and might also be interpreted as “gold thread.”
  • Paula – Paula Meehan (poet)
  • Riona – “Queen like”
  • Roma – Roma Downey (actress)
  • Roísín – meaning “little rose.” As a noun, it simply refers to something that comforts you.
  • Saoirse – means “freedom.”
  • Shannon – Ireland’s longest river
  • Sinead – Sinead O’Connor (singer)
  • Siobhan –  Form of Jane and Judith / “God is gracious”
  • Teagan – Good-looking
  • Tully – Peaceful
  • Una – Together

Male Irish Cat Names

  • Aidan – Aidan Higgins (writer)
  • Bailey – Irish liqueur
  • Beacan – “Little one”
  • Beckett – Samuel Beckett (poet/playwright)
  • Bernard – George Bernard Shaw (playwright)
  • Bono – Singer for the rock band U2
  • Boomtown – The Boomtown Rats (pop band)
  • Boyle – Robert Boyle (scientist)
  • Branagh – Kenneth Branagh
  • Brosnan – Pierce Brosnan (actor)
  • Bryan – “Honourable”
  • Carrigan – “Little rock”
  • Colm – Colm Meaney (actor) / “Dove”
  • Conor – Conor McPherson (playwright)
  • Donovan – “Dark brown”
  • Doyle – Surname
  • Dublin – Capital of Ireland
  • Duggan – “Dark”
  • Emmet – Robert Emmet (Irish patriot)
  • Farrell – Colin Farrell (actor)
  • Fergus – Fergus Slattery (rugby player)
  • Finbar – Finbar Furey (folk band The Fureys)
  • Finn – “white” or “fair-haired”
  • Fitzpatrick – “Son of a nobleman”
  • Flannery – Mick Flannery (singer)
  • Flynn – “Reddish”
  • Gabriel – Gabriel Byrne (actor)
  • Gallagher – Rory Gallagher (blue-rock singer)
  • Geldof – Bob Geldof (singer)
  • Gilligan – “Little lad”
  • Guinness – Arthur Guinness (founder Guinness brewery)
  • Harris – Richard Harris (actor)
  • Hurling – team game played by men
  • Iris –  Irish Murdoch (author)
  • Irish – Nationality of people from Ireland
  • Joyce – James Joyce (writer and poet)
  • Keane – Roy Keane (soccer player)
  • Keating – Ronan Keating (singer)
  • Kennedy – Irish Royal house during Middle Ages
  • Kevan – Handsome
  • Kilkenny – County in Ireland
  • Liam – Liam Neeson (actor)
  • Lizzy – Thin Lizzy (rock band)
  • Lynnot – Phil Lynnot (Singer & Bassist – Thin Lizzy)
  • Macmahon – Son of bear
  • Maguire – Son of Odhar
  • Malloy  – Noble chief
  • McFadden – Brian McFadden (singer – Westlife)
  • Mulligan – Andy Mulligan (rugby player)
  • Murphy – Colin Murphy (comedian)
  • O’Connor – Pat O’Connor (movie director)
  • Oscar Wilde – Writer and poet
  • O’Shaunessy – Sheamus O’Shaunessy (wrestler)
  • O’Sullivan – Gilbert O’Sullivan (singer/songwriter)
  • O’Toole – Peter O’Toole (actor)
  • Paddy – Short for Patrick / “Noble birth”
  • Patrick – Patron saint of Ireland
  • Rea – Stephen Rea (actor)
  • Regan – “The king’s child”
  • Reilly – Paddy Reilly (singer and guitarist)
  • Roddy – Roddy Doyle (novelist)
  • Rourke – “Hero” / “Champion”
  • Ryan – “Royalty” / “Little king”
  • Shamrock – National symbol of Ireland
  • Shane – Shane MacGowan (singer)
  • Tiernan – Chief
  • Townsend – Stuart Townsend (actor)
  • Van Morrison – Singer/songwriter
  • Whelan – Joyful
  • Yeats – William Yeats (writer)

Irish Food and Desserts Cat Names

  • Boxty – traditional potato pancake
  • Barmbrack – bread with added sultanas and raisins
  • Colcannon – dish of mashed potatoes
  • Coddle – dish made of leftovers
  • Crubeens – dish made of boiled pigs’ feet
  • Champ – dish made of mashed potatoes
  • Soda – soda bread made with baking soda
  • Stew – traditional dish
  • Porter – cake
  • Tart – apple tart
  • Yellowman – honeycomb candy
  • Mince – Christmas pies

Irish Musical Instruments Cat Names

  • Harp
  • Bodhran
  • Flute
  • Tin Whistle
  • Banjo
  • Concertina
  • Cittern
  • Mandolin
  • Fiddle
  • Bombarde
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