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300+ Wolf Names and Meanings (From Alaska to Zion)

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My name is Tatiana, but my friends and family call me Tutta. I love writing articles that bring a little creativity to everyday life.

wolf-names

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 an area populated by wolves, 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 the 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!

wolf-names

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

wolf-names

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

© 2014 Tatiana

Comments

Acid the wolf on August 31, 2020:

I needed a name for a wolf i was making in a book.I chose kavik.Thank you!

Livi the Wolf on August 20, 2020:

I am a Werewolf. I found this site to be helpful and I am now Kanika the black wolf.

RobloxWolfGamer on August 14, 2020:

I play Roblox, I love it sooo much.

I came to this website expecting a very crappy site, and instead found hundreds of names for the roleplay games that have either dogs or wolves.

I am very satisfied with this site, I would give it two paws up.

Roblox Username;

RescuerOfDogz

Wolfie on August 11, 2020:

A nice website.... very clever and handy for my stories

bad company on August 02, 2020:

My giant timber wolf 's name is Bubsy.

Robert G on August 02, 2020:

My wolf was called Moituk

xX_.wolf_pup._Xx on July 29, 2020:

My spirit animal is a Wolf so I was looking for names for a white Wolf with Blue eyes

Z33dbakay on July 28, 2020:

I want to look at wolf names because I seeing my spirt animal witch is a wolf Im trying to figure out a name for him.

Jbird on July 14, 2020:

I wanted to look at these wolf names because i am creating this fictional wolf pack called the NightHowler Pack and i am a white female with gold eyes and i was thinking of a forein name like mabye Ukariey for me and my mate would be black with dark green eyes but i couldnt think of a forein name for him so can anyone please cone up with a FOREIN name for him i would be very great full

Birchfeather warrior of Oakclan on June 23, 2020:

I absolutely Love wolves, this is the year of the wolf for me... I wrote a research paper about their return to Yellowstone. @Mia I soooo agree

Shane on June 22, 2020:

Alaska is a unisex name. Should it be on both the male and female names list?

%Lil_Circuit% on June 04, 2020:

I just got a Wolf Plush and I needed a Name and i picked Pheonix.

Mia on May 27, 2020:

i adore wolves theres something special about them that i love about

Juniper on May 25, 2020:

omg thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooomuch for these names cause I'm trying to make a new wolf on a game called wolf quest and I couldn't think of a name for the new wolf but I found this website and it helped me alooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot.

NanjaBizz on May 23, 2020:

Hi.

See lots of people love the names. I do too. Also, the Anita - Wolf reunion is so cute. I want a Wolf friend, #1 on my wish list. So yea. Bye.

Karmen Bloss on April 23, 2020:

I am going to be a girl that just loves wolves and I will do anything to change my name that means a little so thank you for this.

Thank you! on March 24, 2020:

Thanks this helped me with a book I am in the process of writing and another book I am working on is "Nine Lives" the main character is Timber a house cat who escaped from his evil owner and now lives with a cat named Oscura.

Wolf lover on March 17, 2020:

Great names! Can I use some for my book? Do you have any suggestions or tips?

She wolf pack on March 15, 2020:

My name is Alpha love the names! :)

Anonymous on March 10, 2020:

Here’s some good rp games:

Rolblox: Yellowstone (Great Wolf game for serious roleplayers who like to be realistic, Most of the people here have unique characters and names and it’s easy to find a rp since people are quite inclusive) Farm world (Good for roleplayers who aren’t as serious about role playing and it has great graphics)

Animal jam play wild(Good for people who are starting to learn to rp and quite enjoyable yet people will be toxic if ya don’t got good items)

Good roleplay names:

Kitsune

Reaper

Avalanche

Kitty

Fox

Halo

Banshee

(That’s all thx for reading my novel)

Wolf man is cool on February 22, 2020:

My wolfs name is white fang

angel wolfgirl on February 20, 2020:

i love this names!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Nerd on January 29, 2020:

thank you for this, I will make sure to bookmark this. Perfect for my wolf book.

waqar on January 16, 2020:

My wolf is a little bit black, purple, and red, as she is a Night wolf. My avatar is named Anubis, Zelda, or Constellation as she has royalty in her blood, and is a fierce wolf presence or entity. She watches other wolves or humans sleep through their windows. She has or USED to have a mate named Solar Flare, meaning sun flares, then she killed solar flair, but she was friends ever since pre-school, she killed him for a mate named Sun. Sun is a Horse that was her Best friend, and SUN is a female.I found some names here wolfnames.org .Some cool ideas can bring better way.

