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Christmas Names for Dogs

Christmas Names for Dogs

Christmas names for dogs are inspired by the holiday season. Dogs and puppies adopted at Christmastime might need festive names to celebrate. Many of these dog names will work any time of year.

Below, see popular Christmas dog names and 100+ unique Christmas dog names.

Top Christmas Names for Dogs

Popular Christmas names for dogs are led by Lucy, meaning "light" for girl dogs and Buddy, from the holiday movie Elf for boy dogs.

Christmas food and drink names such as Ginger, Cookie, and Sugar are especially popular for dogs, along with names connected to holiday symbols such as Ivy, Holly, Angel.

Christmas Girl Names for Dogs

Christmas girl names for dogs include choices with overt ties to the holiday, such as Jolly and Noelle, along with unique Christmas names for dogs including Crimson and Zuzu.

  • Alba

  • Astra

  • Berry

  • Blanche

  • Carol

  • Carys

  • Cherith

  • Christmas

  • Clara

  • Cocoa

  • Crimson

  • Dancer

  • Dove

  • Eira

  • Elsa

  • Elvie

  • Estelle

  • Evie

  • Fenna

  • Figgy

  • Goldie

  • Hani

  • Holly

  • Hope

  • Icy

  • Ines

  • Irene

  • Jolly

  • Jovie

  • Joy

  • Kirsten

  • Lucia

  • Lumen

  • Lux

  • Luz

  • Marie

  • Merry

  • Mira

  • Myrna

  • Neva

  • Nixie

  • Noelle

  • Noely

  • Plum

  • Ribbon

  • Revel

  • Sachi

  • Scarlett

  • Season

  • Sidra

  • Snow

  • Snowball

  • Spirit

  • Star

  • Tinsel

  • Vixen

  • Whimsy

  • Winter

  • Wintry

  • Zuzu

Christmas Boy Names for Dogs

Christmas boy names for dogs include many choices connected to iconic Christmas characters, including Frosty (Frosty the Snowman), Grinch (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), and Blitzen (one of Santa's reindeer).

Other uncommon options include fragrant names like Cedar, Chestnut, and Wassail.

  • Axel

  • Beacon

  • Blitzen

  • Boone

  • Casper

  • Cedar

  • Chestnut

  • Chilly

  • Chimney

  • Clarence

  • Claus

  • Cole

  • Comet

  • Crosby

  • Cypress

  • Donner

  • Drummer

  • Eggnog

  • Felix

  • Feliz

  • Frasier

  • Frost

  • Frosty

  • Garland

  • Geoffrey

  • Goose

  • Grinch

  • Hermes

  • Jasper

  • Jingle

  • Jonah

  • Joseph

  • Kane

  • Kendry

  • Kringle

  • Lior

  • Lucian

  • Lucius

  • Malak

  • Natale

  • Neo

  • Nevin

  • Nico

  • Noel

  • North

  • Pace

  • Pax

  • Pinecone

  • Prancer

  • Ralphie

  • Robin

  • Rowan

  • Rudolph

  • Santa

  • Scrooge

  • Shepherd

  • Snowy

  • Wassail

  • Yule

  • Zuko

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Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top 2020s names, Gen Z names, and cottagecore baby names. Sophie is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram and Pinterest.

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