Top 150 Cute Christmas Dog Names For Your New Puppy

Srija Chanda
Feb 29, 2024 By Srija Chanda
Originally Published on Oct 25, 2020
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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Why Christmas Dog Names?

Christmas and puppies have one thing in common - they come with a promise of joy. Adopting a pet might seem like the best gift, but it is a lasting commitment, and shelter management advises that it should not be a hasty decision or surprise for anyone. Choosing a cute name for your Christmas dog is almost a must for a dog lover. But you might wonder, what could be a really merry name for your dog? If you gift yourself a puppy after a thorough understanding in December, you should try getting a name related to Christmas. We have collected a list of various names you can give your dog related to Christmas. Some of these names are quite serious but would fit really well for your Christmas dog, especially if you get one in the holiday season. These names are also taken from any known Christmas story or even a Christmas carol.

Male Christmas Dog Names

1. Advent (Latin origin) means "coming". This is the name of the waiting season observed by Christians to cherish the birth of Christ and, thus, Christmas.

2. Angel (Greek origin) means "who serves humans the message of God".

3. Bells (Latin origin) means "war". Christmas is celebrated by ringing the bells in churches and homes.

4. Charlie Brown (English origin) is the name of a character in the comic strip, Peanuts.

5. Chimney (Hebrew origin) means "a place from where fire exhaust leaves the house". It is believed that Santa enters every house through a chimney on Christmas.

6. Claus (German origin) means "the success of people". It is the surname of Santa.

7. Colombe (French origin) means "dove," a bird considered a symbol of peace.

8. Eggnog (English origin) means "a popular drink served at almost all Christmas parties".

9. Emanuel (Hebrew origin) means "God is always with you".

10. Ernie (Old High German origin) derived from Ernest. This is the name of a character in the Christmas movie, 'It's a Wonderful Life'.

11. Faith (English origin) means "believing".

12. Natale (Italian origin) means "Christmas celebration".

13. Gabriel (Hebrew origin) means "a man sent by God".

14. Israel (Hebrew origin) means "God contented".

15. Joy (English origin) means "happiness".

16. King (English origin) means "ruler of a kingdom".

17. Manger (French origin) means "stability". This is where Jesus was born, and many stores or houses feature it during Christmas or the holiday season.

Girl Christmas Dog Names

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18. Angelica (Latin origin) means "God's messenger". A very cute name that can be given to a girl puppy.

19. Bella (Hebrew origin) means "God devotee".

20. Belle (French origin) means "beautiful".

21. Bethlehem (Hebrew origin) means "house of bread". It is a place in Palestine where Christ was born.

22. Candy (American origin) means "sweet".

23. Carol (English origin) means "to sing joyfully in the group during Christmas".

24. Cheer (English origin) means "to lift the spirit."

25. Cinnamon (Phoenician origin) means " popularly used spice".

26. Crimson (English origin) means "a shade in red color".

27. Dove (English origin) means "name of a bird symbolizing peace". It is a good Christmas dog name for a girl dog.

28. Emanuelle (Hebrew origin) means" who always has God by her side".

29. Eve (Hebrew origin) means "life".

30. Gabriele (Hebrew origin) means" who has the strength of God".

31. Gloria (Latin origin) means "honor".

32. Holly (English origin) means" shrub or tree bearing berries of red color", a good dog name for a girl.

33. Hope (English origin) means "a positive feeling".

34. Ivy (English origin) means "it is used to show faithfulness to your partner".

35. Mary(Hebrew origin) means" a small drop in sea". This is the name of the female protagonist in the family movie, 'It's A Wonderful Life'.

36. Merry (English origin) means "cheerful".

37. Delight (English origin) means "to attract".

38. Mistletoe (English origin) means" group of trees that include willow, oak, and apple".

39. Myrrh (Greek origin) means "it is a name for a spice".

40. Nia (Welsh origin) means "shining".

41. Noelle (French Origin) means "Christmas".

42. Noggin (American origin) means "head".

43. Novalis (American origin) means "brightest star".

44. Nutcracker (German origin) means "a tool used to break nuts". It's the name of a famous doll in the Christmas fairy tale written by Mr. Hoffmann.

