Animals, C names, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Conall

Conall is a Gaelic male name meaning "strong wolf" or "strong as a wolf" from Old Irish cú (dog, hound; wolf) which derives from a PIE root word. It belongs to several figures in Irish myth, including Irish hero Conall Cernach. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Conal (Irish) Conell (English) Connall (English) Connell (English) Konall (English)  

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Animals, L names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Lyle

Lyle is an English surname derived from Norman French l'isle meaning "the island", a topographical name for someone who lived or came from an island. It could also be derived as a habitional name for someone who came from a city in France called Lille, also derived from the source above. It comes from Latin insula (island), a word of… Continue reading Lyle

A names, Animals, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Aatu

Aatu is the Finnish form of Adolf, a Germanic male name meaning "noble wolf" from adal (noble) and wulf (wolf). Nicknames: Atte (Finnish) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Aatto (Finnish) Adalwolf (Ancient Germanic) Adolf (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic) Adolph (English) Adolphus (Latinized Ancient Germanic) Adolphe (French) Dolph (English short form of Adolph) Adolfo (Italian, Spanish)  

Animals, Female, Male, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Randi

Randi is primarily a feminine spelling of Randy though it's been used for men as well. Randy is a short form of Randall which derives from Germanic name Randolf meaning “shield of a wolf” or “wolf’s shield” from Germanic elements rand (rim ‘of a shield’) and wulf (wolf). I've also seen it listed as a nickname for Miranda, a female name derived from Latin mirandus meaning "admirable, wonderful" from Latin mīrus (wonderful, marvelous,… Continue reading Randi

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Conri

Conri is an anglicized form of Irish Conrí meaning "wolf king" made up from Old Irish con (dog, hound, wolf) which comes from Proto-Celtic *kū (dog; wolf) derived from PIE *ḱwṓ (dog); and Old Irish rí (king) from Proto-Celtic *rīxs (king) derived from PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) which derives from root word *h₃reǵ- meaning "to straighten, to right oneself". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Conrí (Irish)  

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Rolin

Rolin comes from a French surname of uncertain origin. It could be a variant form of Roland, a male name meaning "famous land" made up from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and land (land), both deriving from a PIE source, though it’s possible that the second part of the name may derived from nand meaning “brave, daring”. Rolin could also be a variant spelling… Continue reading Rolin

Animals, B names, Battle/War, Leopard, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Turkic, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Boris

Boris is a Slavic male name of uncertain meaning and origin. It could have originated as a short form of Boroslav/Borislav meaning "battle glory" from Slavic *borti- (battle) derived from PIE *bʰerH- (to pierce, to strike) and slava (glory, fame) also derived from PIE *ḱlewos (to hear). Boris may also be derived from Turkic Bogoris which could mean "short, small", "wolf", or "snow leopard". Boris is also… Continue reading Boris

Ancient Greek, Animals, Bright/Clear, Color, Greek, L names, Light, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, White, Wolf

Luke

Luke is the English form of Greek Loukas meaning “from Lucania”, the name of a region in southern Italy. Though the name is of uncertain meaning, Lucania could be related to Greek leukos “white”, “light, bright, shining”, a cognate of Latin lux “light”. It could also be derived from the Latin word lucus (a cognate of lucere “shining, bright”) meaning “sacred wood” or Greek lykos meaning “wolf”.… Continue reading Luke

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Connor

Connor is the anglicized form of Gaelic Conchobhar meaning "lover of hounds" from Old Irish con (dog, hound) which derives from Proto-Celtic *kū (dog; wolf) derived from PIE *ḱwṓ (dog); and cobar (desiring) also derived from a PIE root word. Connor is also a surname derived from the given name. In Irish myth, Conchobhar mac Nessa was a legendary king of Ulster who was responsible for… Continue reading Connor

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Leland

Leland comes from an English surname deriving from a place name in England meaning "fallow land" or "untilled land" from Old English læge (fallow, untilled) and land (land) which comes from Proto-Germanic *landą (land) deriving from Proto-Indo-European *lendh- (2) (land, heath). Leland is also a surname deriving from the given name, though it's also a shortened form of McClellan or McLelland, both an anglicized form of… Continue reading Leland

