Husky Dog Names – 85+ Great Names for Your Husky
by Jessi Larson
Husky dog names – there’s so many good ideas, where do you start?
Well, it’s not hard to find inspiration for husky dog names.
The geography where they’re from and the weather in these areas supply great name options.
We also found cool names related to the breed personality, mythology, famous huskies and even the direwolves from Games of Thrones!
Husky Dog Names – Geography & Nature
The Siberian Husky originated in the Siberian region of Russia. The breed was later brought to Alaska where it was used as a sled dog.
Since Siberian Huskies hail from northern, cold climates, we’ve used this as inspiration for names, drawing ideas from cities, regions, weather, nature and more.
- Kenai (a city in Alaska)
Husky Dog Names – Strong, Tough Ideas
Stoic and strong, Huskies are independent dogs bred to endure the toughest climates and conditions. Sure, anyone who has a Husky will tell you how sweet and affectionate they are. But historically, Huskies have been known for their strength and toughness.
More Male Husky Dog Names
If you have a boy dog, here are more husky dog names that might just fit your pup.
- Balto (this legendary black and white husky has quite the history)
- Togo (a famous Alaskan sled dog)
More Female Husky Dog Names
Drawing from the breed’s Russian heritage, nature and more, here are some more beautiful Husky dog names for your female furbaby.
Husky Dog Names – Direwolves from Game of Thrones
If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you’ll surely remember the direwolves, the near mythological dogs adopted by the Stark kids.
- Ghost – a direwolf belonging to Jon Snow, Ghost is an albino with red eyes.
- Lady – Lady, Sansa Stark’s dog, was killed at the very start of the series after an incident with Joffrey.
- Summer – this wolf belonged to Bran Stark.
- Nymeria – adopted by Anya Stark, Nymeria is currently on the loose somewhere in the Riverlands.
- Shaggy Dog – distinguished by its black fur, Shaggy Dog belonged to Rickon Stark.
- Grey Wind – Robb Stark’s dog Grey Wind was killed during the infamous Red Wedding.
Did you know?
Husky is a general name for a type of dog used to pull sleds in northern regions. The word originated as a term for arctic people in general. According to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English, English sailors called the native Eskimos “Huskimos,” which was shortened to Husky. The name later extended to their dogs.
Huskies have a genetic closeness to the gray wolf and are energetic and athletic, with a thick double coat – perfect for cold climates – that can be black, gray, white or copper red. Many have striking blue eyes, although they may also be gray, brown or yellow.
You may notice that your husky loves to run. It’s no coincidence – huskies were literally bred to run. More than 3,000 years ago, the Chukchi people of Siberia needed to expand their hunting ground, so they decided to breed the ideal sled dog that could withstand cold and would display high endurance and be able to survive with little food. Get more husky fun facts.
Do you have other husky dog names? Or tips for new husky owners? Let us know below!