Huskies are one of the most recognizable dog breeds. They’re a beautiful, active dog with boundless energy and the most expressive blue eyes (okay, and brown!). Though bred to work as sled dogs in the far north, huskies are now found everywhere from Nome, Alaska to Miami. If you’ve got a new Siberian husky in your life, we’ve rounded up the top dog names for snow dogs to inspire you. We selected these husky names by digging through our enormous Rover.com database, going way beyond the top 100 dog names to find the perfect sled dog picks.
Top Husky Names
While we divided these into gender categories, many are gender-neutral. There’s no reason a female husky can’t be named Glacier, say, or a male husky called a great name like Denali. Names with an asterisk(*) appear in Rover’s most popular dog names in North America.
Husky Female Dog Names
- Anna (Annie)*
- Aurora (Rory)
- Rain (Rainy)
- Sakari (Inuit for sweet)
Husky Male Dog Names
- Chinook (a breeze and a jargon)
- Huckleberry (Huck)
- Kavik (Inuit for wolverine)
- Lobo (wolf in Spanish)
- Maxim (Max)*
- Nanuk (the Inuit word for polar bear)
- Nikolai (Niko)
- Oso (bear in Spanish)
The husky names on our list are also inspired by Alaska and Russia, the natural world, and cold climates. Who can resist snow and ice as inspiration, after all? (Even though the Siberian husky isn’t an entirely white dog like the Samoyed).
To see where each falls in the top most popular dog names database, check out Rover’s full dog name coverage.
Choosing the Perfect Husky Name
Have fun, use your imagination, and rest assured that as long as you love your choice, it’s a good name.
Picking a great name is all about your dog’s personality—and yours. Don’t worry if the name you ultimately choose doesn’t fit a husky theme. What matters is that the name sounds right to you. You’re the boss! Try the back door test if you aren’t sure. Call out options to see which sticks. Hearing “Sasha, leave it!” Or “Charlie, time for dinner!” helps take the name from idea to reality.