Updated 08/08/2023 – Deciding on a name for your new puppy can be both exciting and frustrating all at the same time. If you have an all-white puppy you may want to give your dog a name that reflects this characteristic. Although you want a name that fits your pup, you probably also want one that is unique. To help you we created this list of over 275 White Dog Names.
Why choose a White Dog Name?
Some of the most popular dog breeds come with all white coats, like the American Eskimo Dog and the Great Pyrenees. So, it’s only natural that you would give your pup a name that is related to their color.
Here are some of the other dog breeds that come in all white or are primarily white:
- American Eskimo Dog
- White American Pitbull
- Great Pyrenees
- Lhasa Apso
- West Highland Terrier
- Bichon Frise
- Siberian Husky
- Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
- Coton de Tulear
- Japanese Spitz
If you want to see what they look like, we have pictures of all the dogs listed above in this post.
Interesting Facts About White Dogs
Did you know that some multicolored dog breeds are born with all white coats? This includes the:
- Dalmatian – Dalmatians are born completely white. Their spots begin to develop around 10 days old and continue until they are approximately 1 1/2 years old.
- English Setter – English Setters are also born all white. They start to develop their spots within a few days of birth. Initially, the spots are tiny pinpoints of color on their tummies, muzzles, and noses.
- Australian Cattle Dog -The Australian Cattle Dog are also born all white. Their coats start to change color around four weeks of age.
Tips for Choosing the Perfect Name for your Dog
- When choosing a name for your dog, make sure the name is clear and easy to say. It is best to keep the name to no more than two syllables. Practice saying the name to make sure you are comfortable with it.
- Your dog’s name will influence what people think of your dog. If you name your German Shepherd, Killer, people may believe that your dog presents a danger to others.
- Try to choose a unique name. The last thing you want is to call your dog at the park and have five other dogs respond.
- It’s important to ensure that the name does not resemble another command you will use with your dog.
- Also remember that you will be saying this name over and over again when they are young so make sure you really like it.
Names for White Dogs
Inspiration for a name for your white dog can be found in everyday life and out in nature. You can choose a name that is descriptive or one that is fun.
The perfect name is only limited by your imagination.
Below we have divided our white dog names into a several different categories. Our first category is Pop Culture or should I say “pup culture”.
White Dog Names from Pop Culture
Pop culture is a great place to start to look for the perfect name. Below you will find names from movies like 101 Dalmatians, Star Wars and other dog friendly movies.
Many of the names are the names of white dogs in the movies or other characters that are white. To make it easier to find the right name, the names are divided by gender.
White Dog Names from Pop Culture – Female
|Chloe||Beverly Hills Chihuahua||Female|
|Gidget||White dog from The Life of Pets||Female|
|Kneesaa||Star Wars – White Ewok||Female|
|Peg||Lady and the Tramp||Female|
White Dog Names from Pop Culture – Male
|Chilly||Chilly Willy – Penguin-1953||Male|
|Digby||Largest dog in the world||Male|
|Lumière||Beauty and the Beast||Male|
|Marley||Marley and Me||Male|
|Nicki||Star Wars White Ewok||Male|
|Olaf||Frozen – Troll||Male|
|Pabble||Frozen – Troll||Male|
|Wilby||The Shaggy Dog||Male|
Magical Dog Names
White dogs have a magical feel to them. Kind of like the white wizards in the Lord of the Ring movies or the magical fairies that light up the night sky in movies.
So why not name your dog one of these magical names. If that’s not what you are looking for we also added some heavenly names to the list since what’s more magical than the heavens above.
|Artemis||Greek Goddess of the moon||Female|
|Celeste||Heavenly or celestial.||Female|
|Dianna||Roman goddess of the moon||Female|
|Harmony||A gorgeous name that invokes purity, love and grace.||Female|
|Luna||Italian for moon||Female|
|Lunar||Relating to the moon||Female|
|Lunette||Little moon (French)||Female|
|Nova||Star that suddenly releases a huge burst of bright light||Female|
|Stella||A celestial name||Female|
|Alfie||Elf or magical counsel||Male|
|Anjo||Angel in Portuguese||Male|
|Elf (or Elfie)||Male|
|Sirius||After the dog star||Male|
|Imp||Mythical creature that resembles a fiend or demon||Neutral|
Dog names inspired by white Foods
Food and drink can be another great source of inspiration for a dog’s name. For example, let’s look at the word Chowder. Clam Chowder is not only white but it makes a great name for a dog.
|Chowder||As in Clam Chowder||Neutral|
Fun Names for White Dogs
While we are having some fun with food related dog names, let’s look at other fun white names for your dog.
