Winter Dog Names

Winter is as beautiful a season as any other. If you love Christmas, snowfall and warm mugs of hot chocolate, you'll love this list of winter dog names.

Winter Dog Names

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All Winter Dog Names

  • Relates to the holiday season, often associated with heavenly beings and snowfall.
  • This zodiac sign's dates fall during chilly months, inspiring associations with cold weather.
  • This name reflects the cold, snowy conditions typical of polar regions.
  • This name is inspired by a popular Colorado ski resort town.
  • This name is inspired by the Northern Lights, often visible in colder, polar climates.
  • This name is often associated with the Irish cream liqueur, a popular cold weather drink.
  • Associations with jingling sleigh sounds during festive, cold seasons inspire this canine moniker.
  • Blitzen is one of Santa Claus's reindeer, associated with Christmas and cold weather.
  • This name reflects intense snowstorms often associated with cold weather seasons.
  • Footwear is often associated with cold weather to keep feet warm.
  • This zodiac sign's dates fall in December and January, typically associated with colder seasons.
  • Associations with Christmas and the birth of Christ during December give it a cold-weather theme.
  • She's a character from the holiday classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
  • This name reflects the dark, warm substance used for heating during cold months.
  • People often drink hot chocolate during cold, snowy months.
  • One of Santa's reindeer shares this name, linking it to the holiday season.
  • Derived from the Latin word for horn, it's associated with the cold season due to the Christmas carol "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing".
  • Resembles clear, sparkling snowflakes or icy formations often seen during colder months.
  • This name is associated with Valentine's Day, which falls in February, a cold month.
  • This name is inspired by one of Santa Claus's reindeer.
  • This name is inspired by one of Santa Claus's reindeer.
  • Donner is one of Santa Claus's reindeer, associated with holiday season and cold weather.
  • Associations with Scrooge from "A Christmas Carol" make it holiday-themed.
  • Elf
    Associations with Christmas, Santa's helpers, and North Pole folklore inspire this canine moniker.
  • She's named after a character from Frozen, a movie set in a snowy landscape.
  • Eve
    Associations with Christmas Eve and the holiday season make it a festive choice.
  • Religious holidays in December often emphasize belief and trust.
  • This name evokes images of thick, warm fur, reminiscent of snowy landscapes and cozy, cold-weather cuddles.
  • This name reflects cold, icy weather often associated with snowy canine adventures.
  • This name is inspired by cold, snowy conditions often associated with the holiday season.
  • This name is associated with the angel who announced Jesus's birth, often celebrated during cold, snowy months.
  • Associations with festive decorations used during holiday season make it a seasonally inspired canine moniker.
  • Glaciers are associated with cold, icy conditions often seen during snowy seasons.
  • Associations with holiday hymns and the festive season make it a popular choice.
  • Associations with elegance and tranquility often linked to snowy, serene landscapes.
  • This name is inspired by a popular holiday character known for his cold heart.
  • Hermey is a character from the holiday classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer".
  • This name is inspired by a plant commonly associated with Christmas and festive season.
  • Ice
    Cold weather and snow are commonly associated with this season, and ice is a key element of both.
  • He's a mythical figure associated with frost, ice, snow, and cold weather.
  • This name is associated with the sound of sleigh bells during holiday season.
  • This name reflects the cheerful spirit often associated with holiday season.
  • This name is often linked to the holiday season due to its biblical significance during Christmas.
  • She is a character from the holiday film "Elf."
  • Joy
    Associations with holiday cheer and festive happiness make it a seasonally inspired canine moniker.
  • Royalty often symbolizes the cold, majestic season due to its grandeur and dominance.
  • Kringle is associated with Christmas, a holiday occurring during the colder months.
  • Derived from Kris Kringle, a popular moniker for Santa Claus, often associated with cold, festive season.
  • This name is inspired by a Swedish holiday celebrated during the darkest time of year.
  • The name is associated with the holiday film "Marley & Me."
  • Associations with the biblical figure prominent during Christmas season inspire this canine moniker.
  • Max
    Associations with the Grinch's loyal pet in the holiday classic, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".
  • Associations with compassion and forgiveness evoke feelings of holiday season warmth and goodwill.
  • Associations with holiday cheer and festive season make it a popular choice for canine companions.
  • Holidays often associated with snow and magic inspire this canine moniker.
  • This name is inspired by the cold, stingy character from the holiday film "The Year Without a Santa Claus."
  • Mittens are often worn in cold, snowy weather, typically associated with dogs' paws.
  • This name is often associated with cold weather due to its German origin, meaning "little one".
  • This name is inspired by a large, cold-weather dwelling animal often associated with snowy landscapes.
  • Saint Nicholas, associated with Christmas, inspires this canine moniker.
  • This name is associated with Christmas, a holiday celebrated during the cold season.
  • Noelle translates to "Christmas" in French, a holiday often associated with snowy, cold weather.
  • Associations with cold, snowy regions and the North Pole link it to chillier seasons.
  • This name is inspired by the snowman character from Disney's Frozen.
  • Parka refers to a thick, insulated coat often worn in cold weather.
  • This name reflects evergreen trees often associated with cold, snowy seasons.
  • This zodiac sign's season falls during chilly February and March.
  • It evokes images of icy landscapes and cold climates, often associated with polar bears.
  • This name is inspired by one of Santa Claus's reindeer.
  • This name is associated with a famous reindeer from a popular holiday story.
  • This zodiac sign's time frame falls during chilly December, inspiring canine monikers.
  • He's associated with Christmas, a holiday celebrated during the coldest season.
  • Snowballs are often made during cold, icy seasons, linking the name to chillier times of year.
  • This name reflects the festive cheer and resilience often associated with colder months.
  • Stars are often associated with cold, clear nights and holiday decorations.
  • This name is inspired by festive treats often enjoyed during cold, holiday seasons.
  • This name is inspired by a shiny decoration often used during holiday season.
  • He's a character from "A Christmas Carol," a story often associated with cold, festive seasons.
  • This name is inspired by a popular sled used during snowy seasons.
  • This name reflects cold, snowy regions often associated with huskies and other Arctic breeds.
  • Stars shine brighter during cold, clear nights, reminiscent of the name's sparkle.
  • Vixen is one of Santa Claus's reindeer, associated with holiday season.
  • The season's characteristics, like cold and snow, are often associated with this canine moniker.
  • This name is inspired by the abominable snowman, a mythical creature associated with cold, snowy conditions.
  • This name is inspired by a Canadian territory known for its cold, snowy climate.
  • Yule refers to a festival historically celebrated during December's solstice.
  • This name is often associated with freezing temperatures or snowfall.

