+90 Awesome Alaskan Dog Names

Names By Meg Marrs 2 min read July 20, 2021 18 Comments

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Do you own a Siberian Husky or an Alaskan Malamute? Or perhaps you live in Alaska and simply want a name that matches where you live!

Whatever the reason, we’ve got you covered with a variety of Alaskan dog names. Check them out and see what suits your pooch. Make sure to comment with your favorites below.

Dog Names Generally Associated With Alaska

  • Alaska
  • Alpine
  • Alpha
  • Akira
  • Artic
  • Aspen
  • Aurora
  • Balto
  • Bandit
  • Bear
  • Beluga
  • Blazer
  • Blizzard
  • Borealis
  • Chinook
  • Glacier
  • Granite
  • Grizzly
  • Comet
  • Dakota
  • Frontier
  • Grizzly
  • Hunter
  • Igloo
  • Lonestar
  • Mammoth
  • Malakai (messenger of God)
  • Maverick
  • Maya
  • Moose
  • Nomad
  • Nova
  • Orca
  • Polar
  • Quake
  • Raven
  • River
  • Sierra
  • Sonya
  • Sky
  • Spirit
  • Storm
  • Summit
  • Tank
  • Terra
  • Timber
  • Tundra
  • Tundra
  • Weather
  • Willow
  • Winter
  • Zodiac

Native Alaskan / Inuit Dog Names

Girl Alaskan Dog Names

  • Arrluk – Killer Whale
  • Nanuq – Polar Bear
  • Kanut – White Geese
  • Nukka – Little Sister
  • Miska – Little Bear
  • Nini – Porcupine
  • Sakari – Sweet
  • Shila – Flame
  • Tanana – Hills
  • Aga – Mother
  • Eska – Creek
  • Kaisha – Unknown
  • Kima – Candy
  • Suka – Fast

Boy Alaskan Dog Names

  • Amak – Playful
  • Chinook – Warm Wind
  • Miki – Little
  • Nanook – Cute
  • Pakak – One That Gets Into Everything
  • Atka – King
  • Kaskae – Chief
  • Kavik – Wolverine
  • Kayuh – Mountain
  • Ulva – Wolf
  • Tikaani – Wolf Warrior
  • Tonrar – Devil
  • Pukak – Snow Smart
  • Siku – Ice
  • Yaktag – Cape

 Names Of Famous Sled Dogs

  • Balto. Balto is the famous lead dog who worked on the final leg ot he Alaskan serum trip in 1925, bringing a diptheria antitoxin that was in desperate need. Balto pulled the sled team through the night and through whiteout conditions to bring in the antitoxin. He is celebrated in a statue found in New York’s Central Park, and in an animated film of the same name – Balto.
  • Laika. Laika was a mixed-breed Husky, famous for being the first dog in space, outfitted aboard the Sputnik 2.
  • Togo. Togo is another famout Alaskan sled dog, traveling 170 miles in just 3 days while battling temperatures estimated at -30 degrees Farenheit (with a wind chill of -85 degrees Ferenheit).
  • White Fang. The name of the wolf dog in Jack London’s book of the same name.
  • Aro and Jiro. Two dogs who were the only survivors of a 1958 Japanese expedition to the Arctic. The crew of the expedition initially got stuck in an ice well, and the crew has to be evacuated by helicopter. Sadly, they were forced to leave their 15 sled dogs behind. A year later, another expedition found that 2 dogs has survived, somehow enduring the harsh conditions and learning to survive on their own.
  • Buck. Buck is a sled dog that stars in Jack London’s The Call of the Wild. He is stolen from his family to be used as a sled dog, and turns into a leader and survivor.

Alaskan Dog Names Based on Locations and Landmarks in Alaska

  • Tongass – National Forest
  • Denali – Mountain
  • Sitka – City
  • Homer – City
  • Juneau – City
  • Klondike – Region
  • Kodiak – City
  • Nome – City
  • Skagway – City
  • Yukon – River
  • Eska – Creek
  • Hubbard – Mountain
  • Nuka – Bay

Any Alaskan dog names we missed? Share your favorites in the comments below!

Also, if none of these names fit your four-footer, be sure to check out these other dog-naming articles that may be perfect for your malamute or husky:

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Meg Marrs

Meg Marrs is the Founder and Director of Marketing at K9 of Mine. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! She loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!


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Hi thinking of a name for my northern inuit girl pup . Trying to find a name that means something in inuit.
We do like Nanuq some people don’t .


Nanook is the white man spelling for Nunuk which they both mean Polar bear which I should know I live here in Alaska

Bryn Pennington

A good name would be Kenai for a boy then McKinley for a girl

Sara Clark

one of my favorite names is tanahi


What does it mean?


Really shouldn’t name your dog eskimo. The landmark names are really nice for any dog!

Ben Team

Hey, Kylie.
When we initially published this article, we had no idea that the term was considered offensive by some. We certainly didn’t mean to offend anyone, and I’ve removed it from the list.
Thanks for reading and pointing out the issue.


My siberian husky recently passed, his name was Savik. I love this name.

Ben Team

Sorry about your pup, Alison. I agree — Savik is a great name, and it is perfect for a husky.


I think kaisha is spelt keisha and it means her life


Love your names getting a Mal again have had 4 in my lifetime loved them all. Niccki Knu, Keeska, Kya, Moki. All girls. Sweet dogs raised them with my kids and grandkids. Its been 5 yrs since my last one passed.


That is wonderful – I have had one Mal from 8 wks to 11 yrs – he passed 13 years ago and we will be bringing a new Mal puppy home next week – I am over 60 now and very nervous about it – found this site and your story surfing the web for a name – Congratulations and best wishes to you and your new addition.


I had a female malamute named Kiana (rising sun) years ago and she was the best dig.

Kelly Archibald

I think Juneau is spelt different you wrote Juno

Meg Marrs

Thanks for the typo correction!



Bob Cook

You left out the American Eskimo. Wonderful white dogs. Good manners, very trainable, protective sometimes to s fault..

Meg Marrs

Thanks for adding that!


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