Balto

Male

Meaning

Brave sled dog hero.

Origin

Slavic

Pronunciation

/ˈbɔːltəʊ/

Traits associated with the name Balto:

Dogs named Balto tend to be loving, good-natured, affectionate, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Balto?

Naming your dog Balto suggests that you have an appreciation for history and a fondness for heroic stories. Balto was a famous sled dog who led a team of sled dogs on a mission to deliver medicine to a remote town in Alaska during a diphtheria epidemic in 1925. His story has been immortalized in books, movies, and statues.

Is Balto a good dog name?

Balto has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Balto isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Balto is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Balto was, in the past month, the 893rd most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of June 2024, Balto is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Balto was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Balto's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Balto is most adored in Missouri, Colorado and Louisiana.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Washington, Iowa and New Jersey.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Balto.

Most popular breeds named Balto:

  1. German Shepherd
  2. Siberian Husky
  3. Pomeranian
  4. Labrador Retriever
  5. Chow Chow

Famous dogs named Balto:

  • film icon A wolf hybrid named Balto played a role in the movie Balto.
  • film icon A siberian husky named Balto played a role in the movie Balto.

Balto is found in these categories:

cute dog names
cute

Heroic sled dog legacy meets cuddly animated film charm.

famous dog names
famous

Led 1925 serum run to Nome, immortalized in film and statue.

Dog names like Balto:

Handsome
Son Of My Right Hand
A game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards
Lower, either in elevation or geography.
Birch tree meadow
Baker
Balto dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (4)

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Balto (Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica)
Without a doubt, I love this dog, he is very playful, loving, he loves to have his tummy comforted, he does not allow other animals to enter his territory and he is very intelligent, apart from that, he is very eater. I love this Belgian Malinois
November 25, 2022 ◆ Translated

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(Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador)
my dog is called because he is pretty and like his father may he rest empas
August 18, 2022 ◆ Translated

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Emma (Rogaland, Norway)
I love ny dog and his bane is Balto he is A reallly strong boy bur caring.
July 28, 2022

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Balto Carrito (Miranda, Venezuela)
They watered it for me one car per stall. They were very happy at home
July 23, 2022 ◆ Translated

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