The color white symbolizes a new beginning, and what better way to celebrate your white dog’s new beginning than by giving your furry family member a name inspired by the color! We’ve rounded up over 100 white dog names for the dog who will color your world with joy!
From girls’ and boys’ names that mean white to winter words and white foods, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for your new dog’s name below.
White Dog Names Associated with the Color White
Alabaster — A fitting name for a white dog who looks like a sculpted work of art.
Aspen — A tree with white bark.
Birch — A tree with white bark.
Bisque — The name of the white porcelain would be a positively purr-fect name for the delicate beauty of your white puppy.
Calla Lily — In the language of flowers, the calla lily represents faithfulness.
Cloud — An apt name for a dog who has been on Cloud Nine since being adopted by you!
Cotton — Did you know that this white, fluffy flower symbolizes luck and protection?
Cream — Since your puppy is the cream of the crop, you might consider naming him or her after this color, which is white tinged with yellow.
Diamond — The hardest mineral known to man, the diamond symbolizes your devotion to your fur baby.
Dove — A name for the dog who brings purrs of peace to your home.
Ecru — A name for a white dog whose coat is closer to yellowish gray.
Edelweiss: This popular alpine flower (and song from The Sound of Music) means “noble white” and would be a fun name for a Swiss dog.
Ermine — Leonardo DaVinci captured the beauty of this white-coated animal in his painting Lady with an Ermine.
Fog — Fog may come on little cat feet, but it can creep in on little dog paws, too!
Ghost — A name fit for a dog who is hauntingly beautiful (and aren’t they all?), you could also call your pup a ghostly synonym, such as specter, vision or phantom.
Goose — Did you know that the goose symbolizes family and loyalty?
Ivory — A symbol of purity and wealth.
Lace — A delicate name for an elegant dog.
Lily — In the language of flowers, lily means “purity.”
Mist or Misty — The tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere giving the sky that white cast.
Pearl — Did you know that white pearls symbolize wisdom?
Quartz — White quartz is said to neutralize negative energy, the true talent of every happy dog!
Swan — A model moniker for any elegant canine, the swan symbolizes beauty, grace and loyalty.
Vampire/Vamp — Show your eternal love for your dog by naming him or her after an immortal. Along with the generic name for a bloodsucker, you could also name your new pup after a famous vamp, such as Dracula, Nosferatu, Lestat, Spike, Angel, Selene, Morbius, Damon or Stephan Salvatore, Bill Compton, Barnabus Collins, The Countess, or any of the Twilight dog names from the franchise’s Cullen clan.
Yang — The light half of the yin/yang symbol, which is intertwined with its opposite, yet corresponding, dark “yin” force.
White Foods that Make Fun Names
Cauliflower — This name can easily be shortened to Cauli for a unique name.
Flat White — For the dog of a coffee lover
Marshmallow — For your new sweetie.
Mozzarella — First created in Italy near Naples, this cheese name makes a fun Italian name for your new dog.
Noodles — Give your white dog a name that just makes people smile whenever they say it.
Oatmeal — A name for the canine-loving foodie, oatmeal is a pale gray/white color.
Salty — A perfect name for the dog of a beach lover.
Sugar — Because sugar is sweet, and so is your new fur baby!
Tater — Your new little tater tot
Tofu — Are you a vegan? Tofu might just be just the name for your new furry family member.
Vanilla — Because your puppy is sweeter than ice cream.
Yogurt — It’s not just for breakfast anymore; your new “Yogurt” will fortify you throughout the day.
Winter Words as Dog Names
Avalanche — For the pup who has impact has rocked your world!
Blizzard — A name for an energetic puppy who arrives in your home like a blizzard!
Crystal — Originating from Greek, this word means ice, the perfect white dog name for the one for whom your love is crystal clear.
Eggnog — Combine cream, sugar, milk, raw eggs and flavoring and you have this sweet Christmas beverage. Add friendship, trust, compassion and a heaping helping of love and you have the perfect recipe for happiness with a dog named after this traditional Yuletide refreshment!
Eira — The Welsh name for snow.
Frost — A cool name for your new best friend!
Frozen — Everyone’s favorite animated winter tale.
Fyole— A little-known word for ‘a sprinkling of snow.’
Hogamadog — This quirky Christmas name for a super-size snow ball that has been rolled on the ground.
Neve — The word ‘snow’ in Portuguese and Italian.
Nieve — The word ‘snow’ in Spanish.
Olaf — Why not name the dog who makes your heart melt after Frozen‘s friendly snowman?
Polar Bear — A polar bear represents independence, survival, and trust in one’s own abilities.
Schnee — The word ‘snow’ in German.
Sneeuw — The word ‘snow’ in Dutch.
Snaw — A Scottish word for snow.
Snowy — …or Snowball, Snowman, etc. A symbol of innocence.
