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140+ Autumn Dog Names for Your Fall Fur Baby 🍁

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Autumn is the season of golden leaves, pumpkin spiced lattes, and long dog walks–and a special season you just might want to commemorate by checking out autumn dog names for your new puppy.

As the leaves change color and the air turns crisper, fall dog names evoke a sense of warmth and coziness. If you’re like me, you love the rich colors, flavors, and traditions of autumn. From Maple and Ember to Pumpkin and Hazel, each name paints a vivid picture of the season’s allure–and hints and the seasons of fun you will have with your new dog.

140+ Autumn Dog Names

Autumn Names for Dogs

Whether you’re drawn to the earthy tones of Rusty or the mysteriousness of Halloween, the choices are as diverse as the fall foliage itself. These autumn-inspired names not only honor the time of year but also serve as a testament to the special bond between humans and their beloved pets, making every day a celebration of the season’s beauty in the company of our four-legged companions.

  • Acorn
  • Amber
  • Apple
  • Bonfire
  • Butterscotch
  • Caramel
  • Chestnut
  • Chai
  • Cider
  • Cocoa
  • Cranberry
  • Ember
  • Foliage
  • Harvest
  • Hazel
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Huckleberry
  • Juniper
  • Maize
  • Maple
  • Mapleleaf
  • Mulberry
  • Nutkin
  • Nutmeg
  • Pecan
  • Persimmon
  • Pinecone
  • Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Raisin
  • Rowan
  • Russet
  • Rye
  • Sage
  • Saffron
  • Sorrel
  • Spice
  • Tawny
  • Toffee
  • Yarrow

International Names Related to Autumn

Want to add an international vibe to your new dog’s name? These names from around the globe are all related to autumn.

  • Aki (Japanese) – Meaning “autumn” in Japanese.
  • Akito (Japanese) – Combining “aki” (autumn) and “to” (person), it means “person of autumn.”
  • Blathnaid (Irish) – A name associated with the autumn season in Ireland, meaning “little flower.”
  • Ciaran (Irish) – A name with associations to autumn in Ireland, meaning “little dark one” or “dark-haired.”
  • Esita (Fijian) – Meaning “autumn” in Fijian.
  • Fahriye (Turkish) – Derived from the word “fahri,” which means “joyful,” often associated with the joyful harvest season.
  • Ga-Eul (Korean) – Translating to “autumn” in Korean.
  • Llaurëa (Basque) – Referring to the fall or autumn season.
  • Mabon (Welsh) – Named after the Welsh harvest festival held during the autumnal equinox.
  • Ogyen (Tibetan) – Derived from the word “Ogyenpa,” meaning “autumn season.”
  • Otoño (Spanish) – Meaning “autumn” in Spanish.
  • Sonbahar (Turkish) – Directly translating to “autumn” in Turkish.
  • Yara (Arabic name) – Derived from the word “yar,” meaning “autumnal” or “fallen leaves.”

Most Popular Autumn Names

British-based GigaCalculator surveyed parents about human autumn baby names for boys and girls and revealed the most popular choices. While selected by survey respondents as baby names, these make great fur baby names as well!

10 Most Popular Autumn Names for Girls

  1. Branch – Inspired by nature and trees. This charming name can also refer to branching out onto new adventures (which just might make it a great autumn dog name for one who loves to explore–or one you plan to enjoy many new adventures with in the coming years.)
  2. Samhain (pronounced SOW-in) – This name originates from Ireland after its Gaelic festival and means ‘end of harvest season’.
  3. Sorrell – Sorrell–and the less popular Saffron–has a French origin meaning ‘reddish brown’, so a perfect name for a puppy born or adopted in a colorful season.  (Or wouldn’t this be a great name for a dog with a reddish coat?!)
  4. Carmine – Hebrew/Spanish meaning for ‘garden’
  5. Ash – English origin meaning ‘ash tree’  
  6. Bruna Italian origin meaning ‘brown’
  7. LibraZodiac symbol with Greek meaning of ‘scales, balance’
  8. Saffron – English meaning for ‘yellow flower’ with ties to Old French, Arabic and Persian meaning ‘gold leaves’ (Don’t miss our post on more flower dog names!)
  9. Leaf – Inspired by nature and trees
  10. Kiona – Native American origin meaning ‘brown hills’

