300+ Wolf dog names: A list of the best names for pet wolves

Wolf dogs are canines that deserve unique and wild names, but choosing an appropriate moniker for them can be difficult.

To help you on this quest, we’ve made an extensive list of the best wolf-dog names for you to choose from.

Four goofy Siberian Huskies posing for a portrait with lavender behind
Portrait of Siberian Huskies smiling

The wolf names below are suitable to wolf-like dogs, too, such as Alaskan Malamutes and German Shepherds.

How do you pick the right name for your wolf dog?

If picking the perfect name for your wolf dog seems impossible, we recommend limiting the amount of time searching for names.

Instead, list a few that you like then try each one out on your dog. Say it out loud and see if your pup reacts or if it feels right for you.

While you shouldn’t change your dog’s name constantly, taking a few days to try a variety of names is perfectly fine. But if you can decide sooner, the better.

This also applies when adopting a dog. It’s best to give that pooch a fresh start from its past and negative experiences associated with its old name.

Once you’ve settled on a name, you have to teach it to your fido.

Be careful, though, because it’s easy for any dog to interpret things differently. So steer clear of names that sound like common commands such as sit, stay, or up.

If your furball reacts or looks at you when you mention his name, reward him with a treat, a cuddle, or praise.

You can watch this helpful video that gives tips on how to teach your dog his or her name:

Famous Wolf Dog names

There are a few famous wolf dogs that you may recognize from this list.

Some famous wolves are from literature, video games, comics, movies, or TV shows. Balto and WhiteFang are two of the few wolf dogs that have made a significant splash in Hollywood.

There’s also Raksha and Rama from The Jungle Book, and of course, The Legend of Lobo.

Other wolf-dog character names that we think are worthy of mentioning are:

  1. Arcanine and Rockruff (Pokemon)
  2. Jacob and Embry (Twilight Saga)
  3. Ghost, Lady, Nymeria, Summer, and Grey Wind (Game of Thrones)
  4. Gmork (The Neverending Story)
  5. Sirius and Greyback (Harry Potter)
  6. Greycub (The Cry of the Wolf)
  7. Hollis and Ryder (True Blood)
  8. Kodlak, Torvar, and Skjor (Skyrim)
  9. Moro (Princess Mononoke)
  10. Nighteyes (The Farseer Trilogy)
  11. Riff Raff (Underdog)
  12. Scar Snout (The Rugrats Movie)
  13. Walter and Wilford Wolf (Animaniacs)
  14. Wolf O’ Donnell (Star Fox)
  15. Ralph Wolf (Looney Tunes)

Are werewolves sort of your thing? Here are some werewolf names we found that you can also shorten to make it extraordinary:

  1. Ruby (Once Upon a Time)
  2. Remus Lupin and Fenrir Greyback (Harry Potter)
  3. Oz (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  4. Michael Corvin (Underworld)
  5. Lucian Greymark (The Mortal Instruments)
  6. Evo (Gen 13)
  7. Draugluin (Legendarium)

If you want to name your little wolfy from Instagram-famous wolfdogs, or other online platforms, here are some of the most popular:

  1. Loki (based on the famous trickster of Norse mythology)
  2. Honza and Sitka
  3. Archer
  4. Njord – A French-based wolfdog
  5. Khloe, Leonidas, Aurora

There’s also Mishka, from the famous talking Siberian Husky meme and the name means bear in Russian.

Or take a cue from real-life wolf dogs such as:

  1. Tukkie
  2. Sun of Malikye
  3. Sasha Marie
  4. Priscilla
  5. Nannu
  6. Nakomi
  7. Nahina Natani
  8. Kota
  9. Koara
  10. Shawna
  11. Deogee
An Alaskan Malamute walking on tall grass
Alaskan Malamute walking outdoors

A list of good and best wolf-dog names

You may have an actual wolf pet, but there are also small dogs to giant breeds that have wolvish features. That’s why we collected names that will suit wolves based on appearance, color, locations, and other languages.

Wolf dog names inspired by the size

Wolf dogs are way bigger than other large dog breeds, so there’s probably nothing more imposing than Inuit wolf dogs.

  1. Titan
  2. Vulcan
  3. Goliath
  4. Tank
  5. Shamu
  6. Lycan
  7. Jumbo
  8. Hulk
  9. Hercules
  10. Horatio
  11. Jupiter
  12. Maximus
  13. Everest
  14. Colossus
  15. Clifford 

Wolf dog names based on appearance & color

Do you have a white wolf dog? Maybe a fur baby with blue eyes? One of these great names will show that you’re proud of your fur baby’s looks.

