Nature Dog Names

Nature names just fit dogs like a glove, whatever the size and breed. Acknowledge dogs' place in our world by choosing one of these beautiful dog names inspired by nature.

Nature Dog Names

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All Nature Dog Names

  • Meaning: Person From Annesley Or Ansley, England
  • Meaning: important European leguminous forage plant with trifoliate leaves and blue-violet flowers grown widely as a pasture and hay crop
  • Meaning: From The Alps
  • Meaning: a genus of the family Cruciferae
  • Meaning: Fossilized Tree Resin Or Color Orange/Red
  • Meaning: The daughter of the ethiopian king in greek mythology
  • Meaning: Messenger of god
  • Meaning: Of the angels
  • Meaning: Solo Melody
  • Meaning: Quaking Tree
  • Meaning: Fall Season
  • Ava
    Meaning: Like A Bird
  • Meaning: King
  • Meaning: Small, Slow Stream
  • Meaning: Bear-like
  • Meaning: Small Fruit
  • Meaning: Little Bird
  • Meaning: Flower, Bloom
  • Meaning: Bluebell
  • Meaning: Loyal, friendly dog.
  • Meaning: A blackberry or other wild shrub of the rose family.
  • Meaning: Relaxed.
  • Meaning: Small Stream
  • Meaning: Of the brook; water; small stream.
  • Meaning: Deer, Cowboy
  • Bud
    Meaning: Beer staple
  • Meaning: Little Rabbit
  • Meaning: any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus
  • Meaning: A Large Ravine
  • Meaning: Type Of Tree
  • Meaning: Cherry Fruit
  • Meaning: any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur
  • Meaning: a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles)
  • Meaning: Clay Worker
  • Meaning: lacking definite form or limits
  • Meaning: Meadow Flower
  • Meaning: (astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit
  • Meaning: Reef Formation
  • Meaning: everything that exists anywhere
  • Meaning: large American feline resembling a lion
  • Meaning: Earth Mineral Or Brilliant Glass
  • Meaning: Day's eye. The petals of a daisy open during the day, revealing its yellow centers, and then close at night.
  • Meaning: The Allies
  • Meaning: The first appearance of light; daybreak.
  • Meaning: Great One
  • Meaning: From The Passage Of The Danes
  • Meaning: Leader, commander, governor of a province
  • Meaning: From The Netherlands
  • Meaning: shoot two strokes under par
  • Meaning: Dweller On The Eure River
  • Meaning: Bird In The Hawk Family
  • Meaning: From the fern-covered clearing
  • Meaning: Fern
  • Meaning: Flower; the goddess of flowers in Roman mythology
  • Meaning: From The Woods
  • Meaning: an international boundary or the area (often fortified) immediately inside the boundary
  • Meaning: Small ice crystals
  • Meaning: Wisteria
  • Meaning: Alligator.
  • Meaning: A zodiacal constellation representing the twin brothers castor and pollux in geek mythology.
  • Geo
    Meaning: Farmer Or Location
  • Meaning: a spring that discharges hot water and steam
  • Meaning: a slowly moving mass of ice
  • Meaning: From The Wooded Valley
  • Meaning: plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture; generally composed of feldspar and mica and quartz
  • Meaning: From The Grove
  • Meaning: Short for Stephen Hawking.
  • Meaning: The Hazel Tree
  • Meaning: Heather Plant
  • Meaning: having hills and crags
  • Meaning: Plant With Red Berries
  • Meaning: Refers to the cartoon character and Bloodhound
  • Meaning: Colorful, Rainbow
  • Meaning: a small island
  • Ivy
    Meaning: Climbing Vine Plant
  • Meaning: God Is Gracious
  • Meaning: The first name of agatha christie's miss marple character
