180 Popular Husky Names [Male & Female]

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Huskies are magnificent dogs with piercing blue (or brown) eyes and engaging personalities. If you have recently fallen under their spell, you may have invited a little husky into your life and wondered what to call them.

So here are 180 popular names for your husky!

We’ve broken the list down into six categories to assist you in finding the perfect name for your new husky.

Choose from among the following:

  • Our Favorite Husky Names
  • Female Husky Names
  • Male Husky Names
  • Celebrity Husky Names
  • Siberian-Themed Husky Names
  • Inuit-Themed Husky Names

Whether you give your dog a name reminiscent of their sweet personality, that describes their boundless energy, or one that harks back to a famous dog from history or stories, we’ll help you find something perfect for your pup.

Our Favorite Husky Names

Popular Husky Names
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Here we’ve selected some popular and some unusual names that we think are beautiful and perfect for your husky pup! Some describe how your dog looks and might be ideal if you have a dog with unusual looks. Others are more descriptive of their personality.

  • Apollo – name your husky for the Apollo space program
  • Aurora – only in the Arctic and the Antarctic regions, where huskies have been used to pull sleds, can you see the fantastic, colorful light displays known as aurora borealis or aurora australis.
  • Blaze – perfect for a red husky
  • Blue – for those piercing blue eyes
  • Bolt – inspired by the speed of Usain Bolt
  • Chase – descriptive of the high prey drive of huskies and their speed
  • Freya – the Norse Goddess of Love and War
  • Ghost – another perfect name for an all-white husky
  • Loki – The Norse God of Mischief, or his counterpart from the Marvel movies
  • Max – a classic name for a big, boss dog
  • Nala – from the lioness heroine in the Lion King
  • Nome – husky sled teams saved this town in Alaska from a diphtheria outbreak in 1925
  • Scout – name your dog for the famous character in To Kill a Mockingbird or their hunting abilities.
  • Shansa – named for the Queen of the North in popular TV show Game of Thrones, where huskies played direwolves
  • Shasta – a famous volcano in Northern California
  • Snowy Perfect for an all-white husky
  • Zazu – meaning movement, a reference to husky speed and just a cute name for a dog
  • Zephyr – a light breeze, perfectly descriptive of the speed of a Siberian husky

Female Husky Names

We’ve got some perfect names for your female husky, from the sassy to the adorable. You’ll find some of the most popular classics on this list and names inspired by popular culture.

We’re sure you’ll find some spot-on for your precious baby girl!

  • Angel
  • Ash
  • Aspen
  • Bea
  • Bella
  • Blaire
  • Dakota
  • Echo
  • Elsa
  • Eve
  • Faith
  • Fiona
  • Joy
  • Kira
  • Lady
  • Leia
  • Liv
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Luna
  • May
  • Mika
  • Nova
  • Piper
  • Poppy
  • Rae
  • Riley
  • Roxy
  • Ruth
  • Sky
  • Skye
  • Sloane
  • Stella
  • Storm
  • Stormy
  • Val
  • Willow
  • Winter
  • Zoe
A beautiful female husky

Male Husky Names

We’ve got names ranging from classy to macho for your husky boy, but always keeping that strong, rugged masculine quality. We’ve included a range of names, from the super-popular to the more unusual, so you have plenty to choose from!

  • Ace
  • Bandit
  • Bear
  • Beau
  • Blake
  • Blizzard
  • Boone
  • Bryce
  • Cade
  • Captain
  • Chase
  • Clifford
  • Flynn
  • Glacier
  • Glenn
  • Heath
  • Hudson
  • Hugo
  • Hulk
  • Jake
  • Jax
  • Jet
  • Kai
  • Kenai
  • Kobe
  • Leo
  • Loki
  • Maverick
  • Max
  • Milo
  • Oakley
  • Odin
  • Oscar
  • Phoenix
  • Rex
  • Rocky
  • Storm
  • Wolf
  • Xander

Celebrity Husky Names

Here are some famous husky names for your pup. Some of these names come from literature, some from movies or TV shows, some are the names of celebrities’ huskies, and others are the names of famous historical huskies. Your pup is in good company with one of these names.

