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200 Popular & Unique American Eskimo Dog Names: Ideas for Adorably Fluffy Dogs

Written by: Nicole Cosgrove

Last Updated on May 17, 2024 by Dogster Team

American Eskimo Dog Names

200 Popular & Unique American Eskimo Dog Names: Ideas for Adorably Fluffy Dogs

You’ve taken the plunge and adopted a gorgeous bundle of energetic fur you fell in love with. Congratulations! Now that you’ve brought your new canine companion home, it’s time to come up with a name that fits. And picking the right name for your new family member is serious business!

Whether you’re looking for a name that highlights your American Eskimo Dog’s unique personality or one that riffs on your fluffy companion’s gorgeous looks, it pays to spend some time exploring the various options. Keep reading for a few tips on how to name your new pup and a few names for you to consider.

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All About the American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dogs are adorable bundles of fun. They’re also known as Eskies. They come in three sizes: standard, miniature, and toy. Standard Eskies are small dogs weighing anywhere from 25–25 pounds. Toy versions of the breed top out at 10 pounds. No matter their size, all Eskies have that famous thick creamy white fur the breed is famous for.

Known for their friendly and affectionate natures, these dogs make great family pets. They have tons of energy and are happiest when they can run and jump with abandon. Eskies need tons of affection and human interaction. Dogs who don’t get enough attention from their owners tend to get into trouble. Because Eskies are so bright, they’re incredibly easy to train. Back in the day, they used to be popular circus performers because of their agility and the ease with which they learned tricks.

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Image Credit: carpenter844, Pixabay

How to Name Your New Dog

Coming up with the right name for your new companion requires a bit of creativity. But first, you must decide which names spark your fancy. Narrowing things down to categories is a great way to get started. Are you interested in a name inspired by your dog’s physical appearance, or one related to your new buddy’s personality?

Do you want a name that reflects your dog’s gender, or would you prefer a gender-neutral option? How about pop culture references? Or would names out of great works of literature be more up your alley? We’ve rounded up 200 great dog names, so you can skip the long hours researching all the various options and get busy spending quality time with your new love.

Appearance Based Names

The following names refer to the breed’s gorgeous, fluffy white coat.

  • Alba
  • Ash
  • Avalanche
  • Bear
  • Blizzard
  • Champagne
  • Chardonnay
  • Cotton
  • Cloud
  • Fluffy
  • Ghost
  • Ice
  • Iceberg
  • Ivory
  • Luna
  • Marshmallow
  • Nimbus
  • Pearl
  • Polar
  • Shimmer
  • Snowy
  • Weiss
  • Willow
  • Winter
  • Wolke

Super Cute Male Names

Here’s a bit of inspiration if you’re looking for great names for a male dog!

  • Ace
  • Bailey
  • Baltas
  • Chase
  • Chaos
  • Duke
  • Ezra
  • Fisher
  • Gabriel
  • Heywood
  • Jack
  • Jake
  • Joey
  • Knox
  • Marley
  • Nico
  • Pierre
  • Quincy
  • Rocky
  • Scooby
  • Scout
  • Sullivan
  • Wilson
  • Wolf
  • Zachery
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Adorable Female Names

If you’re looking for a girly name for your dog, we’ve got you more than covered. Here are 25 fun suggestions to get you started.

  • Angel
  • Bella
  • Bianca
  • Brandy
  • Dinah
  • Dorothy
  • Edna
  • Eve
  • Gwenneth
  • Harley
  • Hattie
  • Holly
  • June
  • Lexie
  • Maisie
  • Maggie
  • Mara
  • Mercy
  • Misty
  • Rina
  • Roxy
  • Sable
  • Sassy
  • Veronica
  • Wren
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Image Credit: KA_Richer5171321, Shutterstock

Personality Based Names

Is your dog a speedy ball of energy? Or maybe a bit on the naughty side? Below you’ll find 25 personality-based names that cover just about every canine personality. Several are unisex if that’s more your style!

  • Aston
  • Bandit
  • Breaker
  • Buddy
  • Clover
  • Cricket
  • Dash
  • Einstein
  • Flurry
  • Foxy
  • Frisky
  • HAL
  • Porsche
  • Rascal
  • Scout
  • Spunky
  • Turbo
  • Urkel
  • Vitesse
  • Whirly
  • Whiz
  • Windy
  • Wrath
  • Zephyr
  • Zippy
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Image by: danutaniemiec, Pixabay

Food Based Names

Does your new companion love snacking? Or maybe those cute canine snuggles are so sweet that they remind you of your favorite afternoon treat. Here are 25 fun names inspired by all sorts of yumminess.

  • Alfalfa
  • Barley
  • Bean
  • Blanch
  • Blondie
  • Brie
  • Bubblegum
  • Cannoli
  • Cookie
  • Cream Puff
  • Cupcake
  • Drizzle
  • Milkshake
  • Noodles
  • Nugget
  • Puddin’
  • Pupperoni
  • Spouts
  • Sprinkles
  • Sugar
  • Swirl
  • Taco
  • Tater
  • Truffles

Male Names Inspired by Movie Characters

Movie characters aren’t just memorable; they also often have great names! Read on to discover 25 great celluloid-inspired names for male dogs.

  • Adonis
  • Ace
  • Apollo
  • Atticus
  • Bond
  • Chance
  • Chewbacca
  • Chuck
  • Forrest
  • Han Solo
  • Indy
  • Jules
  • Luke
  • Marlin
  • Marty
  • Max
  • Moe
  • Petey
  • Pooh
  • Rocky
  • Scooby
  • Shadow
  • Woody
  • Vito
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Image Credit: danutaniemiec, iIxabay

Female Names Inspired by Movie Characters

Here’s a list of 25 great names for female dogs inspired by characters who’ve graced the silver screen over the years.

  • Baby
  • Bridget
  • Brodie
  • Carrie
  • Clementine
  • Dottie
  • Elle
  • Elsa
  • Heather
  • Hermonie
  • Holly
  • Iris
  • Jo
  • Juno
  • Lara
  • Leia
  • Lisbeth
  • Margo
  • Moneypenny
  • Nala
  • Perdita
  • Ripley
  • Samantha
  • Starling
  • Thelma

Literary Names for Male Dogs

This list is for all of you book lovers out there! Here are 25 names for male dogs that’ll make any literature buff smile.

  • Argos
  • Binx
  • Bram
  • Buck
  • Calvin
  • Carl
  • Clifford
  • Dante
  • Darcy
  • Dorian
  • Edgar
  • Fang
  • Godot
  • Gulliver
  • Hemmingway
  • Holden
  • Jordan
  • JRR
  • London
  • Merlin
  • Moby
  • Milo
  • Oscar
  • Phin
  • Poe
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Image by: Mohan Nannapaneni, Pixabay

Literary Names for Female Dogs

Here are 25 names for female dogs to consider if your idea of heaven is getting lost in a good book.

  • Charlotte
  • Cornelia
  • Blix
  • Circe
  • Daisy
  • Diana
  • Dido
  • Eloise
  • Elinor
  • Franny
  • George
  • Harper
  • Hester
  • Emma
  • Eyre
  • Katniss
  • Madeline
  • Matilda
  • Melinno
  • Nancy
  • Ophelia
  • Penelope
  • Pippi
  • Ramona
  • Willa

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Final Thoughts

Coming up with the right name for your dog can take time. Your new buddy will be with you for the rest of their life, so there’s no need to rush things. Spend some time getting to know your dog and its personality before picking a name and making it official.


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