We all know about dogs, the fun loving creatures that people adopt as companions, but are you aware that they originated from wolves? We expect the classic breeds that are the most dominant, such as the Siberian husky, to have wolves as their ancestors, but what about your tiny Pomeranian or Chihuahua who will always stay small? That little dog also came from wolves, even if it was thousands of years down their ancestry line.
Thousands of years ago, wolves became domesticated by the people around them. These wolves were then bred over and over to create all different kinds of wolves or rather to create the dogs we know today. Nowadays, we have dogs that still resemble wolves like the husky and the Malamute.
Many people like to name their wolf-looking breed something that references their great ancestors. Other dog owners will name their small dogs something along the lines of wolf lingo as a silly way to name their pipsqueak. Below we will give you several wolf names for your pup that will remind you of their wolf background in the most unique way possible!
Favorite Names For Your Wolf Dog
Looking for a name that is cute but not too out there? Even if you don’t literally have a wolf dog, these are 90 of our favorite wolf-sounding names:
Male Wolf Names And Female Wolf Names
Some dog-owners prefer to name their dog based upon what gender they are. Luckily, we have a list of recommended wolf sounding names for both genders. These names that mean wolf, or sound like them in some way, will be sure to bring out the feminine or masculine side of your dog.
- Bobby J
- Don Mack
Wolf Names For Dogs In Different Languages
One of the most unique ways to acquaint your dog’s name to a wolf is to name your dog “wolf” but in a language other than the standard English version. Below is a list of the word “wolf” in several unique languages.
Language Origin Word for “Wolf”
|Albanian||ujk / vjuk|
|Apache||ba’cho, ba’uchaahi, ma’cho|
|Central India||nekra, bighana, hurar|
|Kiliwa||mlti’ tay / mlti’ pelas msaap|
|Korean||iri / neuk dae|
|Lakota tanka||suuk manitu|
|Malaysia (Bahasa Melayu / Malay)||serigala|
|Nahuatl||cuetlachtli / nexcoyotl|
|Quechua||atuc / intutu / lubu|
|Slovakian||vlk (obyca iny)|
|Swedish||ulv / varg|
|Tarahumara||naríbochi / naríwari|
|Turkish||kurt (modern) or böri (ancient/traditional)|
|Zapoteco Cajono||bez beco’|
Popular Media Wolf Names
A fun way to name your dog is to reference a famous wolf from your favorite movie, book, mythology, or even a well-known National Park wolf. Whether it be a cartoon, nature documentary, or a classic show like as Game of Thrones, you can be sure to find a famous wolf in some of the media you consume. A famous wolf name can be a fun conversation starter with friends and acquaintances who hear your dog’s name. These names come from the most famous wolves we could find.
- Aragh / Aargh
- Baree Baree, Son of Kazan
- Big Bad Wolf
- Bigby Wolf
- Brokefang and Frostfur
- Brynach and Briavel
- Custer Wolf
- Garmr (different sources call Garmr either a wolf or a dog)
- Hati Hróðvitnisson
- Hexham wolf
- Huttser and Palla
- Lobo the King of Currumpaw
- OR-7 (also known as Journey)
- Three Toes of Harding County
- Tiger of Sabrodt
- Wepwawet Akela
- Wexham wolf – also known as A1 Wexy, DJ on A1 Radio
- White Fang
Unique Ancient Dog Names That Mean Wolf
Below is a list of wolf names derived from ancient wolf encounters with humans. These names that mean wolf would stand out amongst other dogs and they provide a great story to tell to your friends.
Strong Dog Names
If you are searching for a wolf name, that typically means you are searching for a powerful, or strong name for your pet. These names will bring the powerful and strong wolf nature out from within your pet through their new name.
Names Based On Nature
Wolves are known for their presence in different natural landscapes throughout the earth. What better way to pay tribute to a wolf than to name your dog after different nature names? Below we provide some unique nature-based names for your dog.
Go Name Your Dog With One Of These Cool Wolf Names
These names are all recommendations to give your dog a name that represents their ancient ancestor, the wolf. Any of these names would be a wonderful way to honor your pets ancestors in a creative and unique way.
Now that you have several ideas for wolf-like names for your dog, we hope you will be able to name your new, furry friend easily. Tell us in the comments below what name you like best, or what name you used to name your dog.
Do you not see a wolf name that suits your taste? Maybe you decided a wolf name is not right for your dog. If either of these pertain to you, check out our other articles for dog name ideas.