Husky Names , the perfect dog names for your Siberian Husky

This list of Husky names is loaded with the best dog names associated with Alaska, the earth, snow and other words that you often think of when you picture a Siberian Husky dog. Obvious names like Tundra, Alpine and Aurora are tied closely to characteristics of the “Great White North” but there are more good names to choose from:

Hunting for a famous name? Look for highlighted entries with details about famous people and characters who inspired some of the names on this list.

Ever hear of Balto? You may know of the 1995 animated movie with the actor Kevin Bacon starring as the voice of Balto.

But you may not know Balto was a famous Siberian Husky sled dog that led a team carrying diphtheria serum from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, in 1925 to combat an outbreak of the disease. The famous run is commemorated by the annual Iditarod dog race.

Togo was another famous Siberian Husky involved in the well-known run to bring diphtheria serum to Nome. He led a team that traveled more than 90 miles of the treacherous route before Balto and his team finished the “race” to save lives.

The Husky dog names list is full of dog names that really evoke emotions tied to the Siberian Husky dog breed. Some are Native American dog names, some are tied to Eskimo heritage, some are tied to northern climates and some I just like. It really was an interesting and enjoyable list to create.

Something to keep in mind when naming your Siberian Husky puppy is to match your dog’s personality and purpose with their name. Maybe you want to choose from a list of famous dog names or one syllable dog names. Or maybe you want to name your pup for a very personal reason, such as to remember someone special.

Learn more about your Husky puppy

To learn more about this dog breed, visit our Siberian Husky dog breed information page or read this book if you’re a Husky dummy. It’s always a good idea to learn about temperament, trainability, and even a little of the breed’s history before settling on a new dog. It’s also fun.

Female Husky Names

When your Husky puppy is girl, you want a fitting name for her. These are some great names for female Huskies:

Akira, Alina, Anastasia, Anya, Arya, Astra, Babushka, Bailey, Bella, Bianca, Celeste, Cheyenne, Empress, Freya, Hera, Irina, Kira, Kyra, Mika, Mischa, Misty, Mya, Nala, Nikita, Pearl, Ripley, Sadie, Sasha (meaning: helpmate), Sava, Shasta, Sheba, Shiloh, Star, Tasha, Zia.

Female Husky Names, Photo by Michael Hardy on Unsplash

Males Husky Names

Atlas, Balto (this legendary black and white husky has quite the history), Banshee, Beau, Blue, Boris, Chinook, Comet, Cooper, Cosmo, Dante, Dash, Echo, Fable, Finn, Fritz, Houdini, Huck, Ivan, Jack, Jericho, Kai, Leo, Lobo, Mako, Malakai, Max, Milo, Moose, Neo, Niko, Orion, Oso, Smokey, Tucker, Togo (famous Alaskan sled dog)

Male Husky names, Photo by annew_photography on Unsplash

Siberian names and meanings

The tribes of Siberia can also provide some great names for your dog:

  • Chuckchi – most Siberians come from this tribe,so it is a great authentic name
  • Hun
  • Koryaks – a tribe in the far east, mostly found on the Kamchatka peninsula
  • Mansi – one of the tribes found in the Ugra region, far north where Siberian Huskies are part of the family.
  • Nenet
  • Saha
  • Ugyar
  • Yupik – this is one of the indigenous Siberians that still keep Eskimo-type dogs.

Siberian mythology will also provide you with a few good choices:

  • Chagan – one of the gods who formed the earth through diving to the bottom of the ocean and bringing up dirt
  • Kami – the word for shaman in a Turkic language of Siberia
  • Kara – a famous shaman who could bring the dead back to life
  • Morgon –famous shaman, another name for Kara
  • Nama – the man who saved his wife, children, and the animals in a boat during the great flood

The peoples of Siberia are composed of the tribes that originally inhabited the land and Europeans of all sorts—those who moved there by choice or by force. Several have good names you can use:

  • Sasha – a popular Russian name
  • Yermak – a Cossack leader that conquered most of Siberia for the Russians

There are a few odd words that will also make good names for your dog:

  • Kasha – the Russian word for porridge, a common food in Siberia
  • Malchik – the Russian word for “boy”
  • Yasak – the tribute (taxes) that the Siberians had to pay to the Russians

Badass Husky names

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, the names of the direwolves (the dogs adopted by the Stark kids) might be perfect dog names for your Husky. Although they are fictional species of giant wolves (inspired by a real-life prehistoric species, the dire wolf or Canis dirus) their names are also fitting for badass Husky names:

  • Ghost – an albino wolf with red eyes, the smallest of the litter, adopted by Jon Snow.
  • Lady – Lady, Sansa Stark’s dog, was killed at the very start of the series after an incident with Joffrey.
  • Summer – the name of the Bran’s companion, he’s one of the bravest direwolves as he fearlessly attacks a white walker.
  • Nymeria – Nymeria is a tremendously loyal direwolf adopted by Anya Stark.
  • Shaggy Dog – distinguished by its black fur, Shaggy Dog belonged to Rickon Stark.
  • Grey Wind – Robb Stark’s dog Grey Wind was killed during the infamous Red Wedding.