  1. Ivory
  2. Winter
  3. Tundra
  4. Snowy or Snow
  5. Snowflake
  6. Snow White
  7. Sable
  8. Puff or Poof
  9. Mayo
  10. Leopard
  11. Glow
  12. Feather
  13. Custard
  14. Cream Puff
  15. Bear
  16. Artic
  17. Midnight
  18. Ice
  19. Angora
  20. Blizzard
  21. Blue

Names that mean wolf in other languages

Want to go eccentric? These monickers that mean wolves in other languages will make any dog stand out. From Italian to Greek, your fido will be unique!

  1. Lyall (Scottish)
  2. Agwang (African)
  3. Dacinana: (Romanian)
  4. Guadalupe (Arabic)
  5. Lupa (Latin)
  6. Lipita (Spanish)
  7. Otsana (Baque)
  8. Ralphina (English)
  9. Ula (Old English)
  10. Ulrica (Swedish)
  11. Ylva (Scandinavian)
  12. Okami (Japanese)
  13. Okwaho (Iroquoian
  14. Eyolf (Norwegian)
  15. Channon (English)
  16. Waya (Cherokee)
  17. Dagda (Irish)
  18. Lycidas (Greek)

For your noble wolf, you can try the names Adalwolf or Adalwolfa, Adolph, Adoff, Adolpha, Adolfa, or Adolfo, and Bardalph.

A German Shepherd being aggressive while standing on the grass
A German Shepherd bearing his teeth while on a grass field

Wolf dog names inspired by the word ”warrior” in different languages

We often see wolves fight side by side with their human, so it’s best to consider the fire your little fighter has when picking his name.

  1. Elda (Italian)
  2. Zelda or Hida (German)
  3. Xena or Diomedes (Greek)
  4. Tarik (Egyptian)
  5. Sakata (Japanese)
  6. Rek (Danish)
  7. Ragnvard (Swedish)
  8. Percival (French)
  9. Oskari (Finnish)
  10. Lilka (Polish)
  11. Indra or Bali (Hindu)
  12. Hototo (Hopi)
  13. Haka (Maori)
  14. Gideon (Hebrew)
  15. Calhoun (Irish)

Native American names for wolf dogs

Wolfy dogs have been a part of history and you may be a days-of-yore buff. Kiowa is a Native American tribe or the Nashoba wolf, but here are more Native names with their meanings:

  1. Abedabun (“dawn; the sight of the day”)
  2. Abeque (“stays at home”)
  3. Achak (“spirit”)
  4. Adsila (“blossom”)
  5. Ailen or Aylen (“clear” or “happiness”)
  6. Aiyanna (“ever-blooming”) 
  7. Alameda (“grove of cottonwood”)
  8. Alaqua (“sweet gum tree”)
  9. Alsoome (“independent”) 
  10. Amadayh (“forest water”)
  11. Aponi, Kimama, or Kimimela (“butterfly”)
  12. Awanata (“turtle”)
  13. Awentia or Awinita (“fawn”)
  14. Ayasha or Ayashe (“little one”)
  15. Calfuray (“violet”)
  16. Cha’risa (“elk”)
  17. Chepi (“fairy”)
  18. Chosovi or Doli (“bluebird”)
  19. Chosposi (“bluebird eye”)
  20. Chumana (“snake maiden”)
  21. Chumani (“dewdrops”)
  22. Dusi (“snake flower”)
  23. Donoma (“sight of the sun”)
  24. Ehawee (“laughing maiden”)
  25. Galilahi (“attractive”)
  26. Honovi (“strong deer”)
  27. Hurit (“beautiful”)
  28. Huyana (“falling rain”)
  29. Isi (“deer”)
  30. Jaci (“moon”)
  31. Kanchina (“sacred dancer)
  32. Kai (“willow tree”) 
  33. Kaliska (“coyote chasing deer”)
  34. Kanti (“sings”) 
  35. Kasa (“dressed in furs”)
  36. Kateri (“pure”)
  37. Kaya (“elder sister”)
  38. Kimi (“secret”)
  39. Kiwidinok (“of the wind.”)
  40. Koko (“night”)
  41. Lenmana (“flute girl”)
  42. Liluye (“singing chicken hawk that soars”)
  43. Litonya (“darting hummingbird”)
  44. Lomahongva ( “beautiful clouds arising”)
  45. Macawi (“generous”)
  46. Maiara (“wise”)
  47. Maka (“earth”)
  48. Makawee (“mothering”)
  49. Malila (“fast salmon swimming up a rippling stream”)
  50. Mansi (“plucked flower”)
  51. Mapiya (“sky”)
  52. Migina (“returning moon”)
  53. Migisi (“eagle”)
  54. Mimiteh (“new moon”)
  55. Misae (“white sun”)
  56. Moema (“sweet”)
  57. Muna (“overflowing spring”) 
  58. Nadie “wise”)
  59. Nahimana (“mystic”)
  60. Naira (“big eyes”)
  61. Namid (“star dancer”)
  62. Nascha (“owl”)
  63. Nay (“I love you”)
  64. Niabi (“fawn”)
  65. Nidawi (“fairy”)
  66. Nina (“fire”) 
  67. Nita (“bear”) 
  68. Nittawosew (“she is not sterile”)
  69. Nizhoni (“beautiful”)
  70. Njlon (“mistress”)
  71. Nova (“chases butterflies”)
  72. Nukpana (“evil”)
  73. Nummes (“sister”)
  74. Nuttah (“my heart)”
  75. Odahingum (“rippling water”)
  76. Ominotago (“beautiful voice”)
  77. Taima (“thunder”)
  78. Tiva (“dance”)
  79. Tutanka (“”big beast”)

