Native American
"great land"

Alaska Origin and Meaning

The name Alaska is a girl's name of Native American origin meaning "great land".

State name Alaska stems from an Aleutian word for the land mass itself. The number of baby girls named Alaska has doubled in the past five years, and is sure to continue increasing as more place names are annexed as baby names. Wilder but as habitable as Dakota or Cheyenne, Alaska is a girls' name choice for the future.

# 1797 on Nameberry

Alaska Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Alaska Popularity

Famous People Named Alaska

  • Alaska Packard Davidsonfirst woman special agent in the FBI
  • Alaskastage name of Maria Olvido Gara Jova, Spanish,Mexican singer
  • Alaska Thunderf*ck 5000stage name of Justin Honard, American drag queen of "Rupaul's Drag Race"
  • Alaska TaufaTongan male rugby union player
  • Alaska Cahan (b. 2015)daughter of supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna
  • Alaska Luxe Harvey (b. 2016)daughter of blogger Kyree Harvey
  • Maxime Alaska Bossieux (b. 2011)daughter of musicians Richard Z. Kruspe of Rammstein and Margaux Bossieux

Alaska in Pop Culture

  • Alaska Youngtitle character in John Green's "Looking for Alaska"