Wolf Names
More than 125 Wolf Dog Names

Wolves are relatives of dogs. And wolf names are quite popular for dogs as the two do look very similar. One big difference is that we can cuddle with dogs and not with wolves!

If you have a dog who is more like a wolf than a dog (and if he shares similar characteristics with his cousin), perhaps it would be a good idea to give him a name that’s rather “wolf-like.” Following are more than 125 options to consider.

There’s always the obvious choice like “Beowulf,” “Beast,” “Aspen” (perfect if the dog is a husky!), “Fang,” “Lobo,” or – what might be the most obvious wolf name – “Wolf” (or “Wolfy”).

But have you thought of actually giving it a contradicting name – just to break the system (and maybe confuse people)? How about “Buddy,” “Snowball” (again, perfect for a Husky), or “Puchi”?

An important tip to remember when naming your dog (even if he doesn’t look like a wolf) is to consider their personality. You can often determine a dog’s personality very early in their life, so don’t be in a big rush.

Wolf NamesMy sister has a black Labrador Retriever named Molly. One day, another abandoned black Lab wandered on to their property. After weeks of looking for his owner, they decided to keep him and they named him Buck.

The name suits Buck’s personality quite well and he seems to likes it, too. He answers to his new name, following training commands and acting as if Buck was his name all along.

Have fun exploring the Wolf Names list and, if you want to explore some of our more popular dog names lists, take a look at these:

Below is a list of more than 125 wolf names for your dog. Browse or study the list and have fun. If you don’t find a name you like, return to the main puppy names page for more than 4,000 fun and interesting options.

