1. Small Dog Place Home
  2. Dog Names
  3. Dog Names from Nature

Dog Names From Nature: Hundreds of Ideas for that Nature Loving Pup

By Janice Jones     |Last Updated November 22, 2020

Have a pup that never wants to come inside?  Or, maybe it is you that is that loves the great outdoors.  Either way, we've put together a long list of ideas for anyone who has a trail blazing, tree hugging, fresh air enthusiast canine who'd rather be outside than anywhere else.

Inspiration for the following list of names came from simple flora and fauna, the earth and sky and all things remotely connected to the great outdoors.  Have some more dog names from nature to suggest?  We're always looking for more ideas to share with our readers, so please contact us and will upload your ideas onto this page.  

Flora Dog Names From Nature:  Trees, Plants and Flowers

Dog Names From Nature:  Flowers, Trees, Plants:  Daisy
  1. Acorn
  2. Ash
  3. Aspen
  4. Aster
  5. Barley
  6. Berry
  7. Black eyed Susan (Susie for short)
  8. Bluebell
  9. Castor Bean (either Castor or Bean
  10. Cedar
  11. Cherry
  12. Chestnut
  13. Chives
  14. Clover
  15. Cosmos
  16. Cypress
  17. Dahlia
  18. Daisy
  19. Elm
  20. Fern
  21. Ginger
  22. Hazel
  23. Holly
  24. Hosta
  25. Iris
  26. Ivy
  27. Jack in the Pulpit (Jack for short)
  28. Jasmine
  29. Laurel
  30. Lily
  31. Lotus
  32. Maple
  33. Morning Glory (or just glory or Gloria)
  34. Nutmeg
  35. Olive
  36. Pansy
  37. Peaches
  38. Poppy
  39. Primrose or rose (rosie for short)
  40. Pumpkin
  41. Rose
  42. Sage
  43. Sea Holly (Holly for short)
  44. Shooting star or star for short
  45. Spruce
  46. Sunflower or sunny for short
  47. Thistle
  48. Tulip
  49. Violet
  50. Willow

Dog Names from Nature Based on Rocks, Minerals and Precious Metals

Dog Names from Nature:  Precious stones, minerals and gems
  1. Amber
  2. Cameo
  3. Clay
  4. Coal
  5. Copper
  6. Crystal
  7. Flint
  8. Garnet
  9. Gold
  10. Granite
  11. Gypsum
  12. Jade
  13. Jasper (a type of quartz)
  14. Jewel
  15. Mango
  16. Marble
  17. Mica
  18. Nickel
  19. Onyx
  20. Opal
  21. Pearl
  22. Ruby
  23. Sapphire
  24. Silver
  25. Slate
  26. Topaz
  27. Zircon

Seasons, Weather and Climate Inspired Dog Names

Climate and Weather Inspired Dog Names
  1. Autumn
  2. Blaze
  3. Blizzard
  4. Breeze (Breezie)
  5. Cirrus
  6. Dawn
  7. Echo
  8. Eddy
  9. Flash Flood, Flash for short
  10. Frost
  11. Gale
  12. Gust
  13. Kelvin
  14. Mist (Misty)
  15. Nina (El Nina)
  16. Nino (El Nino)
  17. Polar
  18. Quake
  19. Radar
  20. Sky (Skylar)
  21. Storm (Stormy)
  22. Summer
  23. Sunny
  24. Thunder
  25. Twister
  26. Typhoon or Ty for short
  27. Vane (Weather vane)
  28. Vortex
  29. Winder
  30. Winter

Dog Name Ideas (stolen from Insects, Fish, Sea Life, and Amphibians)

Dog Name Ideas (stolen from Insects, Fish, Sea Life, and Amphibians)
  1. Angelfish or Angel for short
  2. Bass
  3. Bee (Bebe)
  4. Beetle
  5. Butterfly
  6. Cod
  7. Cricket
  8. Flounder
  9. Herring                                                                              
  10. Ladybug
  11. Perch
  12. Shark
  13. Shrimp
  14. Skate
  15. Snapper
  16. Tadpole
  17. Trigger (Trigger Fish)
  18. Trout
  19. Tuna

Birds:  Dog Names from Nature

  1. Bluebird
  2. Blue Jay
  3. Chickadee 
  4. Duck (Ducky) 
  5. Eagle
  6. Falcon 
  7. Finch
  8. Hawk
  9. Ibis  
  10. Lark
  11. Macaw
  12. Magpie  
  13. Martin
  14. Merlin
  15. Parrot
  16. Phoebe
  17. Puffin
  18. Raven
  19. Rhea
  20. Robin
  21. Sandpiper (Piper)
  22. Toucan
  23. Wren

