Plant Names for Your Dog or Puppy

Beyond Typical Gardening Terms

Your dog deserves a name that echoes your interests and is unique, but not too odd that you're embarrassed to call him at the dog park.

Plant Names for Your Dog or Puppy

It needs to be short and easy to remember, and you actually like using it.  The dog needs to respond to their name for ten years or more, so make it something you'll feel good about.

People choose to name their dogs after particular activities or jobs (Digger, Dozer, Trooper, Ranger) or other things that evoke a pleasant memory (Angel, China, River, Sky) or after plants. 

Common names of plants that are often used for dog names are Daisy, Rose, Lily, Marigold and many more.

As a gardener and a certified horticulturist, I made the decision to marry my two favorite things; plants and dogs.  Now, I choose a name for my dogs that is also the name of a plant, but sometimes they aren't that common. 

I like that the names of plants are so unique and unusual, but roll off the tongue. 

Most references advise to keep to two syllables. To prevent confusion, if a dog already knows its name, you could rename them with a similar sounding name; such as Clover for Chloe.

Boy names

Acorn

Ash

Aspen

Bay

Bracken

Bramble

Branch

Cane

Cedar

Cosmos

Cotton

Ebony

Fig

Flax

Garland

Grove

Hemlock

Hickory

Indigo

Linden

Pecan

Pepper

Pippin

Rowan

Reed

Rush

Russet

Sage

Sequoia

Sprig

Sprout

Thorn

Tea

Willow

Girl names

Begonia

Berry

Betony

Birch

Blossom

Bluebell

Briar

Clover

Dahlia

Daphne

Erica

Fern

Fleur / Flora

Hazel

Heather

Iris

Ivy

Lily

Lupin

Maple

May

Myrica Gale

Myrtle

Olive

Pansy

Poppy

Prunella

Posie

Quince

Tansy

Thistle

Tilia

Tulip

Viola / Violet

Of course, some of these names could be used for either a boy or girl dog. You choose. There are a few minor things to keep in mind; black dogs shouldn't be called Cotton, and a white dog shouldn't be called Ebony.

Do you have any to add to the list? Let me know!






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