NameMeaning
AiyanaMeans “forever” or “flowering”
LeftyA nickname for someone who is left-handed
AkiraA manga series that is by Katsuhiro
AkinoA Japanese singer, song-writer, and lyricist
AlaskaOne of the 50 states
LexiCould be a shortened version of Alexis
LexisCould also be a shortened version of Alexis
LoganThere is an airport called Boston Logan International Airport
LokiLoki is a god in Norse mythology.
AlpineThere is a city in Texas called Alpine
LuigiMario and Luigi are the two main characters in Super Mario
AlusiaSome exotic name for a girl
LunaA nickname for the moon. This is one of my favorite wolf names.
LupeLupe Fiasco is an American rapper
LupinRemus Lupin is a character in Harry Potter
MalakaiMeans “my messenger”
AdimarIn German means “He whose battles have made him distinguished”
MapleLike maple syrup
MaverickA maverick is an unbranded cow, or steer
MayaForm of “May” Or “Maia”
MeekaA brand of sandal
ArchieArchie Andrews is a very famous comic book series
AriMeans “lion”. For the lion-like dog.
MidnaA main character from the Nintendo game, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
ArcticThe most northern part of the earth
MistyCovered in mist or dew
MitsuA shortened version of the word Mitsubishi
MoonThe night time light of the sky
AshkaAshka is the name of a Salon and Spa in canton Michigan
MooseA large deer; an elk
AspenA city in Colorado
NadiaMeans “hope”
AuraMeans “glowing light”
NalaSumbas girlfriend in The Lion King
AviAn author of books for children and teens
AykaShort for “Ayaka” which means “flower” in Japanese
BaltoA famous Siberian Husky sled dog. Balto is popular on the husky dog names list, and is a great addition to the wolf names list.
NomadSomeone who travels all over the place not permanently ever settling down
BearA very large mammal that is known for stealing food from camp grounds  
BaronMeans “free man”, or “free warrior”
BeauAnother name for a boyfriend
OnyxA form of quartz
OkamiJapanese word for “wolf”. Great name for hunting dogs
Black IceA clear sheet of ice on the road that isn’t actually black and it is very dangerous to drive when it is on the road
BenShort form of “Benjamin” or “Benedict”
OrcaA type of whale
BlitzenOne of Santa Claus’ reindeers
BreezeA gentle wind. A cool addition to the wolf names list (pun intended).
RoseLovely flower in varying colors of red, white, yellow, pink
RykaA variation for “Reika” which means “fresh flower”
BusterNickname used for a fellow or tough (or dog, that is)
SableWith a black coat
CariShort form of “Carrie”
SaphiraA variation of the precious stone “sapphire”
ChewyFor the dog who loves chewing things?; can also be shortened form of Star Wars’ Chewbacca
SaskyaMeans “Saxon woman”
SeskaCan be a variation of “Saskya”
ChronosThe personification of time; also a supervillan in DC Comics
CloudA dog that seemningly looks like a puff of cloud
CopperWith a red-brown coat
SheiCan be short for “Shiela” which means “heaven”
DakotaBrave and unbeatable warrior
DasherOne of Santa Claus’ reindeers
SikuGreat name for a big dog, preferably one with a white coat
SilverA shiny grayish-white metal
DeltaThe fourth letter of the Greek alphabet 
SkyThe celestial dome. Can also mean to hit a ball into the air
SloanMeans “expedition” or “invasion”
SmokeySimlar to that of a smoke; like having smokey fur (or eyes?)
SnowballThat little fluffy dog that you can effortlessly roll into a snowball
DiamondOne of the most-loved gems in the world; also is the hardest
DesotoA now defunct brand of automobile based in the United States
StormViolent; leaves everything in chaos, just like in a storm’s aftermath
DonderOne of Santa Claus’ reindeers
DwanProbably a variation of “Dwyn” which means “to steal”
SukiJapanese for “beloved”
DukeA male ruler
DuchessThe Duke’s partner. Need a pair of wolf names? This is a perfect pick.
EchoA reverberating sound. In Greek mythology, also nymph who sorrowed from unrequited love until the only thing that remained was her voice
TankA large receptacle or storage chamber (probably for food)
EclipseRare, just like an eclipse
EdgeMeans “border” or “end of a surface”
TeekoIntelligent and strategic, just like the game
ElectraFull of life and viracity. Can also be named for a dog owned by a Carmen Electra fan
TevaHerew for “nature”
TimberA hardwood
EstonaFemale version of “Easton” which means “from the East Town”
FlashQuick as lightning
TitusA Roman emperor
TitanWith very great strength, intellect, or importance
ToddMeans “fox”
TonkaAn American toy company  known for its toy trucks and construction equipment
FrostyThe snowman with “a button nose” and a “jolly, happy soul”
GageMeans “measurer”
TundraA vast, flat, treeless Arctic region with frozen subsoil
GhostSeemingly like a sprit or soul of a deceased person
GlacierA slowly moving mass or river of ice
WillowWith spikey fur, just like the tree
WinterThat time of the year when its freezing and everything’s blanketed in white
WhisperSpeaks (or barks, that is) very softly
GraceMeans “charm”; can also mean “gift”
GraniteVery hard and impenetrable
GypsyA traveller with dark skin and hair
HaliGreek for “sea”
ZeldaGerman for “woman warrior”; for owners obsessed with “The Legend of Zelda” video games
ZoeyGreek for “life”
HawkPossessing keen sense, just like a hawk; perfect name for a guard dog 
HeraA goddess and the wife of Zeus in Greek mythology. (She is also Zeus’ sister, just so you know). Gods and goddesses are popular as wolf names.
JadeGemstone with a lovely green hue
JadenA combination of “Jay” and “Aiden”. Perfect if these were the names of the parents of the dog
JavaAn island in Indonesia; also a caffeinated beverage
JunoThe goddess of marriage and childbirth
KasperA variation of “Casper”, popularly known as the friendly ghost
KatoLatin for “good judgement”
KeanuFor the dog owner who is a big fan of the movie “The Matrix” and Keanu Reeves
KeekoCan be a variation of “Keiko” which means “blessing”
KeeshaA variation of “Keisha” which means “her life”
KeevaMeans kind, beautiful, and gentle
KenyaA country in Africa; Hebrew for “animal horn”; Japanese for “wise”
KianaMeans “living with grace”
KodiakAn island in Alaska; also a kind of bear
LeahIn Hebrew, means “weary”
ShikaShort for “Shikamaru” which means “as a deer” in Japanese
NanookThe master of polar bears in Inuit mythology
MahikaMeans “earth goddess”
NadieMeans “hope”; can also be another form of “Nadia” which means “no one”

Can’t find the name you like on the Wolf names list? Don’t give up. Return to main Puppy Names page here with more than 4000 options. And, if you have a great name, tell us about it!

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