300+ of the Best Alaskan Dog Names You Should Consider

Last Updated on April 20, 2023

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.

Alaskan Malamute in the snow
A smiling Alaskan Malamute standing on snow

If you have one of these majestic dogs at home, we came up with some great Alaskan dog name ideas for you. 

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.

  1. Aro
  2. Buck
  3. Jiro
  4. Laika
  5. Togo
  6. 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.

  1. Bob Ross
  2. Gary Paulson
  3. James Morrison
  4. Jewel Kilcher
  5. Larry Sanger
  6. Walter Harper
  7. 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.

  • Kona & Rook
  • Moose
  • Zeus the Malamute
  • Tikaani the Alaskan Malamute
  • Nini Johana Balcazar C.

Best Alaskan dog names

A serious White Siberian Husky outdoors
A White Husky close up winter photo

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.

  1. Alpine
  2. Augusta
  3. Berry
  4. Bison
  5. Bona
  6. Brooks
  7. Cedar
  8. Chukchi
  9. Comet
  10. Denali
  11. Elias
  12. Frontier
  13. Granite
  14. Jade
  15. Java
  16. Jewel
  17. Kennicott
  18. King
  19. Klondike
  20. Kodiak
  21. Koko
  22. Magic
  23. Midnight
  24. Mush
  25. Nomad
  26. Nome
  27. Oratia
  28. Reindeer
  29. Snowbird
  30. Spirit
  31. Summit
  32. Terra
  33. Whale
  34. Winter
  35. Wolfie
  36. Woolly
  37. Yukon

And check out some of these puppy names from Alaska.

  1. Aiyana
  2. Akiak
  3. Akira
  4. Amaguq
  5. Anana
  6. Atanea
  7. Cikuq
  8. Desna
  9. Kanook
  10. Kapik
  11. Kaya
  12. K’eyush
  13. Nao
  14. Nilak
  15. Pamiiruq
  16. Pukiq
  17. Qannik
  18. Saghani
  19. Sweet
  20. Sesi
  21. Shika
  22. Sos
  23. Tupit
  24. Yuralria

Dog names generally associated with Alaska

A Siberian Husky laying in a bench filled with snow
Source: @grizzlythehuskybear / IG

You can be extra unique and choose a dog name that’s generally associated with Alaska. Some of these names are pretty!

  1. Aspen
  2. Beaver
  3. Beluga
  4. Borealis
  5. Chinook (warm wind)
  6. Grizzly
  7. Mammoth
  8. Mukluk
  9. Moose
  10. Orca
  11. Otter
  12. Porka
  13. Polar
  14. Raven
  15. Seal
  16. Sockeye
  17. Storm
  18. Totem
  19. Tundra

Alaskan dog names inspired by Alaskan history

Here are some general Alaskan dog names that are inspired by Alaskan history.

  1. Anna
  2. Dewey
  3. Jack
  4. Shadow
  5. Shorty
  6. Truman

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

  1. Aleut
  2. Athabaskans
  3. Eskimo
  4. Eyat
  5. Haida
  6. Inuit
  7. Tlingit
  8. Tsimshian

Names inspired by Alaskan tribal languages

Here are some native Alaskan/Inuit girl Alaskan dog names.

  1. Aga
  2. Kaisha
  3. Miska
  4. Mini
  5. Nukka
  6. Sakari
  7. Tanana

If you have a boy, check out these native Alaskan/Inuit boy Alaskan dog names.

  1. Kavik (wolverine)
  2. Kayuh
  3. Pukak
  4. Siku
  5. Tikaani
  6. Tonror
  7. Yaktag

Here are some unique Alaskan dog names inspired by Alaskan sayings and phrases.

  1. Aanaq (mother)
  2. Akna (goddess)
  3. Eska (creek)
  4. Nukla (younger sister)
  5. Pinga (goddess of the hunt, fertility, and medicine)
  6. Sura (new life)
  7. Tupit (tattoo)

And check out these Alaskan dog names inspired by abstract concepts in Alaskan language for female pups.

  1. Akiak (brave)
  2. Kima (candy)
  3. Shtiya (my strength)
  4. Suka (fast)
  5. Shila (flame)

And for the male pups:

  1. Amak (playful)
  2. Cupun (coal)
  3. Miki (little)
  4. Pakak (one that involves in everything)
  5. Suluk (feather)

With 20 native languages, some female dog names are related to the people of Alaska.

  1. Aga (mother)
  2. Kamik (boot of an Eskimo)
  3. Nukka (little sister)
  4. Panik (daughter)

Here’s a quick list of male dog names related to the people of Alaska.

  1. Aatag (dad)
  2. Atka (king)
  3. Innuk (men)
  4. 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.

  1. Aialik (glacier)
  2. Alyeska (mountain)
  3. Iliamna (lake)
  4. Kiska (island)
  5. Matanuska (glacier)
  6. Nuka (bay)
  7. Sawyer (glacier)
  8. Tongass (national forest)

Here are some Alaskan dog names based on locations and landmarks in Alaska, such as place labels.