Snowball — The innocence of snow and the playfulness of winter fun, rolled in one. One of the most popular white dog names.
Girls’ Names that Mean White
There’s a growing trend to name dogs with human names, so we’ve selected girls’ names that mean white:
Alba: Derived from the Latin word for white.
Blanca: This Spanish girl’s name means white.
Bianca: A Spanish girl’s name that means white.
Blanche: Most often used as a French girl’s name, this name is derived from the German word for white (as is the boy’s name Blancard).
Fiona: This girl’s name comes from the Gaelic word fionn or “fair.”
Gwen, Gwynn, Gwynne, Guinn or Gwyn: These names are all from the Welsh word for “white.”
Jenna: With Welsh origins, this name (along with Jennifer) means “white wave.”
Nieves: This Spanish name comes from “Nuestra Señora de las Nieves” or “Our Lady of the Snows,” a term for the Virgin Mary.
Riko: This popular Japanese girls’ name means “white jasmine.”
Wendy: Like Gwen, this name with the same Welsh origins means “fair.”
Whitney: This British name means “white island.”
White Dog Names: Male
The boys have their turn in this list of human boys’ names that mean white:
Albus: Fans of Harry Potter can name their dog in honor of Dumbledore with this name that is derived from “white” in Latin.
Blanchard: This boy’s name was originally a family name derived from the old French word blanchart, meaning whitish.
Dwight: Originally a Dutch name, this name means white or blond.
Finn: This Irish name means fair.
Fintan: This Irish name means “white fire.”
Gavin: Gavin comes from the medieval name Gawain or “white hawk.”
Guin: This Welsh name means “white” and is a masculine form of Gwyn.
Kenyon: This British name means “white haired.”
Whitman: The last name of Walt Whitman means “white man.”
Wynn: This Welsh name means “fair.”
“White” in Different Languages
Abjad — Maltese
Alb — Romanian
Baltas — Lithuanian
Bela — Slovenian
Bialy — Polish
Bijel — Bosnian
Blanc — French
Bianca — Italian
Biancu — Corsican
Bijela — Croatian
Branco — Portuguese
Gwyb — Welsh
Hvid — Danish
Valge — Estonian
Vit — Swedish
Weiss — German
Wit — Dutch
Famous People with the Name White
Barry White — How can you show your new dog that “You’re My First, My Last, My Everything?” By naming him after this Grammy-winning music legend!
Betty White — One way to thank this “Golden Girl” for being a friend to all animals is by choosing her name for your new furry friend.
Coby White — Are you a basketball buff? Why not name your new pal with paws after the point guard for the Chicago Bulls!
Derrick White — Choosing the name of the point guard/shooting guard for the San Antonio Spurs could be a slam dunk.
Devin White— If you love football, you could name your “super” dog after this NFL champion!
E. B. White — An author who loved to write about animals, Elwyn Brooks White– who penned Charlotte’s Web and The Trumpet of The Swan— brought Snowbell the cat to life for generations of children reading about the tale of a mouse-like boy in Stuart Little.
Jack White — The name of the former frontman of The White Stripes could be a good moniker for a music-loving dog.
Jaleel White — If you are a fan of 90s sitcoms, you might want to name your new four-legged family member after the actor who portrayed Urkel in Family Matters.
Jo Jo White — Would you like to name your dog in honor of a sports great? The late Jo Jo White was a two-time NBA champion.
LenDale White — If you find that your new puppy likes to curl up in front of the TV to watch football, you might want to name him after the former All-American who played for the Tennessee Titans, the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos.
Maurice White — Since your dog is a “Shining Star” in your life, why not name him after the lead singer of Earth, Wind and Fire?
Meg White — If you are a fan of the defunct band The White Stripes, you might want to name your dog after the duo’s drummer.
Reggie White — Football fans might want to choose the name of this NFL great.
Shaun White — Here’s a golden opportunity to name your fur baby after a three-time Olympic gold medalist in snowboarding.
Snow White — A name for the dog who is The Fairest of Them All.
Tre’Davious White — Are you a fan of football? You might want to name your dog after the cornerback for the Buffalo Bills.
Vanna White — The “wheel of fortune” turned in your favor when you found your new best friend, so why not name her after Wheel of Fortune‘s famous letter turner?
White Queen — A name for the dog who rules over the household, White Queen was both an historical drama series and a character from author Lewis Carroll’s Through The Looking Glass.
White Rabbit — Lovers of literature might want to name their new snow-shaded sidekick after the watch-wearing bunny in the Lewis Carroll classic Alice in Wonderland, while music buffs might choose the name as a reference to Jefferson Airplane’s psychedelic hit from 1967.
White Witch — Are you a fan of classic fantasy novels? You might consider naming your white coated dog after Jadis (aka The White Witch) from C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.