Sir loves wolves on December 13, 2019:

I so needed that

Nymiria on November 27, 2019:

I was looking for nymiria

Im a furry lover on November 21, 2019:

I like the names they are indeed very interesting. I have 4 pups of my own and their names are Astrid,Beetle,Zeze and Scorpio.

RK on November 04, 2019:

This was very interesting my favorite table was the fantasy table, All of these will be helpful for my book.

Wolf lover on November 03, 2019:

Neat not many English origin

Luke Starcraft Oberst on October 21, 2019:

I named my wolf pocket

Isabella from Canada on October 16, 2019:

I love this, I like how you formatted it into a table, I personally like the name Fenrir.

My BFs dog is named Loki and the other Fenrir.

A good name for two dogs that would be cute is Hati ('hate') and Skoll.

Aurora on September 08, 2019:

Thank you soo much! This was so helpful for my book! I chose quicksilver! Still looking for last name but thank you!

:3

xXBroken_GlitchXx on July 14, 2019:

omg do you pay wildcraft

Madison Loeffler on July 01, 2019:

my wolfdog looked at me just now when i asked if he wanted to have another buddy to play with and he barked i said i would name it Spirit echo. By the way, look out for my new book, How my nickname became Fangs

Fangs (alpha) on July 01, 2019:

My wolfdogs are named Fang, Alaska, and Tidal. This is a very good place for authors like me to find new names

James on June 25, 2019:

Another for males is Armstrong and for both genders are Shadow

Crystal on May 29, 2019:

Another female and male name for wolves is Crystal and Thistle

Jade on May 24, 2019:

I love this sight it’s so fun to go to and see all the animal names. This so so cool.

Shanta on May 14, 2019:

I like the name kylo for a Male wolf and the name storm for a female wolf

WildCraft on May 03, 2019:

I love wolfs but you need Badass names or killer names

Luna on May 03, 2019:

Do you play wolf qwest play it some time

Anonymous on April 25, 2019:

This was extremely helpful I love wolves and I'm trying to write a fictional book about wolves. Thank you so much!

banana on April 22, 2019:

i am an author who writes fictional stories that are mostly about wolves. This has helped me pick some names. Thank you.

Anubis on April 18, 2019:

My wolf is a little bit black, purple, and red, as she is a Night wolf. My avatar is named Anubis, Zelda, or Constellation as she has royalty in her blood, and is a fierce wolf presence or entity. She watches other wolves or humans sleep through their windows. She has or USED to have a mate named Solar Flare, meaning sun flares, then she killed solar flair, but she was friends ever since pre-school, she killed him for a mate named Sun. Sun is a Horse that was her Best friend, and SUN is a female.

J on April 17, 2019:

They had names of some GOT characters but they should've had the name of Arya's wolf, Nymeria

The Great Unknown on April 04, 2019:

A name i like but that wasn't mentioned is Timber.

I think it could be used for a slightly reddish brown wolf, like in the book I'm writing. Theres another name I like and it suits a brave male pup, Archie. It's kind of cute and odd at the same time. Moonshine also sounds pretty. C:

Person on April 04, 2019:

Firestar is from warriors

Warrior of animals on April 02, 2019:

I think a good name for my wolf(he is red and a little bit orange) is Firestar

Galaxy on March 03, 2019:

It helped me with my game wolfquest! Thx

Aurora on February 27, 2019:

I found my name after ash it Aurora

Akari on February 22, 2019:

Me and my friend are doing a continuation of our favorite modern Norse mythology series, we can use some of these names for the characters!!! Thx

Yuki on February 07, 2019:

These names will help me when I go to live with the wolves.