  1. Attu (island)
  2. Barrow (small village)
  3. Copper (river)
  4. Haines (city)
  5. Homer (city)
  6. Hubbord (mountain)
  7. Juno (city)
  8. Seward (city)
  9. Skagway (city)
  10. Valdez (city)

And here are a few Alaskan dog names based on Alaskan cities.

  1. Juneau
  2. Kenai
  3. Ketchican
  4. Palmer
  5. Sitka

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.

A leaping Husky enjoying the snow
Source: @avalanche_and_smores / IG

Check out these names inspired by Alaska’s nature and weather.

  1. Arctic
  2. Avalanche
  3. Blizzard
  4. Chilly
  5. Glacier
  6. Gold (Goldrush, Goldie)
  7. Ice
  8. Igloo
  9. Mountain
  10. Snowy

Here are some female Alaskan dog names that reflect places and nature.

  1. Imalik (falling snow)
  2. Imnek (cliff)
  3. Mauja (deep snow)
  4. Sierra (rugged mountains)
  5. Sikkoo (ice)

Of course, male Alaskan dog names reflect places and nature.

  1. Kesuk (water)
  2. Pukak (snow)
  3. Qilaq (sky or heaven)
  4. 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.

  1. Arrluk (killer whale)
  2. Ihun (lake trout)
  3. Kanut (white geese)
  4. Mishka (little bear)
  5. Nanuk (polar bear)

Here are the male Alaskan dog names derived from other animals or birds.

  1. Ataneq (king dog)
  2. Nini (porcupine)
  3. Shesh (brown bear)
  4. Tikaani (wolf)
  5. 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

A Husky licking its face while playing with a ball in a snowy day
Source: @dakota_thewildhusky / IG

Here are a few female Alaskan dog names in alphabetical order.

  1. Arya
  2. Bailey
  3. Cleo
  4. Coco
  5. Echo
  6. Freyja
  7. Gracie
  8. Kai
  9. Kiba
  10. Kona
  11. Kota
  12. Kuma
  13. Lakota
  14. Lily
  15. Lola
  16. Lucy
  17. Mia
  18. Molly
  19. Nymeria
  20. Pepper
  21. Riley
  22. Roxie
  23. Sage
  24. Sasha
  25. Sky
  26. Sophie
  27. Stella
  28. Tala
  29. Xena
  30. Zoey

Here are some female Alaskan dog names with meaning.

  1. Chena (name of the river)
  2. Chittyina (river)
  3. Nuti (salt water)
  4. Pamplona (rock)
  5. Pukulria (bone chewer)
  6. Qimugta (dog)
  7. Qimutki (puller)
  8. Tungulria (black one)
  9. Yakone’ (red aurora)
  10. Yurairia (dancing)

Finally, check out the top ten most popular female Alaskan dog names.

  1. Athena
  2. Aurora
  3. Bella
  4. Dakota
  5. Kira
  6. Luna
  7. Maya
  8. Nala
  9. Nova
  10. Willow

Male Alaskan dog names

An Alusky having a snowy adventure in a forest
Source: @milo.thesleddog / IG

Next, let’s take a look at the male Alaskan dog names in alphabetical order.

  1. Ace
  2. Apollo
  3. Aries
  4. Atlas
  5. Bandit
  6. Bane
  7. Blue
  8. Brody
  9. Brutus
  10. Buddy
  11. Charlie
  12. Cooper
  13. Diesel
  14. Duke
  15. Fenrir
  16. Harley
  17. Hunter
  18. Indy
  19. Jack
  20. Jake
  21. Jasper
  22. Jax
  23. Leo
  24. Lobo
  25. Marley
  26. Maximus
  27. Milo
  28. Nikko
  29. Oso
  30. River
  31. Rocky
  32. Samson
  33. Simba
  34. Striker
  35. Teddy
  36. Theo
  37. Timber
  38. Titan
  39. Titus
  40. Tucker

And here are a few male Alaskan dog names with meaning.

  1. Chibukak (cape)
  2. Colville (river)
  3. Genen (Shaman)
  4. Maguyuk (howler)
  5. Megussuk (shaggy dog)
  6. Pamilrug (wags his tail)
  7. Qimmig (dog)
  8. Siempermo (cape)
  9. Suyitnu (sand river)
  10. Taqukaq (grizzly bear)

Lastly, check out the top ten most popular male Alaskan dog names.

  1. Balto
  2. Bear
  3. Ghost
  4. Koda
  5. Loki
  6. Max
  7. Nanook
  8. Odin
  9. Thor
  10. Zeus

What Alaskan name should I give my dog?

Portrait of five Alaskan Malamute puppies
Cute and cuddly Alaskan Malamute puppies

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!

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