Animals, Battle/War, L names, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Ludo

Ludo is a short form of names beginning with ludo such as Ludovicus, an Ancient Germanic name meaning "famous battle" or "famous war" made up from Germanic elements hlud (famous) and wig (war, battle); or Ludolf, another Ancient Germanic name meaning "famous wolf". Ludo comes from Germanic element hlud (famous, loud) from Proto-Germanic *hlūdaz (loud, famous) via Proto-Indo-European root word *ḱlew- (to hear). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Ludovicus (Latinized… Continue reading Ludo

Ancient Germanic, Animals, German/Germanic, Male, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Randall

Randall is a variant spelling of Randel, a medieval diminutive of given name Randolf, a Germanic male name meaning "shield of a wolf" or "wolf's shield" from Germanic elements rand (rim 'of a shield') and wulf (wolf). Randall is also a surname. Nicknames: Randy, Rand Origin: Ancient Germanic   Variants: Randel (Medieval English) Randell (English) Randle (English) Randolf (German, English) Randolph (English)… Continue reading Randall

Ancient Egyptian, Animals, Egyptian, Egyptian mythology, Fairy, Gaelic, Hebrew, Indian, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, S names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Seth

Seth has two separate origins: the first is that it is an Ancient Greek variant of Set, the name of an Egyptian god of chaos and the desert and the brother of Osiris and Isis. Though the meaning of Set is uncertain, some meanings prescribed to it are "pillar" or "dazzle". Seth is also a Hebrew male name possibly… Continue reading Seth

Animals, Greek mythology, L names, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Wolf

Lykos

Lykos is an Ancient Greek male name meaning "wolf" from Greek lukos (wolf) derived from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos (wolf), making it a cognate of Latin lupus, Old English wulf, and Russian volk. Lykos is the name of several figures in Greek mythology. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Lycus (Latinized Greek)  

Animals, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, W names, Wolf, Word names

Wolf

Wolf comes from Proto-Germanic *wulfaz via Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos (wolf). It's used to refer to the animal, wolves have long been a symbol of the wild and untamed, but also dangerous and predatory. Wolf can also be a nickname for names such as Wolfgang (meaning "wolf path") and Wolfram (meaning "wolf raven), as well as also being a surname. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Wulf… Continue reading Wolf

Ancient Germanic, Animals, Earth, Elements, German/Germanic, Gothic, Male, S names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Sandulf

Sandulf is a male name, either derived from Germanic elements sand (sand) and ulf (wolf) meaning "sand wolf" or it might be derived from Gothic elements sanths (true) and vulfs (wolf) meaning "true wolf". It's also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Sandy Origin: Ancient Germanic, Gothic Variants: Sandolf Sandalius (Latin) Sandalio (Spanish)  

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Lucky

Lucky is an English word referring to something or someone having or is marked by good luck or someone or something that is fortunate, and often used as a nickname for someone who is lucky though it could also be used as a given name. Lucky is also a surname derived from the given name Luke/Lucas, the English… Continue reading Lucky

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Rudy

Rudy is a dimiutive of Rudolf or its feminine form Rudolfa, which comes from Germanic Hrodulf meaning "famous wolf" from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and wulf (wolf). Origin: Germanic Male variants: Rudi (German, Hungarian) Rudolf (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, Danish, Czech, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Russian, Armenian) Rudolph (English) Rodolph (English, French) Rodolfo (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian) Rolf (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish,… Continue reading Rudy

Animals, German/Germanic, Male, Norse, Old Norse, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Ralph

Origin: Old Norse Meaning: a contracted form of Ráđúlfr, an Ancient Scandinavian name meaning "wolf counsel" or "counsel wolf" from Old Norse elements ráđ (counsel) and úlfr (wolf). A masculine given name as well as surname, in British English it's pronounced as Rayf while in American English it is Ralf. Variants: Ráđúlfr (Ancient Scandinavian) Radulf (Germanic) Ralf (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English)… Continue reading Ralph