101 Good Husky names

Below is a list of my favorite 101 Husky dog names. Browse or study the list and have fun. If you don’t find a name you like, return to our Dog Names by Breed page to see more categories, or expand your search to our list of more than 4,000 dog names.

Name Meaning
Ada Prosperous and joyful.
Akira Intelligent
Famous Name: Akira is a Japanese manga series by Katsuhiro Otomo. It inspired the hit science fiction action film The Matrix (1999).
Alaska Big and white, just like the US state
Alice Truth and Noble or nobility.
Alpha First one. The first letter of the Greek alphabet.
Alpine Snow-covered, similar to a Husky’s fur
Anna The equivalent of Anne – Full of grace.
Anouk French for the name “Anna”. Very unique name for a dog
Famous Name: Anouk Teeuwe is a Dutch producer, singer and songwriter, known professionally as Anouk. Born 8 April 1975, she is the daughter of a blues singer and considered the Netherlands’ most famous female rock singer.
Apache A Respected yet hated fierce warrior
Arctic Cool and calm; is not easily made excited or aggressive
Aspen Variety of tree.
Astra Starlike.
Aurora Strength and vixen charm – Dawn.
Babushka A term for endearment. Also Russian for “grandma”
Balto Famous dog name associated with the Balto movie and story from the 1920s.
Bandit An outlaw or robber.
Baron A low ranking nobleman.
Bear Large mammal with a large head, bulky body, and coarse thick fur.
Blazer Like a trailblazer.
Blue A color between green and indigo. Gloomy or depressed.
Cherokee People of a different speech. Popular Native American dog name.
Cheyenne Native American tribe living in the North West of the USA.
Chinook A moist, warm wind experienced on the Pacific Northwest Coast of the USA.
Comet A celestial body.
Dakota Friends
Famous Name: Hannah Dakota Fanning (born 23 February 1994) is an American actress who launched onto the movie scene with an amazing performance I Am Sam, the 2001 film starring Sean Penn and Michelle Pfeiffer. At 19 (in 2013) she already has 49 TV and Film credits to her name, including appearances in the Twilight movie series.
Dancer Energetic performer; loves entertaining an audience
Demon One of the Husky dog names from the movie Snow Dogs, played by a Siberian Husky named D.J.
Dixie Female from the Southern States of America.
Echo Repetition of a sound caused by the reflection of sound waves. For one that barks or meows a lot.
Eskimo Some just use “Eski.”
Eskobar Spoiled. believes that they always get what they want.
Frontier Brings everyone together
Frosty Covered with white frost. Cold in manner
Glacier A huge mass of ice moving slowly.
Granite Tough and impenetrable, just like the rock
Grizzly A species of brown bear.
Hunter A hunter. One who searches for something.