One such name is Bisou. Bisou is pronounced like bi.zu. It means a friendly kiss. Isn’t that just the perfect name for your best friend? Plus, you won’t run into too many other dogs with the name. Check out the rest of our list of fun names.
Fun Dog Names for Girls
|Puff||As in a powder puff||Female|
Fun Dog Names for Boys
|Casper||Like the Ghost||Male|
|Falcon||White Falcon Guitars||Male|
Fun Dog Names for Either Gender
|Cue||Cue Ball – White ball in pool||Neutral|
|Polar||As in Polar bear||Neutral|
|Usha||French meaning Little Bear||Neutral|
Nature Inspired Names for White Dogs
The color white often represents a new beginning, like the start of your new life with your puppy. Or like the spring flowers that grow from the earth after a cold winter.
Although there is a lot of color in nature, there are also many things that are white, providing us with opportunities to find unique names for our pets. One such example is the name Nari (pronounced as nārī) which means Lily in Korean.
Check out our list of names for nature below.
|Calla||Calla Lily – white flower||Female|
|Edel||Short for Edelweiss a white flower||Female|
|Jasmine||Small White flower||Female|
|Lilou||Lily Flower (French)||Female|
|Nari or Naree||Korean meaning “Lily”||Female|
|Opal||Gemstone that can be white in color||Female|
|Peony||A flower which can be white||Female|
|Viola||Latin meaning winter flower||Female|
|Cliff||Cliffs of Dover||Male|
|Albie||Old English for Bright||Neutral|
|Birch||White Bark Tree||Neutral|
Dog Names Inspired by the Nordic Lands
I can’t think about the color white without thinking about the land of ice and snow or more commonly known as the Nordic lands. In this grouping of white dog names, you will find names of the Norse gods and also Old Norse words that would make a perfect name for your dog.
|Astrid||Old Norse -Divine strength||Female|
|Freyja||Norse Goddess Beauty||Female|
|Imgram||Norse meaning Angel||Female|
|Skadi||Norse Mythology- goddess of winter||Female|
|Andri||Old Norse meaning snowshoe||Male|
|Bjorn||Scandinavian for Bear||Male|
|Fannar||Old Norse, meaning snowdrift||Male|
|Hans||Scandinavian – God is gracious||Male|
|Heimdall||Son of Odin – Norse god||Male|
|Sven||Scandinavian – Youth||Male|
|Bein||Bone or Ivory (Norse)||Neutral|
|Bernie||Scandinavian – Strong as a bear||Neutral|
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Dog Names Inspired by Snow
To add to our snowy list of names, here are names that either mean snow in different languages or relate to snow in some way.
