Wolf Names

Last updated: by Kyle Larson

Are you looking for some awesome wolf names for your dog? Our list of wolf names are chosen to suit the power, fierceness, and beauty of wolves. Below you’ll find a list of male and female names. We’ve also included some names that mean wolf and some famous wolf names.

The wolf is also known as the grey wolf or timber wolf, and is native to Eurasia & North America. Wolves and dogs descend from a common ancestral wolf population. However domesticated dogs are bred far enough away from wolves that they can live with humans and require less space to exercise.

wolf names - wolf howling in snow

These wolf names are perfect if you’ve got a dog that resembles a wolf like an Alaskan Malamute, Husky, Eskimo, German Shepherd, or Inuit. Or if your dog has wolf-like behaviors they work great as well!

Male Wolf Names

Most of these male wolf names were chosen because they sound powerful or describe a wolf’s coloring.

  • Alaska
  • Alpha
  • Amigo
  • Apollo
  • Aragorn
  • Asher
  • Aztec
  • Blizzard
  • Blue
  • Canyon
  • Cayden
  • Cobalt
  • Czar
  • Dakota
  • Dixon
  • Echo
  • Eskimo
  • Fang
  • Finn
  • Flint
  • Frost
  • Gandalf
  • Goliath
  • Gunner
  • Gray
  • Hawk
  • Holo
  • Howl
  • Hunter
  • Kai
  • Kiba
  • King
  • Klondike
  • Knight
  • Kodiak
  • Lance
  • Largo
  • Leo
  • Lobo
  • Loki
  • Lucky
  • Montana
  • Odin
  • Peter
  • Remus
  • Rocky
  • Romulus
  • Rune
  • Sabre
  • Scar
  • Scout
  • Sebastian
  • Shadow
  • Silver
  • Smoke
  • Spartan
  • Spirit
  • Stalker
  • Swift
  • Thor
  • Timber
  • Titan
  • Torak
  • Totem
  • Tundra
  • Twilight
  • Vlad
  • Winter
  • Xerxes
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Female Wolf Names

These female wolf names were selected for their power, beauty and connection to nature.

  • Alpine
  • Anubis
  • Arcadia
  • Artemis
  • Ash
  • Aspen
  • Athena
  • Aurora
  • Blizzard
  • Blue
  • Cami
  • Cinder
  • Dakota
  • Dawn
  • Destiny
  • Eskimo
  • Fang
  • Frost
  • Gray
  • Ice
  • Ivory
  • Juneau
  • Kali
  • Kiba
  • Kitsune
  • Koda
  • Luna
  • Lupa
  • Maia
  • Meiko
  • Midnight
  • Mikumi
  • Misty
  • Montana
  • Moon
  • Night
  • Nikita
  • Pepper
  • Queen
  • Rae
  • Rain
  • Raksha
  • Raven
  • Rogue
  • Saga
  • Sage
  • Sibi
  • Sierra
  • Silver
  • Skoll
  • Smoke
  • Snow
  • Spirit
  • Star
  • Storm
  • Sumeria
  • Swift
  • Tempest
  • Topaz
  • Tundra
  • Twilight
  • Una
  • Winter
  • Yuki
  • Zelda

Names That Mean Wolf

This list of names that mean wolf come from various languages and cultures. They either translate exactly to wolf or to some related meaning.