45. Star (American origin) means "a bright heavenly body in the sky.

46. Tinsel (English origin) means "a sparkling tree made of metal". This reminds one of the Christmas trees.

47. Tiny Tim (English origin) refers to Tiny Tim, a character in Charles Dickens' The Christmas Carol. This could be a great Christmas dog name for a tiny dog.

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48. Garland (English origin) means "a beautiful arrangement of flowers".

49. Jingle (English origin) means "popularity". Jingle All The Way is a popular Christmas song.

50. Jolly (English origin) means "to be happy".

51. Magi (American origin) means "wise ruler".

52. Midnight (American origin)means "at the strike of 12:00 in the night". We often wait for Christmas or the New Year until midnight.

53. Mint (Latin origin) means "it is the name of a green color herb".

54. Noel (French origin) means "Christmas".

55. North (English origin) means "name of a direction".

56. Red (English origin) means "a popular color".

57. Santa (Italian origin) means "a good person". It is a Christmas-themed dog name inspired by Santa Claus.

58. Sugar Plum (English origin) is "an adjective used for someone cute".

Merry Pet Names For Dogs

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59. Blizzard (American origin) means "storm of snow".

60. Boots (English Origin) means "type of shoes especially worn in winter". Boots is the monkey's name in the cartoon series 'Dora the Explorer'.

61. Chilly (American Origin) means "cold".

62. Eirlys (Welsh origin) means "snowdrops".

63. Flurry(Irish origin) means "in bloom".

64. Frostine (French origin) means "to freeze".

65. Frosty (American origin) means "someone cool and carefree".

66. Ice (American origin) means "frozen piece of water".

67. Icicle (English origin) means "small pendant formed from ice". One of the cute Christmas dog names.

68. Icy (French origin) means "white, cold".

69. Igloo (English origin) means "a dome-shaped place built in extremely cold regions for survival".

70. Mitten (French origin) means "a glove used in winter to protect our palms".

71. Polar (English origin) means "unknown binary star that gives focused light".

72. Snowball (English origin) means "a ball made of snow for playing". One of the perfect dog Christmas names.

73. Snowdrops (German origin) means "a plant that bears white flower in winter".

74. Snowflake (English origin) means "a crystal of snow".

75. Snowman (American origin) means "a sculpture made of snow". A fun activity that kids enjoy doing at the onset of winter.

76. Snowy (English origin) means "filled with snow". This is the name of Tintin's dog in the series, 'Adventures of Tintin by Herge'.

77. Tundra (Finnish origin) means "a place with no trees".

78. Winter (American origin) means "name of a season".

Christmassy Names For Dogs

79. Bailey (English origin) means "wall of a palace on the outer side".

80. Buddy (English origin) means "brother-like friend". A Christmas dog named Buddy could be your best friend.

81. Candy Cane (German origin) means "a sweet of the shape J". It is a popular candy brought during Christmas.

82. Celyn (Welsh Origin) means "holy".

83. Chestnut (American origin) means "looking like a nut". It is the name of a famous American film where the lead character is a dog named 'Chestnut'.

84. Clara (Latin origin) means "clear". 'Clara Gordon Bow' was a famous actress of the 1920s as a silent actor.

85. Coal (English origin) means "a black-colored fuel used for burning and power".

86. Comet (Latin origin) means "it is an ice Solar system body which courses through the sky with a tail".The name is given to one of the reindeer of Santa.

87. Cranberry (German origin) means "a red-colored berry".

88. Cupid (Latin origin) means "desire".

89. Dancer (English origin) means "who dances". It is also another name for one of the reindeer of, Santa.

90. December (English origin) means "month of Christmas". Ideal for a Christmas dog.

91. Dickens (English origin) means "Usually used as the last name". Charles Dickens wrote the classic story,' A Christmas Carol', which is an all-time favorite Christmas story.

