So, you are planning on bringing home a new furry bundle of joy or maybe you already have and are stumped on finding the perfect name. In reality, there are so many name options to choose from, it can be quite overwhelming. If you are someone who loves nature, especially flowers, check out this list of beautiful flower names for dogs.
In this list, you will find classic flower names for dogs and ones that are a little more uncommon as well.
Flower Names for Dogs
- Aster– flowers that bloom from the late summer into the fall. Asters have a “daisy-like” appearance and add color and vibrance to a garden.
- Azalea– flowering shrubs that usually bloom in the springtime. Azaleas come in many colors and sizes.
- Blossom– in simplest terms, a blossom is another word for a flower or bloom.
- Bluebell– as their name suggests, the bluebell is shaped like a bell and is a blue-violet color. They typically have a sweet smell and a drooping appearance.
- Buttercup– a buttercup is a bright yellow flower that grows in the spring. Personally, I think Buttercup would be perfect for a golden retriever puppy.
- Camellia– camellias bloom from winter to spring. They are known for their large, beautiful blooms.
- Clover– also known as the trefoil. There are over 300 species of clover flowers. They are small but dense and come in a variety of colors.
- Calla Lily– calla lilies are elegant tubular shaped flowers. Cute nicknames for this flower dog name could be Calla, Calli or Lily.
- Daisy– probably one of the most popular flower names on this list. For good reason, daisies are a well-loved classic flower.
- Daphne– Daphnes are flowering shrubs with beautiful light pink and white blooms. They typically grow in the springtime.
Flower names have been well-loved for years. In fact, names such as Violet, Lily, and Rose have ranked in the top 100 for years in the United States and other countries around the world.
More Dog Flower Names
- Dahlia– these flowers are absolutely gorgeous and come in a variety of colors. They typically flourish in the late summer into the fall.
- Flora– latin for “flower.” Flora would make for a beautiful name for any cute pup.
- Heather– a flowering shrub that typically grows flowers of mauve, purple, and white. Heather is native to Europe but can be found in the United States.
- Iris– these flowers are unique and beautiful with a shape that resembles a fleur-de-lis. The Iris flower is typically deep blue/purple in appearance.
- Jasmine– Jasmine flowers are well-liked for their sweet fragrance. They are typically white in appearance but can come in yellows or cream. Jasmine would be a cute name for a sweet natured pup.
- Lavender– we all know the sweet smell of lavender but have you ever considered it as a name as well?
- Lily– another popular flower name. The name Lily is classic and would make a perfect name for your new dog.
- Lilac– lilacs are beautiful light-violet colored flowers that bloom in the spring.
- Marigold– marigolds are popular amongst the gardening community. They are colorful, full, and tough little flowers. I think Marigold would make a beautiful name for a dog.
- Magnolia– magnolias are southern flowers loved for their beautiful blooms. In addition, Maggie would also be an adorable nickname for Magnolia.
Floral Dog Names Continued
- Meadow– land that is covered by grass and flowers. The name Meadow would be adorable for a dog especially if you can’t settle on only one flower name. Meadows are full of different flowers.
- Periwinkle- a pretty blue-purple flower.
- Petunia- petunias are known for being bright and lively flowers which come in a wide range of colors.
- Primrose- these flowers are typically very vivid and add a sense of brightness to any garden. Personally, I think Prim is an adorable nickname as well.
- Posy- a small bunch of flowers.
- Poppy- a sun-loving flower that comes in several colors (red being the most common).
- Rose- a classic and beautiful flower that is a symbol of love.
- Sweet Pea- fragrant, sun-loving flowers that come in a variety of colors.
- Tulip- a beautiful bulb-shaped flower that blooms in the Spring.
- Veronica- known for its long spikes of purple-blue blooms.
- Viola- cheerful flowers that thrive in the cooler weather months.
- Violet- the name violet has become very popular in the last few years. In fact, it ranked number 35 for girl names in 2022. Why couldn’t it work for your dog too?
Plant Names for Dogs
Perhaps, flower names for dogs aren’t your thing…the names in this list find inspiration from various plants found in nature.
- Aspen– aspen trees are known for their white-bark and are found throughout North America. Aspen would be a great name choice for someone who loves nature (especially trees).
- Basil– a popular garden herb. I love the simplicity and think it would make for a cute dog name as well.
- Briar– a wild bush that is full of stems and thorns. Briar always gives me “fairy-tale” vibes. It’s probably the fact I was obsessed with Sleeping Beauty back in the day.
- Forrest– inspired from a forest in nature, not necessarily Forrest Gump (hey, if you love that movie that’s just an added plus).
- Ginger– the popular spice from the ginger root. Ginger would be a great name for a dog with more orange-colored fur. In fact, this was the name of my orange cat but makes for a cute dog name as well.
- Holly- holly comes from the holly tree. As you know, this plant is popular during Christmas time and would make an adorable name for a pup born in the winter.
- Ivy- a lovely evergreen vining plant that loves to climb fences, poles, etc.
- Juniper- junipers are evergreen shrubs that are known for being very low-maintenance plants.
- Kale- kale belongs to the cabbage family. It is often a staple in every garden.
- Maple- inspired by the beautiful maple tree.
- Oakley- inspired by the mighty oak tree. This would make for an adorable name for a male or female dog.
- Olive- inspired by the olive tree.
- Pepper- this one does not need much explanation. This name would be adorable for a pup with peppered colored fur.
- Sage- an aromatic herb belonging to the mint family.