  • Accalia – She-wolf (Latin)
  • Adalwolf – Noble wolf (German)
  • Adalwolfa / Adolpha – Noble she-wolf (German)
  • Adolfo – Noble wolf (Latin)
  • Adolph / Adoff – Noble wolf (German)
  • Amaruq – Grey wolf (Inuit)
  • Amoux – Eagle wolf (French)
  • Arnou – Eagle wolf (French)
  • Bardawulf – Ax wolf (English)
  • Beowulf – Intelligent wolf (English)
  • Boris – Wolf, short (Russian)
  • Channing – Young wolf (Irish)
  • Channon – Young wolf (English)
  • Conan – Hound, wolf (Irish)
  • Connery – Wolf farmer (Celtic)
  • Connor – Wolf lover (Irish)
  • Eyolf – Lucky wolf (Norwegian)
  • Gonzalo – Wolf (Spanish)
  • Gorg – Wolf (Iranian)
  • Gunnolf – Fighting wolf (Norwegian)
  • Lelou / Leloo – Wolf (Chinook)
  • Lobo – Wolf (Spanish/Portuguese)
  • Lowell – Wolf cub / little wolf (Old French)
  • Lupo – Wolf (Italian)
  • Lupus – Wolf (Latin)
  • Nashoba – Wolf (Choctaw)
  • Odolf – Prosperous wolf (German)
  • Onai – Wolf (Tamil)
  • Ookami – Wolf (Japanese)
  • Rafe – Council of the wolf (German)
  • Raff – Red wolf (English)
  • Ralph – Wolf counsel, fearless advisor (English)
  • Rand / Randall – Shield wolf (Anglo-Saxon)
  • Randolph – House wolf, protector (English)
  • Raoul – Wolf council; red wolf (English)
  • Rodolfo – Famous wolf (Spanish)
  • Rolf – Red wolf (Teutonic)
  • Rolo – Famous wolf (Teutonic)
  • Rudolph – Famous wolf (Old German)
  • Skoll – Wolf that chased the sun (Norse)
  • Tamaska – Mighty wolf (Native American)
  • Ulmer – Fame of the wolf (English)
  • Ulfred – Wolf of peace (Old English)
  • Ulmer – Fame of the wolf (Norse)
  • Ulrich – Female wolf (English)
  • Vilkas – Wolf (Lithuanian)
  • Volk – Wolf (Slovenian)
  • Warg – Grey wolf, evil wolf (Norse)
  • Wilk – Wolf (Polish)
  • Wolfgang – Son of the wolf (German)
  • Wolfram – Wolf raven (Teutonic)
  • Wolfrik – Wolf ruler (German)
  • Woolsey – Victorious wolf (English)
  • Wulfgar – Wolf-like spear (English)
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Famous Wolves

Here is a list of some famous wolves from literature, movies, comics and video games. Did we miss any good ones? Let us know in the comments.

  • Akela – The Jungle Book
  • Aleu – Balto
  • Arcanine – Pokemon
  • Balto – Balto
  • Embry – Twilight
  • Ghost – Game of Thrones
  • Gmork – The Neverending Story
  • Greyback – Harry Potter
  • Greycub – The Cry of the Wolf
  • Grey Wind – Game of Thrones
  • Hollis – True Blood
  • Jenna – Balto
  • Kodi – Balto
  • Kodlak – Skyrim
  • Lady – Game of Thrones
  • Lobo – The Legend of Lobo
  • Lupin – Harry Potter
  • Maugrim – Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Moro – Princess Mononoke
  • Nighteyes – The Farseer Trilogy
  • Nymeria – Game of Thrones
  • Quigly – Wolf who plays Ghost in Game of Thrones
  • Raksha – The Jungle Book
  • Ralph Wolf – Loony Tunes
  • Rama – The Jungle Book
  • Riff Raff – Underdog
  • Rockruff – Pokemon
  • Ryder – True Blood
  • Scar Snout – The Rugrats Movie
  • Shaggydog – Game of Thrones
  • Sirius – Harry Potter
  • Skjor – Skyrim
  • Summer – Game of Thrones
  • Torvar – Skyrim
  • Two Socks – Dances with Wolves
  • Walter – Animaniacs
  • White Fang – Whitefang (book/movie)
  • Wilford Wolf – Animaniacs
  • Wolf O’Donnell – Star Fox

Werewolf Names

For a bonus we’ve added some werewolf names we found from tv, movies, books, and comics. Some of these might make great dog names as well, and you can try shortening them into a single name for something unique.

