If you’re in love with the idea of Alaskan dog names but don’t know where to start, we’re here for you!
Whether you have one of the top winter dog breeds or just really like America’s “Last Frontier,” you’ll adore our list!
We have 30 each for boys and girls!
By the way, you may also love these 100 Wonderful Winter Dog Names
Best Alaskan Dog Names
When you think of Alaska, dog racing, dog sledding and other such sports come to mind.
A lot of us may associate Alaska with the Inuit people and their spiritual beliefs.
Those with Arctic and winter breeds could really benefit from this list.
What you can expect from this list of Alaskan dog names is just that.
We have tried to seek out the best and most meaningful Alaskan dog names we could think of. Take a look!
Male Alaskan Dog Names
Let’s start with our favorite boy dog names inspired by Alaska. We took inspiration from nature, local language, and even from some really neat -sounding geography!
- Aatag – Father, if you hope your dog will one day father you a litter of cute puppies.
- Akiak – Brave. A lot of Arctic dogs are brave creatures, it’s almost as if it’s ingrained in them.
- Amak – For the playful little boy fur babies.
- Amaqjuaq – Strong one. With so many huskies doing the impossible.
- Amaruq – This is quite a common one, it means gray wolf. Those with Sibe puppies know.
- Aput – Snow. Pure white huskies are rare, but if you have a Samoyed or American Eskimo, this is fitting.
- Aspen – A tree
- Atenuq – For the king of dogs.
- Balto – Do we even have to explain why? One of the amazing and brave sled dogs that saved Nome from the Alaskan Black Death.
- Juneau – It could be a unisex name, it’s the capital of Alaska.
- Kallik – Lightning. For the fierce dogs that can weather any storm.
- Kaskae – It’s got quite a nice ring to it. Meaning “chief”.
- Nanuq – Polar bear. Little white Samoyed puppies sure look like little polar bears.
- Nanurjuk – For the shining star in your life.
- Sakari – Sweet. If we could sum up in one word how fur babies are, it would be sweet.
- Shadow – This is just too cool to pass up. If we had our way, it would make every single of our lists.
- Siku – Ice. If you have more than one white fur baby, snow and ice could be a great fit.
- Spruce – Another evergreen tree
- Suluk – Some puppy fur can be as soft as a feather.
- Tarkik – Moon
- Togo – Togo ran the hardest leg of the Great Race of Mercy and the Serum Run.
- Tonrar – Puppies, especially Arctic dogs like the Siberian Husky can have so much energy it’s like they have the devil in them.
- Tulok – One of our favorites, it means “warrior of the stars”.
- Yukon – A territory of Canada, and a very cold place.
A lot of the options were tree names since we feel like Alaskan names should be spiritual as well as natural.
Which one did you like? We already told you one of our favorites. Oh, we can’t forget White Fang!
Female Alaskan Dog Names
- Akna – An Inuit goddess.
- Alaska – Why not? It’s a beautiful name.
- Amka – If you want your dog to have a friendly spirit.
- Anjij – Hopefully your dog is full of grace. Maybe not so much when they are a pup.
- Asiaq – Another Inuit goddess.
- Aurora – The Northern Lights that can be seen from Alaska.
- Chinook – We know a dog of this name, it means a warm breeze.
- Denali – A mountain
- Eska – A creek in Alaska
- Haida – A native tribe.
- Kima – If your dog is as sweet as candy.
- Laika – The first dog in space! She was a mixed husky breed.
- Mauja – Not only is it another name for snow, but it means soft and deep snow. Great for fluffy fur babies.
- Miki – Meaning “little”. Hopefully, your dog will always stay the hopeful little pup she is.
- Miska – Little bear. A lot of poofy dogs resemble little bears. Have you seen a baby Alaskan Malamute?
- Nanook – For the cute little dogs (all dogs).
- Nukka – For the younger sister of two dogs.
- Pakak -While it isn’t the most pleasant sounding, the meaning behind it is quite accurate for small dogs. It means “one who gets into everything”.
- Panik – Meaning daughter, which is what your dog is to you.
- Shila – Flame. For on cold winter nights, your dog’s body heat will keep you warm like a flame.
- Sitka – A type of spruce tree.
- Suka – Have you ever chased after a puppy? They are super fast, which brings us to the reasoning behind this name.
- Sura – New life. No truer words have been said for a dog coming into your life.
- Tikaani – We love this one. It means “wolf”.
- Wasilla – Another Alaskan city.
- Willow – Among the most beautiful of trees.
- Yuka – A bright star.
- Yura – Beautiful one.
Can you guess our favorites? A lot of the female names we chose had more meaning compared to the male names.
With names like Tundra and Storm, we really feel the power of Mother Nature surging through our pup. Hopefully, they can grow up to be as big and strong as their names suggest.
For Alaskan boy names, we liked Tulok, Shadow, Amaruq, and Sakari. We could go on but we draw the line at four.
For female names, Haida, Tikaani, Laika, Shila and Denali really spoke to us.