Christmas dog names: Cute, Festive and Santa buddies puppy names

christmas dog names

Looking for the list of Christmas dog names? A list of unique, cute girl and boy names for puppy inspired by Winter, Religious, Movie and Santa Buddies.

Noël(Xmas) comes to us from the Latin verb nasci, meaning “to be born.” In the book of Ecclesiastes, the birth of Jesus is called natalis. 

In fact, the word ‘noel’ means ‘Christmas’ in modern French; ‘Père Noel’ is French for Father Christmas and ‘The First Noel’ is a traditional English Christmas song.

Holiday dog names don’t have to start and end with Christmas. Though Christmas offers up plenty of inspiration. You can also find puppy name ideas from other winter holidays, Religious and family traditions from food to literature.

Best Christmas dog names

  • Alpine
  • Angel
  • Beanie
  • Blitzen
  • Buddy
  • Dancer
  • Faith
  • Joseph
  • Noelle
  • Scrooge
christmas girl dog names
Christmas dog names girl

Christmas Girl dog names

Find your new dog the perfect name by browsing our list of Christmas female dog names.

  • Angel  – star
  • Angelica – angel or angelic
  • Astra – beautiful
  • Avery – meaning ‘Christmas elf’
  • Belle – white
  • Bianca – dazzling white
  • Candy – Perfect for the new pet you found in your stocking!
  • Canela – The Spanish word for cinnamon, another popular holiday spice.
  • Carol or Carolle – fair Christian!
  • Christabel – bright, clear
  • Clara – lively and entertaining
  • December – the month of Xmas.
  • Eira – Welsh meaning ‘snow’
  • Eve – This name can remind you of Christmas Eve.
  • Faith – from the word ‘faith’
  • Gabrielle – white, fair, blessed
  • Ginger – You can’t have a gingerbread house without this spice, which is why it makes a perfect Christmas girl dog.
  • Gloria – This name will have you singing “Angels We Have Heard on High” all year long.
  • Grace – meaning effortless beauty.
  • Gwendolen / Gwen – faithfulness
  • Holly – This popular holiday plant can be dangerous to dogs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it as a cute Xmas name!
  • Hoshi – of the winter tree
  • Ivy – bright light
  • Joy – Evoking festive happiness, this name celebrates all the joy your new pet brings to your world.
  • Juniper – wished for child
  • Lucia – guardian of the sea
  • Mary – born at Christmas
  • Merry – snow
  • Natasha  – Xmas girl dog
  • Neve – the Xmas festival
  • Noelle – famed, bright, and shining
  • Paloma – Spanish for “dove,” a symbol of peace.
  • Plum – A name to keep sugar plums dancing in your head all season long.
  • Robin – shooting star
  • Seren – maid, virgin
  • Sugar – This ingredient is the star of the holidays, from cookies to gingerbread houses to peppermint bark.
  • Vixen – One of Santa’s reindeer.
  • Winter  – of the season
christmas male dog name
Christmas male dog name

Christmas Boy dog names

Find your new dog the perfect name by browsing our list of Christmas male dog names.

  • Angel – angel or angelic
  • Aster – star
  • Aubin – white, blonde
  • Balthasar – God protects the king
  • Beanie
  • Belen
  • Berry – of nature
  • Blanc
  • Blitzen
  • Blitzer
  • Blizzard
  • Bob Cratchit
  • Boots
  • Buddy the Elf
  • Cane
  • Charlie Brown
  • Christian – follower of Christ
  • Cindy Lou Who
  • Clark Griswold
  • Claus
  • Coal
  • Cole – coal black
  • Comet
  • Crimson
  • Dasher
  • David
  • Dickens
  • Dobby
  • Douglas – strength, courage
  • Drummer
  • Elf
  • Felix
  • Fir
  • Frosty
  • Gabriel
  • Garland
  • Grinch
  • Holly
  • Icicle
  • Icy
  • Igloo
  • Jack – God is gracious
  • Jack Frost
  • Jasper – bringer of treasure
  • Jesus
  • Jingle
  • Joseph
  • Jul
  • King
  • Kringle
  • Kris
  • Lumi – snow
  • Melchior – city of the king
  • Nicholas – people’s victory
  • Nick or Nicholas
  • Noël – Christmas
  • Olwen – white footprint
  • Pax – peaceful
  • Pine – of the tree
  • Quilo – of the North Wind
  • Robin – famed, shining
  • Rory – red king
  • Rudolph
  • Rudolph – famous wolf
  • Scrooge
  • Snow – of the snow
  • Snowy
  • Stormy
  • Theodore / Teddy – gift of God
  • Whittaker – white field
  • Yoda
  • Yukio – snow
snow dog name
Snow dog name

Winter Names for Dogs

If you’re bringing home a new pup during the coldest months of the year, you’ll love our snow and winter dog names list! 

