Inspiring fear, awe, and mystery – here are over 100 werewolf names that can help your character spring to life and chill the spine!
The vision of an eerie full-moon night is incomplete without the howling of wolves and the scary silhouette of a wolven creature lurking in the bushes, waiting to strike. Werewolves, dreaded characters from folklore, have been around since the fifteenth century, and show no signs of going extinct anytime soon.
A werewolf is a human that has the ability to shape himself into a wolf and they are occasionally called lycanthrope. The werewolf concept originated principally from European folklores during the medieval period. From books, stories, animations, and movies, we have seen werewolves scare us and give us nightmares. And yet, over the years, they have evolved in their form and character to become gentler and better-natured (at least in some versions). No horror story is complete without a frightful werewolf. While his form is menacing and evil, he usually comes with a name that gives us sufficient insight into just how deadly he can be. The name, therefore, is almost half the character sketch of a werewolf. If you are planning on using one such character in your plot, look carefully through these wolven names for the one that works best. Who knows, your character may just be the one who becomes the most unforgettable werewolf there has ever been!
Werewolf Names For Boys
Werewolves are known for their sheer strength and power. We often hear more about male werewolf names than names for werewolf girls as most wolf characters in fictional works tend to be male. Names for a werewolf usually have a reference to wolves, darkness, the moon, or even traits and attributes of the beast. There are several descriptive names used across the world for a wolf, and you can use these well to name your character. Which among these werewolves names are you most drawn to?
1 . Acwulf, (English origin) meaning "old meadow wolf".
2 . Adalwolf, (German origin) means "a noble wolf".
3 . Amoux, (French origin) meaning "an eagle-wolf".
4 . Arnou, (French origin) meaning "eagle-wolf".
5 . Audolf, (Norse origin) means "a wolf’s friend".
6 . Bardalph, (Old English origin) meaning "ax-wolf".
7 . Barwolf, (Old English origin) for an ax-wolf.
8 . Bledig, (Welsh origin) means "like a wolf".
9 . Boris, a common name meaning "wolf" in German, Russian and Bulgarian.
10. Coinin, (Gaelic origin) meaning "little old wolf"; perfect for a quaint little character.
11 . Connery, (Celtic origin) means "a wolf farmer"; a name that combines dignity and power.
12 . Connor, (Irish origin) meaning "a wolf lover"; great name if your character is a romantic.
13 . Conri, (Celtic origin) means "the king of the wolves".
14 . Convel, (Celtic origin) meaning "wolf warrior".
15 . Dolphus, (German origin) means "a noble wolf".
16 . Edon, (French origin) meaning "wolf"; cool short name.
17 . Ernouf, (Scandinavian origin) meaning "as strong as a wolf".
18 . Ethelwulf, (Old English origin) meaning "a noble wolf".
19 . Faolan, (Irish origin) meaning "a little wolf".
20 . Felan, (Celtic origin) meaning "a small wolf".
21 . Fenris, (Norse origin) for a mythological monster wolf; very strong name.
22 . Fleki, (Norse origin) means "one who is ravenous".
23 . Geri, (Norse origin) name of the wolf seen with Odin, means "greedy".
24 . Gerwulf a strong name meaning "a spear-wolf".
25 . Hardulf, (Anglo-Saxon origin) meaning "brave wolf".
26 . Heoruwulf, means "a wolf-army"; imagine how powerful this werewolf must be!
27 . Hildwulf, (old English origin) means "a wolf in battle".
28 . Llop unique short wolven name.
29 . Lobo, is a Portuguese word for wolf; also a common name.
30 . Lowe is a French name for a little wolf.
31 . Lowell an Old French word for a wolf cub.
32 . Lupus a Latin name meaning "wolf".
33 . Maccon a Celtic name for the son of a wolf.
34 . Maheegan a Native American word for a wolf.
35 . Olcan word for a wolf in Celtic.
36 . Radolf, (English origin) meaning "red wolf".
37 . Rendall (English origin) means "the shield of a wolf".
38 . Sandalio, (Spanish origin) meaning "the true wolf spirit".
39 . Shumani, (Native American origin) means "thunder-wolf".
40 . Vigolfr an Icelandic word for a wolf; unique name.
41 . Vilkas a Lithuanian word for wolf.
42 . Vuk a Croatian word for wolf; fun short name for a werewolf.
43 . Vukasin a Serbian word for wolf.
44 . Ulfred, (Old English origin) meaning "peace-wolf".
45 . Wolfgang, (German origin) means the "son of a wolf".
Amazing Female Werewolf Names
Almost all wolf names are powerful – either in their sound or in their meaning. This is true even for the names of female wolves. We have combined a list of all kinds of female werewolf names that are sure to describe your character perfectly. Whether you have a lone werewolf or a large werewolf pack to deal with, you are certain to find all that you need here.
