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With their fluffy coats and striking eyes, Siberian Huskies are always recognizable. Such an iconic dog needs an iconic name. Below are some names that would be perfect for a Husky.

Let’s start with some names inspired by Alaska, the state where Huskies have been running sleds since the early 1900s:

Snowy – If you want something obvious
Frosty – Another obvious choice
Tundra – A powerful name that describes the land in northern Alaska
Timber – Another feature of Alaskan land
Alpine – Means relating to high mountains
Winter – Another logical Husky name


Polar – As in, “the polar ice caps” or “polar bear”
Aurora – After the aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights, which are visible in Alaska
Glacier – Or Glace, for short
Juno/Juneau – The name of a Roman Goddess, or the capital of Alaska

Now for some names inspired by sled dog racing, the sport the Siberian Husky was bred for:

Racer – An obvious choice
Dasher – Another appropriate sled dog name, also the name of one of Santa’s reindeer
Blitzen/Blitz – A powerful name, and another one of Santa’s reindeer
Comet – Another one of the famous reindeer; your Husky’s coat may also be the same color as a comet

Togo – A famous sled dog that helped save the town of Nome, Alaska from a diphtheria epidemic


Balto – Another famous sled dog that also helped deliver the diphtheria medicine to Nome
Buck – The mutt turned sled dog at the center of Jack London’s famous novel, “The Call of the Wild”

You might like a name that comes from the language of the Alaska Natives. The following examples are unique and meaningful:

Sesi – Snow
Suka – Fast
Nanuk – Polar bear
Miska – Little bear
Akira – Intelligent
Desna – Boss

Since the Husky breed originally came from Siberia, which is part of present day Russia, perhaps you would prefer a Russian name, like these:

Viktor/Viktoria – Sounds like victory
Ivan – After Ivan the Great
Rodion – A powerful name
Zhanna – A powerful name for a female dog
Nika/Niko – A cute, playful name
Anastasia – Who doesn’t love this one?


Haven’t yet seen anything that inspires you? Here are some more ideas:

Yukon – The Canadian province that lies east of Alaska
Qana – The Inuit word for falling snow
Terra – The Latin word for earth
Blaze/Blazer – As in trailblazer
Blue – After the color of some Huskies’ eyes.
Electra – Perhaps your Husky has electric blue eyes
Saber – As in saber-toothed tiger

If you still haven’t found something you like, check out our dog naming tool.

You might also read our lists of the top 100 boy dog names, the top 100 girl dog names, unique dog names, or cute dog names for more inspiration.
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