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Introduction

Trees are wonderful things. Like our canine companions, they can come in many shapes and sizes, from the tiny, twisted Bonsai to the tall, straight Sequoia, and they help to improve our world in so many ways each day. They add beauty to the world, produce food for us to eat, and generate oxygen for us to breathe. Some trees, like the White Willow and Elderberry tree, also contain healing compounds, while still others, like the great Sequoia in California named General Sherman, amaze us with their size and their longevity. Trees are also known for their ability to inspire us, artistically, socially, and spiritually; maybe they can inspire you to find just the right name. 

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Tree Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Choosing a name for our pets can be an enjoyable but challenging task. Choosing a poor name can impact training time and efficiency while a well thought out name may help to enhance the bond between you and your canine companion. It is important that the name chosen is one that everyone in the household is able to easily pronounce and one that the dog responds well to. Choosing a name related to a tree ensures that your dog will have a strong and beautiful name, but with the amount of variation that can be found in the world of trees, you have plenty of options available to you. You can choose to name your dog based on physical attributes, like Ebony for a black dog, Acorn for a small one, or even Ironwood for the dog with the exceptionally hard head. Sometimes it may be wise to wait a day or two after bringing your new dog home before choosing their final name, as the personality of the dog may also be a factor in your eventual choice, meaning that a kind, nurturing canine might end up with a name like Alder, while your little warrior may end up with a name like Holly instead.  

Male Tree Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
8
Hickory
Hickory trees are characterized by small catkin flowers in the spring and large hickory nuts in the autumn
6
Ash
These trees have wood that burns with more intensity than most and they symbolize growth, protection, and higher perspective
6
Hyperion
The world’s tallest living tree at 380.3 feet tall, a coast redwood in Northern California
5
Elder
Known for its spiritual warding effects and its ability to remedy illness by employing elderberry wine or brandy
5
Hemlock
The wood from the Hemlock tree is frequently used as wood pulp
5
Linden
A name meaning lime tree hill
4
Birch
These white-barked trees symbolize new beginnings and the cleansing of the past and are associated with spirit quests
4
Cedar
Cedar trees are the national tree of Pakistan and are seen as healing and cleansing plants
4
Quercus
The Latin name for the oak tree, a strong broad leafed tree with over 500 species worldwide
3
Alder
Represents giving and nurturing; using their roots and an unconventional relationship with bacteria they enrich the soil with nitrogen
3
Blackthorn
A small leafed tree that was traditionally used to make Irish walking sticks known as shillelaghs
3
Bodhi
A sacred fig tree under which Buddha was sitting when he attained enlightenment
3
Cypress
Most cypress trees are grown for their ornamental qualities
3
Forrest
There are many different kinds of trees in the forest
3
General Sherman
The name given to the world’s largest tree by volume, a Sequoia tree in the National Forest in California
3
Ironwood
These desert trees are believed to be very long lived and contain chemicals which render the wood non-biodegradable
2
Bonsai
Known as living art trees, these miniature trees are a testament to patience
2
Buckeye
Also known as a Horse Chestnut tree, the Buckeye tree is known for its early spring flowers
2
Pinecone
The seeds of the Pine tree are housed in woody fruit with scales that open when it has ripened
2
Rowen
A genus of small deciduous trees in the Rose family that are very attractive to fruit-eating birds
2
Yew
This is a common name that contains several species of evergreen yew trees
1
Balsam
The Balsam Fir tree is a North American evergreen that is a favorite as a Christmas tree due to its symmetrical shape
1
Dwarf
Trees that are bred to be stunted, either through design or by natural selection, are referred to as dwarf varieties
1
Elm
Elm trees are rapidly growing trees that symbolize strength of will; the wood is resistant to splitting or decay
0
Javor
A Serbian name that means maple tree
0
Spruce
Large evergreen trees with a conical form and whorled branches
-1
Neem
The oil from the Neem tree is a natural pesticide
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Sandlewood
A lumpy, misshapen tree that is made up of a heavy yellow wood that is capable of retaining their distinctive scent for decades
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Methuselah
One of the oldest living non-clonal trees at nearly 5000 years old
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Mesquite
This variety of tree is particularly hardy, requiring little water or maintenance and provide multiple sources of food and medicine

Female Tree Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Acorn
The seed of the mighty oak is a simple brown acorn
6
Ashley
An adaption of the name Ash, usually used for female, but can be unisex, a name representing the distinctive Ash tree
6
Coconut
The coconut tree is a type of palm tree
6
Ilana
A Hebrew name that means Oak tree
5
Alani
A Hawaiian name meaning Orange tree
5
Beech
Beech trees symbolize tolerance and produce a long burning firewood
5
Cherry
Cherry trees develop distinctive pink blossoms that produce bright red fruits that are both sweet and tart
5
Ebony
The wood from the Ebony tree is dark and is dense enough to sink in water
4
Juniper
The small, berry-like cones of the Juniper plant are sometimes used as a flavoring
4
Yvette
A French name meaning Yew tree
3
Apple
A tree with nutritious and tasty red or green fruits known as apples, they also symbolize magic and youth
3
Hawthorn
With its large thorns nestled among the delicate blossoms tree, the Hawthorn tree symbolizes balance
3
Leena
An Arabic name that means Palm tree
3
Myrtle
A small evergreen tree from the Mediterranean region that contains a fragrant essential oil
3
Pomona
The name of the Roman Goddess of fruit-bearing trees
2
Pinja
An Estonian name meaning pine tree
2
Pink Ivory
The heartwood of this tree is very hard and has a distinctive pink hue
2
Taimi
A name that originated in Finland meaning sapling
2
Willow
This elegant tree with hanging branches contains acetylsalicylic acid in its bark, a natural source of aspirin
1
Butternut
A slow-growing tree, sometimes known as the White Walnut tree
1
Maple
These trees are the source of Maple syrup and have exceptionally brightly colored leaves in the autumn
1
Melia
A Greek name that means Ash tree
1
Trúc
A name from Vietnam that means bamboo
0
Aspen
Sometimes known as Whispering Aspen trees due to the sound of the wind in the leaves
0
Canary
Canary wood comes in various shades of yellow and orange, often with red, purple, or black streaks
0
Holly
Seen as a tree of the spiritual warrior, these trees have thick waxy leaves, hard white wood, and bright red berries
0
Jatoba
A tall rainforest canopy tree that is also known as stinking toe due to its odor and shape
0
Magnolia
An ornamental tree with beautiful, fragrant blossoms
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Hazel
Hazel trees symbolize hidden wisdom and their branches are traditionally used in the art of dowsing
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Koa
A fast-growing, flowering tree from Hawaii that is part of the pea family

Community Dogs with Tree Inspired Names

Cotton
Male
German Shorthaired Pointer
Findlay, OH
Personality
Hyper
Friendly
Loving

We have a yellow lab names Oakley and we call him Oak. So went with Cotton to keep the nature theme going. Fits him well.