Speaking of Americans, names within the US could work, too, such as Tacoma, Kodiak, Alaska, Dallas, Yukon, Alpine, and Dakota.

Mythical names for wolf dogs

If you like mythical creatures, maybe even mythology. Check out this list:

  1. Amarok
  2. Ares
  3. Asena
  4. Apollo
  5. Chronos
  6. Cronus
  7. Fenrir
  8. Garmr
  9. Geri
  10. Hera
  11. Freki
  12. Hati Hróðvitnisson
  13. Juno
  14. Odin
  15. Rhea
  16. Sköll
  17. Thor
  18. Tyr
  19. Warg
  20. Wepwawet 
  21. Akela
  22. Zeus
An adorable Siberian Husky puppy on a field
A Siberian Husky puppy with blue eyes standing with flowers

Wolf dog names after trees

As wild animals typically found in forests, naming them after trees can often befitting:

  1. Acacia
  2. Arborvitae
  3. Ash
  4. Aspen
  5. Basswood
  6. Beech
  7. Birch
  8. Butternut
  9. Black Cherry
  10. Cherry
  11. Celtic
  12. Chestnut
  13. Cottonwood
  14. Cucumber 
  15. Elm
  16. Balsam Fir
  17. Hawthorn
  18. Hemlock
  19. Hickory
  20. Hophornbeam
  21. Hornbeam
  22. Larch
  23. Black Locust
  24. Honey-Locust
  25. Maples
  26. Oak
  27. Black Oak
  28. Chestnut Oak
  29. Northern Red Oak
  30. Scarlet Oak
  31. White Oak
  32. Eastern White Pine
  33. Pitch Pine
  34. Red Pine
  35. Eastern Redcedar
  36. Sassafras
  37. Shadbush
  38. Red Spruce
  39. White Spruce
  40. Sycamore
  41. Tulip Tree
  42. Black Walnut

You can also consider names from nature like Willow, Shadow, Newt, River, Rain, Autumn, and Cloud.

Names perfect for alpha wolf dogs

For the strong leader of the pack, this list includes wolf names that are subtle yet powerful. For alpha female wolves:

  1. Agatha
  2. Andromeda
  3. Athena
  4. Bonnie
  5. Cleopatra or Cleo
  6. Delilah
  7. Demi
  8. Destiny
  9. Duchess
  10. Eden
  11. Electra
  12. Etta
  13. Eyolf
  14. Felicity
  15. Freya
  16. Frida
  17. Genesis
  18. Geneva
  19. Harlow
  20. Huntress
  21. Jada or Jade
  22. Leia
  23. Luna
  24. Yara
  25. Beta
  26. Khaleesi
  27. Storm
  28. Terra

And for alpha male wolves:

  1. Aerie
  2. Alder
  3. Ash
  4. Echo
  5. Justice
  6. Kennedy
  7. Major
  8. Pyro
  9. Sarge
  10. Stark
  11. Valor
  12. Chief
  13. Hawk
  14. Spartan
  15. Amaruq
  16. Bernulf
  17. Bleiz
  18. Brute
  19. Caesar
  20. King
  21. Moses
  22. Napoleon
  23. Pharaoh
  24. Prince
  25. Theo
  26. Titus

Cute wolf-dog names male and female wolves

Just because they look daunting, doesn’t mean you can’t give your wolf a cute name.

