Outdoor dog names

Outdoor dog names

Are you an outdoor enthusiast wanting a meaningful name for your new puppy or dog? Or maybe you are living the dream out in the country. Or maybe you just love hiking and trails. Naming a dog should come from your heart and isn’t always as easy as picking a name out of thin air.

I’ve put together a long list of dog names inspired by nature for you to choose from. Feel free to scroll through the entire list or jump by clicking on the theme below:

And if none of these fit, we have you covered with a huge library of dog names to search through to find that perfect name for your perfect dog!

dog and woman sitting on hill looking at scenery

Nature names for dogs

  • Aerie
  • Agate
  • Autumn
  • Bayou
  • Blaze
  • Blizzard
  • Bluff
  • Bolt
  • Boulder
  • Briar
  • Caldera
  • Canyon
  • Cascade
  • Cinder
  • Cliff
  • Clover
  • Copper
  • Coral
  • Creek
  • Daisy
  • Dandelion
  • Delta
  • Diamond
  • Dune
  • Dusk
  • Dusty
  • Echo
  • Ember
  • Fern
  • Flint
  • Flora
  • Forest
  • Gaia
  • Geo
  • Glacier
  • Granite
  • Ivy
  • Meadow
  • Mesa
  • Midnight
  • Misty
  • Moss
  • North
  • Oasis
  • Ocean
  • Ranger
  • Raven
  • Ravine
  • Reed
  • River
  • Rocky
  • Rosebud
  • Sage
  • Scout
  • Shadow
  • Summer
  • Surf
  • Tempest
  • Terra
  • Tor
  • West
  • Windy
  • Winter
dogs playing in public park in midst of trees

Tree names for dogs

  • Acacia
  • Acorn
  • Alder
  • Arborvitae
  • Ash
  • Aspen
  • Aster
  • Bark
  • Birch
  • Bud
  • Butternut
  • Cedar
  • Cherry
  • Chestnut
  • Cypress
  • Elm
  • Fir
  • Hazel
  • Hemlock
  • Hickory
  • Holly
  • Juniper
  • Linden
  • Maple
  • North
  • Norway
  • Oak
  • Pine
  • Red
  • Redwood
  • Scarlet
  • Scott
  • Sequoia
  • Spruce
  • Sugar
  • Sycamore
  • Thorn
  • Willow
dog sitting the middle of flower field

Flowers and wildflower dog names

If you are a gardening enthusiast, then you are going to love these flower dog names! If one isn’t list here, just choose your favorite flower and go for it.

  • Alexanders
  • Alpine
  • Amaryllis
  • Amethyst
  • Angelica
  • Angelonia
  • Aster
  • Aubrieta
  • Autumn
  • Azalea
  • Barley
  • Basil
  • Begonia
  • Bell (Bellflower)
  • Bergenia
  • Berry
  • Blazing Star
  • Bluebell
  • Blossom
  • Bugle
  • Buttercup
  • Celosia
  • Chicory
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Cistus
  • Cleome
  • Clover
  • Coleus
  • Coral
  • Cosmos
  • Crocus
  • Cyprus
  • Daffodil
  • Dahlia
  • Daisy
  • Dandi (Dandelion)
  • Delphinium
  • Dragon
  • Fennel
  • Fern
  • Field
  • Fox
  • Freesia
  • Gardenia
  • Gazania
  • Geranium
  • Gladiolus
  • Goldie
  • Heather
  • Hemlock
  • Herb
  • Hibiscus
  • Holly
  • Honey
  • Hosta
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Iris
  • Ivy
  • Jasmine
  • Jonquil
  • Kalanchoe
  • Lavender
  • Leaf
  • Lilac
  • Lily
  • Lobelia
  • Magnolia
  • Marigold
  • Marsh
  • Meadow
  • Moss
  • Narcissus
  • Orchid
  • Pansy
  • Periwinkle
  • Petunia
  • Poinsettia
  • Poppy
  • Primrose
  • Ramsons
  • Rose
  • Rose
  • Sage
  • Sunflower
  • Susie (Black-eyed Susan)
  • Tansy
  • Thorn
  • Torenia
  • Tulip
  • Verbena
  • Violet
  • Zinnia
woman and dog hiking on trail

Trail dog names

  • Acacia
  • Acorn
  • Alder
  • Alpine
  • Andes
  • Ant
  • Ash
  • Aspen
  • Aster
  • Augusta
  • Bear
  • Beaumont
  • Birch
  • Birdie
  • Boots
  • Boulder
  • Branch
  • Breeze
  • Briar
  • Brook
  • Buff
  • Cache
  • Cairn
  • Canyon
  • Cascade
  • Cedar
  • Cliff
  • Compass
  • Cove
  • Dawn
  • Denali
  • Denver
  • Elias
  • Elm
  • Emperor
  • Everest
  • Falcon
  • Fauna
  • Fawn
  • Feather
  • Firefly
  • Flask
  • Fleece
  • Flora
  • Forest
  • Fox
  • Fuji
  • Gaiter
  • Gnat
  • Granola
  • Grasshopper
  • Grove
  • Gull
  • Hawk
  • Hayes
  • Hazel
  • Hickory
  • Hiker
  • Holloway
  • Horizon
  • Hornet
  • Hyacinth
  • Ivy
  • Jasmine
  • Jay
  • Jerky
  • Journey
  • Junction
  • Juniper
  • Katydid
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Lacewing
  • Ladybug
  • Lark
  • Leaf
  • Lhotse
  • Linden
  • Locust
  • Logan
  • Luna
  • Magnolia
  • Makalu
  • Mantis
  • Map
  • Maple
  • Marigold
  • Marsh
  • Massif
  • Meadow
  • Misty
  • Morning
  • Mosquito
  • Moss
  • Moth
  • Notch
  • Oak
  • Olympus
  • Orchid
  • Peak
  • Peony
  • Petal
  • Pond
  • Quill
  • Rain
  • Rainier
  • Rappel
  • Raven
  • Redline
  • Ridge
  • River
  • Rocky
  • Savanna
  • Scat
  • Scorpion
  • Scout
  • Sequoia
  • Shasta
  • Shrew
  • Sierra
  • Silkworm
  • Sinai
  • Sky
  • Soleil
  • Sparrow
  • Spider
  • Spruce
  • Spur
  • Starling
  • Steele
  • Stone
  • Storm
  • Summer
  • Summit
  • Sunny
  • Swan
  • Swift
  • Sycamore
  • Termite
  • Terra
  • Tick
  • Timberline
  • Toad
  • Topo
  • Track
  • Trail
  • Tread
  • Trek
  • Tulip
  • Violet
  • Wilderness
  • Willow
  • Windy
  • Wolf
  • Woody
  • Wren
dog sitting with owner on top of mountain
  • Aoraki
  • Beacon
  • Blanc
  • Cascade
  • Denali
  • Eiger
  • Elbert
  • Elbrus
  • Elias
  • Emei
  • Etna
  • Everest
  • Fitz
  • Fuji
  • Haleakalā
  • Hood
  • Hua
  • Jaya
  • K2
  • Kenya
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Logan
  • Matterhorn
  • Nevis
  • Olympus
  • Rainier
  • Rocky
  • Rosa
  • Roy
  • Sawtooth
  • Shasta
  • Smokey
  • Summit
  • Tai
  • Teton
  • Whitney
  • Wutai

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!

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About the Author Debi@RescueDogs101

Debi McKee is a mom of three kids, two 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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