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Gender: Female Meaning of Alaska: "great land" Origin of Alaska: Native American

The name Alaska is a girl's name of Native American origin meaning "great land". Alaska and is often added to lists like American Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Alaska

Alaska Packard Davidson, first woman special agent in the FBI
Alaska, stage name of Maria Olvido Gara Jova, Spanish-Mexican singer
Alaska Thunderf*ck 5000, stage name of Justin Honard, American drag queen of "Rupaul's Drag Race"
Alaska Taufa, Tongan 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

Pop Culture References for the name Alaska

Alaska Young, title character in John Green's "Looking for Alaska"