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100+ Nature Dog Names for Adventurous Outdoor Enthusiasts

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Is your pup one of those dogs that can’t get enough of the outdoors? Breathing in the fresh air and hitting the pavement – just can’t wait to explore and find new adventures? Maybe you are quite the outdoors person, and your K9 has known no other way but to enjoy nature in all of its glory. Well, we have a list of names inspired by all things natural and wild for those people and pups who are passionate about our earth! Here are the best nature dog names, adventure dog names, earthy dog names, and more!

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Female Nature Dog Names

dog smelling flowers outside
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  • Meadow
  • North
  • Fern
  • Diamond
  • Dusty
  • Ivy
  • Olive
  • Winter
  • Pearl
  • Terra
  • Misty
  • Ocean
  • Ember
  • Tempest
  • Topaz
  • Luna
  • Coral
  • Echo
  • Cinder
  • Lark
  • Autumn
  • Ruby
  • Cascade

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Male Nature Dog Names

Spanish Water Dog outside
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  • Agate
  • Geo
  • Blizzard
  • Cliff
  • River
  • Grover
  • Forest
  • Moss
  • Glacier
  • Thorn
  • West
  • Dusk
  • Clover
  • Hawk
  • Cricket
  • Caper
  • Everest
  • Blaze
  • Cosmo
  • Herb
  • Copper
  • Canyon
  • Oasis
  • Dune
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Animal-Inspired Dog Names

We think that it’s actually quite comical to name your pet after another animal. Slightly ironic or symbolic of their personality. There could many reasons why one of these animal names is suitable for your new doggo – perhaps their bark sounds like MOOOO, they waddle like a duck, or they’re simply large and in charge! Either way – it’s fun to imagine them with a silly alter ego such as the ones below:

  • Tiger
  • Panda
  • Deer
  • Birdy
  • Bear 
  • Ducky
  • Guppy
  • Mouse
  • Piggy
  • Eagle
  • Spidey
  • Zebra
  • Bull
  • Cow
  • Chicken
  • Gecko
  • Lion
  • Monkey
  • Donkey
  • Croc
  • Beaver
  • Kitty
  • Fawn
  • Dove
  • Turtle
  • Whale
dog on log in forest
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Tree Inspired Dog Names

Ever-growing and evolving, tree names are great suggestions for puppies as they do just those things as well! Our dogs begin as innocent and adorable creatures that need our time and attention to ensure they grow, transforming into mischievous chewing machines that make us a bit nutty, and eventually into the amazing companions we know we could not live without, just as a tree! Here are the best outdoorsy dog names:

  • Birch
  • Willow
  • Hawthorn
  • Ash 
  • Poplar
  • Timber
  • Arbutus
  • Hazel
  • Aspen
  • Elm
  • Balsam
  • Fir
  • Hickory
  • Locust
  • Maple
  • Elder
  • Chestnut
  • Pine
  • Dogwood
  • Sassafras
  • Cedar
  • Spruce
Siberian Husky flower crown
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Flower-Inspired Dog Names

Although Flower is cute, it’s a very broad idea for a name. So we thought we’d dig a bit deeper to provide a bit more insight into which flowers offer up some great name suggestions. For the pups who are vibrant, colorful, inviting, and oh so beautiful – this collection of earthy dog names is for you.

  • Daisy 
  • Aster
  • Tulip
  • Fennel
  • Marigold
  • Crocus
  • Azalea
  • Poppy
  • Begonia
  • Iris
  • Chive
  • Guara
  • Boneset
  • Dahlia
  • Rose
  • Cardinal
  • Pansy
  • Orchid
  • Geum
  • Hosta
  • Lily
  • Buttercup
  • Cosmos
  • Aconite
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Finding the Right Nature Dog Names

Deciding on a name as earthy and free as your new dog might leave you feeling a bit overwhelmed but we hope that our list of 100+ Nature-Inspired names has given you some clarity. Whether the beauty in the growth of a tree swayed you to names like Willow or Timber or thought an aminal name like Ducky or Guppy was suitable – we are sure there are great suggestions for every dog!

If not, below we have linked additional dog name posts that could help you find the perfect name for your new furr-end!

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