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.
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.
- Wulf (German)
- Wolfe (English)
- Úlfr (Ancient Scandinavian)
- Uffe (Danish)
- Ulf (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish)
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.
Origin: Ancient Germanic, Gothic
- Sandalius (Latin)
- Sandalio (Spanish)
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 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”.
Origin: Greek, Latin
Beowulf is the name of eponymous hero of the Old English epic poem Beowulf, set in Scandinavia. He fights against the monster Grendel and wins, and later becomes a king of the Geats (a North Germanic tribe living in what is now Southern Sweden), later dying from a fatal found fighting against a dragon. The name comes from Old English beo (bee) and wulf (wolf) meaning “bee wolf”.
Origin: Old English
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).
- 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, English)
- Rolph (English)
- Roul (Norman French)
- Rudolpha (English)
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.
- Ráđúlfr (Ancient Scandinavian)
- Radulf (Germanic)
- Ralf (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English)
- Rafe (English)
- Raef (English)
- Raife (English)
- Raif (English)
- Raff (English)
- Raoul (French, Italian)
- Raul (Portuguese, Italian)
- Raúl (Spanish)
- Radolf (German, Dutch)
- Raül (Catalan)
- Rædwulf (Old English)
- Rádhulbh (Irish)