Of Inuit, Native American origin.
A variant of the Inuk name Nanook.
The Inuit are indigenous people who inhabit the Northern regions of Alaska and Canada.
Nanuk means “polar bear” in the Inuktitut language.
Nanuk played a role in the Inuit religion, and the Inuit hunters worshiped the Nanuk.
Other forms of the name are Nanook, Nanuq.