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Christmas Dog Names – 115+ Joyful Ideas

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Are you looking for Christmas dog names? Then, you’re in for a treat. We’ve got 115+ ideas that are joyful, merry, and bright! Perhaps you got a puppy as a Christmas present and want to commemorate the occasion with a dog name that celebrates the season. Or, you love Christmastime and want to carry that through to your pup’s name.

Christmas Dog Names

In our opinion, you can never get enough of Christmas, and picking a Christmas dog name allows you to stay in the holiday spirit all year. So there’s certainly no shame in that game!

From notable Christmas characters to seasonal inspiration to festive foods, our ultimate list of Christmas dog names will undoubtedly have ideas you adore.

Christmas Dog Names – Christmas Characters

When it comes to Christmas dog names, we can’t think of a better inspiration than our culture’s plethora of Christmas characters.

The list below includes characters from holiday books, Christmas movies, TV shows, and more. Without a doubt, these are the ultimate Christmas dog names.

  • Bailey – George Bailey from It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Blitzen
  • Bob Cratchit
  • Buddy the Elf
  • Charlie Brown
  • Cindy Lou Who
  • Clarence – the angel from It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Clark Griswold
  • Claus
  • Comet
  • Cousin Eddie
  • Cupid
  • Dancer
  • Dasher
  • Donner
  • Ebenezer – Scrooge from A Christmas Carol
  • Elf
  • Fezziwig
  • Grinch
  • Jack Skellington
  • Marley – Jacob Marley from A Christmas Carol
  • Krampus
  • Kringle
  • Kris
  • Midnight
  • Prancer
  • Ralphie (from A Christmas Story)
  • Rudolph
  • Rudy (short for Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer)
  • Santa
  • Saint Nick
  • Scrooge
  • Tiny Tim
  • Vixen
Reindeer dog

Christmas Dog Names – Seasonal Inspiration

Let’s now look at other seasonal inspirations like Christmas decorations, holiday greetings, etc.

For many (myself included!), Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and these names keep the holiday joy going for all 365 days on the calendar.

  • Bell
  • Bows
  • Carol
  • Cheer
  • Coal
  • Eve
  • Feliz
  • Garland
  • Glitter
  • Holly
  • Ivy
  • Jingle Bells
  • Jolly
  • Merry
  • Mistletoe
  • Partridge
  • Poinsettia 
  • Ribbon
  • Stocking
  • Tinsel
  • Twinkle
  • Yule
  • Wreath
Dog in hat

Christmas Dog Names – Winter Weather

The weather outside is frightful, but dear, that makes for fabulous Christmas dog names!

Stop for a moment and think of Christmas. Did snow come to mind? We’re guessing this is one of the first things that pops up for many, even those with warm weather year-round.

Without a doubt, winter weather has a strong tie to the Christmas season, and this can provide excellent inspiration for dog names.

Here are some ideas we think you might like and our complete list of winter dog names.

  • Blizzard
  • Boots
  • Chilly
  • Flurry
  • Frostine
  • Frost
  • Ice
  • Icicle
  • Icy
  • Igloo
  • Jack Frost
  • Mittens
  • Polar
  • Snowball
  • Snowdrop
  • Snowflake
  • Snow Man
  • Snowy
  • Tundra
  • Winter
Cute puppy

Christmas Dog Names – Spiritually Inspired

Let’s not forget that Christmas is a holiday with a spiritual beginning. With this in mind, the holiday’s religious origins are an excellent place to look for Christmas dog names.

Here are a few ideas that tie into the holiday’s spiritual heritage, or check out these biblical dog names for more ideas.

  • Angel
  • Baby
  • Charity
  • David
  • Faith
  • Glory
  • Gloria
  • Hope
  • Joseph
  • Joy
  • King
  • Mary
  • Myrrh
  • Noel
  • Star
French Bulldog

Christmas Dog Names – Seasonal Food & Drinks

Last – but certainly not least! – is many people’s favorite part of Christmas: the food, drinks, and dessert!

We want to think that calories don’t count this time of year. After all, no one needs to worry about the 470 calories in a mint mocha frappuccino or the 315 calories in a piece of pumpkin pie during this festive celebration.

Calories aside, the holidays are known to be a time to indulge in delicious foods while enjoying the company of family and friends. So naturally, this serves us well as we look at Christmas dog names.

  • Brandy
  • Candy Cane
  • Chestnut
  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoa
  • Cookie
  • Cranberry
  • Custard
  • Fruitcake
  • Ginger
  • Hammy
  • Marshmallow
  • Mince (as in mince pie)
  • Mint
  • Nog
  • Nutmeg
  • Nutcracker
  • Peppermint Patty
  • Pudding
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Rum / Rummy
  • Spice
  • Sugar
  • Sugar Plum
  • Vanilla
Yellow Labradors

Christmas Music Ideas

These ideas evoke the spirit of the holiday season, drawing inspiration from the music and traditions that make this time of year so special.

  • Jingle – From “Jingle Bells,” the classic Christmas song
  • Bing – Bing Crosby (or you could use the name Crosby)
  • Frosty – Inspired by “Frosty the Snowman,” a beloved wintertime tune
  • Noel – A term used in many Christmas songs that means “Christmas” or “birth of Christ.”
  • Carol – In honor of the tradition of singing Christmas carols
  • Drummer – From “The Little Drummer Boy,” a poignant Christmas song
  • Silver – From “Silver Bells,” a timeless holiday song
  • Feliz – Inspired by “Feliz Navidad,” a popular Spanish Christmas song
  • Wenceslas – From “Good King Wenceslas,” an inspirational carol
  • Figgy – A reference to the traditional Christmas dessert, figgy pudding, mentioned in “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

More Dog Name Ideas

The dog name ideas don’t stop here. If you decide Christmas dog names aren’t right for you, try our online generator and find even more options. In addition, you can sort by your favorite styles and themes.

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Teach Your Dog Their Name Quickly

Teaching your dog its name can seem intimidating, but with practice and persistence, your dog will pick up their name in no time.

Here are some tips to speed things up and make it a painless and pleasant experience:

  • Make sure you’re in a quiet place without distractions. This will help your dog focus.
  • From there, repeat your dog’s name. Then, when he or she looks at you, say “Yes!” and hand out a treat. Try to do this 3-5 times in a row.
  • Continue to say your dog’s name in day-to-day interactions, even if it seems obnoxious. Soon they’ll understand their name in no time.

Other Ideas For Christmas Dog Names?

If you have other ideas for Christmas dog names, let us know in the comments below! We’re always looking for new name ideas and use them to keep our site fresh.

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  1. Judith Weikum

    Thanks for letting me go through all the names…I found the perfect one! Tiny Tim. I tiny dog born on Christmas Eve.

  2. Rose

    I love Santa jingle bells and snowflake

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