Want some more options? Here’s a look at more girls’ names that are directly tied to the season and its colors:

  • Acacia – A name derived from the acacia tree, which often blooms in the fall.
  • Amber – Named after the warm, golden color often associated with autumn leaves.
  • Amethyst – Named after the gemstone that resembles the rich purple shades of fall.
  • Aurora – Referring to the aurora borealis (northern lights), often visible in the fall.
  • Autumn – A direct reference to the season itself, symbolizing the beauty of fall.
  • Coral – Named after the warm coral tones seen in autumn landscapes.
  • Dahlia – After the flower that blooms in the late summer and early fall.
  • Ember – Symbolizing the glowing embers of a cozy autumn fire.
  • Fern – Inspired by the hardy plant that remains green during the fall.
  • Gwyneth – A name of Welsh origin, meaning “blessed” or “white,” evoking the purity of the first frost.
  • Hazel – After the hazelnut tree, whose nuts are often harvested in autumn.
  • Indigo – Representing the deep blue-purple shades often seen in autumn sunsets.
  • Ivy – Named after the evergreen plant that adds greenery to the fall landscape.
  • Laurel – Inspired by the laurel wreaths used to celebrate the autumn harvest.
  • Maple – After the iconic tree with beautifully colored leaves in autumn.
  • Marigold – After the bright and colorful flowers that bloom in the fall.
  • Misty – Symbolizing the cool, misty mornings of autumn.
  • Raven – Named after the dark-colored bird often seen in fall.
  • Rowan – Named after the tree with red berries that ripen in the fall.
  • Ruby – Named after the vibrant red gemstone that reflects the colors of autumn leaves.
  • Ruby – Representing the deep red color reminiscent of fall leaves.
  • Saffron – Inspired by the golden spice often associated with autumn hues.
  • Scarlett – Representing the vibrant red hues of autumn foliage.
  • Sienna – A name derived from the warm, reddish-brown color often seen in fall scenery.
  • Thalia – Of Greek origin, meaning “to blossom,” capturing the blooming beauty of fall flowers.
  • Valencia – Named after the orange variety often harvested in the fall.
  • Willow – A name that conjures the image of weeping willow trees with falling leaves.

10 Most Popular Autumn Names for Boys

  1. Rust– Inspired by the color ‘rust’
  2. Honor – Inspired by Thanksgiving   
  3. Birch – English name derived from the birch tree. The name Birch is of Old English origin from Birce and derives from the tree. The birch tree is a symbol of new beginnings and hope.
  4. Miller – ‘Grinder of grain’ meaning from the English occupational name
  5. Radley – English origin meaning ‘red meadow’  
  6. Barric – English name meaning ‘grain farm’
  7. Omri – Hebrew meaning ‘my sheaf’
  8. Lugh – Derived from the Irish god of harvest
  9. Crispin – Latin origin meaning ‘curly haired’ with the first syllable ‘crisp’ symbolizing autumn
  10. Casper – Persian origin meaning ‘keeper of the treasure’  

Looking for more possible names for your new puppy? These boys’ names are each related to the fall season:

