Many dog breeds are from the north, most notably the Alaskan Malamute and the Siberian Husky.
They were both bred as sled dogs and look similar. They’re often confused with one another, but the Malamute is larger than the Husky.
If you have one of these majestic dogs at home, we came up with some great Alaskan dog name ideas for you.
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How to pick the perfect Alaskan name for your dog
Alaskan names are great names, and they’re beautiful for any dog, but they will be the perfect name for your Husky or Malamute.
Choose a name that’s easy to pronounce and something your pup will respond to. Try not to choose a name that sounds too similar to a common command or another pet’s name, or else your pooch may get confused.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at some Alaskan dog names for your pup.
Famous Alaskan dog names
First, here are some names from famous sled dogs. Naming your doggo after a famous pup is not only unique, but it’s also a great honor.
- White Fang
You can take a look at some of our other Husky names here.
Or you can name your pup after a human. Here’s a quick list of famous Alaskans that will share their name with your dog.
- Bob Ross
- Gary Paulson
- James Morrison
- Jewel Kilcher
- Larry Sanger
- Walter Harper
- Wyatt Earp
If you’d like a little more inspiration from what other people have done, be sure to check out these famous Alaskan dogs on Instagram.
Best Alaskan dog names
If you’re looking for a more general name rather than naming your pooch after someone else, here’s are some of the best Alaskan dog names.
And check out some of these puppy names from Alaska.
Dog names generally associated with Alaska
You can be extra unique and choose a dog name that’s generally associated with Alaska. Some of these names are pretty!
- Chinook (warm wind)
Alaskan dog names inspired by Alaskan history
Here are some general Alaskan dog names that are inspired by Alaskan history.
Alaskan dog names inspired by culture, local tribes, and local languages
We can’t forget about Alaska’s culture, local tribes, and languages. Check out some of these fun Alaskan names.
Alaskan dog names inspired by Alaskan nature tribes and Inuit dog names
Names inspired by Alaskan tribal languages
Here are some native Alaskan/Inuit girl Alaskan dog names.
If you have a boy, check out these native Alaskan/Inuit boy Alaskan dog names.
- Kavik (wolverine)
Here are some unique Alaskan dog names inspired by Alaskan sayings and phrases.
- Aanaq (mother)
- Akna (goddess)
- Eska (creek)
- Nukla (younger sister)
- Pinga (goddess of the hunt, fertility, and medicine)
- Sura (new life)
- Tupit (tattoo)
And check out these Alaskan dog names inspired by abstract concepts in Alaskan language for female pups.
- Akiak (brave)
- Kima (candy)
- Shtiya (my strength)
- Suka (fast)
- Shila (flame)
And for the male pups:
- Amak (playful)
- Cupun (coal)
- Miki (little)
- Pakak (one that involves in everything)
- Suluk (feather)
With 20 native languages, some female dog names are related to the people of Alaska.
- Aga (mother)
- Kamik (boot of an Eskimo)
- Nukka (little sister)
- Panik (daughter)
Here’s a quick list of male dog names related to the people of Alaska.
- Aatag (dad)
- Atka (king)
- Innuk (men)
- Kaskae (chief)
Alaskan dog names inspired by its nature and geography
Alaska has beautiful nature and geography, so we’ve compiled a list of great names based on just that.
Alaskan dog names based on Alaska’s geography
Check out these names based on Alaskan natural features.
- Aialik (glacier)
- Alyeska (mountain)
- Iliamna (lake)
- Kiska (island)
- Matanuska (glacier)
- Nuka (bay)
- Sawyer (glacier)
- Tongass (national forest)
Here are some Alaskan dog names based on locations and landmarks in Alaska, such as place labels.
- Attu (island)
- Barrow (small village)
- Copper (river)
- Haines (city)
- Homer (city)
- Hubbord (mountain)
- Juno (city)
- Seward (city)
- Skagway (city)
- Valdez (city)
And here are a few Alaskan dog names based on Alaskan cities.
Alaskan dog names inspired by Alaska’s nature, weather, and more
Alaska has beautiful nature and weather, just like other places in the world. However, it’s unique because it’s cold and icy.
Check out these names inspired by Alaska’s nature and weather.
- Gold (Goldrush, Goldie)
Here are some female Alaskan dog names that reflect places and nature.
- Imalik (falling snow)
- Imnek (cliff)
- Mauja (deep snow)
- Sierra (rugged mountains)
- Sikkoo (ice)
Of course, male Alaskan dog names reflect places and nature.
- Kesuk (water)
- Pukak (snow)
- Qilaq (sky or heaven)
- Uglu (seal hole in the ice)
We can’t forget about Alaska’s native animals. Check out these female Alaskan dog names derived from other animals or birds.
- Arrluk (killer whale)
- Ihun (lake trout)
- Kanut (white geese)
- Mishka (little bear)
- Nanuk (polar bear)
Here are the male Alaskan dog names derived from other animals or birds.
- Ataneq (king dog)
- Nini (porcupine)
- Shesh (brown bear)
- Tikaani (wolf)
- Ulva (wolf)
Best male and female Alaskan dog names
Now let’s take a look at some of the best male and female Alaskan dog names if none of the above has jumped out at you.
Female Alaskan dog names
Here are a few female Alaskan dog names in alphabetical order.
Here are some female Alaskan dog names with meaning.
- Chena (name of the river)
- Chittyina (river)
- Nuti (salt water)
- Pamplona (rock)
- Pukulria (bone chewer)
- Qimugta (dog)
- Qimutki (puller)
- Tungulria (black one)
- Yakone’ (red aurora)
- Yurairia (dancing)
Finally, check out the top ten most popular female Alaskan dog names.
Male Alaskan dog names
Next, let’s take a look at the male Alaskan dog names in alphabetical order.
And here are a few male Alaskan dog names with meaning.
- Chibukak (cape)
- Colville (river)
- Genen (Shaman)
- Maguyuk (howler)
- Megussuk (shaggy dog)
- Pamilrug (wags his tail)
- Qimmig (dog)
- Siempermo (cape)
- Suyitnu (sand river)
- Taqukaq (grizzly bear)
Lastly, check out the top ten most popular male Alaskan dog names.
What Alaskan name should I give my dog?
We hope this lengthy list has given you some inspiration about which Alaskan name to give your new pup.
Whether you have a Husky, Malamute, or some other northern dog breed, all of these Alaskan dog names are beautiful and unique.
Which names are you considering for your new furry friend? Let us know in the comments below!