Wolf Dog Names: Wild Names for a Wild Pup

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Wyatt Robinson
Written by Wyatt Robinson

It’s always exciting bringing a new pup into the family but what are you going to name them? You should look for a name that really compliments your dog’s personality and characteristics. Your dog may be a wolf dog, or they’re wild and strong in personality—in which case you should pick a name from our list of wolf dog names.

Although dogs are descendants of wolves, not many dogs actually resemble their ancestors in appearance. If you’re lucky enough to have a dog that looks like a wolf, then it’s time to get out of the generic name category and choose a name that’s different—a name that stands out and really shows off your pup. We have some of the best wolf dog names that’ll bring out any pup’s wild side.

In this article, we’re going to show you wolf dog names that’ll put the power in their paws. We divided the names into female and male categories. That way, you can go through the names with more ease. But, always keep in mind that there are many names which are unisex; it’s important that you go through both categories, so you don’t limit your options.

Female Wolf Dog Names

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If your female pup is a wolf dog or has a crazy wild side, then you’ll definitely be able to find a great name for her in this list. Whether the name brings out her hunting side or shows off her curiosity, whatever you want to emphasize, you’ll be able to do so with one of the names below.

  • Aiyana: most people assume that female wolf names are harsh, which can be a fact, but not every name has to show toughness. Aiyana means “forever” or “flowering.” Great for a beautiful and elegant wolf dog.

  • Alaska: of course, you know this as one of the 50 states in the USA. If your dog loves the snow or has Alaskan blue eyes, what’s a better name than Alaska? It’s quite feminine but has a nice bite to it.

  • Duchess: well, every duke needs a duchess, right? If you have two dogs, one male and one female, it’s definitely a cute combination to have for your pups. Plus, if she’s a little bit of a princess, well, then you hit the jackpot with this name.

  • Electra: your wolf pup is spicy and full of life! If she were human, no man would be able to handle her; she’s that much of a handful.

  • Hera: this is the goddess and wife of Zeus in Greek mythology. Hera is a great wolf name because it’s strong and powerful. She was also known as the goddess of marriage; a great name for a wolf pup that’s nurturing and supportive.

  • Keesha: this name means “her life,” which is ideal for a wolf dog that loves to be in charge of what she does and doesn’t do. If your pup is a little bossy, well, Keesha is the name for her.

  • Lexis: This is actually a shortened version of the name Alexis. It’s an ideal name for a girl that may look a little rough and tough, but, deep down, she’s another princess that loves to be pampered.

  • Luna: This is the Latin word for the moon. It’s a beautiful and romantic name for a wolf dog, especially if she’s known to be a late night howls. If your dog loves to look at the moon, why not name her after it?

  • Maple: it definitely is for a pup that has a bit of a sweet tooth. In the cold east coast of Canada, that’s where you’ll find this liquidy goodness seeping out of maple trees. It’s delicious, it’s sweet, and you can’t get enough of it—just like your beautiful and elegant wolf-like pup!

  • Maya: this name is incredibly sweet and tender, perfect for a pup filled with warmth and love. In Hindu, Maya means “illusion” and is derived from the Hindu goddess Durga. However, in Hebrew, Maya means “spring” or “brook.” So, whichever meaning you want to go with, you can choose.

  • Misty: if your wolf pup has different colors in her coat, giving her a milky-way complexion, then why not name her Misty? This name is very mysterious and alluring.

  • Nadie: when you look at your pup, she gives you hope and happiness, right? Of course, she does! Well, then why not name her Nadie? This literally means “hope.” But don’t spell it like Nadia, or else that’ll mean “no one.”

  • Nala: if you’re a fan of Disney movies, then you know exactly where this name came from. If not, well, it’s time you learned. Nala is the name of Simba’s girlfriend in the movie, The Lion King. This girl may be a lion, but she’s brave and pack (or pride) oriented like a wolf.

  • Orca: though it’s a type of whale, Orca is a beautiful name for a female pup. If you know a little bit about Orcas, then you’ll know they’re strong, emotional, and resilient beings just like wolves.

  • Ryka: your puppy smells amazing, like warm fresh laundry. Well, the name Ryka means “fresh flower,” which is pretty great for her, right?

  • Seska: this is a variation of the name “Saskya” which means “Saxon woman.” As you can tell, this name isn’t gentle. This is a name for a strong female that doesn’t get pushed around at the dog park.

  • Sky: does your wolf pup have piercing blue eyes? If so, the name Sky will be absolutely stunning for her.

  • Storm: this name isn’t gentle. It’s aggressive. It represents chaos and usually leaves a mess behind. Sounds like your pup? Then you just have to name her storm. It’s the perfect name for a pup no one forgets—usually because she’s a crazy mess. But nevermind, she’s cute.

  • Willow: what’s more beautiful than a willow tree? Its long, flowing branches and soft color create a mystical and romantic scene. Perfect for a dog that has a lover’s eyes. Or for a pup that enjoys the easy and relaxed life.

See Also: Husky Dog Names

Male Wolf Dog Names

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You want your wolf dog to have a name which matches him and his essence. That’s why we picked out some of the best wolf dog names for your male pup. But don’t forget some of these names are not necessarily tied to gender, so, you can use them on females as well.

