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!

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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
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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!

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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