Are you planning on a Christmas puppy, maybe you want to find a suitable dog name to remember this magical time of year?

Christmas is two weeks away as I am writing down all these name ideas, I just can’t help but be in the spirt of researching Christmas dog names for you!

white puppy, wearing a santa hat,  chewing a Christmas present box

If you are planning on surprising someone with a puppy this Christmas, please read my article: The Best Way to Surprise Someone with a Puppy for Christmas.

Think outside of the box… be creative and have fun with this. What are your favorite things about the Christmas season? Maybe a Christmas movie or special treat?

These names are great for both boy and girl dogs, so have fun and choose wisely…

  • Angel
  • Astra (Latin for star)
  • Aspen
  • Belle
  • Beth (Bethlehem)
  • Blitzen
  • Blizzard
  • Boots
  • Buddy (Elf movie)
  • Balthazar (one of the three kings)
  • Casper (one of the three kings)
  • Caleb (Hebrew for faithful, devotion)
  • Candy (Cane)
  • Cane
  • Carol
  • Charity
  • Charlie Brown
  • Chestnut
  • Cindy Lou Who
  • Cinnamon
  • Clark Griswold (Clark Griswold)
  • Clarence (It’s a Wonderful Life)
  • Claus
  • Clove
  • Cocoa
  • Comet
  • Cookie
  • Crimson
  • Cupid
  • Dancer
  • Dasher
  • David
  • Donner
  • Douglas (tree)
  • Drummer
  • Ebenezer
  • Elf
  • Emmanuel (‘God is with us’)
  • Eve
  • Faith
  • Felix
  • Fezziwig
  • Frosty
  • Ginger (gingerbread)
  • George Bailey (It’s a Wonderful Life)
  • Gloria
  • Glory
  • Grace
  • Grinch
  • Holly
  • Hope
  • Israel
  • Ivy
  • Jack Frost
  • Jack Skellington
  • Jacob Marley
  • Jasper (one of the three kings)
  • Jingles
  • Jolly
  • Joseph
  • Joy
  • Jonah
  • Jordan
  • King
  • Krampus
  • Kringle
  • Kris
  • Luke
  • Magi
  • Magdalena
  • Malachi (God’s messenger)
  • Mary
  • Max (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
  • Merry
  • Midnight
  • Moses
  • Noah
  • Natasha (meaning birth of the Lord)
  • Neve (Latin for snow)
  • Noel
  • North (Pole)
  • Nutmeg
  • Olaf (Frozen movie)
  • Peppermint Patty
  • Prancer
  • Pumpkin (Pie)
  • Ralphie (A Christmas Story)
  • Red
  • Rudolph
  • Rudy
  • Rummy
  • Saint Nick
  • Santa
  • Scrooge
  • Snowball
  • Spice
  • Star
  • Sugar Plum
  • Tiny Tim
  • Twinkle
  • Vixen
  • Yule

Once you’ve chosen your puppies new name, don’t forget to get a stocking for him! Check out the most adorable dog Christmas stockings.

Want more dog name ideas? We have a full library of fun dog names grouped by theme, check out the list and let us know what you decide!

Did we miss something? If you have a Christmas dog name suggestion, please share below in the comments and I will add it to our list!

About the Author

Debi McKee

Debi McKee is the expert behind Rescue Dogs 101 where she guides you in your journey of adopting and raising a rescue dog every step of the way. She is a mom of 3 human kids and 4 dogs and volunteers for a local dog rescue and Humane Society. Click here for more about Debi and her passion for helping you and your dog.

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