American Eskimo Dog Names

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Introduction

The American Eskimo dog is sweet dispositioned canine with high intelligence and an agile body and was once a great favorite in American homes.  The American Eskimo dog has a rich history that people can draw upon to come up with the perfect name.  Some dog owners choose to go with a circus-themed name while others use descriptive names.  The American Eskimo started out as a watchdog for farms and traveling wagons, but its sweet looks and entertaining abilities soon won the breed regular appearances in circuses across the United States and Europe.  The American Eskimo is so talented a dog; it can learn to walk the tightrope.  Dog owners have a lot of opportunities to have fun and research the history of their American Eskimo dog when choosing a name.

American Eskimo Dog Names in Pop Culture

American Eskimo Dog Name Considerations

Probably the biggest consideration dog owners should take when naming their dog an American Eskimo themed name is their dog's breed.  The ideal breed is, of course, the American Eskimo dog who is neither American nor Eskimo but of German descent.  Owners may also identify a mixed breed or hybrid dog that have American Eskimo bloodlines.  The coat color of dogs in this theme are white or cream colored with no secondary color patches, and the coat is doubled with fine soft hair of medium length that stands on ends, especially around the face and head.  The American Eskimo look is a distinctive, Spitz look.  

Another consideration dog owners should take with the American Eskimo theme is whether to name their dog after the breed's cultural history or its origins and appearances.  The American Eskimo is a world-renowned circus dog, and many owners can use this pop cultural history to craft the perfect name, like Aba-Daba, which means any sweet dessert served at the circus mess hall; or Trouper, which was a person who traveled extensively with the circus, almost like a groupie.  Owners do not have to go with the circus history to name an American Eskimo either.  Instead, dog owners can go with a descriptive name that describes or evokes a feeling or visual sensation.  For example, Bianca is a variation of the Italian word for white and Anjo is Portuguese for an angel.  Both names evoke the color white and give the impression of sweetness, which the American Eskimo dog most certainly is.  

Male American Eskimo Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
4
Ghost
A reference to Jon Snow's direwolf
2
Ace
Another word for dollar bill used at the circus
2
Prince
A precious name for a little Eskie
2
Sirius
A white dwarf star
1
Joey
Another name for a clown
1
Trouper
A circus groupie
1
Tyke
A word meaning small
1
Anjo
Portuguese for angel
0
Crier
Someone who announced the circus was in town at the head of the parade
0
Alfalfa
Fake money used at the circus
0
Cirky
The circus equivalent of a carny
0
Toby
Meaning circus gossip
0
Comet
A small solar system body that emits white gas as it gets closer to the Sun
-1
Ringling
A family of famous circus brothers
-1
Jumbo
A name used for a large elephant in the circus
-1
Duke
A noble ruler of a region
-2
Barnum
A reference to P.T. Barnum
-2
Bido
A famous circus performing Eskie
-2
Klondike
A 1906 Wild West show by Carre Circus
-2
Grinder
Someone who gave a spiel about the circus shows
-2
Herald
A printed poster about the circus
-2
Ringer
The understudy of a main act
-2
Bongo
To balance on a board on top of a barrel
-2
Brodie
To fall a great distance and not get hurt
-2
Bugs
A green chameleon sold as a novelty by a circus butcher
-2
Clem
To flight with the locals
-2
Dukie
A brown bag lunch provided to circus workers
-2
Gaffer
The manager of a circus
-2
Whitey
A self-descriptive name for a white dog
-2
Fourpaw
A dog-stylized variation of Forepaugh, a former circus

Female American Eskimo Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
4
Luna
Another word for the moon, which is bright white
4
Willow
A delicate tree that moves gracefully in the wind
3
Dutchess
A noble ruler of a region
3
Angel
A name associated with purity and white
3
Aspen
A white tree
3
Marshmallow
A fluffy white sweet
2
Princess
A precious name for an American Eskimo
2
Bella
Meaning beautiful
1
Calliope
A series of whistles at the circus
0
Trixie
A famous performing Eskie
0
Soleil
A reference to Canadian Cirque du Soleil
0
Dixie
A word for The South but fitting for an Eskie
-1
Bailey
A reference to the famous Bailey of Barnum and Bailey
-1
Cherry Pie
Extra jobs for extra pay at the circus
-1
Zoe
A name that evokes cuteness in a small package
-1
Sadie
A name meaning little princess
-1
Bianca
A variation of bianco, which means white in Italian
-1
Jasmine
A small, sweet smelling white flower
-2
Bally
A show girl
-2
Ada-Dada
Dessert served at a circus
-2
Bunce
The circus profits
-2
Funambulia
A twist of funambulist, a tightrope walker
-2
Rola Bola
To balance on a board on a barrel
-2
Spitzie
A descriptive name for a Spitz dog
-2
Kinker
Slang for an entertainer
-2
Risley
A multiple person pyramid act known as foot juggling
-2
Windy
A Windy Van Hooten is the perfect show
-2
Shanty
A person who sets the lighting under the tents
-2
Zanni
Another name for a clown
-2
Moonshine
The white light of the moon

Community Dogs with American Eskimo Names

Ghost's name story for American Eskimo Dog Names
Ghost
Male
American Eskimo
Philadelphia, PA
Personality
Energetic
Outgoing
Loveable

There’s really no story behind it I’m just happy to see it on the Male name list for his breed , & he’s very outgoing due to him only being 8 weeks .

Kodiak's name story for American Eskimo Dog Names
Kodiak
Male
American Eskimo Dog
Manitowoc, WI
Personality
Energetic
Happy
Funny

My dog was originally named 'Alfalfa' but the foster owner we got him from renamed him Kodiak.