Husky names are a great way of showing off their striking looks and imposing, noble presence.
But choosing the perfect Husky name is tough!
What’s better than an exotic name that also reflects their origins? Perhaps a name inspired by their appearance?
Here are our favorite Husky names for 2019
Husky Names Inspired by the Inuits
Here are some classic Eskimo or Inuit Husky names!
- Kavik (wolverine)
- Takaani (wolf)
- Ulva (wolf)
- Miska (little bear)
- Nanuk (polar bear)
- Nini (porcupine)
- Akiak (brave)
- Qimutki (puller)
- Suka (fast)
- Chinook (warm wind)
- Sesi (snow)
- Siku (ice)
- Tanana (hills)
- Nanook (cute, kind)
- Miki (small)
- Sakari (sweet)
- Tonrar (devil)
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We’ve split these Husky names into categories. Click the links below if you want to jump straight to one of them!
- Siberian Husky Names
- Personality-Based Names
- Female Husky Names
- Male Husky Names
- Cute Names
- Famous Husky Names
- Russian Husky Names
- Descriptive Husky Names
Siberian Husky names
As the breed name suggests, Siberian Huskies originated from Siberia. They were bred by the Chuckchi (even this could make a great Husky name!). The Chuckchi were extremely dependent on Husky help, pulling sleds in the snow and ice.
So you could choose a native Siberian first name for your Husky.
Siberian first names
Siberian Huskies found their way to the Americas when they were brought to Alaska as working dogs during the gold rush in the early 1900’s.
There isn’t really any information available on traditional Husky names among the Chuckchi people. But I’m sure they would have used some of these ethnic first names.
- Belek (gift)
- Natena (expected)
- Dashinima (good fortune)
- Ayaan (journey)
- Neko (woman)
- Kara-kis (black girl)
- Ayiina (a deity)
- Chamuk (eagle)
- Umky (polar bear)
- Eshi (wisdom)
- Nyurgun (snowdrop)
- Tatuk (morning)
- Altana (gold)
The above names are truly unusual – a good choice when you want only your dog to come when you call!
Next up is a list of popular Alaskan names for Huskies. Many of them you’ll still come across today.
Husky names based on personality
Siberian Huskies were bred as working dogs. They are strong, energetic and intelligent – which can make them mischievous. But they are also described as very friendly and loyal.
And they’re good with children. These characteristics are not surprising when you consider their origins – they’ve been part of close-knit families for centuries.
So you could name your dog with descriptive words reflecting these characteristics. The Husky names on the following list can work for either gender depending on your personal preference.
Descriptive Names for Personality
Female Husky Names
This section will look at names taken from famous women around the globe, ranging from athletes to popular fictional characters.
These will, again, depend on personal preference, as everyone admires different people, or watches different shows!
Here are a few female names that would suit a Husky perfectly.
- Jackie (Joyner-Kersee, American athlete)
- Serena (Williams, tennis player)
- Mia (Hamm, soccer player)
- Bonnie (Blair, speedskater)
- Peggy (Fleming, figure skater)
- Leia (Star Wars)
- Dany (Game of Thrones)
- Barbara (Batgirl)
- Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
- Eliza (The Thornberries)
Male Husky names
- Isaac (Newton)
- Michael (Jordan, basketball player)
- Jack (Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean)
- Rocky (Balboa, Rocky)
- Harry (Potter)
- Max (Mad Max series)
- Bruce (Banner, The Hulk, or Wayne, Batman)
- Bart (Simpson)
- Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
- Finn (Adventure Time)
- Rasputin (Advisor to the last Russian Tsar)
Let us know in the comments section below if you can think of any other famous inspiration for a new husky’s name!
Cute Husky names
Although Siberian Huskies were originally working dogs, they don’t just need to have names based on their bold, strong, or energetic characteristics. Their name can reflect their cuteness – the friendly nature and those expressive eyes.
You might want to look into the meaning of certain names for inspiration. Below are a few potential names with their meanings in brackets!
Cute female Husky names
- Faith (faithful)
- Irie (lucky)
- Joy (rejoicing)
- Katie (pure)
- Mabel (lovable)
- Nora (light and honor)
- Poppy (the flower)
- Willow (slender, graceful)
Cute male Husky names
- Beal (handsome)
- Frankie (free man)
- Hugh (intelligent)
- Leo (lion)
- Milo (merciful)
- Oliver (olive tree)
- Robb (bright, shining)
- Tate (cheerful)
Famous Husky names
There are many famous Huskies around the world. These huskies are a great inspiration for naming your own pup, as each name contains a story.
Your new Husky can be named after these in the hopes that he or she will be as legendary! Below are a few examples with a brief outline of why they’re such well-known dogs.
Balto the Husky
This Husky led an expedition in the 1920s to deliver a vital serum to the town of Nome in Alaska that was suffering from a Diphtheria outbreak.
A statue of Balto can be found in Central Park dedicated to the success of this husky!
Alongside him were two other leading huskies called Fritz and Togo, who were half brothers.
Not only are these three brave dogs a testament to the endurance of this wonderful breed, but they could also be a great inspiration for naming your own Siberian Husky!
Charlie the Husky
In 1963 a Husky called Charlie pulled a 3 142 lb sledge and was given an award naming him the strongest dog alive.
Charlie is a great example of the strength of huskies as a breed.
Mukluk the Husky
Mukluk is a famous Husky mascot who was part of Project Iceworm in 1960.
This was a secret project to build a network of mobile nuclear launch sites under Greenland during the Cold War without the knowledge of the Danish.
This project was discarded eventually due to unstable conditions within the ice sheet, but whilst it was running, a cover was created to distract the Danish.
This was the construction of a camp to test construction techniques in Arctic conditions, and the team sent to do this brought along Mukluk as an unofficial mascot.
Russian Husky names
Below are some first names with Russian origins that could be perfect for your pet.
Female Russian names
Male Russian names
Descriptive Husky names
Maybe none of the above names have inspired you. Perhaps you’ll like something based on the color of your new Husky pup. And they do come in a whole range of different colors – from a simple black or white to copper or agouti.
Words that describe color provide a multitude of ideas that could be a perfect fit for your new family member – below are just a few examples.
Brown Husky names
Huskies with brown fur can range from light sandy browns to deep rich browns.
Here are some names that may fit this huge range of tones!
White Husky names
White Huskies are a perfect reminder of the origins of these gorgeous dogs. Their striking white fur would blend right into a snowy scene in Siberia or Alaska.
There are hundreds of names that could be used for a white dog, although we will only list a few below.
Red Husky names
Red Huskies are another popular colour, so we’ll use them as a final example.
Here are some names that might suit the colour of your red Husky.
By now you probably have a whole long list of possible names. But not one stood out yet as “the one”?
More ideas for Husky names
You can have a look at maps of Siberia and Alaska. There are some lovely names suitable for dogs among the towns, mountain ranges and rivers. Also browse the comments below for some great names that our readers have come up with. Like Gemini for one of those Huskies that have one blue and one brown eye.
Let us know what name you eventually chose for your Husky. Or, even if you don’t have a Husky but have some other good ideas, you can help provide even more inspiration for our readers who are struggling to find that perfect name!
This article has been extensively revised and updated for 2019
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