Winter Dog Names meaning Snow

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

Meaning: Snow
Meaning: a crystal of snow
Meaning: Snow, Snowy
Meaning: Happiness / snow
Meaning: Frozen Rain, Light-haired.
Meaning: Big cat in snow.
Meaning: of the white color of snow
Meaning: child of snow / child of happiness
Meaning: "Loyal, brave, protector."
Meaning: a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
Meaning: gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
Meaning: an Eskimo hut; usually built of blocks (of sod or snow) in the shape of a dome

Winter Dog Names meaning Christmas

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

Meaning: Christmas
Meaning: Christmas
Meaning: Christ-feast
Meaning: The famous character of A Christmas Carol
Meaning: "Steals Christmas joy"
Meaning: born on Christmas day
Meaning: Born On Christmas Day
Meaning: Born On Christmas Day
Meaning: Christmas gift giver.
Meaning: Born On Christmas Day
Meaning: Born On Christmas Day
Meaning: Christmas gift assistant.

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editor's choice

Our guide to the best winter dog names

Winter is a time for many of us to wrap up warm and celebrate indoors. But the cold season also carries a distinctive type of beauty, ranging from snowy peaks to Christmas wreaths. Winter also reminds us of some of the most resilient dog breeds, like Siberian Huskies, Akitas and Mountain Dogs, all of which were bred for cold, mountainous climates.

If you’ve adopted a dog in the winter months, choosing a dog name inspired by winter can bring a lot of sentimental value to you and your pup. And it’s ever more fitting if you own one of the rugged breeds listed above. So grab a cup of hot chocolate and take a look through these glistening winter dog names!

For male dogs, a beautiful name to open with is Aspen. There’s just so much to love about this elegant and natural moniker. It refers to both the upscale ski resort town in Colorado, as well as the tree with delicate, heart-shaped leaves, making this a fantastic winter-inspired name for your pup.

If you’re feeling festive and want to give your boy a Christmas-inspired name, why not go with Dasher? This was one of Santa’s reindeer, the brother of Blitzen, Comet, and Cupid. Another name we love for boys is Kringle. This name refers to the Northern European variety of pretzel, and carries a wintry Scandinavian vibe.

For female dogs, we’re thinking outside of the box by recommending Tundra. This name refers to the vast Arctic plains where subsoil is permanently frozen, and it invokes feelings of serenity and purity that make it a perfect winter-inspired name for girls. Elsa is another name that makes us think of winter, mostly because of the princess in Walt Disney’s Frozen.

For something on the cuter side, you can’t go wrong with Mittens for a girl dog. We think this makes a fantastic name for fluffy dogs at the smaller end of the scale, such as white Pomeranians, Shih Tzus and Malteses.

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How popular are Winter Dog Names?

Winter Dog Names currently rank in 60th place out of all PupNames.com categories.

As of March 2024, winter dog names are trending down with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that they are less fashionable than they were at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation for this category, which suggests its popularity could be seasonal or based on cultural events.

Which are the cutest and most unique Winter Dog Names?

These winter dog names range from cute to badass, and from traditional to unique. Click each circle to see the name.

Snowball is among the cutest of these. If you prefer tougher, edgier dog names, the one considered the most badass is King.

Yule scored high for its uniqueness, which would help your dog to stand out. But if you prefer more common, old-fashioned names, the more traditional option here is Max.

How does interest compare across the United States for Winter Dog Names?

The map below compares each state by the number of people browsing Winter Dog Names.

The states that love winter dog names the most are Oklahoma, Montana and Maine.

The least amount of interest in this category was registered in North Dakota, Vermont and Hawaii.

Which countries have the most love for Winter Dog Names?

Here's a world map showing the popularity in each country of winter dog names.

Who'd have thought?! Some of the countries you might not have thought about that LOVE winter dog names are Palestine, Kyrgyzstan and Andorra.

On the flip, PupNames data shows there's not much interest in Singapore, Croatia and China.

tags: snowy, cold, christmas

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Alguien de Chile🇨🇱 (Region del Biobio, Chile)
Muy hermosos los nombres!
April 17, 2023
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Bronte (South Australia, Australia)
I love them think of more and I’ll be there to comment yay✌️
October 10, 2022

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