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

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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…

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  • 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!

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About the Author

Debi McKee is a mom of three kids, three dogs and the creator of Rescue Dogs 101... where she guides you in your journey of adopting and raising a rescue dog every step of the way. She also volunteers for a local dog rescue and Humane Society.

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