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This is a list of submitted surnames in which the meaning contains the keyword wolf.
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Aten Frisian, Dutch
The Frisian name Aten means "Noble Wolf". The name was probably given to lesser lords. As noble would mean nobility. As wolf was always a symbol of a warrior, or hunter. Usually Nobles who were also warriors, were lesser lords... [more]
Bacigalupo Italian
From Ligurian bacigare "to beat with a stick" and lupo "wolf", or from Genoese basigâ "to swing, to tease" and lupo "wolf". Possibly a nickname for someone considered courageous or cowardly, or an occupational name for a hunter.
Belovuk Serbian
Means "white wolf" in Serbian.
Bledig Welsh
"like a wolf"
Boccalupo Italian
Possibly from an Italian saying, in bocca al lupo, literally "in the mouth of the wolf", a way of wishing good luck.
Borjigin Mongolian
This is the name of a Mongol sub-clan, of which Genghis Khan was part of. A suggested origin is a Turkic-language term borčïqïn meaning "man with dark blue eyes", though this is somewhat dubious... [more]
Bozkurt Turkish
Means "grey wolf" from Turkish boz meaning "grey" and kurt meaning "wolf".
Cantalupi Italian
Denoting a person from Cantalupo, the name of several towns and counties near wooded areas where wolves could be heard. From Italian canta "singing" and lupo "wolf". ... [more]
Cantellow English
Means "person from Canteleu, Canteloup, etc.", the name of various places in northern France ("song of the wolf").
Canteloup French
Name of several places in France. The surname means "Song of the Wolf" from canta and loup as in "place where the wolves howl".
Cecalupo Italian
Possibly means "blind wolf".
Diab Arabic
Derived from Arabic ذِئْب (ḏiʾb) meaning "wolf".
Ennals English
This unusual and interesting surname is of medieval English origin, and derives from either of two Anglo-Scandinavian male given names: Ingald or Ingulf. The former derives ultimately from the Old Norse "Ingialdr", having as its initial element the divine name "Ing", borne by a minor Norse god associated with fertility, and meaning "swelling, protuberance", with "gialdr", tribute; hence, "Ing's tribute"... [more]
Fastolf English
From the Old Norse male personal name Fastúlfr, literally "strong wolf". It was borne by Sir John Fastolf (1380-1459), an English soldier whose name was adapted by Shakespeare as "Falstaff".
Ffelan English
Anglisized version of the Gaelic Ó Faoláin meaning "descendent of Faolán", a given name meaning "wolf".
Gerwulf German
This is an old Germanic name meaning "spear wolf" (ger "spear" and wulf "wolf.")
Gingell English
Either (i) from a shortened form of the Germanic personal name Gangulf, literally "walking wolf"; or (ii) a different form of Gingold.
Gish German
From a shortened form of the Germanic personal name Gisulf, literally "hostage wolf". It was borne by American actress Lillian Gish (?1893-1993), original name Lillian de Guiche.
Groulx French
French spelling, often found in Canada, of Groult, Grould, possibly reduced forms of Gréoul, a personal name of Germanic origin, composed of the elements gred "hunger" + wolf, wulf "wolf".
Hunt Estonian
Hunt is an Estonian surname meaning "wolf".
Kenneally Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cionnfhaolaidh "descendant of Cionnfhaoladh", a personal name derived from ceann "head" + faol "wolf".
Kurt Turkish
Means "wolf" in Turkish.
Kurtoğlu Turkish
Means "son of the wolf" from Turkish kurt meaning "wolf".
Lang Popular Culture
From 狼 (láng) meaning "wolf". Shi-Long Lang is a character in the game Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, a wolf-themed Interpol agent who speaks mainly in quotes and metaphors about wolves... [more]
Leleu French
From old French le leu a Picard form of old french le loup "the wolf".
Leloup French
Means “the wolf” in French.
Lobato Spanish, Portuguese
nickname from lobato "wolf cub" (from Latin lupus "wolf") or from a medieval personal name based on this word.
Lobera Spanish
Either a topographic name from lobera "wolf pack" or "wolves' lair" or a habitational name from any of several places called La Lobera. variant of Lovera.
Lovato Spanish (Latin American), Italian
Northern Italian from the Late Latin personal name Lupatus, derivative of Latin lupus "wolf". This is one of several medieval personal names which became popular under the influence of Germanic compound personal names formed with wolf-.
Love English, Scottish
From Anglo-Norman French lo(u)ve meaning "female wolf."
Lovera Italian, Spanish
Either a topographic name from lovera "wolf pack" or "wolves’ lair" or a habitational name from a place called Lovera. Spanish variant of Lobera.
Lovett English, French
From Ango-Norman French "louvet" meaning "young wolf".
Lupescu Romanian
Possibly means "son of the wolf", from Romanian lup ("wolf").
Lupin French
Lupin is a variant on the Latin word "lupus", meaning "wolf". Two important literary characters, Arsène Lupin, the famous French gentleman-burglar, and Professor Remus Lupin, from the world of Harry Potter, have this name... [more]
Mac Canann Irish
Means "son of CANÁN". Canán is a given name derived from the word cano "wolf cub".
MacConall Scottish (Anglicized, Rare), Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Anglicized form of Scottish and Irish Gaelic Mac Conaill 'son of Conall', the personalized name composing of the elements con, which is an inflected form of cú 'wolf' + gal 'valor'. Giving the ultimate meaning due to variegated spellings of this specified name, is "Battle-Wolf of High Valor."
