60+ Cute Christmas Themed Dog Names For Your Cuddly Pup!

Names By Abby Dole 2 min read April 2, 2019 1 Comment

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Do you wish it was always Christmas? A huge fan of holiday treats, gifts, music, and fun? What better way to immortalize your love for all things wintery than by naming your pooch something festive?

No matter the reason for your Christmas themed name search, we’ve got you covered with this list of 60+ holiday themed pup names!

Winter Weather & Season Related Dog Names:

  • Frost (Frosty): Coating of ice on the ground
  • Blizzard: A winter storm
  • Whiteout: The most intense winter storm where you can barely see in front of you
  • Snow (Snowy): Weather phenomenon in the wintertime
  • Yule: Yule or Yuletide is a traditional holiday festival
  • December: The iconic month of winter, and the month of Christmas
  • Winter: Wintertime (of course)!

Christmas Character and Show Dog Name Ideas:

  • Hermie: One of Santa Claus’s elves who wants to be a dentist (from Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer)
  • Ebenezer: Main character from A Christmas Carol
  • Fezziwig: Character from A Christmas Carol
  • Marley / Jacob Marley: Ebenezer’s deceased partner from A Christmas Carol
  • Odbody: Character from It’s A Wonderful Life
  • Nestor: From Nestor The Long-Eared Donkey
  • Linus: From Charlie Brown
  • Ralphie: Main character who narrates his life in A Christmas Story

Religious Holiday Figure Names:

  • Balthazar: Wise man who brought myrrh
  • Caspar: Wise man who brought frankincense
  • Melchior: Wise man who brought gold
  • Caganer: A Catalan nativity character who is depicted in the act of defecating – seriously it’s true!

Saint Nick Names From Around The Globe:

  • Belsnickel: German folklore character
  • Julemanden: Danish character whose name translates to “The Yule Man”
  • Morozko: Slavik character whose name translated to “Old Man Frost”
  • Knecht Ruprecht: A companion to St.Nicholas in German folklore
  • Mikulás: Hungarian version of St.Nicholas
  • Baba: Noel Baba is the Turkish equivalent to Santa Claus, although his celebration is associated with New Years
  • Olentzero: Character in Basque Christmas tradition
  • Nicholas/Nick: Saint Nick
  • Claus: From the American Interpretation of Santa Claus

Reindeer Dog Names:

  • Dasher
  • Dancer
  • Prancer
  • Vixen
  • Comet
  • Cupid
  • Donner
  • Blitzen
  • Rudolph (the Red-Nosed Reindeer)!

Christmas Nature Dog Names:

  • Mistletoe: A festive plant that people kiss under
  • Holly: A festive plant with red berries
  • Ivy: A vining plant associated with wintertime
  • Wintergreen: A Christmastime plant
  • Tannenbaum: Not only is this a type of tree, but it is also traditional Christmas tune
  • Pine: A type of Christmas Tree
  • Douglas: This stems from Douglas Fir, which is the traditional type of Christmas Tree
  • Berry: Winter berries are popular around Christmas Time
  • Amaryllis: A popular holiday season flower
  • Ginger: Named for a wintertime classic: gingerbread

Religious Christmas Dog Names:

  • Joseph: A well known Biblical character
  • Emmanuel: Biblical name from the Old Testament
  • Mary/Merry: Like The Virgin Mary from the Bible
  • Eve: Adam and Eve
  • Gloria: Comes from the word Glory
  • Angel/Angelica: Angel

Names That Mean Virtue:

  • Joy
  • Faith
  • Hope

Other Miscellaneous Christmas Dog Name Ideas:

  • Noel: An alternate word for Christmas
  • Stella: Stella relates to the stars, which are often associated with Christmas
  • Carol: Carol is a popular name that relates to bells and singing
  • Night: Nighttime is generally associated with the beauty of the night during the holiday season
  • Cookie: This is associated to Christmas cookies
  • North: As in The North Pole
  • Bell: The peeling of the bells, and bells in general are a traditional aspect of Christmas
  • Alfredo: Alfredo means “Elf Counselor” and is old English

Any great Christmas dog names we missed? Share your ideas in the comments below!

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Abby Dole

Abby Dole is passionate about pooches, and is the owner of a sweet little Terrier Mix named Maggie. She is not only a lover of dogs, but also of poetry, baking, and the outdoors. You can usually find her drinking tea, listening to Norah Jones, and wishing it was raining.


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Jenny Haskins

NO! Not at all, Crowds, heat masses of throwaway junk in the shops to buy receive as presents, and then throwaway!
Personally I think that “un-Christmas” presents would be nicer.“I mean, what is an un-birthday present?”
A present given when it isn’t your birthday, of course.”
Alice considered a little. “I like birthday presents best,” she said at last.
You don’t know what you’re talking about!” cried Humpty Dumpty. “How many days are there in a year?”
Three hundred and sixty-five,” said Alice.
And how many birthdays have you?”

― Lewis Carroll


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