  • Alaska
  • Alba – bright white
  • Alpine
  • Amaretto
  • Arctic
  • Aspen
  • Aster
  • Astra
  • Aubin – French for “snow”
  • Aurora
  • Avalanche
  • Bianca – means white
  • Blanc – French for white
  • Blitzen
  • Blizzard
  • Boots
  • Carol
  • Chili
  • Chilly
  • Coco
  • Colden
  • Cole
  • Comet
  • Cortina – Ski Resort
  • Crimson
  • Crispin
  • Crystal
  • Cupid
  • Cypress
  • Darke
  • Dasher
  • Demi – Short for Demeter
  • Ebenezer
  • Eirwen – white as snow
  • Ember
  • Eskimo
  • Flurry
  • Frost
  • Frostine
  • Frosty
  • Gabby
  • Gabriel
  • Garnet – January birthstone
  • Glacier
  • Glover
  • Grizzly
  • Himesh – Hindi for “Snow King”
  • Holly
  • Ice
  • Icelynn
  • Igloo
  • Ivory
  • Ivy
  • Jack
  • January
  • Jay – winter bird
  • Juneau – Capital of Alaska
  • Kringle
  • Lucia – Saint of Christmas
  • Lumi – Finnish for “snow’
  • Melty
  • Mittens
  • Nevada – snowfall
  • Neve – Latin for “snow”
  • Nicholas
  • Noel
  • North
  • Nutmeg
  • Olwen – white footprint
  • Paloma – dove
  • Parka
  • Plow
  • Polar
  • Pothole
  • Robin – A winter bird
  • Rosemary
  • Santa
  • Santos – Latin for saint
  • Sleigh
  • Snow
  • Snowball
  • Snowden
  • Snowfall
  • Snowflake
  • Snowy
  • Solstice
  • Sparkle
  • Sparrow
  • Spruce
  • Stocking
  • Stormy
  • Tinsel
  • Tundra
  • Vail – Ski resort
  • Winter
  • Wren – A winter bird
  • Yule

Religious Christmas Dog Names

Let’s not forget that Christmas is a holiday with a spiritual beginning. Find 30 dog names inspired by Religious and Faith themes.

  • Abigail – If you want to bestow a Biblical or spiritual name on your daughter.
  • Angel/Angelica – Angel.
  • Avery – meaning ‘Christmas elf’.
  • Baby
  • Charity
  • Christian – Greek name meaning “believes in Christ”.
  • Clement – Clement Moore wrote ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
  • David
  • Dhrumi – God-gifted; divine
  • Diha – Gift of God; hermit
  • Dorothy – Gift of God
  • Emmanuel – Hebrew name meaning “God with us”; also Old Testament name for the Messiah.
  • Eve – Adam and Eve.
  • Faith
  • Gabriel – Gabriel is a Spanish name meaning “man of God”.
  • Gia – God’s gracious gift.
  • Gloria – Comes from the word Glory.
  • Glory
  • Hermione – means “the Messenger”.
  • Hope
  • Jack, Jax – As in Jack Frost, from the name John, meaning God is gracious.
  • Jasper – One of the kings who visited Baby Jesus.
  • Jesus –  Meaning God will help.
  • Joseph – A well known Biblical character.
  • Malachi, Malakai –  Meaning God’s messenger.
  • Mary/Merry – Like The Virgin Mary from the Bible.
  • Nicholas –  As in Saint Nick/Nicholas; Meaning victory of the people.
  • Noel – French name that means “Christmas”.
  • Winter – English name meaning “year”.
  • Yule – English name meaning “born at Christmas”.

