Nature Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

For those that love being outdoors, it is likely that one of the things that you are looking forward to with your new canine pal is the opportunity to spend time together outside, exploring nature. After all, there is much to show your new friend! From frolicking among flowers to rolling in the grass, to long walks in the wilderness, you plan to spend plenty of time outdoors with your dog, enjoying all that the natural world offers. If this sounds like you, when considering what to name your dog, a nature-inspired name may be just right. Every time you call your new friend’s name, you will be reminded of nature’s beauty and all that you seek to share with him. 

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Nature Inspired Dog Name Considerations

There are many reasons you might decide on a nature-inspired name for your new canine pal. You may spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying nature yourself and plan to do so with your dog as well, making a name related to nature a good fit for your new pal. Each time you call his name, you will be reminded of the beauty of nature and the enjoyment that you feel when experiencing it.

Something about your dog, perhaps his breed or his appearance, may remind you of an element of nature. For example, a Labrador will typically enjoy water, bringing to mind a name that relates to a natural water source like a river. Or your pooch may resemble a dog in the media that enjoys outdoor adventures, like Lassie or Shadow, from the movie Homeward Bound.

Choosing a name that brings nature to mind is great way to honor its beauty, as well as to continue to inspire you to get outside with your new pup. A nature-inspired name will be an ongoing reminder of all that you and your dog have enjoyed and plan to continue to enjoy, together.

Male Nature Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
6
Oliver
Latin for “nature loving”
5
Forest
The forest is a great place to experience the wonders of nature
5
River
The sound of the river is like a song from nature
5
Rocky
Rocks of all sizes are found in nature
4
Wren
An English name that means “from the farm”
3
Hawk
A type of bird with a short beak and broad wings
3
Strom
German for “one who loves water”
2
Grove
A small stand of trees
2
Ridge
A part of the mountain that one may hike along
2
Shadow
For the dog in Homeward Bound, depending on the location of the sun, you may see your shadow
1
Basil
A great-smelling plant that is a culinary herb
1
Spruce
A type of tree with 35 species
1
Cliff
Camping on a cliff is sure to offer amazing views
1
Wave
For the waves of the ocean
0
Pine
A type of tree; often with a pleasant scent
0
Creek
A small stream where water will flow; the sound of which is typically relaxing
-1
Sol
A word for the sun
-1
Afon
Welsh for “a river”
-1
Reed
A type of tall grass
-1
Peak
The highest point of a mountain; often where you can enjoy a great view
-2
Clay
Natural rock and soil material that is finely-grained and includes at least one clay mineral with small amounts of metal oxides and organic matter
-2
Cypress
A type of tree
-3
Cove
A small, sheltered bay
-3
Birch
A deciduous tree with thin leaves
-3
Orion
A Greek name meaning “rising in the sky”
-3
Woody
In honor of the woods, a great place to enjoy nature
-4
Mountain
A large, natural rise from the surface of the earth; ideal place to experience nature
-5
Leaf
Many of these can be found on trees; during the fall and winter leaves will be on the ground
-6
Yosemite
A popular National Park in California
-6
Boulder
A city in Colorado allowing easy access to opportunities where you and your canine can experience nature

Female Nature Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
10
Maple
Genus of tree with about 128 species
8
Willow
A type of deciduous tree and shrub
8
Meadow
An area of grassland, often including wildflowers
8
Rain
When camping in hot weather, rain will be a welcome reprieve
8
Sky
The sky above may be clear blue, filled with clouds, or anything in between
7
Sage
A small evergreen shrub that is used as a culinary herb
7
Lily
A genus of flowering plants that are grown from bulbs
7
Sequoia
For the Sequoia trees that are among the largest type of tree
6
Sunshine
The sun will provide you with warmth while exploring the outdoors
5
Holly
A genus of flowering plants
5
Cloud
Particles of condensed vapor that are suspended in the atmosphere and visible to your eyes
5
Spring
Like a creek; enjoy the song made by water flowing over rocks
5
Aspen
A type of tree found at higher altitudes
4
Petal
A part of a flower surrounding its reproductive parts
4
Lake
A natural body of water where you can enjoy a swim or trip on a boat
4
Dew
Small drops of water you may see on plants first thing in the morning
3
Flower
For the many types of flowers that you may encounter when enjoying nature
2
Blossom
Means “to bloom”
2
Marin
French for “one who loves the ocean”
1
Pinecone
Of various sizes, these fall off trees so that new growth may take place
1
Misty
For the small drops of water in the atmosphere
1
Fern
A type of vascular plant that has no seeds or flowers
0
Ponderosa
The Ponderosa Pine is a type of pine tree
0
Star
A part of nature that can be enjoyed at night
0
Ivy
Evergreen climbing or ground sweeping plants
-1
Montana
A state in the United States that has many opportunities to explore nature
-2
Lassie
Of the television series Lassie; a dog always ready to enjoy and explore nature
-2
Mesa
A natural elevation with a flat top; means “table” in Spanish
-3
Appalachia
Hiking the Appalachian trail offers miles of opportunity to experience nature
-6
Squirrel
A squirrel is one of many animals that are encountered in nature

Community Dogs with Nature Inspired Names

Dakota
Female
Yorkie
Beaumont, TX
Personality
Active
Fun-loving

We love the mountains and Dakota just rolled off our tongues perfectly when trying to address her as a young pup.