Alaska Dog Names

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Introduction

The state of Alaska is located in the most northwest part of North America and is the largest state in the United States while being the most sparsely populated. The economy of Alaska includes fishing, as well as the natural gas and oil industries. Alaska was admitted to the United States as the 49th state on January 3, 1959. Whether you live in Alaska, have visited the state or yearn to do so, giving your pooch a name inspired by the state is a great way to honor a special place. And you will enjoy the regular reminders of a unique location every time you call your canine friend.

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Alaska Dog Name Considerations

When bringing home a new dog, choosing the right name can feel like quite the challenge. You want to find a name that “matches” your new friend and perhaps has some meaning to you at the same time. For those who have fond feelings about the state of Alaska, a name inspired by the state may be an ideal option, providing ongoing reminders of a place that has meaning to you each time you call the name of your new pal. Even if you don’t feel strongly about the state of Alaska, there are other reasons to choose an Alaska-inspired name for your pet. Your dog may resemble a particular dog from the state, whether in breed, personality or appearance. For example, a Siberian Husky may bring to mind Balto, who made the serum run in 1925, thus leading to a name inspired by the state. Your dog may show an affinity for snow, or the cold, of which Alaska has plenty. If something in particular about the state stands out to you as something special, it may make sense to give your dog a name that will regularly remind you of it. The state of Alaska offers plenty of naming opportunities to consider and is a great place to turn when choosing a name for your new pet.

Male Alaska Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Nome
A small city in Alaska located on the southern Seward Peninsula coast on Norton Sound of the Bering Sea
7
Arctic
Parts of Alaska are included in the arctic, which is a polar region at the northernmost part of the earth
7
Amak
Means “playful” in a language native to the state
6
Eskimo
An English term for the indigenous people who have lived in the northern circumpolar region from eastern Siberia to across Alaska, Canada and Greenland
6
Kennicott
Now a ghost town, this used to be the richest copper mine
5
Avalanche
When snow flows quickly down a slope
5
Brooks
For the Brooks mountain range in Alaska, located in northern Alaska into the Yukon Territory of Canada
5
Adak
For the smallest National Forest in the United States with only 33 trees
4
Glacier
A mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumulating over the years, while moving very slowly
4
Salmon
For the Salmon river and the Salmon run
3
Balto
For the dog made famous for his role in the serum run to Nome
3
Togo
The lead dog on the most treacherous route in the serum run to Nome
3
Clark
For Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, where there are turquoise lakes and steaming volcanoes
3
Elias
For the St. Elias mountains, of the Pacific Coast Ranges in southeastern Alaska
2
Blizzard
A severe snowstorm; not unusual in Alaska
2
Moose
An animal found in Alaska; the largest extant species in the deer family
2
Kaskae
Means “chief” in a language native to Alaska
2
Iditarod
For the Iditarod National Historic Trail
1
Hallo
For Hallo Bay, a sandy bay found beneath the peaks of the Aleutian Range
0
Igloo
A shelter built of snow, usually when the snow can be compacted easily
0
Pole
North Pole is a small city that is part of the Fairbanks metropolitan area
0
Chukchi
The Chukchi sea, a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean, bordered in the east by Point Barrow, Alaska
0
Klondike
For Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park
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Kodiak
The largest of seven communities located on Kodiak Island
-1
Yukon
For Fort Yukon, a city in Alaska known for having the record highest temperature in Alaska
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Akiak
Means “brave” in a language native to Alaska
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Toolik
For Alaska’s Toolik River

Female Alaska Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Juneau
The capital city of Alaska, located on the Alaska mainland
7
Bona
For Mount Bona, with a peak of 16,550 feet in the St. Elias Mountains
7
Bear
Bears are commonly seen in Alaska
6
Orca
Also known as Killer Whales, Orca Whales can be found in Alaska
5
Iliamna
An active volcano in the Aleutian mountain range
5
Ice
With the precipitation Alaska receives, along with the cold temperatures, ice is prevalent in the state
5
Katmai
For Katmai National Park and Preserve located in southern Alaska
5
Talkeetna
A group of coastal volcanoes that have been extinct for a long time; the mountains connect the Chugach Mountains to the Alaska Range
4
Denali
Located in Alaska, Denali is the highest mountain peak in North America
4
Alaska
In honor of the northernmost state in the US
4
Izembek
The Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, located in Alaska, is the smallest National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska
3
Truuli
A mountain peak located in Alaska’s Kenai Mountains
3
Oratia
For Mount Oratia, located in the Kuskokwim Mountains, which begin in the interior west of Fairbanks
3
Chisana
For the Chisana River, which connects with the Nabesna River, forming the Tanana River, which is a significant tributary of the Yukon River
3
Tracy
For Tracy Arm Fjord, located near Juneau and named for the Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Franklin Tracy
2
Sitka
An Alaska city and borough, site of the transfer ceremony for the purchase of Alaska on October 18, 1867
2
Gisasa
In the Yukon River Basis, the Gisasa River is 70 miles in length
2
Aniakchak
For the Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, which includes the Aleutian Range in southwestern Alaska
2
Augusta
For Mount Augusta, located in the Saint Elias Mountains, with a peak of 14,070 feet
1
Akna
Means “goddess” in a language native to the state
1
Kiska
For Kiska Island, among the Rat island group of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands
1
Aiktak
Island in Alaska located among the Aleutian Islands
0
Kenai
A city located in the Kenai Peninsula Borough in Alaska
0
Glory
For Glory Lake, a natural lake in Alaska with about three miles of shoreline
0
Sierra
Spanish word for “mountain range”, of which you will see many in Alaska
0
Tanana
For the Yukon-Tanana Uplands which include a number of low mountain ranges
0
Nuka
For the Nuka River, an Alaska river that is 50 miles in length
0
Jewel
For Jewel Lake, located in Anchorage, Alaska
0
Tongass
Located in southeast Alaska, the Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the United States
-2
Snow
Alaska has a lot of snow
-3
Tundra
Where tree growth is limited by low temperatures and short growing seasons

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