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Best Alaskan Dog Names

If you've been having trouble finding the perfect Alaskan dog name for your Husky, Malamute or northern breed.... you've come to the right place.

Northern dog breeds include the:

  • Akita
  • Chow
  • Husky
  • Klee Kai
  • Lundehund
  • Malamute
  • Samoyed
  • Swedish Elkhound

They are all stunning, powerful and independent... and names chosen from the native Alaskan languages can reflect that beautifully.

I've put together a list of popular native Alaskan names (suitable for males  or females) plus their meanings.

I'm sure you'll find the perfect fit for your pup!

Two Alaskan Malamutes standing in snow

Puppy Names From Alaska With Love!

Aiyana - flowering bloom

Akiak - brave

Akira - intelligent

Amaguq - wolf

Anana - beautiful

Ataneq - king

Balto -

Chinook - warm wind

Cikuq - ice

Cupun - coal

Desna - boss

Kanook - spirit of the wolf

Kapik - coffee

Kaskae - chief

Kaya - stay and don't go back

K'eyush - bear cub

Koko - chocolate

Miki - little

Miska - little bear

Nanook - cute or kind

Nao -

Nanuk - polar bear

Nilak - chipped ice

Nini - porcupine

Nukka - little sister

Pamiiruq - wags his tail

Pukiq - smart

Qannik - snowflake

Saghani - raven

Sweet - sweet

Sesi - snow

Shika -

Shila - flame

Shtiya - my strength

Siku - also means ice

Sos - bear

Suka - fast

Tikaani - wolf

Tupit - one with lines on his face

Ulva - wolf

Yuralria - dancing one

* There are several native Alaskan languages, and that's why in some cases there's more than one name with the same meaning.

Popular Alaskan & Northern Dog Breeds

Although they may originate in different countries, these northern breeds share similar characteristics such as their gorgeous, thick coats, curled tails and strong-willed personalities.

Some are ancient breeds (such as the Icelandic Sheepdog), others are much newer (such as the Alaskan Klee Klai), but I think any of the exotic names in the above list would be a perfect fit for each and every one of them :)

  • Alaskan Husky
  • Alaskan Klee Kai
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Akita
  • Canadian Eskimo Dog
  • Chinook
  • Chow Chow
  • Eurasia
  • Finnish Lapphund
  • Keeshond
  • Greenland Dog
  • Icelandic Sheepdog
  • Norwegian Elkhound
  • Samoyed
  • Shiba Inu
  • Siberian Husky
  • Swedish Vallhund

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