  • Meaning: Treasurer
  • Meaning: a small natural hill
  • Meaning: Popular recliner brand.
  • Meaning: A Purple Flowering Plant
  • Meaning: look through a book or other written material
  • Meaning: Bluish Purple Color Or Flower.
  • Meaning: Lily Flower
  • Meaning: Made From Linwood Or Lime-wood
  • Meaning: Small, cuddly animal.
  • Meaning: The divine embodiment of the moon in greek mythology
  • Meaning: wild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descended; widely distributed
  • Meaning: Species Of Tree In The Acer Genus
  • Meaning: a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material
  • Meaning: Yellow Flower
  • Meaning: Lives Near The Marshland
  • Meaning: an informal use of the Latin word for mother; sometimes used by British schoolboys or used facetiously
  • Meaning: A beautiful field
  • Meaning: flat tableland with steep edges
  • Meaning: Covered With Mist, Dew
  • Meaning: Mountain
  • Meaning: a ray of moonlight
  • Meaning: Largest Species In Deer Family
  • Meaning: New; a star that suddenly releases a huge burst of energy, temporarily becoming extraordinarily bright.
  • Oak
    Meaning: Near the oak trees; meadow of oak trees.
  • Meaning: From The Oak Tree Field
  • Meaning: a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary
  • Meaning: Descendant Of The Ancestor
  • Meaning: a mountain peak in northeast Greece near the Aegean coast; believed by ancient Greeks to be the dwelling place of the gods (9,570 feet high)
  • Meaning: Black Gemstone
  • Meaning: Precious Gem
  • Meaning: Deer Lover
  • Meaning: freshwater carnivorous mammal having webbed and clawed feet and dark brown fur
  • Meaning: Peaches
  • Meaning: Smooth, Round Bead Formed By A Mollusk
  • Meaning: Small Rocks
  • Meaning: Flower
  • Meaning: The pepper pad a handheld game console.
  • Meaning: Small round hill.
  • Meaning: God of hell and wealth in roman mythology.
  • Meaning: From The Flower
  • Meaning: Flatland
  • Meaning: a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes
  • Meaning: (of weather) wet by periods of rain
  • Meaning: Gamekeeper; a rover or wanderer
  • Ria
    Meaning: Diminutive Form Of Maria
  • Meaning: Stream of water that flows to the sea
  • Meaning: River Bank, Coast
  • Meaning: Fictional English outlaw.
  • Meaning: Inspired by Rocky Balboa.
  • Meaning: Strength
  • Meaning: Diminutive Form Of Alexander Or Sandra
  • Meaning: Open Plain
  • Meaning: the shore of a sea or ocean
  • Meaning: Shade From Sun
  • Meaning: A Metal Element
  • Meaning: Lion
  • Sky
    Meaning: Atmosphere Seen From Earth
  • Meaning: Filled With Frozen Rain
  • Meaning: Star
  • Meaning: Star
  • Meaning: Impetuous Nature
  • Meaning: Summer
  • Meaning: reach the summit (of a mountain)
  • Meaning: Bright, sunny optimism.
  • Meaning: Sunny
  • Meaning: Sunshine
  • Meaning: Fragrant flower petals.
  • Meaning: Gift of god
  • Meaning: Ancient goddess who governed the productivity and fertility of the Earth
  • Meaning: Powerful Cat, Tiger
  • Meaning: Wood, Strong
  • Meaning: Golden Gem
  • Meaning: creamy chocolate candy
  • Meaning: a vast treeless plain in the Arctic regions where the subsoil is permanently frozen
  • Meaning: a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river
  • Meaning: Between the mountains
  • Meaning: Purple/blue Flower
  • Meaning: Wild Animal
  • Meaning: From The Willow Grove
  • Meaning: State Of Strong Winds
  • Meaning: The Season
  • Meaning: From The Lane In The Woods
  • Meaning: Small Bird
  • Meaning: Powerful sweeping wind.
  • Meaning: Beautiful flower bloom.

