If you’re looking for an outdoor themed name for your new dog you’ve come to the right place. Outdoor dog names inspired by plants, mountains, trees and wildflowers for all breeds of dogs.
I find that when you want to name your dog, it’s best to choose something unique, symbolic, and personal to you.
Name them after a mountain range, a river, a flower or a herb. Names inspired by plants and planet Earth are suitable for all breeds of dogs.
These names work great for boys or girls dogs or bitches, so take some time and choose a name that has special meaning for your new best friend.
Outdoor dog names
Rocky – Meaning “rest”.
Savannah – “treeless plain”.
Everest – The highest point.
Summit – The highest point or part, esp of a mountain or line of communication.
Forest – A large area covered chiefly with trees and undergrowth.
Thicket – A dense group of bushes.
Ravine – A deep, narrow gorge with steep sides.
Canyon – Canyon, deep, steep-walled, V-shaped valley cut by a river through resistant rock.
Autumn – The season between summer and winter
Blaze – A very large or fiercely burning fire.
Blizzard – A severe snowstorm with high winds.
Breeze (Breezie) – A gentle wind.
Cirrus – Cloud forming wispy filamentous tufted streaks.
Dawn – The first appearance of light in the sky before sunrise.
Echo – The repetition of a sound caused by reflection of sound waves.
Eddy – A circular movement of water.
Mountain related dog names
Fuji – Mount Fuji , located on the island of Honshū, is the highest mountain in Japan
Bison – Bison Peak is the highest summit of the Tarryall Mountains range in the Rocky Mountains of North America.
Denali – Highest mountain peak in North America.
Olympus – Highest mountain in Greece.
Matterhorn – The Matterhorn is a mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy.
Teton – The Teton Range is a mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in North America.
Rainier – Mount Rainier, also known as Tahoma or Tacoma, is a large active stratovolcano in the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest.
Whitney – a mountain in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada.
Shasta – Mount Shasta is a potentially active volcano at the southern end of the Cascade Range in Siskiyou County, California.
Smokey – The Great Smoky Mountains are a mountain range rising along the Tennessee–North Carolina border in the southeastern United States.
Elbert – Mount Elbert is the highest summit of the Rocky Mountains of North America.
Rope – Mountain climbing rope.
Aconcagua – Aconcagua is a mountain in the Principal Cordillera of the Andes.
Himalayas – Great mountain system of Asia.
Karakoram – The Karakoram is part of a complex of mountain ranges that also includes the Himalaya, Hindu Kush, and Pamir ranges.
Unique outdoor dog names
Ivy – A symbol of fidelity.
Daisy – day’s eye.
Teddy – wealthy protector.
Iris – Meaning “rainbow, wisdom, hope, trust, and valor”.
Baxter – Meaning “baker”.
Jet – Jet is a type of lignite, the lowest rank of coal, and is a gemstone.
Jasper – a cattle rancher.
Muir – moorland.
Stetson – A Stetson is a type of hat with a wide brim that is traditionally worn by cowboys.
Ansel – Follower of a nobleman.
Bridger – One who bridges, or connects two previously separate things.
Cappy – Captain.
Apricot – A juicy, soft fruit of an orange-yellow colour resembling a small peach.
Azalea – A deciduous flowering shrub with clusters of brightly coloured, sometimes fragrant flowers.
Bluebell – A European woodland plant of the lily family that produces clusters of blue bell-shaped flowers in spring.
Daisy – Daisies symbolize innocence and purity Or “day’s eye”.
Iris – Meaning “rainbow, wisdom, hope, trust, and valor”.
Jasmine – The name Buffy means Nickname For Elizabeth.
Lily – Meaning: Son Of Jack.
Poppy – Meaning “red flower”
Clover – Meaning: Meadow Flower.
Buttercup – Humility, Neatness.
Petunia – Anger and resentment.
Rose – Red roses symbolize love and romance.
Aster – Aster meanings include love and wisdom.
Azalea – The Azalea flower is a symbol of femininity and of softness.
Begonia – Artistry, creativity, or passion.
