Wolf Names: 300+ Wonderful and Wild Wolf Inspired Names

Did you know that wolves are the closest living ancestor to your canine-companion?

That is why we think it’s a great idea to pick a name for your pup that relates to their powerful ancestry.

We have put together a list of some wonderful and wild wolf names that we believe would make a perfect name for your pooch.

Take a look at the names below and find one that best suits your furry friend.

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Wolf Names

Wolf Names

Your pup may not be quite as wild as a wolf, but we bet that they still bring plenty of mischief to your own pack!

We think these wolf names would be a great choice of name for your pack’s latest member. Here are some names that we absolutely woof – take a look:

Wolf Names

Female Wolf Names

Female Wolf Names

Wolf names are a fantastic choice if you have a ferocious furry female friend. These names range from strong to mysterious and magnificent, which is just how we see wolves.

Our favorite from this list is Luna, like the Roman goddess of the Moon. This would be a fantastic name for your female Siberian Husky or a White German Shepherd.

These names are sure to have you howling at the moon…

  1. Luna
  2. Shaba
  3. Accalia
  4. Alpine
  5. Leia – Like the Star Wars princess, this would be an excellent choice for a sassy wolf
  6. Sierra
  7. Thorn
  8. Katniss
  9. Venus
  10. Taika
  11. Lillith – Hebrew for ‘ghost’ this would be awesome for a pup who is as white as a ghost
  12. Diva
  13. Bree
  14. Buffy
  15. Sabrina
  16. Rain
  17. Blair
  18. Aphrodite
  19. Ruby
  20. Ivy
  21. Amber
  22. Zara
  23. Fantasia
  24. Elsa
  25. Alexa

Male Wolf Names

Male Wolf Names

What would be a great name for your strong male dog – a wolf name of course.

These names would make a striking choice for a bold dog that has a similar resemblance to a wolf.

We think that the name Conan would be an awesome name for your very own furry warrior – this would be great for a male Alaskan Malamute! What is your favorite?

  1. Conan – Like the infamous barbarian.
  2. Alpha
  3. Gunner
  4. Sabre
  5. Cerberus – Named after the mythological dog that guards Hades’ hell.
  6. Ice
  7. Aaryn
  8. Jet
  9. Raven
  10. Amarok
  11. Sparta – Named after an Ancient Roman city, well-known for its warriors.
  12. Claw
  13. Chase
  14. Totem
  15. Warlock
  16. Vlad
  17. Goliath
  18. Tsar
  19. Timber
  20. Asher
  21. Eagle
  22. Herald
  23. Dusk
  24. Eragon
  25. Rune

Names That Mean Wolf

Sometimes, finding the perfect name can feel like you are searching all over the world just to find one that sounds right.

Well, don’t worry – we have found some brilliant names that mean ‘wolf’ from all around the globe.

Howl could you resist these names below?

Names That Mean Wolf
Adolpha – Meaning ‘noble she-wolf’ in German.
Wolfgang – German.
Rudolfo – Meaning ‘mighty wolf’ in Spanish.
Eyolf – ‘lucky wolf’ in Norwegian.
Wolfram – Derived from German a combination of both ‘wolf’ and ‘raven.’
Skoll – Norse for the legend of the wolf, found chasing the sun.
Wulfgar – Meaning ‘wolf-like spear’ in English.
Ulrich – ‘Female Wolf’ in English.
Raoul – Meaning ‘red wolf’ in English.
Warg – This means a dark, evil wolf in Norse mythology.
Boris – ‘Short Wolf’ in a range of different European languages.
Conrí – This means ‘wolf king’ in Irish Gaelic.
Wulfsige – Anglo-Saxon for ‘victory wolf.’
Bledig – Originating from Ireland and meaning: ‘like a wolf.’
Fenris – A mythical monster wolf from Norway.
Bardawulf – English, meaning ‘Ax Wolf.’
Rolo – Teutonic for ‘famous wolf.’
Ulfred – ‘Wolf of peace’ in Old English.
Lowell – Old French for ‘wolf pup.’
Kiyaya – ‘Howling wolf’ in Native American (Yakima).

Famous Wolf Names

Famous Wolf Names

We know that choosing a name for your dog can be daunting, but we are here to throw you a bone. Why not check out some of these fabulously famous wolf names for your pup?

There are lots of places to choose from. Why not choose your favorite fictional wolf to give your dog the fantastic name they deserve.