92. Donner (German origin) means "thunder lightning". One of the reindeer of Santa Claus carries this name.

93. Elf (English origin) means "friend with magical powers".

94. Elsa (German origin) means "a pledge to God". It is the name of the lead character of the famous 'Frozen' animated movie.

95. Evergreen (English origin) means "long-lasting".

96. Fruitcake (English origin) means "a cake made of fresh and dry fruits. It could be a great Christmas dog name, as Fruitcakes are a Christmas holiday specialty.

97. Foyle (French origin) means "someone staying near a hollow".

98. Grace (Latin origin) means "blessings".

99. Joulua (Finnish origin) means "word for Christmas".

100. Karen (English origin) means "pure".

101. Kringle Kris (German origin) means "Santa Claus". In some German-speaking parts of Europe, Kringle Kris, just like Santa Claus, brings various gifts for people.

102. Marley (English origin) means "pleasant wood". 'Marley and Me' is a popular American movie of 2008 about a dog and dog lovers.

103. Rudolf (American origin) refers to a red-nosed reindeer. This could be a fantastic name for your Christmas dog.

Dog Names Meaning Holiday Foods

104. Berry (English origin) means "small fruit".

105. Biscotti (Latin origin) means "twice-cooked".

106. Brie (French origin) means "marshlands".

107. Candy (English origin) means "sweets".

108. Cane (English origin) means "stalk of sugar".

109. Caramel (Latin origin) means "sugar cane".

110. Chestnut (Latin origin) means "sweet chestnut".

111. Cider (Hebrew origin) means "strong drink".

112. Cinnamon (Hebraic origin) means "fragrant spice plant".

113. Citrus (Latin origin) means "conifer tree".

114. Clove (French origin) means "nail".

115. Cocoa (Spanish origin) means "powdered chocolate".

116. Cookie (American origin) means "sweet cake".

117. Cranberry (German origin) means "pink blossoms".

118. Dulce (Latin origin) means "sweet".

119. Eggnog (English origin) means "small wooden mugs".

120. Figgy (English origin) means "resembling figs".

121. Frosting (English origin) means "coating of sugar".

122. Fruitcake (English origin) means "sweet cake with fruit".

123. Ginger (English origin) means "pure".

124. Gravy (French origin) means "French cuisine".

125. Gumdrop (English origin) means "jelly-like candy".

126. Hammy (English origin) means "resembling ham".

127. Krispie (French origin) means "super crunchy".

128. Marshmallow (English origin) means "mallow plant".

129. Mince (German origin) means "honor, goodwill, kindness".

130. Mocha (English origin) means "beautiful and faithful".

131. Nutmeg (Latin origin) means "musky".

132. Nutty (English origin) means "nut-colored".

133. Pecan (American origin) means "all nut".

134. Peppermint (English origin) means "peppery".

135. Plum (English origin) means "plum-colored".

136. Pudding (Latin origin) means "sausage".

137. Pumpkin (Greek origin) means "large melon".

138. Snickerdoodle (English origin) means "small fruit".

139. Spice (French origin) means "spicy".

140. Stuffing (English origin) means "filling".

141. Sugar (Sanskirt origin) means "candied sugar".

142. Sugar Plum (English origin) means "something sweet".

143. Toffee (English origin) means "mixture of sugar and molasses".

144. Turkey (English origin) means "Turkish food".

Santa's Reindeer Dog Names

145. Blitzen (German origin) means "lighting".

146. Charlie (Old English origin) means "free man".

147. Cindy (Greek origin) means "light".

148. Dasher (German origin) means "purse maker".

149. Prancer (English origin) means "fiery horse".

150. Ralphie (Greek origin) means "counsel".

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Written by Srija Chanda

Master of Arts specializing in Mass Communication/Media Studies

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Srija ChandaMaster of Arts specializing in Mass Communication/Media Studies

An aspiring media professional, Srija is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication at St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, after completing her degree in journalism. With experience in PR and social media, she has also honed her leadership skills through her participation in a youth parliament. Srija's interests include devouring books, watching movies, and exploring new places through travel.

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