  • Asher – Meaning “happy” or “blessed” in Hebrew, reflecting the joy of the fall season.
  • Birch – Inspired by the birch tree, known for its slender trunk and bright yellow leaves in autumn.
  • Bramble – After the thorny shrubs often found in autumn landscapes.
  • Cedar – Named after the evergreen tree with aromatic wood, often associated with fall scents.
  • Ember – Symbolizing the glowing embers of a cozy autumn fire.
  • Forest – Evoking the image of the lush and colorful forests during fall.
  • Hunter – Referring to the hunting season that often coincides with autumn.
  • Jasper – Named after the gemstone with earthy, autumnal colors.
  • Kaelan – Of Irish origin, meaning “slender” or “mighty warrior,” capturing the strength of the season.
  • Leaf – A direct reference to the falling leaves of autumn.
  • Oakley – Derived from “oak,” a tree closely associated with autumn.
  • Orion – Named after the constellation, visible in the fall skies.
  • Reed – Symbolizing the reeds and grasses that sway in the autumn winds.
  • River – Evoking the flowing waters often seen in the fall season.
  • Rowan – Named after the tree with red berries that ripen in the fall.
  • Rusty – Referring to the warm, earthy colors often seen in autumn landscapes.
  • Sage – Inspired by the herb commonly used in fall cooking and symbolizing wisdom.
  • Sterling – Meaning “little star,” evoking the clear autumn nights perfect for stargazing.
  • Storm – Symbolizing the changing weather patterns in autumn, often bringing storms.
  • Sylvan – Derived from the Latin word “silva,” meaning “wooded” or “forest,” associated with fall foliage.
  • Vale – Meaning “valley,” reflecting the picturesque landscapes of autumn.
  • Wilder – Capturing the wild and untamed beauty of the autumn season.
  • Woods – A direct reference to the wooded areas that transform with vibrant autumn colors.

Mythological Gods and Goddesses Tied to Autumn

Bacchus - The Roman god of wine, associated with the harvest season and festivities.

Bacchus – The Roman god of wine, associated with the harvest season and festivities.

Cernunnos – The Celtic god of nature, often depicted with antlers, symbolizing the changing of seasons.

Dionysus – The Greek god of wine, celebrations, and vegetation, closely tied to the harvest season.

Freyr – The Norse god of fertility, prosperity, and harvest.

Hades – The Greek god of the underworld, associated with the transition of life to death during the fall season.

Hermes – The Greek god associated with transitions and travel, often linked to the changing seasons.

Jack – Inspired by “Jack of the Lantern,” a mythical figure associated with Halloween.

Jupiter – The Roman god of the sky and thunder, linked to the change in weather during autumn.

Loki – The Norse trickster god, connected to the shifting nature of fall weather.

Mars – The Roman god of war, associated with the fall season’s darker and cooler atmosphere.

Nepton – A variation of Neptune, the Roman god of water and the sea, linked to autumn rain and storms.

Odin – The Norse god of wisdom and magic, often associated with the changing seasons and autumnal equinox.

Persephone – The Greek goddess of the underworld and vegetation, whose return to Hades marks the descent into autumn and winter.

Thor – The Norse god of thunder and storms, associated with the dramatic weather changes of fall.

Triton – The Greek god of the sea, linked to the autumnal storms and oceanic influences.

Zephyr – Named after the Greek god of the west wind, which brings cooler weather during autumn.

Aeolus – The Greek god of the winds, whose influence shapes the weather patterns of the fall season.

Why Choose An Autumn Themed Names?

GigaCalculator asked 2,185 parents and parents-to-be whether they would consider naming their child after the vibrant season.

They found that 29% of parents would like to choose an autumn-themed name for these reasons:

  1. Birth month of baby – 58%
  2. Inspired by the color palettes – light brown, orange, rusty reds, olive green, deep yellow – 21%
  3. Month of conception – 9%
  4. Love the holidays – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Dia de los Muertos, Diwali – 8%
  5. Love the weather – “leaves on ground”, “woolly jumpers”, “crispy days and chilly nights” – 4%

When it comes to puppies, we think autumn names make a good choice if you adopted your dog during the fall months, he or she was born during the autumn–or you look forward to a lifetime of making autumn memories with your new furry family member!

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