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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  • Meaning: Messenger of god
  • Meaning: A water bearer god in the ancient babylonian empire
  • Meaning: a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
  • Meaning: Quaking Tree
  • Meaning: The goddess of dawn in greco-roman mythology
  • Meaning: Courtyard within castle walls; steward or public official.
  • Meaning: Unisexual name meaning ''beauty.''
  • Meaning: Lightning fast reindeer.
  • Meaning: a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences
  • Meaning: A covering for the foot and lower leg
  • Meaning: a faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Sagittarius and Aquarius
  • Meaning: Follower of Christ
  • Meaning: Medieval vernacular form of the Late Latin name Claritia, which was a derivative of Clara.
  • Meaning: burn to charcoal
  • Meaning: Powdered Chocolate
  • Meaning: (astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit
  • Meaning: Horn
  • Meaning: Earth Mineral Or Brilliant Glass
  • Meaning: Ancient roman god of love.
  • Meaning: One Who Dances
  • Meaning: Fast, energetic, joyful.
  • Meaning: thunder
  • Meaning: Means "stone of help" in Hebrew. This was the name of a monument erected by Samuel in the Old Testament. Charles Dickens used it for the miserly character Ebenezer Scrooge in his novel A Christmas Carol (1843).
  • Elf
    Meaning: below 3 kilohertz
  • Meaning: Noble
  • Eve
    Meaning: Life
  • Meaning: Belief, confidence
  • Meaning: like down or as soft as down
  • Meaning: Small ice crystals
  • Meaning: pleasantly cold and invigorating
  • Meaning: From the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri'el) meaning "God is my strong man", derived from גֶּבֶר (gever) meaning "strong man, hero" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Gabriel is an archangel in Hebrew tradition, often appearing as a messenger of God. In the Old Testament he is sent to interpret the visions of the prophet Daniel, while in the New Testament he serves as the announcer of the births of John to Zechariah and Jesus to Mary. According to Islamic tradition he was the angel who dictated the Quran to Muhammad.This name has been used occasionally in England since the 12th century. It was not common in the English-speaking world until the end of the 20th century.
  • Meaning: Wreath Of Flowers Or Leaves
  • Meaning: a slowly moving mass of ice
  • Meaning: Glory
  • Meaning: Gracious, lovely
  • Meaning: "Steals Christmas joy"
  • Meaning: Elf who wants dentistry.
  • Meaning: Plant With Red Berries
  • Ice
    Meaning: Frozen Water
  • Meaning: Wintery magical being.
  • Meaning: make a sound typical of metallic objects
  • Meaning: Good humored, merry.
  • Meaning: God Will Increase
  • Meaning: Gift of God.
  • Joy
    Meaning: Joy
  • Meaning: Ruler
  • Meaning: Christmas gift giver.
  • Meaning: Short form of Kristian, Kristoffer and other names beginning with Kris.
  • Meaning: Light
  • Meaning: Pleasant seaside meadow
  • Meaning: Of The Sea/Bitter/Beloved
  • Max
    Meaning: Greatest
  • Meaning: Forgiveness.
  • Meaning: Joyous and playful.
  • Meaning: Something wonderful
  • Meaning: a stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably)
  • Meaning: Different color on feet
  • Meaning: Mary, Mother Of God (Bitter)
  • Meaning: Largest Species In Deer Family
  • Meaning: Short form of Nicholas.
  • Meaning: Christmas
  • Meaning: English form of Noëlle.
  • Meaning: Geographical Direction
  • Meaning: Ancestor's Heir
  • Meaning: a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term)
  • Meaning: have a desire for something or someone who is not present
  • Meaning: The Fish
  • Meaning: being of crucial importance
  • Meaning: Reindeer with pride.
  • Meaning: Famous Wolf
  • Meaning: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius
  • Meaning: As in Santa Claus, Father Christmas or Saint Nicholas.
  • Meaning: plant having heads of fragrant white trumpet-shaped flowers; grows in sandy arid regions
  • Meaning: Soul
  • Meaning: Star
  • Meaning: any of various small sugary candies
  • Meaning: adorn with tinsel
  • Meaning: Small, cheerful boy.
  • Meaning: move along on a luge or toboggan
  • Meaning: a vast treeless plain in the Arctic regions where the subsoil is permanently frozen
  • Meaning: Sporadically Light Up
  • Meaning: Attractive and quarrelsome.
  • Meaning: The Season
  • Meaning: a large hairy humanoid creature said to live in the Himalayas
  • Meaning: a territory in northwestern Canada; site of the Klondike gold rush in the 1890s
  • Meaning: period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6
  • Meaning: Nothing, Empty

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: Snow, Snowy
Meaning: a crystal of snow
Meaning: Happiness / snow
Meaning: Frozen Rain, Light-haired.
Meaning: of the white color of snow
Meaning: Big cat in snow.
Meaning: child of snow / child of happiness
Meaning: "Loyal, brave, protector."
Meaning: gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
Meaning: a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or 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: born on Christmas day
Meaning: Born On Christmas Day
Meaning: Born On Christmas Day
Meaning: Born On Christmas Day
Meaning: Born On Christmas Day
Meaning: Christmas gift giver.
Meaning: Christmas gift assistant.
Meaning: "Steals Christmas joy"

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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.

Winter Dog Names: Stats


As of February 2023, winter 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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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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