110 Alaskan Dog Names

Alaska has an illustrious history of dog racing, but there's also tons of inspiration for dog names to be found its natural beauty and rich culture. Whether your dog is a Malamute or a mala-mutt, you're sure to find a good fit on this list.

Mt. Iliamna in Alaska
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Names based on Alaskan cities

  • Juneau
  • Sitka
  • Kodiak
  • Palmer
  • Nome
  • Kenai
  • Ketchican
Sled dog team
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Names based on Alaskan dogs

  • Balto
  • Togo
  • Anna
  • Buck
  • Max
  • Maya
  • Truman
  • Dewey
  • Shorty
  • Jack
  • Shadow
Aurora Borealis
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Names based on Alaskan natural features

  • Yukon (river)
  • Eska (creek)
  • Matanuska (glacier)
  • Aialik (glacier)
  • Sawyer (glacier
  • Denali (mountain)
  • Alyeska (mountain)
  • Tongass (forest)
  • Nuka (bay)
  • Kiska (island)
  • Iliamna (lake)
Dog rolling in snow
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Names inspired by Alaskan tribal languages

  • Aanaq – grandmother
  • Aga - mother
  • Aatag – father
  • Adlartok – clear sky
  • Ahnah – a wise woman
  • Akiak – brave
  • Akna – Inuit goddess
  • Alasie – she who is honest and noble
  • Alornerk - Under-feet
  • Amak – playful
  • Amaqjuaq – the strong one
  • Amaruq – grey wolf
  • Amka – one with a friendly spirit
  • Anjij – grace
  • Aput – snow (on the ground)
  • Arnaq – woman, girl
  • Arrluk – killer whale
  • Asiaq – Inuit goddess
  • Ataneq – king dog
Dog standing in snow
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  • Atka – king
  • Attu - island
  • Chinook – warm wind
  • Cupun – coal
  • Eska – creek
  • Imnek – cliff
  • Imalik – wet, falling snow
  • Innuk – men
  • Inuksuk – on the right path
  • Kallik - lightning
  • Kamik – boot
  • Kanut – white geese
  • Kaskae – chief
  • Kavik – wolverine
  • Kayuh – mountain
  • Kesuk - water
  • Kima – candy
  • Kireama/Kirima - hill
  • Koko – chocolate
  • Mauja – soft, deep snow
Dog sitting in snow
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  • Meriwa - thorn
  • Miki – little
  • Miska – little bear
  • Nanook – cute
  • Nanuk – polar bear
  • Nanurjuk - star
  • Nini – porcupine
  • Nukilik – one who is strong
  • Nukka – younger sister
  • Pakak – one that gets into everything
  • Pana – Inuit god
  • Panik – daughter
  • Panuk - island
  • Pinga – Inuit goddess
  • Pukak – snow
  • Qimmiq - dog
  • Sakari – sweet
Dog running in snow
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  • Sesi – snow
  • Shesh – brown bear
  • Shila – flame
  • Shtiya – my strength
  • Silla – Inuit god
  • Siku – ice
  • Siqiniq - sun
  • Suka – fast
  • Suluk – feather
  • Sura – new life
  • Tanana – hills
  • Tarkik - moon
  • Tikaani – wolf
  • Tootega – Inuit goddess
  • Tonrar – devil
  • Tulok – warrior or god of the stars
  • Tupit – tattoo
  • Ujarak– rock
  • Uki - Survivor
  • Ulva – wolf
  • Yaktah – cape
  • Yuka – a bright star
  • Yura – one who is beautiful
  • Yutu – To claw