  1. Dash
  2. Fluffy or Fluff
  3. Chewie or Chewy
  4. Honeybear
  5. Fuzzy
  6. Bean or Jellybean
  7. Cupcake
  8. Mittens
  9. Mouse
  10. Peanut
  11. Basil
  12. Comet
  13. Orbit
  14. Rune
  15. Dazzle
  16. Dandelion
  17. Otter
  18. Maple
  19. Lynx
A German Shepherd standing with owner holding its leash
A purebred German Shepherd with its owner standing outdoors

Tough-sounding names for wolf dogs

There’s no denying that wolves are tough, but if you want everyone to know that just by saying your pet’s name, here are female wolf names (some can work for male dogs) that sounds like it:

  1. Canyon
  2. Eskimo
  3. Megan
  4. Melina
  5. Melody
  6. Mercy
  7. Mia
  8. Mika
  9. Mila
  10. Miley
  11. Millie
  12. Mimi
  13. Minnie
  14. Miranda
  15. Miriam
  16. Missy
  17. Mitzi
  18. Nola
  19. Nora
  20. Nori
  21. Norma
  22. Nyx
  23. Odessa
  24. Olive
  25. Olivia
  26. Opal
  27. Oreo
  28. Olga
  29. Parker
  30. Patsy
  31. Payton
  32. Peach
  33. Penny
  34. Perdia
  35. Phoebe
  36. Piper
  37. Pippa
  38. Pippy
  39. Pixie
  40. Polly
  41. Poppy
  42. Portia
  43. Precious
  44. Queenie
  45. Raven
  46. Remy
  47. Rebel
  48. Riley
  49. Rio
  50. Rita
  51. River
  52. Rosalie
  53. Rose
  54. Rosemary
  55. Rosie
  56. Rowan
  57. Rogue
  58. Roxy
  59. Ruth
  60. Ruthie
  61. Rylie
  62. Sadie
  63. Sage
  64. Sally
  65. Sammie
  66. Sandy
  67. Sassy
  68. Savannah
  69. Scarlet
  70. Scout
  71. Selena
  72. Selma
  73. Serena
  74. Serenity
  75. Shelby
  76. Shiloh
  77. Shirley
  78. Sienna
  79. Sierra
  80. Silvia
  81. Sissy
  82. Siti
  83. Skye or Sky
  84. Skylar
  85. Smokey
  86. Sunny
  87. Susannah
  88. Susie
  89. Sweetie
  90. Sydney
  91. Sylvia
  92. Tabitha
  93. Talia
  94. Taylor
  95. Tessa
  96. Thea
  97. Tiana
  98. Tilly
  99. Tootsie
  100. Vivi
  101. Vivienne
  102. Whitney
  103. Zia
  104. Zoe
  105. Zola
  106. Zora
  107. Zuri
  108. Rollo
  109. Ubba
  110. Hunter
  111. Scar
  112. Akela
  113. Jackal

Cool wolf-dog names

Want to give your wolfy fido a snazzy nickname? These will work whether you have a young wolf or a mature one:

  1. Alf
  2. Angus
  3. Arrax
  4. Axle or Axel
  5. Bardulf
  6. Boomer
  7. Bozorg
  8. Bruno
  9. Champion
  10. Colt
  11. Danger
  12. Diablo
  13. Fang
  14. Fighter
  15. Gator
  16. Grand
  17. Grizzly
  18. Groot
  19. Gunner
  20. Kane
  21. Kong
  22. Mad-dog
  23. Magnum
  24. Majestic
  25. Mustang
  26. Nitro
  27. Omega
  28. Ookii
  29. Phantom
  30. Rage
  31. Rebel
  32. Rider
  33. Rocco
  34. Rocket
  35. Rogue
  36. Samson
  37. Spear