Dog Names Pilfered from Other Animals

Dog Names Pilfered from Other Animals
  1. Badger
  2. Colt
  3. Emu
  4. Gecko
  5. Foxy
  6. Kaola
  7. Lemur
  8. Lupo (wolf in Italian)
  9. Mara
  10. Numbat
  11. Orca
  12. Otter
  13. Paca
  14. Panda
  15. Puma
  16. Perro (Spanish for Dog)
  17. Racer (Racer snake)
  18. Topi
  19. Whale

Dog Names Inspired by Land, Sea and Air

Dog Names Inspired by Land, Sea and Air
  1. Bay
  2. Clay
  3. Cliff
  4. Forrest
  5. Geyser
  6. Lagoon
  7. Luna
  8. Meadow
  9. River
  10. Rocky
  11. Shadow
  12. Terra
  13. Volt

Out of this World:  Celestial Inspired Dog Names

Out of this World:  Celestial Inspired Dog Names
  1. Aries (a constellation in the zodiac)
  2. Aurora   (A glow in a planet's ionosphere caused by the interaction between the planet's magnetic field and charged particles from the Sun.)
  3. Axis  (an imaginary line through the center of rotation of an object.)
  4. Comet (A gigantic ball of ice and rock that orbit the Sun}
  5. Corona (This is the outer layer of the Sun's atmosphere)
  6. Cosmic Ray (Atomic nuclei (mostly protons) that are observed to strike the Earth's atmosphere),  Either Cosmic or Ray would make a good dog name.
  7. Doppler (change in wavelength of sound or light emitted by an object about an observer's position)
  8. Dwarf (as in Dwarf Planet)
  9. Jet (A narrow stream of gas or particles ejected from an accretion disk surrounding a star or black hole)
  10. Kelvin (a temperature scale)
  11. Luna (Pertaining to the Moon)
  12. Lunar (Referring to the Moon)
  13. Major (As in Major Planet) A name used to describe any planet that is considerably larger and more massive than the Earth)
  14. Mars (Planet)
  15. Mira (name of a star)
  16. Norma (a constellation in the Northern Hemisphere)
  17. Nova (A star that flares up to several times its original brightness)
  18. Orion (a constellation)
  19. Photon (A particle of light composed of a minute quantity of electromagnetic energy)
  20. Pluto (Planet, also a famous Disney Dog)
  21. Pulsar (A spinning neutron star that emits energy along its gravitational axis)
  22. Quasar (a celestial object emitting large amounts of energy) 
  23. Rigel (the brightest star in the constellation Orion)
  24. Saturn (Planet)
  25. Sirius (Also known as the dog star)
  26. Sol (sun)
  27. Star or Starr
  28. Venus (A planet between earth and Mercury)
  29. Zeta (a star in the Orion Constellation)
  30. Zodiac (An imaginary belt across the sky in which the Sun, moon, and all of the planets can always be found.)

Still more Ideas

Just didn't find the perfect name for your dog?  Are you a hunter?  Perhaps a hunting dog name might be the best idea for your new puppy.  This might be just right if you expect her to accompany you on that next big trip.

Even More Small Dog Names for that New Puppy or Dog

You might like these

About Janice (author and voice behind this site)

Having lived with dogs and cats most of her life, Janice served as a veterinary technician for ten years in Maryland and twelve years as a Shih Tzu dog breeder in Ohio.

Her education includes undergraduate degrees in Psychology with a minor in biology, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing, and a master's in Mental Health Counseling.

She is a lifelong learner, a dog lover, and passionate about the welfare of animals. Her favorite breed for over 50 years has been the Shih Tzu, but she has also lived with Poodles, Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, Beagles, English Bulldogs, Carin Terriers, and a Cocker Spaniel.

When not writing, reading, and researching dog-related topics, she likes to spend time with her eight Shih Tzu dogs, husband, and family, as well as knitting and crocheting. She is also the voice behind Miracle Shih Tzu and Smart-Knit-Crocheting

Does This Article Deserve Your Thumbs Up?

We always appreciate your support and encouragement.  Your thumbs up means so much to us.  Please like this article.

If you find this page or any page on Small Dog Place Helpful, or useful in anyway, I'd love it if you would click the small heart found on the bottom right of each page.

You can also share or bookmark this page -- just click on the:

10 Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Dog Breed

Free Monthly Newsletter

Sign Up for Our Free Newsletter and get our Free Gift to You.

my  E-book, The Top 10 Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Dog (and how to avoid them)