What should I name my husky

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When it comes to Siberian Huskies, these bright-eyed doggos need bold, brave, and adventurous names to match their fascinating backgrounds, serious sled-pulling skills, and rambunctious personalities.

Whether you're looking for a snowy landscape-inspired name, a Siberian Husky name from history, or a plain old cute name for your dog, we've rounded up our favorite names for male and female Huskies.


Aspen isn't just a gorgeous ski resort town in Colorado—it makes a sweet, snow-inspired name for a beautiful, female Husky, too. Whether you're hitting the slopes or hanging in the backyard, don't be surprised if your Aspen starts donning your favorite Ugg boots and Patagonia puffer.


Did you know the Arctic and Antarctic are some of the only places in the world where you can view the breath-taking phenomenon known as aurora borealis? Also called northern lights, an aurora is characterized by amazingly colorful, natural light displays. So, what better name for the beautiful light of your family's life?

photo of long-coated brown dog barking
photo of long-coated brown dog barking


If you're looking for a classic dog name from history, look no further than Balto. The lead sled dog on a mission to deliver diptheria antitoxin to cities plagued by the disease, Balto was a true hero—and saved countless lives by bravely leading his team across harsh, snowy terrains. Honor his legacy by giving your Husky his namesake.


Sure, it's a little on-the-nose, but why not name your Husky after the thing he does best? Huskies have incredible metabolisms that enable them to run for hours upon hours—without stopping or getting tired—so we say, embrace their speedy skills. Chase or Bolt make cute monikers, too.


The highest mountain peak in North America—clocking in at a whopping 20,310 feet above sea level—Denali is reserved for some of the most fearless explorers. What better name for your brave, adventurous Husky? Some other famous American mountains—that also happen to make excellent dog names—include Rocky, Shasta, and Pike.


We all know the dog really rules the house, so give your leader of the pack a name to match his outgoing, take-charge personality. Meaning independent or nonconformist, Maverick is the perfect pick for the dog that's ready to lead his teammates across snowy tundras—or just play with the kids in the backyard. Bonus points if you can train Maverick to wear aviator sunglasses.

brown and white dog on brown log path in the middle of forest
brown and white dog on brown log path in the middle of forest


Take a little inspiration from some of the largest creatures to roam snowy terrains, and name your Siberian Husky Moose. Not only do moose and Huskies share territories, but it's comically descriptive of a big Husky, too.


If you're a dog lover, it should come as no surprise that the direwolves (played by Siberian Huskies, of course) from the TV series Game of Thrones became some of the most beloved characters. If you're not a fan of names like Summer, Shaggy, or Ghost, however, we say, go for the gold—err, the throne—and name your dog after the Queen of the North.


Whether you're naming your Scout after the legendary character from the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird or after the brave doggies that have scouted on military, police, and rescue missions, this name is the perfect pick for the adventurous-type.


Although it was once considered an urban legend, a recent study confirmed that there are, in fact, 50 (plus!) Eskimo, or Inuktitut, words for snow and ice. And here's some fun news for Husky owners: Many of those words make cool (get it?) names for Siberian Huskies. Siku is a general word for ice, but we also love Nilak, which translates to freshwater ice that's suitable for drinking.

man holding black and white dog
man holding black and white dog
dog sitting on sofa inside room
dog sitting on sofa inside room
adult white Siberian husky
adult white Siberian husky


You may give your Husky a tough-guy name like Wolf, but that doesn't mean he'll be a tough-guy dog. In fact, if you bring home a Husky, you're more likely to end up with some seriously goofy antics and lots and lots of that famous Husky chatter. Those looking for a Husky to act as a guard dog will be sorely disappointed, too—they're incredibly friendly and trusting of strangers, sometimes to a fault.


The god of the sky, lightning, and thunder in Ancient Greek myth, it doesn't get more kingly than naming your dog Zeus. Just don't expect your Zeus to be as bold and brave among thunder and lightning storms—lots of doggos experience thunder anxiety!