Calla – Meaning for calla lilies is purity, holiness, and faithfulness.
Camellia – White camellias symbolize adoration and is given to someone who is well-liked.
Daffodil – The daffodil symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings.
Dahlia – These summer-blooming and vivid flowers symbolize elegance, inner strength, change, creativity, and dignity.
Tree names for dogs
Ash – The meaning of the name Ares is: The Greek god of war.
Caden – little battle, spirit of battle.
Aspen – Meaning: Quaking Tree.
Magnolia – It can mean dignity, spirituality, and peace.
Dakota – Meaning: “friend”, “friendly” or “allies”.
Alder – A widely distributed tree of the birch family.
Cedar – A cedar is an evergreen tree with a particularly fragrant wood.
Elm – A tall deciduous tree that typically has rough serrated leaves and propagates from root suckers.
Madrona – An evergreen tree related to the strawberry tree.
Cypress – An evergreen coniferous tree.
Willow – A tree or shrub of temperate climates which typically has narrow leaves, bears catkins, and grows near water.
Chestnut – The large European tree that produces the edible chestnut, with serrated leaves and heavy timber.
Maple – A tree or shrub.
Sycamore – A large Eurasian maple with winged fruits, native to central and southern Europe.
Trail dog names
Violet – “Our Lady of Modesty”.
Acacia – Meaning “thorny”.
Acorn – “Fruit of the unenclosed land”.
Alpine – Meaning “fair”.
Andes – A mountain range in western South America.
Ant – Small, hardworking.
Acadia – The name Acadia means Idyllic Place.
Baker – Meaning “to dry by heat”.
Baddy – A villain or criminal in a book, film, etc.
River – Strong, enduring.
Misty – Ambiguous, hazy.
Scout – A soldier.
Ember – Meaning: Spark, Burning Low.
Meadow – A piece of low ground near a river.
Forsythia – Meaning “Forsyth’s flower”.
Holly – meaning “the holly tree”.
Adventure dog names
Copper – Meaning from the island of Cyprus Or “barrel maker”.
Ruby – Ruby takes the name of the ruby gemstone. Meaning red.
Beethoven – Meaning “defender”.
Buddy – The name Buddy means You and is of American origin.
Lassie – Meaning: Young Girl, Maiden.
Wishbone – “winner”.
Jerry Lee – “ruler with the spear”.
Hachi – Meaning: Eight.
Tramp – Meaning “drum”.
Marley – Meaning “pleasant seaside meadow”.
Winter – Meaning “the coldest season of the year”.
Oakley – The Meaning of Oakley is “meadow of oak trees”.
Ocean – Meaning “sea, ocean”
Orion – Rising in the sky; dawning.
Oriel – Meaning “golden”.
Blimah – The Meaning of Blimah is “blossom”.
Plant names for dogs
Basil – Meaning: “the willowlands”,”Thick brush”.
Blossom – Meaning: Flower.
Alfalfa – Plant.
Bay – Auburn-haired.
Coriander – The name Coriander means Romance.
Cosmos – It means order.
Fennel – Meaning “hay”.
Alyssum – “without madness”.
Amaryllis – “sparkling”.
Coleus – Meaning “a sheath”
Dandelion – Meaning “lion’s tooth”.
Freesia – Meaning “Freese’s flower”.
Gardenia – Meaning “Garden’s flower”.
Shadow – Shade From Sun.
Creek – The Meaning “small river”.
Windy – “friend”.
Camping dog names
Rain – The name Cora means Heart Or Meaning “maiden”.
Moon – the Latin meaning included “The Moon” Or the meaning of this pretty name is “Moonglow” and is believed to have come from Hebrew..
Blanket – Cloth Bed Covering.
Camper – meaning “of” or “from”.
Grove – meaning “grove of trees”.
Woody – From The Lane In The Woods.
Toasty – Comfortably warm.
Cloud – Visible Vapor, Nebula.
Cocoa – Powdered Chocolate.
Marshmallow – Gift of God.
Lantern – “Lantern is another word for light”.