Funny wolf-dog names

Sometimes, the best wolf-dog names are for your goofy little wolf. Or it’s

  1. Wolverine
  2. Wolfman Jack
  3. Tiny
  4. Tinkerbell
  5. Tim or Timber
  6. Steppenwolf
  7. Snoop
  8. Shewolf
  9. Sheba
  10. Porkchop
  11. Ninja
  12. Moon
  13. Howl or Howler
  14. Frosty
  15. Diva
  16. Dire
  17. Bones
  18. Beowulf
  19. Bacon
  20. Barkley
  21. Big Foot
  22. Bond
  23. Bubba
  24. Byte
  25. Chalupa
  26. Dobby
  27. Dogzilla
  28. Dozer
  29. Dude
  30. Eisenhower
  31. Ewok
  32. Fly
  33. Frodo
  34. Gizmo
  35. Guinea pig
  36. Hobbit
  37. Hot Dog
  38. Houdini
  39. Lupo
  40. Mister Big
  41. Mr. Dog
  42. Scooter
  43. Sir Loin
  44. Yeti
  45. Winnie (the Pooh)
  46. Wolfgang
  47. Pope
  48. Seiko
  49. Wile E Coyote
A Siberian Husky wearing a blue harness yawning
Meet Zeus, a Siberian Husky showing his tongue out – Image source

Unique wolf-dog names

How about something uncommon or rare yet really special?

  1. Aura
  2. Barwolf
  3. Czar
  4. Harou
  5. Louve
  6. Nomad
  7. Radolf
  8. Siku
  9. Shiro
  10. Ulva
  11. Ziva
  12. Zylo
  13. Apisi
  14. Havoc
  15. Lotus
  16. Aztec
  17. Gorg
  18. Phoenix
  19. Takoda
  20. Tatenda
  21. Torak
  22. Aleu
  23. Beja
  24. Brassa
  25. Gabu
  26. Giro
  27. Palla
  28. Quigly
  29. Chinook
  30. Juneau
  31. Zaku
  32. Cochise
  33. Maikoh
  34. Mandela
  35. Oasis
  36. Onyx
  37. Bardawulf
  38. Ax wolf

Best male, female, and unisex wolf-dog names

If you want to go gender-specific for the she-wolf and he-wolf of your pack, check out this list.

Alaskan Malamute dogs enjoying sledding
Alaskan Malamutes sled training on snow

Top 50 names for your female wolf dog

These feminine names are perfect for female wolf dogs:

  1. Peaches
  2. Pearl
  3. Peggy
  4. Penelope
  5. Trixie
  6. Trudy
  7. Twinkie
  8. Violet
  9. Virginia
  10. Grace
  11. Greta
  12. Gretchen
  13. Hallie
  14. Hannah
  15. Addie
  16. Adelaide
  17. Adeline
  18. Adelyn
  19. Adriana
  20. Blair
  21. Blakely
  22. Blanche
  23. Blondie
  24. Blossom
  25. Eliza
  26. Accalia
  27. Alpina
  28. Amora
  29. Blanca
  30. Eva
  31. Ivy
  32. Jenna
  33. Kiba
  34. Koda or Kodi
  35. Lulu
  36. Maia or Maya
  37. Meika
  38. Nala
  39. Seraya
  40. Tallulah
  41. Uma or Una
  42. Vixen
  43. Yuki
  44. Frey
  45. Kar
  46. Leah or Leia
  47. Sansa
  48. Mona
  49. Tala

Top 50 names for your male wolf dog

Here is a quick list of our favorite male wolf names:

  1. Aragorn
  2. Amos
  3. Amigo
  4. Andre
  5. Anton
  6. Bowie
  7. Bradford
  8. Bradley
  9. Borris
  10. Chester
  11. Chico
  12. Diego
  13. Evander
  14. Everett
  15. Ezra
  16. Fabio
  17. Goose
  18. Gordy
  19. Grady
  20. Hamilton
  21. Iggy
  22. Igor
  23. Ike
  24. Jacob
  25. Jag
  26. Jake
  27. Lewis
  28. Liam
  29. Arctos
  30. Asher
  31. Blitz
  32. Dogo
  33. Gonzalo
  34. Holo or Honi
  35. Kygo or Kylo
  36. Leo or Leon
  37. Mack
  38. Micco or Miko
  39. Nyko
  40. Rafe
  41. Zion
  42. Mathias
  43. Murdock
  44. Conan
  45. Buck
  46. Butch

Unisex Wolf Dog Names:

Here is a shortlist of some of our favorite unisex wolf-dog names:

  1. Angel
  2. Ariel
  3. Charlie
  4. Cameron
  5. Emerson
  6. Greer
  7. Dallas
  8. Kenzie
  9. Merrick

What should I name my wolf dog?

The name you choose for your wolf dog is entirely up to you. Feel free to choose a few names to try out – but do try to narrow it down to a dozen name ideas at the most.

Often, indecisiveness can be a huge deal when it comes to choosing a name. 

In the end, your dog will likely grow into whatever name you choose for them.

What wolf-dog names did you like? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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