Balto, the famous sled dog
Balto, the famous life-saving sled dog from 1925
  • Balto – the lead sled dog on the final leg of the run to deliver diphtheria antitoxin to Nome, Alaska, in 1925, during a terrible winter storm. The mission succeeded and saved countless lives.
  • Bowie – Rita Ora’s husky
  • Buck – the central character of Jack London’s novel The Call of the Wild, Buck was not a husky, but he was a sled dog.
  • Buckets – Quincy Poindexter’s husky
  • Charlie – in 1963, a husky named Charlie won a contest for the world’s strongest dog, pulling over a tonne!
  • Dallas – Danica Sue Patrick’s husky
  • Demon – from the film Snow Dogs
  • Dewey – from the movie Eight Below
  • Diesel – from the film Snow Dogs
  • Duchess – from the film Snow Dogs
  • Everest – from kid’s cartoon PAW Patrol
  • Floyd – Miley Cyrus’s husky
  • Fritz – another lead dog on the famous serum run to Nome in 1925, Fritz is not as renowned as Balto or Togo but played a vital role.
  • Gohan – a husky YouTuber
  • Grey Wind – from a direwolf in the TV show Game of Thrones
  • Gus – from the film Iron Will
  • Jiro – one of two dogs to survive a 1958 Japanese Antarctic expedition that ended in disaster, with the crew being airlifted and having to leave their 15 sled dogs behind. The 1983 film Antarctica and the 2006 film Eight Below were based on their story.
  • Kona – Nick Lachey’s husky
  • Laika – a mixed-breed husky from the Soviet Union who became world-famous after becoming the first dog in orbit aboard Sputnik 2 in 1957
  • Mack – from the film Snow Dogs
  • Max – from the movie Eight Below
  • Maya – from the movie Eight Below
  • Mishka – the YouTube famous talking husky who said, “I love you.”
  • Mukluk – you could name your cute dog for a famous Beanie Baby plush toy husky.
  • Nymeria – from a direwolf in the TV show Game of Thrones
  • Scooper – from the film Snow Dogs
  • Shorty – from the movie Eight Below
  • Sniff – from the film Snow Dogs
  • Taro – the other dog to survive the 1958 Japanese Antarctic expedition; Taro survived with Jiro for eleven months before being found by another expedition.
  • Theo – James Van Der Beek’s husky
  • Togo – a lead dog on one of the teams in the run to Nome – known as the Great Race of Mercy, Togo led for a far longer stretch than any other dog and played a vital role in bringing the diphtheria antitoxin through safely.
  • Truman – from the film Eight Below
  • White Fang – another Jack London character, this wild wolf-dog from the novel of the same name ended up bonding with a Yukon gold-seeker
  • Yodel – from the film Snow Dogs
Everest from Paw Patrol
Everest from Paw Patrol

Siberian-Themed Husky Names

The Chukchi people in Far Eastern Siberia were the first to breed huskies, relying on these dogs to pull their sleds as they herded reindeer. Look at some of these Chukchi words that would make great names for your husky.

  • Altana (gold)
  • Ayaan (journey)
  • Ayiina (a deity)
  • Belek (gift)
  • Chamuk (eagle)
  • Dashinima (good fortune)
  • Eshi (wisdom)
  • Kara-kis (black girl)
  • Kele (spirit werewolf)
  • Keyngen (brown bear)
  • Korgakor (joy)
  • Lelel (dew on grass)
  • Natena (expected)
  • Neko (woman)
  • Nyurgun (snowdrop)
  • Peegti (stars in the Aqua constellation)
  • Tatuk (morning)
  • Tilmetil (sea eagle)
  • Tumgetum (comrade)
  • Umky (polar bear)
  • Yarar (drum)

Inuit-Themed Husky Names

The Inuit are the most famous of all the Arctic peoples and have used huskies since they were introduced to North America in gold rush days, alongside Alaskan Malamutes. Look at these Inuit names that would be ideal for your new husky pup.

  • Aga (mother)
  • Akiak (brave)
  • Amka (playful)
  • Atka (king)
  • Chinook (warm wind)
  • Desna (boss)
  • Eska (creek)
  • K’eyush (bear cub)
  • Kavik (wolverine)
  • Kayuh (mountain)
  • Lusa (midnight)
  • Miki (small)
  • Miska (little bear)
  • Nanook (cute, kind)
  • Nanuk (polar bear)
  • Nilak (chipped ice)
  • Nini (porcupine)
  • Qannik (snowflake)
  • Qimutki (puller)
  • Sakari (sweet)
  • Sesi (snow)
  • Shila (flame)
  • Siku (ice)
  • Suka (fast)
  • Takaani (wolf)
  • Tanana (hills)
  • Tonrar (devil)
  • Yuka (bright star)
  • Yura (beautiful)

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