Siberian Husky. Photo by Gabe Rebra on Unsplash

Hurricane A severe tropical cyclone.
Igloo Dome-shaped Eskimo house made of blocks of snow.
Ivan A Russian form of John.
Jetson Also “Jet” or “Jett.”
Jonathan A Siberian Husky that serves as the University of Connecticut’s mascot, named after the state’s first Governor.
Juno Also “Juneau,” the capital of Alaska.
Kazu Short for “Kazuki” which means peaceful
Keesha This is one of my favorite female Husky dog names.
Kremlin Turkish for “fortress”. Tough and strong
Ladoga Unknown origin or meaning. An awesome-sounding name for a dog, though.
Laika This is also one of my favorite Husky dog names. Laika was a mixed-breed Siberian Husky known as the first dog in space, getting there aboard Sputnik 2.
Lonestar Superior skills but with terrible luck
Malakai Similar to “Malachi” which means “messenger of God”
Maple A deciduous tree, known for its autumn color
Marlee Unusually means “bitter meadow”, nevertheless a great name
Maverick One that dissents from the group.
Max One of the Husky dog names from the movie Eight Below, played by a Siberian Husky named D.J.
Maya Divine creature force
Famous Name: Maya Rudolph (born 27 July 1972) is an American actress in TV and film, as well as a comedienne, best known for her work on Saturday Night Live in the early 2000s. Movie credits include Grown Ups (2010) and Bridesmaids (2011).
Midnight Intense darkness, the middle of the night
Mika I prefer the long “I” sound, like “Myka.”
Famous Name: Mika is a British singer and songwriter. He was born August 18, 1983, as Michael Holbrook Penniman, Jr., but “re-branded” as MIKA to serve his musical career. He is known for the hit songs Grace Kelly and Love Today, and for selling more than 5 million copies of his first full-length album, Life in Cartoon Motion.
Moose The largest member of the deer family. Moose have heavy brown bodies with humped shoulders and broad antlers.
Natalie Born at Christmas time.
Famous Name: Natalie Portman is an Israeli-American actress. Her past films include the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999, 2002, and 2005), V for Vendetta (2008), Black Swan (2010), and No Strings Attached (2011). She also appeared as Jane Foster in Thor (2011) and returns in Thor: The Dark World in 2013.
Neo “The One”. No more explanations necessary
Nikita Little child.
Nomad One who roams, a wanderer.
North Star Star is also a good name.
Nova A star that suddenly becomes much brighter.
Pamela Honeysweet.
Quake Hyper; could not seem to keep still
Quik This is spelled like the Nestle drink mix, but it can also be “Quick.”
River Free-spirited.
Roxy From Roxanne – Brilliant dawn.
Rudy From Rudolph – Famous wolf.
Sampson Loved and adored by everyone, even dubbed as “better than Lassie”
Sasha Helpmate
Scooter One who goes suddenly and speedily.
Serena Tranquil or serene.
Sheba Male name that means “an oath”
Sierra A rugged range of mountains.
Silver A lustrous white metallic element used in jewelry, tableware, and coins.
Simba Swahili – Lion.
Sky The expanse of air over the Earth.
Smokey A grayish-blue color. Slang for a highway patrol officer. Also Smokey Bear (“Only you can prevent wildfires.”)
Sonya Bright and intelligent; means “wisdom”
Spirit Part of the human being associated with the mind. Vigorous or animated state – spirited. Also distilled alcohol.
Storm Strong winds accompanied by rain or snow, thunder, and lightning. Uncontrollable.
Tahoe Denali also comes to mind.
Tank A large metal container. A heavily armed combat vehicle. A friend of mine used this name for his black Labrador Retriever.
Teeko This is actually a strategy game invented in the late 1930s, but I like it as a name, too.
Terra Earth
Timber The wood used as a building material. Also timber-wolf.
Togo Famous Alaskan sled dog.
Tundra Very popular among Husky dog names. This is the name of my good friend’s American Eskimo puppy.
Ulf A male with very fluffy fur
Vicki Short for Victoria which means victorious or conqueror
Walter Mighty warrior. I (still) have a stuffed bear named Walter and I love this name.
Famous Name: Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (born 4 November 1916; died 17 July 2009) was one of America’s most famous radio and TV journalists. He anchored the CBS Evening News for almost two decades from 1962 to 1981 and was one of America’s most trusted newsmen.
Weather Unpredictable, just like forecasts on incoming weather
Whisper Something spoken very softly.
Willow A deciduous tree with narrow leaves.
Winter Perfect name for a dog with snow-white fur
Zala A very feminine name for a dog
Zaria Sweet, shy, and behaved. Enjoys just quietly lying around
Zodiac In astronomy the path that represents the planets, moon, and sun.
Zorro Means fox in Spanish. Also, Don Diego de la Vega’s secret name in the Zorro stories.

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Some more reading material:

Pet Owner’s Manual

Husky for Dummies

Barron’s Dog Bible

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11 thoughts on “Husky Names , the perfect dog names for your Siberian Husky

  1. My favorite Native American names;
    Catori (meaning spirit)
    Dyani (meaning deer. Pronounced DYE-AHNI)
    Eyota (meaning great. Pronounced EYE-OTA)
    Nakoma (Great Spirit)

  2. My Dad was an Inspector General of Police (5star) for a whole state. He used to have various breeds of dogs from the Police kennels brought to the large commons (soccer fields).These were in my Grandpa’s neighborhood and on one weekend a month they had demonstrations for people to see how great these animals were that protected us all in times of danger.
    Large crowds would attend and have a picnic as they watched the obedience commands the handlers used with these beautiful canine officers. Most breeds were the Belgian Malinois, Alsatians, German Shephards, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers and Labradors (black and tan labs) but not Retrievers. Wonderful memories of the performances that left us in awe and joy every time they performed with such restraint, efficiency and obedience.
    Interestingly enough, every dog we had as a family dog was a Police trained pedigree. From small and medium ones to very large and awe inspiring breeds. Great memories! Cheers!

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