My name is Tatiana, but my friends and family call me Tutta. I love writing articles that bring a little creativity to everyday life.
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 are a bunch more good wolf names!
Male Wolf Names
Female Wolf Names
Names That Mean Wolf
Noble she wolf
Council of the wolf
Fame of the wolf
House wolf, protector
Native American Wolf Names
Allies or friends
Warrior spirit who sings
Names Based on Color
Grey battle maid
The black one, devourer of time
Little red one
Famous Fictional Wolves
The Jungle Book
The Cry of the Wolf
Kävik the Wolf Dog
The Legend of Lobo
Once Upon a Time
Dances with Wolves
Legendary Greek war hero
Name of dance to prepare warriors for war
Warrior spirit who sings
Warrior god of the sky and rain
Name of a warrior
Gigantic grey wolf
God of the dead
Son of Zeus, god of music
Daughter of Zeus, goddess of wisdom
Fen-dweller, monstrous wolf
Ravenous or greedy one, accompany Odin
Ravenous or greedy one, accompany Odin
He Who Hates, Enemy
Wife of Zeus
King of the Æsir, god of war and death
Twin brother of Romulus, killed by brother
Twin brother of Remus, founder and first king of Rome
Female shaman and seer
Grey wolf, evil wolf
War and funerary god whose name means “opener of the roads
God of lightning and fire
God of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods
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. After all, 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!
© 2014 Tatiana
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.
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
NanjaBizz on May 23, 2020:
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:
(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!
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:
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:
Which way that i'm a female..
Midnight Rain on December 27, 2018:
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:
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
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:
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:
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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!