  • Akira: this is a famous manga series. It’s a post-apocalyptic piece about a child who develops telekinetic abilities. Great if you think your dog always knows just what’s on your mind.

  • Arctic: this is the Northernmost part of the Earth. It’s the clearest area, where you’re able to see the stars at night and the crisp white snow. If your dog has blue eyes and a pure white coat, well, they look just like the Arctic.

  • Aspen: yes, it’s a ski resort city in Colorado, but aside from that, it’s also a killer name. It’s definitely a “cool guy” type of name which deserves some attention. Plus, if your dog loves snow, then why not name him after this famous winter city.

  • Balto: this is the name of a famous Siberian Husky sledding dog. This is definitely an ideal name for a pup who loves to run and can never seem to sit down and relax. He’s just go, go, go all the time.

  • Beau: this is another name for boyfriend. Who cares if you’re single because now that you have your new wolf dog pup, you have a lifelong man by your side that’ll never let you down.

  • Dasher: your pup…yeah, he’s a runner. Once he’s off-leash, he’s on a roll. This is also the name of one of Santa’s reindeers.

  • Duke: a duke is a male ruler; he’s a part of the monarchy. A great name for a dog that thinks he’s above the rest.

  • Edge: we all know what an edge is. It’s a border of a surface, but aside from that, it’s also a great name for a pup that has a bit of a rebellious side. Whatever he can stick his nose in, he does, even when you tell him not to.

  • Flash: one second you see him, and the next second he’s out of your sight. Your pup loves to run around, and he’s really quick too! There’s no better name than Flash.

  • Gage: this name means “measurer.” See, your pup isn’t the one to jump right into things. No way. Instead, he looks around, calculates his options, and then decides. How can you not name him Gage?

  • Keanu: if you’re a big fan of The Matrix, then you’ll love naming your dog after the lead actor, Keanu Reeves.

  • Keeko: if you’ve wanted a dog for a while and finally were able to get one, your pup is a blessing to you. Well, lucky for you, Keeko literally means “blessing.”

  • Keeva: this name is ideal for a pup that’s giant teddy bear. Keeva means kind, gentle, and beautiful.

  • Kodiak: this is a type of bear which is the second largest bear in the world. Maybe your pup thinks he’s the biggest guy in the kingdom, but we all know he’s not quite there.

  • Loki: this name has a playful tone to it, yet, its meaning it kinda serious. Loki is a god in Norse mythology. This god is known to be a trickster and has the ability to change his shape and sex. A great name for a dog that loves to get himself into a little bit of trouble (or a lot).

  • Maverik: this name is for mentally strong and resilient male dogs. He’s a guy who stands out from the rest of the pack. Maverik actually means an unbranded cow or steer, showing that he isn’t like everyone else.

  • Meeka: You wouldn’t expect this name to be for males, but it is. It’s a stunning name for a wolf dog with piercing eyes. Do you want to know why? That’s because Meeka means “eyes” in Hawaiian.

  • Nanook: this name is after the master of polar bears in Inuit mythology. Nanook decides whether or not hunters deserved praise after hunting bears.

  • Nomad: your pup likes to do his own thing when he wants. He never seems interested in what everyone else is doing. Instead, he likes to roam around and take in as many new smells as he can. He’s not settling.

  • Sloan: this means “expedition” or “invasion.” Your pup needs to move; he just needs to go out and explore, while at the same time, he doesn’t mind invading other people’s space in order to do so.

  • Teva: this is a beautiful name and in Hebrew means “nature.” If your pup loves the outdoors and can’t seem to get enough, Teva is the perfect name for him.

  • Timber: yes, it is a type of wood, but it’s also an extremely strong and reliable name for a pup that is always by your side, no matter what happens.

  • Titan: this name comes from Greek mythology, where Titans were a race of gods. A titan, aside from being a god, is known to be extremely powerful and influential to others. If your pup isn’t a follower, then he’s a titan.

Wrap Up

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Who knew that choosing a name for a pup would be such a challenge? We often have a couple of names lined up for our new pup, but often, we forget that they have their own personalities and quirks which influence the name they’re going to have.

Now, since you’ve read through our list, you’ve probably spotted a couple of names which are your top favorites. Well, before you go ahead and give them one of those names, test it out on your new pup and see how it suits them.

Hopefully, with our article, we helped you out to pick the best name for your pup. We highlighted wolf dog names which are strong, sturdy, and resilient—all great characteristics that you want to bring out in your dog.

Did you choose a name for your wolf-like pup from the list above? If you have other wolf dog names that you think people would love, please share it with everyone! Leave your feedback in the comment section below and don’t forget to check out our article on Alaskan Klee Kai. Bet you didn’t know wolf-like dogs could come in fun sizes.

About the author
Wyatt Robinson
Wyatt Robinson

Wyatt Robinson had a great 25-years career as a veterinarian in United Kingdom. He used to be a member of British Veterinary Association and worked in 3 pet hospitals in London and Manchester. He is shining when he sees his pets healthy and full of energy and it is his duty to help other dog owners to keep their best friends full of life.