145 Holiday Names For Your Dog

With the holidays visiting us soon in the winter months, take a peek at these 145 Christmas and Hanukkah names to get in the holiday spirit. You may just feel jolly enough to give your pooch a winter holiday-themed name!

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Holiday names for male dogs

  • Bailey (from It's a Wonderful Life)
  • Bernard
  • Bert (from It's a Wonderful Life)
  • Billy (from It's a Wonderful Life)
  • Blitzen
  • Bowie
  • Buddy
  • Charlie Brown
  • Christian
  • Claus (or Claws if you want to be cute)
  • Clay (I had a little dreidel…)
  • Comet
  • Cupid
  • Dash
  • Dasher
  • Donner
  • Ebeneezer
  • Elf
  • Grinch
  • George (from It's a Wonderful Life)
  • Jack (from The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Jamie (from Jingle All the Way)
  • Jesus
  • Joseph
  • Judah
  • Keebler
  • Kevin (from Home Alone)
  • Klaus
  • Kringle
  • Linus
  • Mac
  • Maccabee
  • Or (Hebrew for "light.")
  • Ralphie (from Home Alone)
  • Rudolph
  • Rudy
  • Santa
  • Scrooge
  • Tiny Tim
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Holiday names for female dogs

  • Annie (from It's a Wonderful Life)
  • Bell
  • Carol
  • Christina
  • Christine
  • Cindy Lou
  • Clara
  • Clementine
  • Cocoa
  • Eve
  • Faith
  • Ginger
  • Glitter
  • Gloria
  • Glory
  • Holly
  • Hope
  • Ivy
  • Jovie (from Elf)
  • Joy
  • Lucy
  • Mary
  • Maria
  • Merry
  • Noella
  • Noelle
  • Orit (Hebrew for light)
  • Virginia
  • Zuzu (from It's a Wonderful Life)
Dog playing with snowball
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Holiday names for male or female dogs

  • Angel
  • Applesauce
  • Berry
  • Blanket
  • Bow
  • Brisket
  • Candy Cane
  • Candle
  • Cashmere
  • Cheer
  • Chestnut
  • Chocolate
  • Chimney
  • Chilly
  • Christmas
  • Clay
  • Coal
  • Coin
  • Cookie
  • Cranberry
  • Dancer
  • Doughnut
  • Dreidel
  • Feliz
  • Flame
  • Frost
  • Frosty
  • Garland
  • Gelt
  • Gimel
  • Gingerbread
  • Hanukkah
  • Jelly
  • Jolly
  • Jingle
  • Kris
  • Latke
  • Marshmallow
  • Menorah
  • Midnight
  • Miracle
  • Mistletoe
  • Mitten
  • Mitzvah
  • Navidad
  • Nippy
  • Nun
  • Nutcracker
  • Nutmeg
  • Ornament
  • Peppermint
  • Pie
  • Pine
  • Potato
  • Present
  • Pudding
  • Pumpkin
  • Reindeer
  • Reign
  • Ribbon
  • Saint
  • Shai (Hebrew name that means gift or present)
  • Shamash (the helper candle on the hannukiyah)
  • Shin
  • Sleighbell
  • Snow
  • Snowball
  • Snowy
  • Socks
  • Spirit
  • Star
  • Sugarplum
  • Tinsel
  • Vixen
  • Yuletide
  • Yule
Golden retriever by Christmas tree
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Do you need more inspiration for your new pet’s name?

Pets are like our children. We love them, care for them, and we get to dress them up in adorable outfits so it's extra important that we take time to find the perfect pet name that reflects their personality and potential. Because settling on a name for your new pet can be hard and emotionally wrenching, we've gathered nine pet-naming techniques to find the perfect fit, as well as assembled a handful of our most beloved lists of pet names below!