Nature Dog Names meaning Mountain

Staying on the nature theme, these names mean mountain or are in some way related to the word.

Meaning: a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
Meaning: mountain
Meaning: mountain
Meaning: mountaineer
Meaning: Mountain
Meaning: Mountain
Meaning: mountain ranger
Meaning: Between the mountains
Meaning: People Of The Mountain
Meaning: Mountain of blackness.
Meaning: Goddess of mountains.
Meaning: From The Mountain

Nature Dog Names meaning River

Staying on the nature theme, these names mean river or are in some way related to the word.

Meaning: Stream of water that flows to the sea
Upe
Meaning: river
Meaning: river
Meaning: river
Meaning: A River
Meaning: an Australian river; tributary of the Murray River
Meaning: River bank
Meaning: River Crossing
Meaning: River Enclosure
Meaning: Flowing River
Meaning: A River Of Scotland
Meaning: Flowing River

Nature Dog Names meaning Forest

Staying on the nature theme, these names mean forest or are in some way related to the word.

Meaning: Forest
Meaning: Of The Forest
Meaning: From The Woods
Meaning: child of the forest
Meaning: from the forest
Meaning: beautiful forest
Meaning: from the forest
Meaning: woodland, forest
Meaning: from the forest
Meaning: "Protector of the forest."
Meaning: God of the forest.
Meaning: Man Of The Forest

Flower Dog Names

Dog names inspired by flowers are appropriate for all kinds of dogs, big and small. If you love nature and flowers, here are some flower dog names to help you choose.

Meaning: Day's eye. The petals of a daisy open during the day, revealing its yellow centers, and then close at night.
Meaning: The divine embodiment of the moon in greek mythology
Meaning: Reddish Orange Color
Meaning: First Explorer
Meaning: Shade From Sun
Meaning: Species Of Tree In The Acer Genus
Meaning: Of The Stars
Meaning: Star
Meaning: From The Willow Grove
Meaning: From The Flower
Ivy
Meaning: Climbing Vine Plant
Meaning: The Hazel Tree

Ocean Dog Names

The ocean brings calming and healing energy to all of us, including dogs. Show your love for surf, beach and the sea by giving your dog one of these ocean dog names.

Meaning: Inspired by Rocky Balboa.
Meaning: From The Willow Grove
Meaning: Clear, fair or white
Meaning: To deliver a violent attack or assault. barrage.
Meaning: Sunny
Meaning: Pleasant seaside meadow
Meaning: The color; also a colloquialism meaning "sad"
Meaning: Diminutive Form Of Alexander Or Sandra
Meaning: Small Rocks
Meaning: Stream of water that flows to the sea
Meaning: The leader of a group of people
Meaning: Lion Of God

Animal Dog Names

There's something incredibly lovable about the irony of naming your dog after a different animal. These cute animal dog names are guaranteed to get laughs and smiles.

Meaning: Bear-like
Meaning: Dark-colored.
Meaning: Lion
Meaning: A long-lived bird in greek mythology.
Meaning: Little Rabbit
Meaning: marked by skill in deception
Meaning: Deer, Cowboy
Meaning: Powerful Cat, Tiger
Meaning: Little battler
Meaning: Wolf
Meaning: Largest Species In Deer Family
Meaning: Loud Insect Of The Night

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Our guide to the best nature dog names

Dogs and nature are so intrinsically linked for many of us. Perhaps our love for nature brought us to dogs, or our love for dogs brought us closer to nature. In either case, there’s no question that nature-inspired names just seem to fit dogs like a glove.

Lakes, forests, mountains and valleys all provide beautiful feelings of serenity and belonging. And dogs seem to be happiest in these environments too. That’s why so many dog owners choose to give nature names to their pups. These names remind us of the primal innocence of a dog, uncorrupted by modern society. So if you’re on the hunt for some stunning nature dog names, you’ll love our pick of the bunch!

For male dogs, it’s easy to see why Basil has been rising in popularity recently. Elegant, old-fashioned with a nice touch of fun, this name brings a leafy, organic vibe to your pup, and still manages to fly under the radar.

We also think Bramble is a cute name for boys, referring to the tasty berries that can be eaten straight from the branch when they’re ripe. And for something a little outside-of-the-box, we think Summit makes a majestic name for a boy dog. Given to a Husky, Mountain Dog or Akita, this name really positions your pup as the king of the rock in any dog pack!

For female dogs, it’s easy to see why Willow has become such a firm favorite within our community. With a soft, elegant sound, it sets your girl up to become a sweet and submissive pup. Staying on the floral theme, we also love Clover for girls. Not only does this name sound elegant, we believe it brings a nice Irish twist and (hopefully) some good luck!

And it might sound simple, but another top recommendation for female dogs is River. This beautiful name is uncommon enough to let your dog stand out from the crowd, but still evokes powerful images and sounds of bubbling brooks and roaring waterfalls.

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As of February 2023, nature dog names seem increasingly popular with new puppy owners. Our stats show that they are more fashionable than they were six months ago.

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Hi (Chaco, Argentina)
Beautiful dogs' name. I really like several of them.
October 02, 2022
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Hello (North Carolina, United States)
I like the name I have for my dog
February 01, 2022

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