Snow Inspired Names for Girls
|Berfin||Kurdish meaning snowdrop flower||Female|
|Chan||Chinese meaning snow||Female|
|Eira||Welsh meaning snow||Female|
|Fjolla||Albanian meaning snowflake||Female|
|Flykra||German and Danish meaning snowflake||Female|
|Frostine||French meaning snow||Female|
|Haukea||Hawaiian meaning white snow||Female|
|Haunani||Hawaiian meaning beautiful snow||Female|
|Icyln||English meaning ice||Female|
|Ivory||Pure white snow||Female|
|Janara||Roman Mythology it’s the feminine form of Janus, god of the snow||Female|
|Lumi||Finnish meaning snow||Female|
|Miyuki||Japanese meaning deep, beautiful snow||Female|
|Neus||Catalan meaning snow||Female|
|Nevada||Snowfall in Spanish||Female|
|Neve||French meaning snow||Female|
|Nevis||Caribbean Spanish meaning snow||Female|
|Nieves||Spanish meaning lady of the snow||Female|
|Nivia||Of Latin origin meaning snow||Female|
|Xuĕ||Chinese meaning snowfall||Female|
|Yukina||Japanese meaning snow||Female|
|Schnee||German meaning Snow||Female|
Snow Inspired Names for Boys
|Bylur||Icelandic meaning snowstorm||Male|
|Denali||A snow-capped Mountain||Male|
|Edur /Edurne||Basque meaning snow||Male|
|Eryi||English or Welsh meaning from Snowdon||Male|
|Flocon||French meaning flake like a snowflake||Male|
|Fuji||Mt. Fuji – Snow-capped mountain||Male|
|Iggy||Short for igloo||Male|
|Jack||Jack Frost – character who represents winter||Male|
|Kari||Turkish meaning covered with snow||Male|
|Lixue||Chinese meaning pretty snow||Male|
|Nas||Native American origin meaning snow||Male|
|Tuhin||Indian meaning snow||Male|
|Tushar||Hindi meaning frost or snow||Male|
|Yukio||Japanese meaning snow||Male|
|Yukon||A cold Snowy place||Male|
Unisex Snow Inspired Names for Dogs
|Juneau||June Mountain – Alaska||Neutral|
|Nieve||Snow in Spanish||Neutral|
|Yuki||Japanese meaning snow||Neutral|
Dog Names Inspired by Winter
Of course, you can’t think of snow without thinking of the season that brings all the snow. Here you will find winter inspired names for your pup.
|Cherith||Hebrew meaning winter stream||Female|
|Demetria||Greek Mythology – goddess of winter||Female|
|Natasha||Russian name meaning Christmas||Female|
|Noella||French name meaning Christmas||Female|
|Noelle||French name meaning Christmas||Female|
|Dong||Chinese meaning winter||Male|
|Quilo||Roman Mythology referring to the North Wind||Male|
|Yule||Old English meaning winter solstice||Male|
|Noel||French meaning Christmas||Neutral|
|Tinsel||Garland on a Christmas tree||Neutral|
Words That Mean White
Our next list of dog names is inspired by the word white. Of course, you could simply name your dog Whitey, but here we give you some more choices to give your dog a name that means white but with a bit more flare.
|Bianca||White in Italian||Female|
|Blanc||White in French||Female|
|Blanca||White in Spanish||Female|
|Blanche||French meaning white||Female|
|Ginette||French meaning White Shadow||Female|
|Guinevere||English name meaning white||Female|
|Gwenyth||Welsh name meaning white||Female|
|Gwyneira||Welsh meaning blessed snow or white snow||Female|
|Olwen||Welsh name meaning white footprint||Female|
|Baltas||Lithuanian meaning white||Female|
|Albus||Latin for white||Male|
|Alpin||Scottish meaning white||Male|
|Aubin||White Fair – French||Male|
|Bain||Gaelic meaning white, fair||Male|
|Weiss||German meaning white||Male|
|Wit||Dutch for white||Male|
|Bán||Old Irish meaning white||Neutral|
|Eirwen||Welsh name meaning white as snow||Neutral|
|Alba||Latin for white||Neutral|
|Blanco||Spanish for white||Neutral|
|Vita||Swedish for white||Neutral|
Dog Names Inspired by Ski Slopes
Last on our list of dog names are names inspired by ski resorts. Below you will find the best dog names that are also the names of ski slopes in the USA.
|Dog Name||Ski Resort Name||Location|
|Alpine||Alpine Valley – White Lake||Wisconsin|
|Bretton||Bretton Woods||New Hampshire|
|Brighton||Brighton Ski Resort||Utah|
|Bristol||Bristol Mountain||New York|
|Hunter||Hunter Mountain||New York|
|Loon||Loon Mountain||New Hampshire|
|Smuggler||Smuggler Notch Resort||Vermont|
|Taos||Taos Ski Valley||New Mexico|
|Vail||Vail Ski Resort||Colorado|
Tell Us Which Name You Picked For Your Dog
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