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142 Christmas Dog Names to Love All Year Long

Dog in a Santa hat at Christmas
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Picking a name is one of the many fun parts of welcoming a pup into your family. That said, it’s also a big responsibility. After all, you want to select something that perfectly suits your one-of-a-kind best bud.

With that in mind, consider looking to the holiday season for inspiration. Brimming with good cheer, sweet treats, and memorable characters, the most wonderful time of year has plenty of equally wonderful dog naming options for your furry fluffball.  

From the faintly festive to the jubilantly jolly, here are 142 Christmas dog names you’ll want to celebrate all year long.

Female Christmas Dog Names

Cute female dog on Christmas

Ladies first! When it comes to girl dogs, most pet parents stick with the classics. And while we love a tried-and-true hit, perhaps you’re in the market for a merrier moniker. Look no further than this Christmas dog names list.

  • Candy Cane
  • Carol
  • Cindy Lou-Who
  • Cocoa
  • Eve
  • Holly
  • Mariah
  • Marshmallow
  • Mistletoe
  • Myrrh
  • Noel
  • Scarlett
  • Snowball
  • Sugar Plum
  • Tinsel
  • Twinkle

More Female Christmas Dog Names

Three cute female puppies with holiday background

There are so many precious Christmas names for female pups, here are a few more for your consideration.

  • Angel
  • Belle
  • Cinnamon
  • Clarece
  • Cookie
  • December
  • Farrah
  • Fruitcake
  • Ginger(bread) 
  • Halo
  • Ivy
  • Jolee
  • Lucy
  • Mitzi
  • Pandora
  • Star
  • Snowflake
  • Toffee
  • Zuzu

Male Christmas Dog Names

Dog looking at camera on Christmas

We didn’t forget you, festive fellas. Similar to girl dogs, the most popular boy dog names are usually fairly predictable: Max, Charlie, and Cooper often round out the top three.

Good Boys, consider these Christmas-inspired dog names instead. They’re our gift to you. 

  • Balthazar
  • Blizzard
  • Buddy the Elf
  • Caleb
  • Charlie Brown
  • Chestnut
  • Clark Griswold
  • Cullen
  • Dasher
  • Dickens
  • Drummer
  • Emmanuel
  • Eggnog
  • Feliz
  • Kringle
  • Randy
  • Rudolph
  • Santa Paws
  • Scut Farkus

More Christmas Boy Names for Dogs

Dog with Santa hat in mouth

Nothing tickling your fancy so far? Here are some more of our favorite Christmas boy names for dogs to think about.

  • Bailey
  • Bob Cratchit
  • Claus
  • Gabriel
  • Hollis
  • Isaac
  • Jack Frost
  • Jangle
  • Jingle
  • Jolly
  • Krampus
  • Kris
  • Marley
  • North
  • Ralphie
  • Snow
  • Winter
  • Yule

12 Dogs of Christmas Names

Inspired by the famous song, The 12 Days of Christmas, here are some fun and meaningful names for your bundle of furry joy.

  • Birdie
  • Dancer
  • Goldie
  • Leaper
  • Lord
  • Maiden
  • Partridge
  • Pear
  • Swansy
  • Turtledove
Dog dressed in Christmas Santa hat

Famous Christmas Singers Boy Dog Names

Christmas music inspires people and evokes feelings of cheer and good tidings. Christmas is one of the only holidays that comes with its own music. Keep the holiday music in your heart all your long with these dog names.

  • Bing (Crosby)
  • Bowie (David)
  • Elton (John)
  • Elvis (Presley)
  • Harry (Belafonte)
  • Lennon (John)
  • McCartney (Paul)
  • Nat (King Cole)
  • Perry (Como)
  • Wham
French Bulldog with Christmas wreath

Famous Christmas Singers Girl Dog Names

Let’s hear it for the girls with these delightful, Christmas music inspired names.

  • Ariana (Grande)
  • Carrie (Underwood)
  • Dion (Celine)
  • Ella (Fitzgerald)
  • Judy (Garland)
  • Kacey (Musgraves)
  • Kelly (Clarkson)
  • Meghan (Trainor)
  • Reba (McEntire)
  • Taylor (Swift)
Christmas dog by tree smiling

Christmas Candy Names For All Dogs

Christmas brings out the sweetest candies that disappear from store shelves in the blink of an eye. Here are a few nuggets to snack on for your good girls and boys.

  • Bark (like Peppermint Bark)
  • Brittle
  • Confetti
  • Cordial
  • Crackle
  • Crunch
  • Fudge
  • Gingerbread
  • Godiva
  • Gumdrop
  • Kisses
  • Nougat
  • Peep
  • Peppermint
  • Reese
  • Ribbon
  • Skittles
  • Sugar Plum
  • Toffee
  • Truffles

Christmas Tree Names For Boy Dogs

Look no further than your Christmas tree (or under it) for name inspiration for your male pup.

  • Coal
  • Evergreen
  • Hook
  • Icicle
  • Popcorn
  • Spirit
  • Star
  • Tinsel
  • Train
  • Wrapper
German Shepherd by Christmas tree

Christmas Tree Names For Girl Dogs

There are many amazing names for girl dogs inspired by Christmas trees and what goes on and under them.

  • Bauble
  • Garland
  • Glitter
  • Hope
  • Ivy
  • Merry
  • Present
  • Snowy
  • Sparkle
  • Wish

Fun, sweet, and beloved, dogs and Christmas were made for each other. From our pups to yours, we’re wishing you a pawesome holiday season! 

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