Searching for Alaskan Dog Names for your new puppy? Whether you have a dog breed developed in the far north, love the natural beauty of Alaska, or just have a fascination with the language, you might just find the perfect dog name on this list.
Alaska is home to at least 20 Native languages. Traditional Alaskan names are often used for both girls and boys and it is not unusual to find a family who names their new son after his grandmother.
The names on this page represent three different categories:
Popular names such as Kodiak, Orca, or Eskimo that people often think about when they brainstorm Alaskan Names
Traditional Inuit names and words taken from one of the many languages found in Alaska and northern Canada
Place names such as cities, lakes, and parks. They are listed here because they have cool sounding names that work well as dog names.
So many of the traditional words found in these languages are long and contain many syllables.
Though beautiful to the ear, they may be too much for a dog to recognize. There are many dazzling names but I have restricted this list to ones that would work well for dogs.
So remember, your dog doesn’t need to be the next Balto, run the Iditarod, or even be of a breed developed in Alaska to be christened with one of these great sounding names.
Some small breed dogs associated with Alaska and the North.
HINT: Pronunciation The letter I is usually pronounced as ee so that the name Miki meaning little is pronounced mee kee
Common Names Associated With Alaska
Alaskan Whale Watch
Place Labels that Make Great Alaskan Dog Names
Attu: Island Denali: Mountain Eska: Creek Homer: City Hubbard: Mountain Juno: City Kiska: Island Klondike: Region Kodiak: City Nome: City Nuka: Bay Palmer: City Seward: City Sitka: City Skagway: City Valdez: City Tongass: National Forest Yukon: River
Alaskan Dog Names
These names can be used for either male or female dogs unless noted.
Aanaq: Mother (pronounced ah-nak) Female Dog
Aatag: Father (pronounced Ah-tag) Male Dog
Aga: Mother Female Dog
Akna: Mother goddess Female Dog
Arrluk: Killer whale
Ataneq: King Male Dog
Kamik: Eskimo Boot
Miska: Little Bear
Nanuk: Polar Bear
Nukla: Younger Sister Female Dog
Pinga: Goddess of the hunt, fertility and medicine
Pukak: Snow: Smart
Pakak: One that gets into everything
Panik: Daughter (Female Dog)
Shtiya: 'My strength'
Sura: New Life
Tupit: tattoo lines on face
Alaskan Sled Dogs Relaxing between training sessions.
Alaskan Sled Dog Puppy
Alaskan Sled Dog in Summer
The Photos on this page were taken during a summer trip to Alaska. The dogs train all summer for the upcoming winter Iditarod.
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