Samoyed Dog Names

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Introduction

The Samoyed, also known fondly as the "Smiling Sammy", is a breed that absolutely embraces the idea of all things lovely. From his gentle and affectionate personality to his long, cloud-like fur, the Samoyed is quite a popular breed. At the very beginning, Samoyed's were creatures of legend that told of the Samoyed people, travelling ever northward across the never-ending ice and snow, with these faithful white dogs by their sides to help as guides. Used for herding reindeer, pulling sleds, and keeping their humans warm at night, the Samoyed had always been a faithful companion and still is to this very day. No matter the task, whether it is just playing with his people or being a showman in the ring, there is no doubt that the Samoyed will do his very best and love every minute. Choosing a name for this intuitive and attractive breed will be an easy task!

Samoyed Dog Names in Pop Culture

Samoyed Dog Name Considerations

A name that embraces the loving nature and elegant appearance of the Samoyed may be the perfect way to go when thinking up a title for your new pup. Due to their interesting history that sings of legends and great adventure, there are lots of great monikers that can represent the beautiful white dogs of the North. Some names that follow a bold and noble theme might capture the true personality of your Samoyed; while on the other hand, you may find that their fluffy white fur and likeness to that of fresh, new snow may call for a title that reflects a more gentle and fantasy feel. 

Regardless of which name you decide to choose, there is no doubt that it should always fit the personality of your dog best. Even if it takes a couple days of owning him or her before choosing that special name, once you understand the personality, everything else will fall into place! For example, if you own a smaller, gentle Samoyed with a love for naps, a name such as Frost may be perfect. On the other hand, a sturdy and high energy Samoyed with a burning desire for all things adventurous may fit best with a more bold name, such as Vaughn, which means "royal" in Russian. 

Male Samoyed Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
41
Koda
Popular name from the Disney film "Brother Bear" meaning "my little bear"
28
Snow
Perhaps after the King of the North, John Snow?
26
Bear
Polar bear, Teddy bear, whichever you like with that big fluffy coat
24
Winter
Both manly and perfect for that gorgeous white coat
23
Alaska
Large state that contains a lot of beauty and wonder
13
North
The direction that the Samoyed nomads traveled
12
Luka
"Light" in Russian
11
Frost
Gentle, quiet, and beautiful
3
Blizzard
Completely white and wild, this name may be perfect for your spirited pup
2
Ghost
For those with a mysterious personality and clean, white coat
-3
Aster
"Star" in Russian
-6
Nikoli
"Victorious" in Russian
-6
Nanook
"The Polar Bear" in Eskimo (Inuit)
-6
Topaz
A precious gem that is clear and bright
-7
Yukon
Wild, mountainous territory in northwest Canada
-11
Luda
"Love of the people" in Russian
-11
Beau
Another name for "boyfriend", or in this case "best friend"
-12
Nikita
Russian for "unconquered", popularized by the film "La Femme Nikita"
-13
Lixue
"Pretty snow" in Chinese
-13
Vaughn
"Royal" in Russian
-13
Jack
Just like the all time winter trickster, Jack Frost
-13
Lev
"Lion" in Russian
-16
Quilo
Roman reference for the North Wind
-17
Vale
Alternate spelling for a popular ski resort in Colorado
-18
Borya
"Fighter" in Russian
-18
Zircon
Precious, colorless gemstone
-20
Maksimillan
"Great" in Russian
-22
Gennadi
"Noble, generous" in Russian
-25
Grigory
"Watchful" in Russian
-26
Oleg
"Holy" in Russian

Female Samoyed Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
29
Luna
Latin name that means "the moon"
27
Aurora
Meaning literally "the dawn", but also associated with the Aurora Borealis
25
Crystal
A clear gemstone that is sturdy and beautiful
15
Diamond
Precious gem
10
Mila
"Favorite of the people" in Russian
10
Stella
"Star" in Latin
9
Misty
Perfect for the light and fluffy fur of the Samoyed
8
Sapphire
Precious stone that has a beautiful, pure, blue or aqua color
0
Jade
A beautiful gem that has a green hue to it, like the Northern lights
-1
Bella
A fairy like name, short for Isabella
-2
Opal
White birthstone of October
-2
Kari
"Covered in snow" in Turkish
-3
Misha
"Who is like the Lord", Russian with Slavic origin
-3
Elena
"Light" in Russian
-5
Anastasia
"Resurrection" in Russian, also a princess
-5
Nadia
"Hope" in Russian
-6
Buttons
To represent the big, black eyes that stand out against the white fur
-8
Khione
Greek goddess of winter
-9
Iclynn
A clever and unique way to change the word "ice"
-10
Selena
"Moon Goddess" in Greek
-10
Calina
"Beautiful, lovely" Greek
-11
Frostine
A twist on the word frost; lovely and light
-15
Sasha
"Defender of Mankind" in Russian
-16
Anna
"Grace" Latin origin
-16
Faddei
"Brave" in Russian
-17
Dinara
"Breath" in Russian
-19
Neige
"Snow" in French
-21
Tatiana
Russian name that means "female of Roman family Clan Tatius"
-22
Galina
"Calm, tranquil" in Russian
-23
Alba
"Bright and white" in Latin

Community Dogs with Samoyed Names

Baldur's name story for Samoyed Dog Names
Baldur
Male
Samoyed
Pollok, TX

Baldur is Nordic meaning white

Blue's name story for Samoyed Dog Names
Blue
Male
Samoyed
El Cajon, CA
Personality
Sweet
Energetic
Happy

Me and my friend thought of it together

Chi chi's name story for Samoyed Dog Names
Chi chi
Male
French Bulldog
Neylandville, TX

It was an easy process because it is the 3rd letter in the Greek alphabet and in Latin it means Christ

Laika's name story for Samoyed Dog Names
Laika
Female
Samoyed
Erie, KS
Personality
Bold
Playful

Laika pretty much means “Barker” in Russian

Laika's name story for Samoyed Dog Names
Laika
Female
Samoyed
Erie, PA
Personality
Bold
Outgoing

Pretty much “Barker” in Russian

Glacia's name story for Samoyed Dog Names
Glacia
Female
Samoyed
Holbrook, ID
Personality
Loving, energetic, fun

Glacier White Ice was her fathers name. So since she’s a girl, we decided to name her Glacia. She is loved by the entire town. Everyone knows Glacia when she walks down the road or when her head is out the window when she goes for car rides

Everest's name story for Samoyed Dog Names
Everest
Female
Samoyed
Baltimore, MD
Personality
Kind
Adventurous

I just thought that a mountain-like name would be ideal for how fluffy they are!

Stella's name story for Samoyed Dog Names
Stella
Female
Samoyed
Memphis, TN
Personality
Sweet
Energetic
Protective

I liked the name Stella

Mystie's name story for Samoyed Dog Names
Mystie
Female
Samoyed
New York City, NY

as soon as my cousin and I saw her we knew she'd be a mystie, loves to explore mysteries, meaning she would be down to explore anywhere.

Deja's name story for Samoyed Dog Names
Deja
Female
Pit Bull
San Angelo, TX

Her full name is Deja vu, but most of the time I just call her Deja. She is a blue nose pit bull, but they won't let me add her as that. Deja vu means a feeling of having already experienced the present situation.

Cotter's name story for Samoyed Dog Names
Cotter
Male
Boxer Shepherd
Ottawa Lake, MI

Cotter