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300+ Wolf Names and Meanings

Updated on December 29, 2016

Wolves are one of nature's beauties, from afar, of course. You definitely don’t want to be up close and personal with an untamed, wild wolf as you might just become its dinner!

Although they may seem scary, they are actually very helpful at keeping the deer and elk numbers down. So, if you have a garden and live in a wolf-populated area, consider wolves a friend, as the fewer deer or rabbits that have a chance to make it to your garden, the better!

If you are not aware, a wolf is a canine that resembles a German shepherd, especially the Gray Wolf. Even though they look like a commonly domesticated dog, do not attempt to domesticate one. Yes they’re cute, but they have wild instincts, and instincts always come first.

Naming a Wolf

You may be wondering why a wolf would need a name. There are many reasons. For example, you may have a few that come through your yard, or ones that you watch from afar. Or, maybe you’re caring for a wolf at a zoo or rescue. Kids like to name their stuffed animals, too, so that’s always a possibility.

Whatever the reason, here are some tips for choosing the perfect name for your wolf:

  • What you see/feel: Not necessarily physically. If you’ve ever gotten a good look into those eyes, did you see a killer or a cuddler? Could you feel its spirit?

  • Famous wolves: If you know of any famous wolves, take its name and use it for the wolf you know!

  • Personality: Wolves can have very different personalities, even if they are a part of a single pack. Evaluate behaviors and actions of the wolf you are trying to name.

  • Color: Using the color of its coat can help generate some good wolf names!

  • Uniqueness: In what way(s) is the wolf unique from others? This can be physical abnormalities, different markings, unique fur patterns, and so on.

  • Words with wolf: You can come up with some great names by simply adding onto the word “wolf.” They can sound silly or very masculine and strong.

So once all tips have been considered, you’ve probably got lots of ideas now, right? Well, keep adding to that list, because here’s a bunch more good wolf names!

Male Wolf Names

Wolves are the epitome of badass, so here is a list of strong male wolf names to fit the Alpha in the pack!

Alabaster
Grey
Pheonix
Alaska
Griffin
Platinum
Alpha
Gunner
Predator
Anton
Gunpowder
Roan
Apache
Hawk
Roman
Aragorn
Helldog
Scout
Aspen
Hugo
Seiko
Aztec
Hunter
Shadow
Baskerville
Inigo
Shaman
Bear
Ink
Sheriff
Beast
Jaha
Silver
Blackbeard
Jasper
Smoke
Blitzer
Jon Snow
Spirit
Bolt
Keanu
Stalker
Brute
King
Stark
Brutus
Klondike
Steele
Caesar
Knight
Sterling
Canyon
Kodiak
Thorin
Cherokee
Kylo
Titan
Cobalt
Leonidas
Troy
Commander
Lincoln
Viggo
Czar
London
Wolfgang
Devil
Ludwig
Xerxes
Dixon
Magnum
Yukon
Duke
Montana
Zion
Echo
Napolean
Asher
Eskimo
Navajo
Ironman
Finn
Night
Spartan
Flint
North
Boulder
Gandolf
Nyko
Pope
Gauntlet
Onyx
Mace
General
Outlaw
Earl Grey
Goliath
Pewter
Charcoal
Gregor
Pharoah
Cypress

Female Wolf Names

Majestic female wolves should have a name that sounds like a goddess of nature, but should also sound fierce!

Alpine
Juneau
Pontiac
Amazon
Kadee
Queen
Amethyst
Kieko
Quicksilver
Anika
Kiki
Rain
Anya
Koda
Raven
Artic
Kona
River
Arwen
Leda
Sage
Ash
Leia
Sephora
Aurora
Lexa
Sequoia
Belle
Lotus
Serafina
Cheyenne
Luna
Sierra
Cinder
Lupa
Snow White
Clarke
Maia
Snowflake
Daenerys
Maiden
Stardust
Dawn
Masha
Stone
Diana
Maya
Storm
Dusk
Midnight
Summit
Ebony
Milah
Swan
Elsa
Minx
Temptest
Eve
Misty
Terra
Everest
Moon
Topaz
Fox
Mystic
Twilight
Galadriel
Nia
Ulta
Genesis
Niagra
Una
Heather
Nina
Venus
Helena
Niylah
Violet
Hilda
Nova
Willow
Ice
Octavia
Winona
Icing
Olga
Winter
Indigo
Opal
Witch
Ivory
Pebble
Zalia
Izzy
Pepper
Zena
Jade
Petra
Zuma
Janeway
 
 

Names that Mean Wolf

These names from around the world perfectly fit what it means to be a wolf.

Name
Meaning
Origin
Adalwolf
Noble wolf
German
Adalwolfa
Noble she wolf
German
Adolph
Noble wolf
German
Amaruq
Grey wolf
Inuit
Bardawulf
Ax wolf
English
Beowulf
Intelligent wolf
English
Channing
Young wolf
Irish
Conan
Hound, wolf
Irish
Eyolf
Lucky wolf
Norwegian
Gonzalo
Wolf
Spanish
Gunnolf
Fighting Wolf
Norwegian
Lupe
Wolf
Spanish
Rafe
Council of the wolf
German
Ulmer
Fame of the wolf
English
Randolph
House wolf, protector
English

Native American Wolf Names

Native Americans have always respected wolves because they understand their ferocious nature.