WolfLover1 on February 02, 2019:

I love it, i needed names for a book. This is suuuuper useful.

Also i can't spell apparently so plz ignore any typos, i don't even know how to use the word typos correctly i think.

Peggy the squawking chicken reading books on January 19, 2019:

Ice-Crystal maybe

Galaxy (alpha) on January 11, 2019:

This helped me cause I have few characters that needed to be named and they are wolves

Echo on December 27, 2018:

Echo...

Which way that i'm a female..

idc

Midnight Rain on December 27, 2018:

Midnight Rain...

Either Way It's Not Any Of The Choices Apart From This Selection...

Blank on December 23, 2018:

I’m trying to make an incredible fictional story but I needed a name for the main character.This could be helpful for someone like me

shaylyn on December 13, 2018:

cute

WUbuttercup on November 18, 2018:

Yeah this really helped, I needed names for my wolves in a game called wolfquest.

Angel Wolf on November 12, 2018:

I like the names White Fang and Spirit. It was hard to choose which one. So I chose to make up a name, it was Spirit Fang. Thanks for the help!

ZoiyaAphmauFan on November 03, 2018:

What about having the name Aaron for the wolf.I picked it out from Aphmau on YouTube.

The Wolf Girl on October 28, 2018:

I went with Athena

Alicia Rose Harrell from Central Oklahoma on October 12, 2018:

Great hub! :D

Oof on October 12, 2018:

Thank youuuu! I found a name for my wolf oc! I went with echo! This helped a lot!

.+*MoonLightShadowWolf*+. on September 28, 2018:

I found this site very useful, I chose Blaise even though it is not on the list it means fire and Kali which means Devourer Of Time.

Dakota on September 24, 2018:

I like Dakota and Sierra I used this to find my name for a game thank u so much.

Boop on September 23, 2018:

I have a male wolf dog and i named him Quinn and i think you should add the name Quinn

Unknown on September 22, 2018:

love it! there's SO many names and I got so many ideas for this book I'm working on publishing. thank you so much for all the ideas! i only just started writing my book in seventh grade and I'm now in eighth grade though. i also had a few other names you could use like Blade, Azeroth, Nyla, Yuki, Sharp, Saber/Sabre, Pandora, Frostline, Melody, Talon, Rune, Chaos, Unknown (like me), and more

Trisha Maine on September 16, 2018:

Love all the names but I named mine Meiko

Akela on September 02, 2018:

I chose Akela, and it is now my name!

She wolf on August 25, 2018:

Cool now my Wolf oc name is shadow

hi on August 22, 2018:

Why not add october or white storm or stone chucky

chucky

myh on July 09, 2018:

why not add alaska or luni

Juni on July 05, 2018:

Why isn't Scar, Nova or Bolt here?

Ariana soibatian on February 03, 2018:

Pawsome wolf names!!!!!

xXWolfLoverXx on January 16, 2018:

I love all of the names you put on here and It was hard to choose one so I went with Athena, Apollo, Willow and Ash. Thanks for making this website it was way easier to find some great wolf names.

Nobody on December 17, 2017:

I am going to use some of these names in a story I am writing.

Wolf Girl on December 15, 2017:

I chose "Sakata" which means "Brave Warrior"

Aaron on November 25, 2017:

I chose nanook off the movie The Lost Boys

Wolf master on November 13, 2017:

Blizzard

Though it's not in the list

aislinn on November 06, 2017:

I choose phoenix even though I am a girl

Wolves four life on October 09, 2017:

I chose Echo, even tho I am a girl

Susan hoxsey on September 19, 2017:

I picked Ragnvard meaning powerful fighter origin Sweden.

Ashlyn on August 28, 2017:

I picked topaz

Arrow on June 01, 2017:

I chosen trigger

Sadie Duke from Paris,Tn on March 21, 2017:

Wow,Awesome Site!

Liam on September 24, 2016:

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

katey on June 06, 2016:

i went with dawn and echo

g.may@ncw.k12.mn.us on January 05, 2016:

i thought it was cute

Laura on February 15, 2015:

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

Nell Rose from England on July 11, 2014:

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