Northern Inuit Dog Names

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Introduction

What do you get when you mix a Siberian Husky, a German Shepherd and an Alaskan Malamute? Sounds crazy? Think again. When specific types of these aforementioned breeds are mixed together, the result is a Northern Inuit. First bred in the 80s, the Northern Inuit was intended to look like a wolf but still possess the trainability, gentleness and affability that are innate in dogs. This special breed was named after the Inuit tribe, which is a group of indigenous people in North America and Greenland. While it would seem cool to own a Northern Inuit, it is important to note that they are a breed that must be trained starting at a young age. Also, they can sometimes be a bit rough during play and may exhibit destructive tendencies when left alone for too long. However, these are all qualities that patient and thorough dog training can rectify.

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Northern Inuit Dog Name Considerations

The Northern Inuit is unquestionably one of today’s most interesting and exceptional breeds. In fact, the breeders for this dog are still few and far between. Over the years, however, more and more organizations dedicated to the breed have started popping up. Needless to say, owning a Northern Inuit is a luxury that not a lot of people have. Hence, it is only right that they are awarded with a name that is as precious and rare as they are.

One quality that stands out in Northern Inuit dogs is their wolf-like appearance. In fact, this breed is the closest that you’ll ever get to having a wolf as a pet. With such a dominating look, it would be apt to give it a name that signifies strength and might. For instance, the name “Hulk”, a famous comic book character known for superhuman strength, is a cool name choice for your Northern Inuit. You may also choose a name based on your pup’s coat color. This dog breed comes in four colors – black, sable, gray and white.

Another great idea for a name is one that comes from the traditional language of the Inuits, which inspired the breed’s name. A good example would be the name “Akiak”, which means “brave” in Inuit language. 

Male Northern Inuit Dog Names

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Nomad
Someone who likes to wander
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Yukon
Means “river” in Inuit
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Kaya
From "Kayuh", which means “mountain” in Inuit
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Zephyr
The Greek god of the west wind
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Miki
Means “little” in Inuit; funny name for a Northern Inuit
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Timber
A kind of wood used for building, also a clever name because of “timber-wolf”
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Amaguq
Means “wolf” in Inuit; top name for a Northern Inuit
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Kaskae
Means “chief” in Inuit
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Blizzard
A strong, heavy storm
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Alaska
Means “great land”; also the name of a US State where Inuits can be found
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Blazer
From “trailblazer”, which means someone who starts a new track
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Beowulf
A legendary hero in the epic poem of the same name
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Quake
Taken from “earthquake”; good for Northern Inuits that do not like staying still
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Cupun
Means “coal” in Inuit; good for black Northern Inuits
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Sierra
Means “a long range of mountains”
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Winter
A season characterized by cold weather and snow; good for white Northern Inuits
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Denali
Koyukon name meaning “great one”
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Glacier
A big mass of ice
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Skinny
Pet version of “skinner”, which is a slang term for hunter
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Frosty
One that is covered in frost
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Neo
The main character in the movie “The Matrix”, also called “The One”
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Kallik
Means “lightning” in Inuit
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Sheba
Hebrew name meaning “promise”
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Simba
Means “lion” in Swahili
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Nook
Shortened version of "Nanook", which means “polar bear” in Inuit
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Amka
Means “one with a friendly spirit” in Inuit
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Trooper
A slang term referring to someone who overcomes tough situations
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Nookie
Pet version of Nukilik, which means “strong one” in Inuit
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Silla
Means “god of sky” in Inuit
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Riggs
Someone who lives by or on a ridge

Female Northern Inuit Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Dakota
Native American name meaning “friend”
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Nadia
Slavic name meaning “hope”
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Sakari
Means “sweet” in Inuit
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Ahnah
Means “wise woman” in Inuit
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Juneau
Capital city of Alaska, pronounced as “ju-no”
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Nana
Shortened version of “Anana”, which means “beautiful” in Inuit
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Aurora
Roman goddess of dawn
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Nova
A star that shines immensely brighter than usual
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Videl
English name meaning “life”
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Snow
Ice crystals falling from the sky during winter; good name for a white Northern Inuit
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Misty
Full of mist
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Videl
English name meaning “life”
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Katsy
Shortened version of Katsitsanoron, which means “precious flower” in Inuit
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Malaki
Hebrew name meaning “messenger”
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Desna
Means “boss” in Inuit
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Alpine
Relating to high mountains
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Kira
Irish name meaning “dark haired”; good for black Northern Inuits
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Innugati
Means “friend” in Inuit, can be shortened to "Innu"
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Kaya
Greek name meaning “pure”
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Snowflake
A crystal of snow
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Ila
Means “companion” in Inuit
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Wolfie
Pet version of “wolf”
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Koko
Means “chocolate” in Inuit; good for black Northern Inuits
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Yuri
Shortened version of “Yuralria”, which means “dancing one” in Inuit
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Mauja
Means “soft deep snow” in Inuit; good for white Northern Inuits
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Akira
Japanese name meaning “intelligent”
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Chena
A river in Alaska
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Panik
Means “daughter” in Inuit
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Shila
Means “flame” in Inuit
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Atka
Means “guardian spirit” in Inuit
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Sonya
Russian name meaning “wisdom”

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