Inuit polar bear spirit.





Traits associated with the name Nanook:

Dogs named Nanook tend to be loving, good-natured, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship.

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

Naming your dog Nanook suggests that you have an appreciation for nature and the outdoors. It could also suggest that you have an affinity for the Arctic and its culture.

Is Nanook a good dog name?

Nanook has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Nanook 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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Nanook is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Nanook was, in the past month, the 651st most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Nanook 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, Nanook was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Nanook is most adored in Colorado, Wisconsin and Missouri.

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

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Nanook:

  1. Siberian Husky
  2. Alaskan Malamute
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Bulldog
  5. Samoyed

Famous dogs named Nanook:

  • film icon A alaskan malamute named Nanook played a role in the movie The Lost Boys.

Nanook is found in these categories:

movie dog names

Star of "The Lost Boys," this husky stole hearts on the big screen.

famous dog names

Star of 1922 silent film, "Nanook of the North", and Inuit for 'polar bear'.

Dog names like Nanook:

a young person of either sex
Large, loud or notable; also a slang term for people of the Baby Boomer generation.
Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".
Order, harmony, beauty.
Pleasant seaside meadow
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Nanook dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (2)

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Nanook (México, Mexico)
I'm an Alaskan malamute and they couldn't have chosen a better name for me, I love it.
January 12, 2024 ◆ Translated

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Nanook (Illinois, United States)
Hi, my name is Nanook and I'm a Siberian Husky. I just love my name!
February 04, 2023

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