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How Irie Got Her Name

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We’ve had several people ask us how Irie got her name and what it means. Irie is a Rastafarian word that means everything’s good, all’s well, no worries. (Irie is actually an acronym for “I Respect I Eternally” but we’ve never heard the full phrase in use in Jamaica.)

And why is Irie named Irie? Just before we adopted her, we finished writing Fodor’s In Focus Jamaica, a guide to the island. Jamaica must have still been on our minds when we picked up this six-month-old girl who was a shy, cautious dog who had been picked up as a stray with mange. We assured her that, from then on out, everything would be irie!

How to Pronounce Irie

Irie is pronounced “eye-ree.”

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Louis

Sunday 26th of September 2021

My Dogs Name is Also Irie

Paris Permenter & John Bigley

Monday 27th of September 2021

Aww...I love this name!! Please give your Irie a belly rub for me!- Paris

Chandra

Friday 8th of April 2011

Thanks for breaking it down! Love the name and love the feel good photo of Irie with this post!

-Chandra at Daley's Dog Years

Sage

Wednesday 6th of April 2011

A perfect name for a beautiful girl. And bluebonnets in the background--couldn't be better!!

Kristin G.

Wednesday 6th of April 2011

She's a pretty girl. Love her color!

Sugar

Wednesday 6th of April 2011

Woof! Woof! What a GREAT Name Story ... Happy WW Blog HOP. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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