46 . Accalia a Latin name for a female wolf.
47 . Adolpha a beautiful German name for a noble she-wolf.
48 . Altalune, (Latin origin) meaning "over the moon".
49 . Ayame, (Japanese origin) meaning "demon princess wolf".
50 . Bleddyn Welsh name for wolf.
51 . Cathwulf, (Old English origin) meaning "a pure wolf"; powerful werewolf name.
52 . Daciana a pretty Romanian name for a wolf.
53 . Louve, (French and English origin) meaning "a female wolf". This is the common term to describe a female wolf.
54 . Lovette, (English origin) meaning "wolf cub"; for a character who has an adorable side.
55 . Luna, (Spanish and Italian origin) meaning "moon"; short and beautiful sounding name.
56 . Lupe, (Spanish origin) interesting short name for a girl.
57 . Lupita, (Spanish origin) meaning "water wolf".
58 . Lycandra a name from Greek mythology meaning "wolf’s bane".
59 . Nikini, (Sinhalese origin) meaning "a full moon in August".
60 . Orfilia, (German origin) meaning "a female wolf".
61 . Otsana, Basque origin name meaning "a female wolf".
62 . Raffi, an English name meaning "red wolf", great female werewolf name.
63 . Ralphina, an attractive Old English name meaning "wolf-counsel".
64 . Reule, a French name for a famous wolf.
65 . Rudina, (German origin) meaning "a legendary wolf".
66 . Seff, a pretty, short Hebrew name meaning "wolf".
67 . Tamaska, (Hungarian origin) for a mighty wolf.
68 . Ulrich, ( English origin) meaning "a female wolf".
69 . Ulrika, (English origin) meaning "wolf ruler"; perfect for a powerful character.
70 . Ylva, (Scandinavian origin) meaning she-wolf.
Famous Wolf Names From Mythology
Werewolves are not just objects of modern fiction. They have been found in world mythology as well. Gods and Goddesses have been known to nurture and protect wolves, and some of them are believed to be werewolves themselves. Peter Stubbe was the most famous wolf because of his notorious nature and we bring you a list of famous wolf names that are connected to mythology.
71 . Artemis, is a popular Greek goddess of the moon and forests.
72 . Diana, is a Roman Goddess of moon; equivalent of Artemis.
73 . Filtiarn, is the Celtic name for the Lord of the wolves.
74 . Leto, is the legendary Greek Goddess of wolves; herself a she-wolf.
75 . Luperca, is a female werewolf associated with Remus and Romulus.
76 . Lyacon, or Arcadia: name of the Greek wolf-God.
77 . Morrigan, Celtic wolf goddess.
78 . Nyx, is the Greek goddess of the night. This name can mean "night", "midnight" and all things related to night.
79 . Odin, Norse God always associated with the wolves that are by his side.
80 . Romulus and Remus Roman Gods closely associated with wolves; ideal names for a werewolf pack.
81 . Skadi is the Scandinavian goddess of wolves and winter.
82 . Theodulf Old English name for the Wolf God.
Werewolf Names Taken From Fiction
We can never have enough of werewolves when we talk about horror or fantasy. Over the years, werewolves have enjoyed an iconic character owing to some amazing portrayals and roles. While a werewolf name may be disarming and misleading, his behavior certainly isn’t! Take a look at these tough werewolf names and decide for yourself just how your character is going to down in history!
83 . Aardwolf, is a wolven figure seen in Marvel Comics.
84 . Daniel Osbourne, character from the famous TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
85 . David Kessler, name of a werewolf in An American Werewolf in London.
86 . Derek Hale, wolven character seen in the TV series Teen Wolf.
87 . Draugluin, fearful werewolf seen in the works of J R R Tolkien.
88 . Eric Cord, a werewolf seen in the TV series Werewolf.
89 . Evo, the name of a werewolf seen in Wildstorm Comics.
90 . Fangface, animated wolven character seen in the cartoon show of the same name.
91 . Fenrir Greyback, werewolf character developed by J K Rowling in Harry Potter.
92 . George Sands, wolven character seen in the TV series Being Human.
93 . Grubbs Grady, werewolf played by Darren Shan, seen in the horror series The Demonata.
94 . Isaac Lahey, a werewolf seen in popular TV series Teen Wolf.
95 . Jack Russel, fictional wolven character popular in Marvel comics.
96 . Lawrence Talbot, a fictional character seen in the film series The Wolfman.
97 . Michael Corvin, werewolf from the movie Underworld.
98 . Nina Pickering, wolven character seen in the TV show Being Human.
99 . Quentin Collins, werewolf with variations in character seen in the TV series Dark Shadows.
100 . Remus Lupin, werewolf immortalized by his appearance in Harry Potter.
101 . Scott McCall, wolven character from the Teen Wolf TV series.
102 . Tom McNair, werewolf from TV series Being Human.
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