110+ Winter Puppy Names That Warm Your Heart

Whether puppies in snow get your heart racing, or your winter-born puppy needs a fitting forever name, these ideas are sure to give you the warm fuzzies.

Published February 14, 2024
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If you're adopting a pup during the winter months, you have a ton of naming options. From the holidays to the beautiful snowflakes that fall, there's naming inspiration all around you. So grab a notebook to grab ideas next to the crackling fire, and let your heart guide you to a name that celebrates the magic of winter and your puppy's newfound home in your heart.

Cute Names for Puppies Born in the Winter

Winter-born puppies truly deserve names that are "snow" adorable they melt your heart! 

  • Ambrosia
  • Beanie
  • Celsius
  • Eskimo
  • Fable
  • Klondike
  • Parka
  • Shiver
  • Snuggles
  • Sweet Potato
  • Wish
  • Yukon

Related: 7 Tricks for Potty-Training Puppies in Winter

Names for Puppies Who Look Like Snow

Curious Chocolate Lab Sitting in Snow

Some pups are practically professional snowflakes, blending into the winter wonderland with fur so white that they could be mistaken for little snow mounds on their legs. They've got the art of "snowflage" down pat, disappearing into the chilly scenery.

  • Alabaster
  • Calla
  • Casper
  • Chardonnay
  • Ivory
  • Parsnip
  • Pearls
  • Powder
  • Sugar
  • Vanna: Like Vanna White
Quick Tip

More name ideas for your snow puppy can be found in our white dog names article here!

Puppy Names Inspired By Winter Nature

Winter is truly a wonderland of name-spiration for your new furry snowball. From Frosty to Flurry, the season is just brimming with cool ideas that'll make naming your pup a walk in the (snow-covered) park!

  • Antler
  • Aurora
  • Blizzard
  • Borealis
  • Ember
  • Flake
  • Flurry
  • Gale
  • Juniper
  • Polar
  • Snowgap

RELATED: 150 Striking Weather Names to Reflect Your Dog's Spirited Nature

Winter Puppy Names Inspired by Movies

Naming your pup after one of these snowy stars could be the paw-fect match, turning every call of their name into a scene-stealer.

  • Budderball: Snow Buddies
  • Elsa: Frozen
  • Frosty: Frosty the Snowman
  • Iduna: Frozen
  • Mack: Snow Dogs
  • Max: The Grinch
  • Mumble: Happy Feet
  • Oaken: Frozen
  • Olaf: Frozen
  • Pabbie: Frozen
  • Scrat: Ice Age
  • Seymour: Happy Feet
  • Sid: Ice Age

Winter Puppy Names Based on Mythology

Diving into mythology is like unearthing captivating epic tales, and for those of us with a soft spot for ancient legends, stumbling upon a rad mythological name is like striking gold!

  • Boreas: Greek god of the North Wind and Winter
  • Cailleach: The winter goddess in Gaelic mythology
  • Chione: The daughter of Boreas
  • Freyr: Norse god of prosperity, well-being, and fertility
  • Hati: A Norse wolf that contributes to the darkness of winter
  • Holda: Germanic goddess associated with winter and the underworld
  • Khione: The Greek goddess of snow
  • Njord: Norse sea god important for winter navigation and survival
  • Odin: Allfather of the gods that can cause a harsh winter
  • Skadi: Norse giantess and goddess associated with bowhunting, skiing, and mountains

Related: 20 Winter Dogs Living Their Best Snowy Lives

Naming Your Puppy After Cozy Winter Words

One of the best parts of winter is sitting next to the fireplace with a warm mug full of hot cocoa. While puppies can be playful and energetic, they also bring a sense of calm and extreme happiness. Consider naming your puppy after the comfort and calm that come along with the cold months. 

  • Candlelight: Soft, warm light given off by candles
  • Cocoa: A hot beverage made from cocoa powder and milk, a winter favorite for warming up
  • Crackle: Sound made by a fire in the hearth, adding to the cozy atmosphere
  • Flannel: Soft woven fabric, typically made of wool or cotton, ideal for cold weather
  • Frostglow: The beautiful, soft glow that comes from everything being covered in frost on a sunny winter morning
  • Hearthside: The area around a fireplace, often associated with warmth and family gatherings
  • Knitwear: Clothing made from knitting
  • Sherpa: Cozy and plush fabric 
  • Velvet: Luxurious fabric often used in winter clothing
  • Whisker Frost: The tiny ice crystals that form on facial hair or fur in cold temperatures
Quick Tip

Channel the warmth of your favorite cozy blanket or beloved mug into brainstorming the ultimate snuggly name for your new pup!

Festive Winter Puppy Names

Even if winter's chill makes you want to hibernate, there's no denying it's the season of festivity and fuzzy feelings, serving up a snowstorm of adorable puppy names that'll warm your heart faster than a cup of hot cocoa.

  • Dasher
  • Ebenezer
  • Garland
  • Holly
  • Ivy
  • Jingle
  • Jinglebell
  • Jolly
  • Kringle
  • Merry
  • Mistletoe
  • Noelle
  • Saint
  • Tinsel
  • Yule

Winter Puppy Names Based on Geography

Strap on your snowshoes and dive into the list of the globe's fluffiest, snow-packed spots for puppy naming inspiration!

  • Andes
  • Arctica
  • Denali
  • Everest
  • Juneau
  • Kodiak
  • Nordic
  • Oslo
  • Siberia
  • Vail

Funny Winter Names for Puppies

Cute dog playing with a stick on snowy wooded trail in winter

Go ahead and give your furry friend a name that's a howl of a lot of fun, making every mention a bark of joy and their frost-nipped nose just another part of the fluffy fun. Let's make their name as stick-fetchingly memorable as their paw-prints in the snow!

  • Charmin: For super soft pups that are as plush as Charmin toilet paper
  • Chillfill: The act of bundling up in so many layers you can barely move
  • Frostfumble: Trying to pick up or handle objects with numb fingers due to the cold
  • Icicool: When icicles form in the coolest shapes and sizes
  • Linen: A silly yet adorable name for a soft, snowy pup that loves to cuddle on cold days (or will become your snuggle buddy)
  • Q-Tip: For pups with white heads
  • Sleet: For pups that like to slide on "thin ice"
  • Snizzle: A mix between snow and drizzle
  • Snowtastrophe: When a light snow forecast turns into a full-blown blizzard
  • Toboggan: For pups that love to go for a ride
  • Winterlude: The peaceful moment when everything is quiet and covered in a fresh blanket of snow

Related: 10 Brrrr-illiant Winter Chihuahua Memes for Snowy Snickers

Winter Pup Names Based on Ice Cream

If ice cream makes your heart melt and your puppy sends your heart soaring, scoop up the perfect combo by naming your furry friend after your favorite ice cream flavor!

  • Blue moon
  • Bubblegum
  • Butterscotch
  • Cake Batter
  • Cotton Candy
  • Dulce de Leche
  • Lucuma
  • Moon Mist
  • Rocky Road
  • Tiger Tail

Magical Winter Names to Last a Lifetime

Winter and I have a frosty relationship, mostly because it turns my toes into mini ice cubes, but even I can't ignore the season's sparkle. Giving your puppy a wintery name is like capturing that holiday magic in a bottle — or, in this case, a fluffy bundle of joy. It's a cozy reminder of the season's wonders and the little miracle that scampered into your life, making the chilly months feel a whole lot warmer.

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110+ Winter Puppy Names That Warm Your Heart