Name
Meaning
Origin
Catori
Spirit
Hopi
Cochise
Hardwood
Apache
Dakota
Allies or friends
Sioux
Honiahaka
Little wolf
Cheyenne
Hototo
Warrior spirit who sings
Hopi
Kiyiya
Howling wolf
Yakima
Lonan
Cloud
Zuni
Macha
Aurora
Sioux
Meoquanee
Wears red
Chippewa
Micco
Chief
Seminole
Nashoba
Wolf
Choctaw
Mingan
Grey wolf
Algonquian
Nikan
My friend
Potawatomi
Otaktay
Kills many
Sioux
Pauwau
Witch
Algonquian
Shilah
Brother
Navajo
Urika
Useful
Omaha

Names Based on Color

Wolves come in a variety of shades, so here is a list of unique names, whose meanings relate to color.

Name
Meaning
Origin
Auriel
Golden
Latin
Bruno
Brown
German
Chogan
Blackbird
Algonquin
Cole
Black, coal
English
Greyson
Grey-haired
English
Griselda
Grey battle maid
Scottish
Hotah
White
Sioux
Kali
The black one, devourer of time
Hindu
Kanika
Black
Egyptian
Kapil
Reddish-brown
Hindu
Kin
Gold
Japanese
Melania
Black, dark
Italian, Spanish
Orla
Golden princess
Irish
Roan
Little red one
Celtic
Sable
Black
English
Shyamala
Black, blue
Hindu

Famous Fictional Wolves

These famous fictional wolves, wolf-dogs, and werewolves wore their names proudly!

Name
Movie/TV/Book
Akela
The Jungle Book
Balto
Balto
Embry
Twilight
Greycub
The Cry of the Wolf
Jacob
Twilight
Kävik
Kävik the Wolf Dog
Lahote
Twilight
Lobo
The Legend of Lobo
Lupin
Harry Potter
Moony
Harry Potter
Padfoot
Harry Potter
Quil
Twilight
Ruby
Once Upon a Time
Two Socks
Dances with Wolves
Uley
Twilight
White Fang
White Fang

Warrior Names

Wolves are the ultimate warriors of the wild. These names represent their strength and ferocity.

Name
Meaning
Origin
Bali
Mighty warrior
Hindu
Calhoun
Warrior
Irish
Diomedes
Legendary Greek war hero
Greek
Gideon
Great warrior
Hebrew
Haka
Name of dance to prepare warriors for war
Maori
Hida
Warrior
German
Hototo
Warrior spirit who sings
Hopi
Indra
Warrior god of the sky and rain
Hindu
Lilka
Warrior Maiden
Polish
Oskari
Leaping warrior
Finnish
Percival
Fire warrior
French
Ragnvard
Powerful fighter
Swedish
Rek
Warrior
Danish
Sakata
Brave warrior
Japanese
Tarik
Name of a warrior
Egyptian
Xena
Warrior princess
Greek
Zelda
Woman warrior
German

Mythology Inspired Names

From Ancient Egypt to Norse mythology, you can find many great names inspired by these old stories.

Name
Meaning
Origin
Amarok
Gigantic grey wolf
Inuit
Anubis
God of the dead
Egyptian
Apollo
Son of Zeus, god of music
Greek
Asena
She-wolf
Turkic
Athena
Daughter of Zeus, goddess of wisdom
Greek
Fenrir
Fen-dweller, monstrous wolf
Norse
Freki
Ravenous or greedy one, accompany Odin
Norse
Geri
Ravenous or greedy one, accompany Odin
Norse
Hati
He Who Hates, Enemy
Norse
Hera
Wife of Zeus
Greek
Odin
King of the Æsir, god of war and death
Norse
Remus
Twin brother of Romulus, killed by brother
Roman
Romulus
Twin brother of Remus, founder and first king of Rome
Roman
Sköll
Treachery
Norse
Vala
Female shaman and seer
Norse
Warg
Grey wolf, evil wolf
Norse
Wepwawet
War and funerary god whose name means “opener of the roads
Egyptian
Xolotl
God of lightning and fire
Aztec
Zeus
God of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods
Greek

Once you have determined the perfect name for the wolf, even if it isn’t one you can be close to, it will be neat to be able to identify it with a name and tell it apart from others.

Some things in nature are just not meant to be messed with, so keeping a wolf as something to simply observe from a distance is in your best interest.

Picking a name for an animal can be a very difficult task, as a name is forever, so you best pick something good!

Reunion between Anita and the wolves

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi tutta, I am going with the Bardawulf: English for "ax wolf." lol! being English! This was really fun reading, thanks!

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      Laura 2 years ago

      I'm going with trigger it's not a wolf but it's for an abandoned hunting dog I found thanks its perfect

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      g.may@ncw.k12.mn.us 16 months ago

      i thought it was cute

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      Raylen 15 months ago

      I Went Woth Piper And Alaska

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      katey 11 months ago

      i went with dawn and echo

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      Liam 8 months ago

      I came on here actually looking for names of my son due to be born in january. We like wolf but im not set on it

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      Sadie Duke 2 months ago from Paris,Tn

      Wow,Awesome Site!

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