Christmas movie dog names

  • Alfred Kralik – The Shop Around The Corner (1940).
  • B.Z. – Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).
  • Bailey
  • Billy Mack – Love Actually (2003).
  • Blitzen
  • Bob Cratchit
  • Buddy the Elf – Elf (2003).
  • Charlie Brown
  • Cindy Lou Who
  • Clarence Odbody – It’s A Wonderful Life (1946).
  • Clark Griswold AKA Sparky – National Lampoon’s Xmas Vacation (1989).
  • Comet
  • Cousin Eddie – National Lampoon’s Xmas Vacation (1989).
  • Ebenezer Scrooge – A Christmas Carol (1951).
  • Ghost of Christmas Present – Scrooged (1986).
  • Gizmo – Gremlins (1984).
  • Gonzo – The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992).
  • Hans Gruber – Die Hard (1988).
  • Harmony Faith Lane – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005).
  • Harry Lime – Home Alone (1990).
  • Hercules
  • Hope, Jingle, Charity and Noble.
  • Jack Skellington – The Nightmare Before Xmas (1993).
  • John McClane – Die Hard (1988).
  • Lucy Moderatz – While You Were Sleeping (1995).
  • Max
  • Mr Poppy – Nativity (2009).
  • Pietari Kontio – Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010).
  • Ralphie Parker – A Christmas Story (1983).
  • Santa – The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (2005).
  • Scoot
  • Shelby
  • Snoopy
  • Susan Walker – Miracle On 34th Street (1947).
  • The Ghost of Christmas Present – The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992).
  • Willie T. Soke – Bad Santa (2003).
  • Zeus
Cute Christmas dog names
Cute Christmas dog names

Santa buddies dog names

  • Alice
  • Astor
  • Bartleby
  • B-Dawg
  • B-Dawg 
  • Billy
  • Bosley
  • Budderball
  • Budderball 
  • Buddha
  • Buddha 
  • Captain Canine 
  • Cate
  • Comet
  • Conway
  • Coppola
  • Cruge
  • Dan
  • Eddy
  • Eddy the Elf Dog 
  • Eli
  • Ellie
  • Field
  • Finch
  • Gig
  • Harvey
  • Josh
  • Kaitlyn
  • Kind
  • Liliana
  • Ludwig
  • Mikey
  • Morgan
  • Mudbud 
  • Mumy
  • Pete
  • Puppy Paws
  • Quinn
  • RoseBud
  • Rosebud 
  • Sam
  • Santa Claus
  • Santa Paws
  • Skyler
  • Sniffer
  • Sophia
  • Stan
  • Teigen
  • Tiny
  • Zachary

Xmas Dog Names – Festive dog names

  • Alabaster Snowball — Santa’s head elf!
  • Alpine
  • Angel
  • Antler
  • Aspen
  • Babbo Natale — Italian for Santa or Father Christmas.
  • Baby
  • Balthasar
  • Beanie
  • Bell
  • Berry
  • Bert
  • Blitzen
  • Blitzer
  • Blizzard
  • Bob Cratchit
  • Boots
  • Buddy the Elf
  • Candy Cane
  • Charlie Brown
  • Cheer
  • Cindy Lou Who
  • Clark Griswold
  • Claus
  • Comet
  • Eve
  • Faith
  • Frosty
  • Glory
  • Grace
  • Holiday
  • Holly
  • Icicle
  • Igloo
  • Jack Frost
  • Jolly 
  • Mary
  • Merry
  • Snow
Christmas related dog names
Christmas related dog names

Christmas Dog Names – Place Inspiration

  • Dublin
  • Zurich
  • Nuremberg
  • Tokyo
  • San juan
  • Quebec 
  • Salzburg
  • Dublin
  • Cape Town
  • Paris
  • Inari
  • Taipei – Taiwan
  • Vienna
  • Copenhagen
  • Dubai – UAE
  • London
  • Cologne – Germany
  • Rome
  • Sydney
  • New York

Xmas Dog Names – Food and Drinks Inspiration

  • Almond
  • Apple
  • Candy canes
  • Carp
  • Christmas ham
  • Cider
  • Cookies
  • Eggnog
  • Fruitcake
  • Grapes
  • Gravy
  • Hallaca
  • Ham
  • Kuba
  • Lechon
  • Mango
  • Meat
  • Mechado
  • Melon
  • Menudo
  • Morcon
  • Natilla
  • Oysters
  • Pear
  • Pie
  • Raisin
  • Stew 
  • Stuffing
  • Sylte
  • Tamales
  • Trifle
  • Turkey
  • Walnut