Animals, Dog, Hare/Rabbit, K names, Male, Surname names, Wolf


Kenyon comes from an English surname of uncertain etymology. It derives from an English place name, perhaps from Old English cruc meaning "mound" combined with personal name Einion, the Welsh form of Latin Ennianus. Einion is also a modern Welsh word meaning "anvil". It could also be used as an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinín meaning "son of Coinín", Coinín… Continue reading Kenyon

Animals, Female, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Wolf, Y names


Ylva is a Swedish and Norwegian female name meaning "she-wolf" which comes from Old Norse úlfr (wolf) via Proto-Germanic *wulfaz derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Úlfa (Icelandic)   Male forms: Ulf (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Úlfr (Ancient Scandinavian) Úlfur (Icelandic) Uffe (Danish)  

Animals, Birds, Color, Falcon, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, V names, Virtues/Attributes, White, Wolf, Word names


Valko is a Bulgarian male name meaning "wolf" via Bulgarian valk вълк meaning "wolf" which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. Valko is also a surname which seems to be derived from a pet form of Czech and Slovak Valentin via Latin Valens meaning "strong, healthy, vigorous"; or from Hungarian Valér, from Latin valerius meaning "to be strong". It could also… Continue reading Valko

Animals, B names, Earth, Elements, Female, Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Wolf


Boston is the name of the capital in Massachusetts, named after a town in Lincolnshire, England, meaning “Botulf’s settlement” or “Botulf’s stone”, Botulf/Botolph being an Old English name made up of Old English boda (messenger, envoy; prophet) and wulf (wolf), combined with Old English elements tun (settlement) or stan (stone). It was either named after a saint who might have built a monastary around… Continue reading Boston

Animals, Female, H names, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf


Holland is the name of a region in the Netherlands divided into two provinces, North Holland and South Holland, which comes from Old Dutch holt lant meaning "wood land". There seems to be a popular folk etymology that the name comes from hol lant meaning "hollow land" in reference to its low-lying geography, but that seems to be… Continue reading Holland

Animals, Bright/Clear, Color, Female, L names, Light, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, White, Wolf


Luca is the Italian and Romanian form of Luke, 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”)… Continue reading Luca

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


Rudolph is a variant spelling of Rudolf which comes from Germanic Hrodulf meaning "famous wolf" made up from hrod (fame) and wulf (wolf). Rudolph is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Rudy, Rudi Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Rudolf (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Russian, Armenian) Rodolph (French, English) Rodolphe (French) Rodolfo (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)… Continue reading Rudolph

Animals, D names, Female, Indo-European, Phrygian, Place names, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf


Daciana (pr. da-chi-ana; Forvo) is a Romanian female name, derived from Dacia, which was the old Roman name for the region which is now Romania and Moldova. The name came from the name of a tribe that lived there, called the Dacians (known as the Daci to the Romans and the Geta/Getae by the Greeks), who were a Thracian… Continue reading Daciana

Animals, Arabic, Elements, Female, G names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Wolf


Guadalupe is a Spanish unisex name which comes from the Spanish title "Our Lady of Guadalupe" from the name of a river in Spain. The name is made up of Arabic wadi (valley, river) and Latin lupus (wolf) essentially meaning "valley of the wolf" or "wolf's river". Nicknames: Lupe, Lupita Origin: Arabic, Proto-Indo-European  

Animals, C names, Dog, Female, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Literature, Male, Mythology, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf


Cymbeline is an anglicized form of Cunobelinus possibly meaning "hound of Belenus", made up of Proto-Celtic *kū (dog, hound, wolf) and Belenus, the name of a sun god in Celtic mythology (identified with the Greek and Roman god Apollo) whose name is of uncertain meaning though it's popularly been thought to relate to a root word meaning "bright" or "shining". Cymbeline is… Continue reading Cymbeline