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200+ Christmas and Winter Names for Dogs

I believe in the power of a pet's name. Here's some help for choosing yours.

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You may have just been blessed with a puppy under the Christmas tree or you’re preparing to bring home a new dog during the winter season. Although naming your dog Christmas is cute, like in the movie A Dog Named Christmas, it’s not very original. Below are name ideas that evoke the cold winter wonderland atmosphere, including holiday traditions and festivities. You’ll find names for dogs based on:

  • Christmas themes
  • Winter themes
  • Names for arctic dogs, like Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, and Samoyeds, etc.

Although this list is comprehensive already, you may be able to come up with even more names if you’re not completely happy with the suggestions below. At the end, I include a section with tips to help you get inspired so you can come up with creative names of your own.

Tip: You can also use these names on cats, hamsters, and other pets.

Creative Christmas and Winter Dog Names

  1. Scrooge: The main character in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
  2. Buddy: Buddy is the name of the human who thought he was an elf in the movie Elf.
  3. Olaf: The snowman from the popular Disney movie Frozen.
  4. Balthazar: It means “one of the magi.”
  5. Yule: Short for yuletide.
  6. Coal or Cole: It has a double meaning—coal from the fireplace and Cole as in the name of jazz singer Nat King Cole who often sings Christmas songs.
  7. Alaska: Legend has it that Santa Claus resides in North Pole, Alaska, USA.
  8. Max: The Grinch’s dog in Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
  9. Rudolph: The famous deer with a red nose that leads Santa Claus from house to house to deliver presents.
  10. Astra: Means “star.”
  11. Jasper: It means “bringer of treasure,” and is a nod to the three wise men.
  12. Estelle/Stella: Means “star.”
  13. Natalie: This is actually the Italian word for Christmas.
  14. Pax: This word means peace and it evokes the spirit of peace during the holiday season.
  15. Harry: From Harry Potter. All Harry Potter dog names are great if you’re looking for winter-inspired names.
  16. Winterfell: The location considered to be the seat of the ruler of the North in Game of Thrones. Any name associated with Game of Thrones is suitable as a winter-themed dog name. Remember, winter is coming.
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Winter Names for Dogs

Antler

Frost

Narnia

Snowdog

Aspen

Furball

Nick

Snowdrop

Avalanche

Iceburg

Owl

Snowflake

Blizzard

Icicle

Penguin

Solstice

Blue

Icy

Pine

Spruff

Boots

Igloo

Polar Bear

Stocking

Burr

Jack

Scarf Scarf

Tiny Tim

Chili

Kringle

Snow

Toboggan

Coal

Kris

Snowbabe

Twinkle

December

Little St. Nick

Snowball

Winter

Elm

Mittens

Snowbank

Yeti

Flurry

Muffs

Snowchild

Frosty

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Christmas Dog Names

Advent

Eve

Mary

Angel

Faith

Merry

Angelica

Figgy

Midnight

Bells/Bella/Belle

Frankincense

Mint

Bethlehem (Beth)

Gabriel

Turkish Delight

Candy

Gabrielle

Mistletoe

Carol

Garland

Myrrh

Cheer

Gloria

Nia

Chimney

Holly

Noel/Noelle

Cinnamon

Hope

Noggin

Claus

Israel

North

Colombe

Ivy

North Pole

Crimson

Jingle/Jingles

Nutcracker

Dove

Jolly

Red

Drummer (boy)

Joy

Star

Eggnog

King

Sugar Plum

Emanuelle/Emanuel

Magi

Tinsel

Epiphany

Manger

Wenceslas

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Christmas Names From TV and the Movies

T.V. and Movies

  1. Elsa: The Queen from Frozen.
  2. Anna: The Queen’s sister.
  3. Marshmallow: Their pet monster.
  4. Hans: The prince from Frozen.
  5. Kristoff: An iceman who becomes friends with Anna in the movie Frozen.
  6. Sven: Kristoff’s reindeer from Frozen.
  7. Kevin: The main character and boy who gets left behind while his parents go on vacation in the movie Home Alone.
  8. Marv: The scruffy-haired bad guy from Home Alone.
  9. Harry: The balding bad guy from Home Alone.
  10. Nestor: The donkey from the the T.V. short The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey.
  11. Charlie Brown: A Charlie Brown Christmas is a classic. You can even name your dog Snoopy, after Charlie’s faithful dog friend!
  12. George Bailey: The protagonist in It’s a Wonderful Life.
  13. Clarence: His guardian angel.
  14. Olive: Titular character from Olive, the Other Reindeer.
  15. McClane: Die Hard protagonist.
  16. Gruber: Die Hard antagonist.
  17. Yippee Ki-Yay: Die Hard creed.

Singers

  1. Bing Crosby: Known for songs such as “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” and “Silver Bells.”
  2. Nat “King” Cole: Famous for the beautiful and quintessential Christmas song aptly titled “The Christmas Song.” The lyrics start out with the famous line “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.”
  3. Andy Williams: He sang an assortment of traditional holiday songs, such as “Happy Holiday” and “The First Noel.”
  4. Esther or Ricardo: These are the two who originally sang the song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”
  5. Mariah Carey: She sings the now classic pop song “All I Want for Christmas is You.”

Books

  1. Dasher
  2. Dancer
  3. Prancer
  4. Vixen
  5. Comet
  6. Cupid
  7. Donner
  8. Blitzen
  9. Santa’s Little Helper
  10. Grinch
  11. Ebenezer
  12. Marley
  13. Jacob
  14. Dickens
  15. Cratchit
  16. Fezziwig
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White Arctic Dog Names

Alaska

Comet

Hoshi

Nieve

Alpine

Crystal

Iditarod

North

Aubin

Denali

Juneau

Phantom

Balto

Douglas

Klondike

Tahoe

Bianca

Echo

Kodak

Togo

Blanca

Eira

Lucia

Tundra

Blanche

Everest

Lucian

Whistler

Bob(sled)

Ghost

Moose

White Fang

Bolder

Grizzly

Mush

Yuki

Tips for More Winter-Inspired Dog Names

Location: Try to think of cities and towns that are typically associated with snow or winter sports, such as Sochi, which has hosted the Winter Olympics. Countries known for freezing temperatures are great too, such as Siberia. Don’t forget mountain names, like Himalayas or Everest.

Other languages: Make a list of things you typically associate with winter or Christmas and look for the equivalent of those words in other languages. For example, snow in French is neige and winter in Spanish is invierno.

Food: There’s also nothing wrong with using holiday foods and treats for your inspiration. How about names like Chestnut, Fudge, Cookie, Ginger, or Cider.

Comments

India on August 02, 2020:

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