  • Aardwolf – Night Thrasher vol 2 (Marvel Comics)
  • Captain – Hellsing vol 3 (Dark Horse Comics)
  • David Kessler – An American Werewolf in London
  • Delphine Angua von Uberwald – Discworld by Terry Pratchett
  • Draugluin – From J.R.R. Tolkien’s Legendarium, sire of all werewolves of Beleriand, owned by Sauron
  • Evo – Gen 13 (DC Comics)
  • Fenrir Greyback – Harry Potter, werewolf involved with the Death Eaters
  • Jack Russell – Marvel Spotlight #2 (Marvel Comics)
  • Jeremy Danvers – Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
  • Lucian Greymark – From The Mortal Instruments
  • Michael Corvin – Underworld
  • Oz – Daniel “Oz” Osbourne, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Remus Lupin – Harry Potter, bitten by Fenrir Greyback
  • Ruby – Once Upon a Time (TV Show)

Funny Wolf Names

  • Beowulf
  • Bones
  • Dire
  • Diva
  • Chewie
  • Fluffy
  • Frosty
  • Fuzzy
  • Grey
  • Harry
  • Honeybear
  • Howl / Howler
  • Lil Red
  • Moon
  • Ninja
  • Peter
  • Porkchop
  • Ruff
  • Sheba
  • Shewolf
  • Snoop
  • Steppenwolf
  • Tim / Timber
  • Tinkerbell
  • Tiny
  • Virginia
  • Wolfman Jack
  • Wolverine

Hopefully you found some awesome ideas for wolf names above! If you have any more ideas feel free to contribute in the comments.

If you’re looking for more name ideas try Alaskan Dog Names, Native American Dog Names or a dog name search!

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43 Comments

  1. A.T

    This was really helpful!! I love all the names and is really helpful to me! I’m writing a story for fun and needed help with names and this really helped me! I look forward to updates on this website and hope you all the best!

  2. Sunspark The Alpha of crimson fangs

    MMMM perfect for the chapter book I’m making! I’m totally using some of these names in there. Look out for a wolf book called ‘Shaded sun’ in the future!!

  3. Logan May

    Y’all should look up your name in Hawaiian and nan your dog that mine is Lokana and that’s my wolfs name

  4. Moon Forest Wolf

    This is an amazing website! I am using it to make a book. I am Moon, and I am 18 years old. Thank you who ever made this. :)

  5. NamelessWolfAuthor

    There were some good ideas on here but nothing that would work for the book im writing. Ive been writing a few books and need new names for my characters.
    Also thought i should mention that Sirius Black was a Animagus who could become a dog, not a wolf.

  6. Bailey

    I LOVE THIS WEBSITE!!! SO MUCH!!!
    I love the name twilight and play as her in roblox but i did not know the name was on this webiste

  7. Scarlet

    I’m writing a book. Look out for Firestone in a few years! I really needed some wolf new and this is very helpful so thanks!🐺

  8. AnimalLover

    Ok this is helpful for a book Im doing. Im writing one about wolves so yeah this kinda helps thanks to whoever made this. I have an idea for your wolf. How about Kiba? It mean Fang In Japanese.

  9. Danya0515

    Hi y’all. I found some really good names like, Soren, Tiran, Atlas, Pandora, Crow, and Azrael. Oh, and I almost forgot Sarge. I hope you like my names. It took LONG to find them ;-;

  10. Mountain wolf

    This was really helpful for a novel I’m writing about wolves. :) Look for a wolf novel called “Broken moon” in the future!

  11. Aztec

    These names are awesom! i made a minecraft server and i have an army of wolves on it! almost all of their names came from this site. there are 41 wolves in this pack, 8 of which have come from my imaginaion, the other 33 from this site! thankyuuu!

  12. Fang

    Great names I now have names for my wolfs in my chapter book I am writing look for a book in the future called the Legends of the paw

  13. ninewildfowlers

    I see a lot of people are saying this wasn’t helpful because they need names for a novel. Well, I’m writing a novel and this was very useful! Thank you!

  14. Amethyst

    I agree with NineWildFowlers! I am writing a novel as well about a female wolf! Some of these names I am using for it. I noticed the main character is named Amethyst but you guys don’t have that name!

  15. Erin

    I really like the name Artic for a wolf.Btw (my name is ¨Erin¨ same per nounsement as Aaron)And I am 8yrs old im turning 9 on 11\1\2021. ;D

  16. Holly Shifflett

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