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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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:
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…
- Leia – Like the Star Wars princess, this would be an excellent choice for a sassy wolf
- Lillith – Hebrew for ‘ghost’ this would be awesome for a pup who is as white as a ghost
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?
- Conan – Like the infamous barbarian.
- Cerberus – Named after the mythological dog that guards Hades’ hell.
- Sparta – Named after an Ancient Roman city, well-known for its warriors.
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
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|
|Lowe – ‘little wolf’ (French)|
|Lobo (Latin-American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese)|
|Ulmer – ‘frame of the wolf’ (Norse)|
|“Ookami” 狼 (Japanese)|
|“Láng” 狼 (Chinese)|
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!
- Jorah – One of the bravest characters from Game of Thrones
- Thor – Norse God of thunder, brilliant for a dog or wolf with a thunderous bark
- Anubis – Like the dog-like Egyptian God
- Daenerys – Mother of Dragons, another Game of Thrones character perfect for a fiery female
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.
Our Husky/ Malamute’s name is Buzz! He is a wonderful dog with SKY BLUE EYES! He is beautiful pup! 6yrs old.
OMG! This helped me write “Wild”, a book about wolves!
Im trying to name the wolf I saw in my backyard (he comes often)
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!
I saw a wolf a while back and it was just the most Beautiful black She-wolf I have ever seen. I named her Leia and her pup Phantom.
That was fun!
I’m writing a narrative on wolves and this will help a lot!