101 Neat Nature Dog Names

Names By Abby Dole 1 min read August 13, 2021 8 Comments


Does being out in nature make you feel your best? It’s likely that it does the same for your new pup. There’s tons to explore in the great outdoors, so why not name your new pooch something nature-related? Check out our list of 101 great nature-inspired dog names for your pup!

Male Plant-Inspired Nature Dog Names:

  • Acorn
  • Alfalfa
  • Basil
  • Bay (Bay leaf)
  • Clover
  • Coriander
  • Cosmos
  • Fennel
  • Fern
  • Fox (Foxglove)
  • Kale
  • Leaf
  • Moss
  • Nalin (In Buddhism the lotus flower is often called the Nalin)
  • Ocotillo
  • Pumpkin
  • Reed
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Yarrow

Female Plant-Inspired Nature Dog Names:

  • Apricot
  • Azalea 
  • Bluebell
  • Camelia
  • Carnation
  • Dahlila 
  • Daisy 
  • Ginger
  • Hazel
  • Heather
  • Holly
  • Iris
  • Juniper
  • Lavender
  • Lilac
  • Lily
  • Peony
  • Primrose
  • Rose
  • Snowdrop
  • Tulip
  • Violet
  • Zinnia

Seasons/Weather Inspired Nature Dog Names:

  • Aqua
  • Autumn 
  • Blue
  • Raindrop
  • Snowflake
  • Snowy
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Sunny
  • Windy
  • Winter

Dog Names Inspired By Land Formations

  • Everest 
  • Summit
  • Forest
  • Rocky
  • Savannah
  • Thicket
  • Ravine
  • Canyon
  • Gully
  • Blight
  • Cliff
  • Coral
  • Geo
  • Tombolo
  • Shore
  • Shoal

Tree-Inspired Nature Dog Names:

  • Alder
  • Ash (Mountain Ash)
  • Aspen
  • Cedar
  • Dakota (As in a Dakota pine)
  • Elm
  • Madrona
  • Magnolia (Maggie for short!)
  • Maple
  • Olive
  • Pine
  • Rowan (Rowan is another name for the Mountain Ash tree)
  • Sequoia 
  • Spruce
  • Willow

Foreign & Lore Based Nature Dog Names:

  • Blimah (Hebrew word for Blossom)
  • Fleur (A French word for flower)
  • Fuego (Fire in Spanish)
  • Gaia (Goddess of the Earth)
  • Helecho (Fern in Spanish)
  • Jacinta (Spanish for Hyacinth)
  • Jolanda (Italian for violet) 
  • Mariposa (Or Mari for short; Butterfly in Spanish)
  • Sol (Sun in Spanish, Swedish)

Animal-Inspired Dog Names:

Landmark/National Park/Trail Inspired Dog Names:

  • Acadia (Acadia National Park)
  • Baker (After Mt. Baker)
  • Baddy (Badlands National Park)
  • Bryce (Bryce Canyon National Park)
  • Canyon (After the Grand Canyon)
  • Crater (Crater Lake)
  • Denali (Denali National Park)
  • Glacier (Glacier National Park)
  • Joshua (Joshua Tree National Park)
  • Pacific (Pacific Crest Trail)
  • Rainier (Mt. Rainier)
  • Sequoia (Sequoia National Park)
  • Shenandoah (Shenandoah National Park)
  • Smoky (Great Smoky Mountains National Park)
  • Zion (Zion National Park)
  • Yellowstone
  • Yosemite

Camping Related Nature Dog Names:

  • Fire
  • Marshmallow
  • S’more
  • Woody
  • Grove
  • Toasty
  • River

Does your pup have a nature-inspired dog name? Any names you think we missed? Let us know in the comments!

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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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l have a English Toy Spaniel named Quigley, a handful if l ever saw one lol


my friend’s australian shepherd is named River! she is 2 and her owner just got a 12 week old Australian Shepherd named Aspen


My dogs name is Aster, as in the purple flower.


Hey Guys! Why did you leave out Sierra? Great name for a Golden Retriever or a Labrador. Wishing you well.

Ben Team

Hey, Paula. That does seem like an obvious one we missed!
Thanks for pointing that one out to us — we’ll add it when we update the article.

Kate McCorkle

I knew an American Eskimo dog named Tundra. Canela (Cinnamon) is popular here in Mexico.


Hey, the word “fire” is not a good one. Just think about calling ”Fire” and folks thinking that there is a conflagration. The fire department might not be too happy. The other names are fun.

Laura R

We’re picking up a pup from a rescue today.. My husband likes Ranger (we camp a lot!).. but I did mention it might lead to the actual ranger appearing every time we called him 😀
Since we live near Mt. Baker – we may go with Baker…?


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