Bear with us… we know trees may not be the first topic you think of when naming your new pup. But there are so many beautiful words associated with trees that you can choose from.
Trees, just like our dogs, come in all shapes and sizes which is why there’s such a huge range of tree names for dogs. A beautiful cherry tree for your Pomeranian. Or a noble pine tree for your Great Pyrenees?
There are more than 60,000 species of trees and, no, we’re not going to cover them all here. These are just some of our favorite tree-related names for your pooch. Everything from famous trees to common trees – we’ve got it covered!
Popular Tree Names for Dogs
There are some trees that everyone just knows. Here are the best ones that we think will suit your canine friend!
|Acacia||Pronounced “uh-kay-shuh”, this tree is also known as mimosa (another great tree and cocktail name for your pooch!) and has beautiful yellow flowers|
|Alani||Isn’t that a great name for your pup? These trees have bright orange flowers and a smooth and strong gray bark – so could be a good one for a gray dog breed|
|Alder||Large trees part of the birch family that are common in forests across the Northern Hemisphere|
|Ash||The Latin name is “Fraxinus”, which is nowhere near as cute as ash!|
|Aspen||A tall tree native to cooler temperatures. The ski resort Aspen is named after all the local trees in the area!|
|Birch||Just really remember to pronounce that “r”|
|Bodhi||A large sacred fig tree. It’s said that Buddha became enlightened under a bodhi tree!|
|Bonsai||Bonsai the Beagle!!|
|Buckeye||Perhaps not the most attractive name on the list, but buckeye (also known as horse chestnut) could be a good name for a brown dog breed|
|Catalpa||A sub-tropical plant with beautiful white flowers|
|Cedar||A coniferous tree native to the Himalayas and the Mediterranean|
|Cottonwood||The cutest name for a small, white pooch!|
|Ebony||How great is that name for a black dog breed?|
|Elm||A great all-round tree that’s common in America|
|Eucalypts||Possibly the best smelling tree there is (or is that pine tree?)|
|Fir||The perfect name for your fir baby|
|Hazel||A wonderful name for female dogs|
|Hemlock||A large and noble coniferous tree with dense foliage|
|Hickory||A beautiful tree with flaky bark and small, green flowers|
|Hyperion||A good one for male dogs?|
|Ironwood||Sounds more like a character from Game of Thrones|
|Larch||A deciduous conifer (meaning it loses its leaves) – ideal for heavy shedders|
|Linden||The scientific name is “Tilia”, which is possibly an even better dog name!|
|Magnolia||The first sign of spring! These trees have beautiful white and pink flowers|
|Maple||Who doesn’t love maple syrup? The perfect name for a Golden Retriever|
|Myrtle||Another adorable name for female dogs|
|Oak||The oak tree is the noblest of all trees. Oak is a wonderful name for wise, large dog breeds|
|Palm||A type of large (or small) evergreen tree that grows in tropical and warm areas. The Arabic name is “Leena”, which we also love!|
|Pine||Pines can live for over 400 years! When it comes to dog names, you can’t get more impressive than pine|
|Quercus||An amazing name for an intelligent doggo|
|Rowen||Small deciduous tree with bright red berries. It’s part of the rose family|
|Sequoia||Veto!! (for any Friends fans!)|
|Spruce||A popular choice of Christmas Tree|
|Tupelo||What a great name for a dog!|
|Willow||A popular name for female dogs (thanks to how beautiful the willow tree is). It’s also a great Harry Potter-inspired dog name!|
|Yew||You can expect some heads to turn when you shout “Yew, come here now” in the park!|
Tropical Tree Names
You might want to go a little more exotic when it comes to dog names for your pooch. These are a couple of our favorites from further afield!
|Caimito||Indigenous to the West Indies, it’s also known as “the star apple” fruit tree|
|Carambola||How great is this for a dog name? It’s a small tree or shrub (about the size of an orange tree) that bears star fruit|
|Cashew||Did you know that cashew nuts grow from the bottom of a cashew apple? Neither did we!|
|Guava||Guava the Great Dane (or the Great Dane mix). How amazing would that be!|
|Mangosteen||Not to be confused with a mango tree. These trees are tropical evergreens and bear mangosteen fruit|
|Rambutan||What a name for a dog! This is a medium-sized, tropical tree that bears a fruit very similar to a lychee|
|Tamarind||The tamarind is a popular fruit tree throughout tropical areas thanks to its sweet and sour pulp that’s used in lots of cooking and traditional medicines|
Famous Fictional Trees
Need more name ideas? Here are some of the most famous tree names we could think of for your dog.
|Groot||The cutest little tree that appears in the Marvel Comics|
|Sudowoodo||Maybe not the most famous Pokemon but it is pretty nifty at camouflage!|
|Treebeard||“Theeeese treeesss weeeereeee myyy friiieeeennndssss”|
|Whomping Willow||Simply Willow may be a more popular name than Whomping!|
Trees-Related Words in Other Languages
Want to know some beautiful words for “tree” in other languages? These are a couple of the most popular. Here’s a list of even more!
|Albero||Tree in Italian|
|Arbol||Tree in Spanish|
|Arbre||Tree in French|
|Baum||Tree in Berman|
|Björk||Tree in Icelandic (check out even more Icelandic dog names here!)|
|Javor||Maple tree in Serbian|
|Ki (木)||Tree in Japanese|
|Namu (나무)||Tree in Korean|
|Shù (树)||Basic word for tree in Chinese|
|Stablo||Tree in Croatian|
Tree-Related Words That Make Perfect Dog Names!
As well as individual trees, there are also some amazing dog names related to plants. We’ve listed some of the very best ones!
|Bark||Imagine calling your dog Bark!!|
|Blossom||Whether it’s yellow wildflower or cherry, blossom is a beautiful name to call your pooch!|
|Branch||It might be unusual but branch could be a very strong name for a pup|
|Foliage||Perfect for naughty (yet adorable) dogs that love to hide and play in the undergrowth|
|Forest||For all those dogs that like to run|
|Jungle||Jungle the Jack Russell, it has a certain ring to it, right?|
|Leaf||Another unusual but pretty dog name|
|Lichen||Lichen are those interesting mold-like plants that grow on tree bark. They come in many different colors and grow bigger in the rain. Perhaps not the most romantic name for your pup but it’s still a beautiful word!|
|Limb||OK, maybe a bit of a weird word to name your dog… but it could be cool!|
|Log||Log the Labrador, or for any adorable pup that likes to chase after a log (or stick)|
|Moss||How cute is that for a little pup?|
|Olive||Olive is becoming ever more popular when it comes to names for female dogs. We love this for a Golden Retriever or Poodle mix!|
|Root||A very cute name, especially if you shorten it to Roo!|
|Rubber||For all those bouncy doggos|
|Stem||Different, yes. Charming? Also yes.|
|Twig||This is one of the cutest tree-inspired dog names! Perfect for skinny pups|
|Wood||The ultimate nature dog name for your girl or boy pooch!|
So there you have it! More than 70 tree names for dogs for you to choose from. Are there any that we’ve missed and you’d add to the list?
I’m Charlotte, a content and copywriter from the North of England and currently living in Berlin. Animals have always been a huge part of my life, so writing about dogs is a total pleasure! I love all kinds of dogs and their cheeky personalities, but I’d have to say Weimaraners are my favourite!