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    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.

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