For those who are hometown (or home State) proud. Alaska can be the perfect name for a little baby born in December. Alaska is in the North Pole which is said to be the home of Santa Claus himself!

Alaska is most commonly used as the name for a baby girl,

and although unique it currently ranks among the top 1000 names in America.

Nicknames for this sweet stately name include: Lask, Ally, Al, Lassie and Lacky.

Alaska is the main character in the book Looking for Alaska by John Green.

The name Alaska was introduced to refer to the peninsula during the Russian colonial period. Alaska means the mainland or the great land. The name comes from the Aleut aleyska which literally means the object toward which the action of the sea is directed. Alaska is the 49th state of the United States of America.

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