  • Balto – Why not name your dog after a real-life hero
  • Remus Lupin – Harry Potter
  • Sirius – Harry Potter
  • Lupa – The wolf who raised Romulus and Remus
  • Ghost – Game of Thrones
  • Nymeria – Game of Thrones
  • Grey Wind – Game of Thrones
  • Summer – Game of Thrones
  • Lady – Game of Thrones
  • Shaggy-Dog – Game of Thrones
  • Maugrim – The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Akela – The Jungle Book
  • Raksha – The Jungle Book
  • Gmork – The Never-Ending Story
  • White Fang – Based on the novel
  • Jacob – Twilight
  • Seth – Twilight
  • Leah – Twilight
  • Kodlak – Skyrim
  • Skjor – Skyrim

Native American Names For Wolf

Wolves were used as a spiritual symbol for Native Americans, and many Native American dogs are even said to be descendants of wolves.

Choosing a Native American name for wolf would be a great way to acknowledge the wolf and native’s special relationship.

Take your pick from some of our favorite names below. These names all mean ‘wolf’ in the tongue of different Native American tribes…

  • Tala (Sioux)
  • Hemene (Nez Perce)
  • Kiyaya – ‘Howling Wolf’ (Yakima)
  • Honi (Aropho)
  • Maiyun (Cheyenne)
  • Lelou (Chinook)
  • Shunkaha (Lakota)
  • Honiahaka – ‘Little Wolf’ (Cheyenne)
  • Maikoh (Navajo)
  • Lokwa (Nootka)

Wolf in Other Languages

Maybe you love these wolf-inspired names but perhaps you would prefer to give your perfect pooch a name with a more exotic twist?

Fear not, we are here to lend a helping paw. There are so many other languages to choose from when selecting a name for your pup. Choosing a name from a different language gives your dog an heir of culture, whilst also staying true to their wild-wolf roots.

Which language takes your fancy?

Wolf in Other Languages
Lupus (Latin)
Loup (French)
Lowe – ‘little wolf’ (French)
Lupo (Italian)
Susi (Finnish)
Ulv (Danish)
Lobo (Latin-American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese)
Kurt (Turkish)
Vuk (Croatian)
Lyk (Greek)
Volk (Russian)
Varg (Swedish)
Úlfur (Icelandic)
Vilkas (Lithuanian)
Ulmer – ‘frame of the wolf’ (Norse)
Wulf (German)
Olcan (Celtic)
“Ookami” 狼 (Japanese)
Gorg (Iranian)
Orú (Romani)
Dib (Arabic)
Ze’ev (Hebrew)
“Láng” 狼 (Chinese)
Hunt (Estonian)
Blaidd (Welsh)

Cool Wolf Names

Whether your dog looks more like an Arctic Wolf or a Grey Wolf, they deserve a truly cool name.

We have got some names that are bound to have all the other pups quaking when you call your furry friend’s name in the park – their name is just that cool.

Our favorite is ‘Apollo,’ like one of the most powerful Greek Gods!

  1. Apollo
  2. Luther
  3. Jorah – One of the bravest characters from Game of Thrones
  4. Ace
  5. Thor – Norse God of thunder, brilliant for a dog or wolf with a thunderous bark
  6. Quartz
  7. Ryder
  8. Anubis – Like the dog-like Egyptian God
  9. Blaze
  10. Odin
  11. Cobra
  12. Apache
  13. Othello
  14. Flare
  15. Comet
  16. Saxon
  17. Arrow
  18. Major
  19. Zelda
  20. Khan
  21. Daenerys – Mother of Dragons, another Game of Thrones character perfect for a fiery female
  22. Link
  23. Ash
  24. Aztec
  25. Elektra


We know that choosing a name for your new best friend can be hard, but we hope our lists have helped you find the right name for your four-legged friend.

Wolves are wonderful wild animals and it’s amazing to think that even a Chihuahua is (very) distantly related to these powerful beasts.

But that is why we think wolf names make great naming options for domesticated dogs, no matter if they are an Alpha, Beta, or Omega – there is a name for every pup! And, it’s a pawfect way to recognize our canine companion’s roots.

About Thomas Woods 224 Articles
Thomas has been a dog lover since he was 6 years old when his parents got him a rescue Labrador. Since then his love for dogs has lead him to study Animal Behavior & Welfare. He now keeps a six year old English Bullmastiff and educates pet parents through his online publication Perfect Dog Breeds.


  1. Our Husky/ Malamute’s name is Buzz! He is a wonderful dog with SKY BLUE EYES! He is beautiful pup! 6yrs old.

  2. Looking for names for my teddys!
    I came up with:
    Reen, Rain, Flurry, Mist, Rainfall, Iris, River, Alaska, Spirit, Echo, Lilith, Eagle, Raven, Sparta, Spara, Rune, Balto, lupa, Luna, Lunar, Whitefang (love the movies), Fang, Buck (from call of the wild), And Nexus!

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