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100+ Wolf Dog Names: Ideas for Wild & Fierce Dogs

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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The popularity of wolf dogs is on the rise. These breeds are desirable for their wildish feral looks, resembling that of a coyote or wolf while capturing the fun-loving charm of a domestic breed. While you may be drawn to this interesting hybrid for several reasons, the consideration of adopting one is not one to be made lightly – since they are still part wild canine! Adopting a pet is usually not something we do on a whim – we research the breed beforehand so we have an understanding of their history, temperaments, and care. Having this information in your arsenal makes you the ultimate pet owner. 

You are now looking to put the final touches on your recent adoption and that includes picking out a name! Although it might be fun to scour the internet for endless hours in search of the right one (not), we thought we’d save you some time and curate a list of good wolf dog names for you to choose from. We have female and male wolf dog names, nature-inspired and tough wolf dog names, wild dog names, names that mean “wolf” in different languages, and more! 

We’d also like to note that these names are also great suggestions for other fierce-looking breeds, which we detail at the end of the article! 

Happy hunting! 

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Female Wolf Dog Names

  • Alaska 
  • Meika 
  • Luna 
  • Vida 
  • Nikita 
  • Amazon 
  • Rogue 
  • Yunis 
  • Aurora 
  • Madra 
  • Juneau 
  • Sumeria 
  • Akili 
  • Zelda 
  • Aspen 

Male Wolf Dog Names 

  • Wilder 
  • Totem 
  • Zelas 
  • Alpha 
  • Owl 
  • Lupus 
  • Suki
  • Coyote 
  • Noble 
  • Hawk 
  • Sirius 
  • Reemus 
  • Kai
  • Silo
  • Argon
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Tough Wolf Dog Names 

Is there anything tougher than a pack of wolves, or as fierce as a good moon howl? Maybe not, but we think this set of names are just as gritty and worthy of making our list of tough wolf-dog names. 

  • Blitz 
  • Quake 
  • Tundra 
  • Spirit
  • Gunnar 
  • Aztec 
  • Boss 
  • Queen 
  • Tide 
  • Kodak 
  • Shiro 
  • Hopi
  • Embla 
  • Matron 
  • Banshee
  • Dakota 
  • Saga 
  • Goliath 
  • Mikuma 
  • Knight 

Nature-Inspired Wolf Dog Names 

Since these breeds are part wild, choosing a wolf name inspired by nature would be a great way to honor their earthy and untamed roots. Whether your new addition is calm and wise or unruly and free-spirited, there are suitable ideas for all types of nature-esque personalities. 

  • Birch 
  • River 
  • Oak 
  • Timber 
  • Summit 
  • Basil 
  • Hosta 
  • Bear 
  • Storm 
  • Moon 
  • Rowan 
  • Moose 
  • Aqua 
  • Kale 
  • Fox 
  • Forest 
  • Cosmo 
  • Glacier 
  • Frost 
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Dog Names That Mean “Wolf”

When all else fails, you could fall back on the name Wolf. It’s simple and easy for your dog to understand. Actually, on second thought, Wolf may not be the ideal name to start calling out at the dog park. Can you imagine the pandemonium? Our solution would be to choose this simplistic idea and transform it into something so unique and fun – “wolf” in another language! Here are a few of our favorites. 

  • Okami | Japanese 
  • Vilkas | Lithuanian 
  • Accalia | Latin 
  • Olcan | Celtic 
  • Lupo | Italian 
  • Leloo | Chinook 
  • Susi | Finnish 
  • Gorg | Iranian 
  • Amarok | Inuit 
  • Ze’ev | Hebrew 
  • Gonzalo | Spanish 
  • Volk | Slovanian 
  • Loup | French 
  • Farkas | Hungarian 
  • Adolfo | Latin 

Mythical Wolf Dog Names 

Wolves are a creature depicted in many myths and legends. Each has an interesting story and history. If you are looking for a unique name, one of these is sure to do the trick. 

  • Werewolf | Human who can shapeshift into a wolf 
  • Skoll | Wolf who chases the sun, Norse mythology 
  • Freki | One of Odins pets 
  • Hati | Wolf who chases the moon, Norse mythology 
  • Warg | Large & evil wolf 
  • Asena | She-Wolf 
  • Fenrir | Monstrous wolf, Norse mythology 
  • Akela | Character from the Jungle Book 
  • Raksha | Character from the Jungle Book 
  • Amarok | Giant wolf, Inuit mythology 
  • Lupa | She-wolf who raised two humans, Roman myth 
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
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Famous Wolf Dogs 

As we noted, these exciting hybrids have been taking the world by storm. Some pups, in particular, have risen to stardom for their wolfish good looks. Here a few of the most famous wolf dogs, their names, and what has propelled them into the spotlight. Be ready to follow a few of these beauties on your socials!

  • Loki | Undeniably the most famous wolf dog! Famous for their adventures and fun-loving attitude
  • Wander | Known for her iconic hybrid mix and stunning good looks
  • Namid | German wolf dog whose adventures can be found on youtube
  • Orco | A wolf dog who explores European terrain 
  • Sitka | The bond with his owner is documented on social media.
  • Lucian | An exceptional wolf dog who takes part in a wolf-dog training facility 

Bonus: Dog Breeds that Most Resemble Wolves

If you’ve done your research on the wolf dog, you know the risks that come with having a half-wild canine roaming freely in your home. This type of pup is not ideal for all home environments, so you might find yourself looking at dog breeds that offer the same exotic look without the potential hurdles. With each breed, we listed a few suitable wolf-like names that would suit them best! 

Learn more about each of these wild wolf-looking breeds by clicking on their names, or view a full list of wolf lookalikes in our post here!

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Finding the Right Wolf Name for Your Dog

Searching for the perfect name for your new unique dog can be time-consuming and a bit overwhelming. With our list, we hope that you were able to breeze through our selection which ultimately leads you to the one most suited to your gorgeous wolf dog

Here are a few additional name posts if you aren’t quite sold on one just yet! 

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