Christmas Dog Names

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Introduction

When animal lovers think of Christmas and all of the celebrating that goes with it, they often visualize a cute little puppy with a red bow around his neck popping out of a gift box. Inevitably, this little bundle of joy is given a name that inspires his new family to remember that magical Christmas morning. Coming up with the perfect name for your latest addition to the family is easy when your pup is born on or around Christmas. Think fun, think festive, and choose a moniker that suits your cuddly canine to a T.  

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Christmas Dog Name Considerations

 For some, choosing a dog name is a daunting process. Many liken it to naming a child. Yes, a dog’s name is that important! Make sure that the moniker you choose for your pooch is the perfect one by considering a few things about the holiday season, or a few characteristics about your new dog. It really won’t hurt to have him in the household for a day or two before you name him. This allows you to get to know him and will make choosing a name easier. 

Consider this: Small breed dogs often have cute little names that remind people of the decorations at Christmastime, such as Tinsel or Belle. People who own larger breeds may choose one of Santa’s reindeer as the name for their pet (think Blitzen) or make their decision based on a winter weather event such as a Blizzard. 

White dogs can be given names that remind people of the outdoor fun of the season, like Icicle or Ike, or Snowball. Many times, a dog’s color will help his family determine his name. A dog named after a yummy Christmas spice could stand out in the crowd.  How about a brown or tan dog named Cinnamon or Nutmeg? Toy breed dogs can be the inspiration for tiny and adorable names like Buttons or Jingles. The possibilities are endless. Peruse our list and find the winning name for your new four legged best friend. 

Male Christmas Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Dickens
Charles Dickens, author of A Christmas Carol
7
North
You’ll find Santa’s workshop here
6
Christmas
The sweet canine in A Dog Named Christmas
5
Blizzard
A severe winter storm with lots of wind
5
Griswold
The family from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
5
Midnight
The time when Santa gives out presents
5
Rummy
A popular card game played during Christmastime
5
Kringle
Kris Kringle is another name for Santa
4
Chestnut
Roasting over an open fire from The Christmas Song
4
Comet
Santa’s laid-back and always smiling reindeer
4
Jolly
Santa is always jolly
4
Neige
In German means light, in French means snow
3
Charlie Brown
Everyone loves the show A Charlie Brown Christmas
3
Dasher
The reindeer on Santa’s team who loves sports
3
Jack Skellington
Character in The Nightmare Before Christmas
3
Prancer
The Santa’s reindeer who always wants to look his best
3
Yule
Means born at Christmas
2
Blitzen
Santa’s fastest member of the reindeer team
1
Frosty
The jolly, happy snowman
1
Stocking
The sock we fill with Christmas goodies
0
Jingles
Jingle all the way in Jingle Bells
0
Scrooge
The main character in A Christmas Carol
-1
Ralphie
9 year old boy in A Christmas Story
-1
Rudolf
The most famous red-nosed reindeer of all
-2
Claus
Santa’s last name
-2
Figgy
The treat in We Wish You A Merry Christmas
-2
Jack Frost
Character in Jack Frost nipping at your nose
-2
Noel
French for Christmas
-3
Fruitcake
A delicious Christmas cake made with candy and fruit
-3
Nick
Jolly Old Saint Nick

Female Christmas Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
6
Candy
Means dazzling white and a delicious treat
6
Poinsettia
A beautiful red plant always seen at holiday time
6
Tashia
Russian, meaning born at Christmas
5
Clara
Wonderful character from The Nutcracker
5
Star
The star atop the Christmas tree is often the focal point
4
Cinnamon
A spice used in tasty eggnog
4
Cupid
One of Santa’s reindeer, she is happiest when spreading love
4
Nutmeg
A spice for baking yummy Christmas goodies
4
Tinsel
A shiny decoration that adorns the Christmas tree
3
Angel
Sits on top of the Christmas tree
3
Cookie
Everyone loves Christmas cookies
3
Joy
Christmas brings joy to all the girls and boys
3
Juniper
Can be used as a Christmas tree
3
Snow
The perfect name for a white dog born at holiday time
3
Spirit
The spirit of Christmas is giving
2
Belle
Means beautiful and also is a Christmas symbol
1
Carol
Songs sung at Christmastime
1
Holly
A common winter plant often seen in the holiday season
1
Sparkle
The Christmas tree is decorated with shiny lights that sparkle and glisten
0
Buttons
Everyone puts buttons as a decoration on snowmen
0
Eve
Santa arrives on Christmas Eve
0
Melody
Mariah Carey’s movie A Christmas Melody
0
Misty
As in the mistletoe used for decoration
0
Twinkle
Lights on the tree shining brightly
-1
Glitter
Shimmering decorations seen on the Christmas tree
-1
Merry
People are happy and merry at Christmas
-1
Sugar
For the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker
-1
Winter
Named for the winter season
-2
Ivy
Decorative greenery seen in homes during the holidays
-3
Ginger
For the gingerbread house decorated during the holidays

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