100+ Meaningful Nature Names for Your Dog or Puppy

Updated on June 11, 2019
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Layne is an animal lover and grew up in a household full of rescued critters. She is a registered veterinary technician.

Names inspired by nature for dogs.
Names inspired by nature for dogs. | Source

Nature-Inspired Names and Meanings for Male and Female Dogs

Are you looking for a beautiful nature-inspired name for your dog? Earthy names and their meanings are perfect for any dog—whether you name them after a mountain range, a river, a flower, or herb. Names inspired by all things natural are sure to suit any breed.

These names work wonderfully for boy or girl, male or female dogs, so take your time to choose a name with special meaning for your new best friend.

Is your female dog a "Fern?"
Is your female dog a "Fern?" | Source

Letters A-B: Natural Names for Dogs

  • Aria: Italian for “air”
  • Achley: “Oak meadow”

  • Aput: Snow
  • Aspen: “One who is like mother earth.” A beautiful tree with soft-white multi-purpose wood particular to the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Aster: A plant of the daisy family
  • Autumn: The fall season
  • Aqua: Water
  • Barley: A tall, grassy plant
  • Basil: An aromatic herb
  • Bear: Burly animal
  • Birch: Thin-leaf tree
  • Blizzard: Wild storm
  • Blue: Nature-inspired color
  • Brier: A purple-colored flower; also French for "nature"
  • Brin: “Like a hill"; Welsh origins
  • Brook: A stream
  • Birdie: Bird-inspired

Video: "Paco" the Fearless Rescued Base-Jumping Dog

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Letters C-H: Earthy Names for Dogs

  • Caden: Marsh land
  • Canyon: Gorge
  • Cephas: Greek for "rock" or "stone"
  • Cedar: The tree
  • Clay: A type of workable soil of beautiful color
  • Cricket: The insect
  • Coal: Charred wood
  • Copper: The element
  • Colorado: Colorful
  • Clover: Plant with three-lobed leaves
  • Cypress: Strong
  • Dale or Dael: Valley; "dwells in the valley"
  • Dakota: Friendly companion
  • Darya: "Ocean" in Persian
  • Denver: "One who belongs to the green valley"
  • Dove: The bird; symbol of peace
  • Dusty: Powdery
  • Echo: Sounds in open space
  • Elm: Deciduous tree
  • Everest: Courageous
  • Eco: Latin; “of the environment”
  • Farley: Woodland clearing
  • Fern: The plant
  • Felding: “Lives in the fields”
  • Fleur: Like a flower
  • Flint: Flint rock; rock used to create a spark
  • Forrest: Of the woods
  • Gaia: Greek; describes Earth as a living organism; from the earth
  • Goldie: Inspired by the precious metal
  • Grove: A gathering of trees
  • Green: Prominent color in nature
  • Hawk: Bird of prey
  • Honey: Of the bees
  • Hill: Geographic feature

Is your male dog a "Vale?"
Is your male dog a "Vale?" | Source

Letters I-N: Beautiful Nature Names for Dogs

  • Iris: Colors of the rainbow
  • Ivy: The deep green climbing plant
  • Jasper: Spotted stone
  • Jet: Black and shiny gemstone
  • Jupiter: 5th planet from the sun
  • Juniper: Evergreen; the spirit of youth
  • Ka: Hawaiian for "ocean"
  • Kalani: “The sky”
  • Karma: Sanskrit; the law of the universe
  • Kodiak: The Kodiak Islands in the U.S.
  • Lana: “Little Rock” in Gaelic
  • Laurel: Evergreen tree
  • Lark: Songbird
  • Luna: The moon
  • Lupo: Italian for "wolf"
  • Marin: French; “one who loves the ocean”
  • Mammoth: Mountain/lava dome in California
  • Mango: The fruit
  • Maple: The tree
  • Mercury: Atomic element or planet
  • Montana: Mountain
  • Nickel: A metal
  • Niraj: Lotus flower
  • North: The cardinal direction; nobility

Video: Adventured Dogs

Letters O-S: Creative Environmental Names for Dogs

  • Oriel: Orange and black bird
  • Oakley: Wood clearing
  • Ocean: The sea
  • Orion: “Rising in the sky”
  • Onyx: Banded stone
  • Pluto: Formerly the 9th planet
  • Quest: Exploration
  • Quill: From the woods
  • Rain: Can also be modified as "Rainy"
  • Raven: Black bird
  • Reed: Also means nature
  • Rio: River
  • Ridge: Spine of a mountain
  • River: Flow of water
  • Sage: The herb
  • Sahara: Desert
  • Savannah: Grassland
  • Shenandoah: Spruce stream
  • Sequoia: One of the largest trees in the world
  • Shadow: A cast of light
  • Sienna: Earth used as a pigment in painting
  • Sierra: Mountain chain in California
  • Silver: Precious metal
  • Stone: Rock
  • Sky or Skye: Expanse above us
  • Storm: Tempest
  • Sol: "Sun" in Spanish

Is your male dog a "Wolfe?"
Is your male dog a "Wolfe?" | Source

Letters T-Z: More Earth-Inspired Names

  • Tansy: Plant of the daisy family
  • Talon: Claw of a bird of prey
  • Tahoe: Large freshwater lake in Nevada and California
  • Talia: Morning dew
  • Teal: Blue-green
  • Terra: Name of the Greek goddess of Earth
  • Thorn: From Thorne
  • Topaz: Gemstone
  • Thistle: A prickly purple flower
  • Vale: “Lives in the valley”
  • Well: Spring or stream
  • West: Cardinal direction
  • Wind: The air that blows
  • Willow: Willow tree
  • Winter: The season
  • Wolfe: Variant of the spelling for "wolf"
  • Wren: “From the farm”
  • Zola: Also means Earth

Video: "Earth" in Different Languages

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