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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 husky names to inspire you. And if you’re already a husky parent, check to see if your dog’s name made the list! These are the most popular husky names of the year from our enormous Rover.com database of dog names.
Most Popular Husky Names
- Gracie / Grace
More Great Husky Name Ideas
While less common, all of these names popped up in our research, and we think they’d sound great on a husky. Oh, and 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 Rain.
Female Husky Names
- Aurora (Rory)
- Rain (Rainy)
- Sakari (Inuit for sweet)
Male Husky Names
- Chinook (a breeze and a jargon)
- Huckleberry (Huck)
- Kavik (Inuit for wolverine)
- Nanuk (the Inuit word for polar bear)
- Oso (bear in Spanish)
Many husky names are 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).
Choosing the Perfect Husky Name
Husky Name Advice
Great husky names can come from many different sources of inspiration, such as your favorite foods, books, celebrities, your heritage, or dog breed history. Sure, your husky puppy might sport a snow-inspired name like Glacier, but you can also choose Waffles or Sassy purely because those names make you happy.
Another consideration when choosing your husky’s name? Dog training. This is of particular importance for puppies. When you’re teaching your new dog to respond to commands like sit, stay, or come, you’ll want to be sure their name isn’t a source of confusion. In other words, avoid puppy names that sound like a common dog training cue, such as “Bit,” which could easily be misheard as “sit.”
Of course, what matters most is that the dog name you choose rolls off your tongue.
Found the perfect name for your husky? Be sure to tag them properly, from customizable metal tags with mountain vistas or tags with fun shapes and bright colors on Amazon. Whatever tag you choose, it’s the name on it that matters most.
More Dog Names
As dog lovers through and through here at Rover, we find dog names absolutely fascinating, and we love searching our data on the topic to discover hot trends, quirky choices, and unique twists on classics. Over the years, we’ve compiled plenty of names for you to peruse—and we keep our lists updated with new data each year.
To start, check out our list of the most popular names of 2018, and then jump over to unique dog names to see the contrast. But that’s only the beginning. We’ve got articles covering top Irish choices, male dog names, female dog names, and popular names for hunting dogs, small dogs, white dogs, golden retrievers, German shepherds, and many more.