Mockford English
Mockford comes from "Mocca's ford", with Mocca being an Old English name of uncertain origin. An alternative theory is that it comes from "Motholfr's ford" from the Old Norse meaning "renown-wolf". Either way, Mockford was once a place in Sussex, near Rottingdean, and it is from there that most branches of the name originate.
Ó Canann Irish
Means "descendant of CANÁN". Canán is a given name derived from the word cano "wolf cub".
Ralph English
From a Middle English personal name composed of Germanic rad "counsel, advice" and wolf "wolf". This was first introduced into England by Scandinavian settlers in the Old Norse form Ráðulfr, and was reinforced after the Conquest by the Norman form Ra(d)ulf... [more]
Randolph English, German
Classicized spelling of Randolf, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rand "rim (of a shield), shield" and wolf "wolf". This was introduced into England by Scandinavian settlers in the Old Norse form Rannúlfr, and was reinforced after the Norman Conquest by the Norman form Randolf.
Rawls English
From the Olde German and Anglo-Saxon personal name Rolf. Originally derived from the Norse-Viking pre 7th Century 'Hrolfr' meaning "Fame-Wolf".
Relph English
From the Old French male personal name Riulf, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "power-wolf" (cf. Riculf).
Rudolf German
From a personal name composed of Old High German hrōd "renown" and wolf "wolf", equivalent to English Ralph. This name is also found in Slovenia.
Self English
East Anglian surname, from the medieval English masculine name Saulf which was derived from the Old English elements "sea" and wulf "wolf".
Susi Estonian
Susi is an Estonian surname, meaning "wolf" in the Võro dialect.
Susiluoto Finnish (Rare)
Combination of Finnish susi "wolf" and luoto "islet".
Theodulf Irish (?)
The name means "Wolf God" or "Wolf of Gods Blood".... [more]
Tuguz Circassian (Russified)
Derived from Adyghe тыгъужъ (təġ°ẑ) meaning "wolf".
Ulvaeus Swedish (Rare)
Allegedly a latinization of Ulfsäter, a combination of Swedish ulv "wolf" and säter "mountain pasture". Björn Ulvaeus (b. 1945) is a Swedish songwriter, composer and former member of ABBA.
Unt Estonian
Unt is an Estonian surname derived from a Finno-Ugric topographic stem word, thought to mean somewhere hydronymically essential. In some cases, it may be a corruption of the Estonian word "hunt", meaning "wolf".
Vaŭkovič Belarusian
Patronymic surname derived from Belarusian воўк (voŭk) meaning "wolf".
Vidler English
Either (i) from a medieval nickname based on Anglo-Norman vis de leu, literally "wolf-face"; or (ii) "violinist, fiddle player" (cf. Fiedler).
Vilkas Lithuanian
Means "wolf" in Lithuanian.
Virk Filipino, Indian (Sikh), Muslim, Urdu, Sanskrit, Tagalog, Indonesian, Malaysian, Spanish (Philippines)
Villages in the Punjab region of Subcontinent had the surname of “Virk” . Mostly occupied by Muslims and Sikhs of the Jat Clan. The name means “Wolf” or “Gift of God”, it’s meaning is unclear... [more]
Vlk Czech, Slovak
Means "wolf" in Czech and Slovak.
Volkovsky Russian
Habitational name for someone who lives in a multiplicity named Volikovski. Derived from волк (volk) meaning "wolf" in Russian.
Vovk Ukrainian, Slovene
Derived from Ukrainian вовк (vovk) meaning "wolf", also used in Slovenia.
Vučinović Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the given name Vuk, which also means "wolf".
Vujisić Serbian, Montenegrin
Derived from vuk (вук), meaning "wolf".
Warg Swedish
Taken from Swedish varg "wolf", ultimately derived from Old Norse vargr.
Wilczek Polish
Diminutive form of Wilk, which means "wolf" in Polish.
Wilkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Wilkowo or Wilków, derived from Polish wilk meaning "wolf".
Wolfenden English
derived from the place called Wolfenden in the parish of Newchurch-in-Rossendale, Lancashire. The placename means "Wulfhelm's valley", or "the valley of Wulfhelm" derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name Wulfhelm, composed of the elements wulf "wolf" and helm "helmet, protection" and denu "valley".
Wolfer German
Either from a shortened form of the ancient Germanic personal names Wolfher or Wolfhart composed of the elements wolf "wolf" and hari "army" or hard "hardy, brave"... [more]
Wolfhard German, Jewish
This name derives from the Old High German name “Wolfhard”, composed of two elements: the “*-wulfaz” (wolf) plus “*harduz / *hardu-” (hard, strong, brave, valiant, powerful one). In turn the name means “the one who is strong like a wolf”.
Wolfhart Gothic
Means "Hard Wolf".
Wolfit English
From the medieval male personal name Wolfet or Wolfat (from Old English Wulfgēat, literally "wolf-Geat" (the name of a Germanic people)). This surname was borne by Sir Donald Wolfit (1902-1968), a British actor and manager.
Wolfmeyer German
From German wolf "wolf" and meyer "tenant farmer".
Wolfson English
Means "son of Wolf" in English.
Wolsey English
From the medieval male personal name Wulsi (from Old English Wulfsige, literally "wolf-victory"). A famous bearer of the surname was English churchman and statesman Thomas Wolsey (Cardinal Wolsey), ?1475-1530.
Woolard English
from the Middle English personal name Wolfward (Old English Wulfweard from wulf "wolf" and weard "guard").
Wooldridge English
From the medieval personal name Wolrich (from Old English Wulfric, literally "wolf-power").
Woolgar English
From the medieval male personal name Wolgar (from Old English Wulfgār, literally "wolf-spear").
Woolley English
A habitational name from any of various places so-called. Most, including those in Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, and West Yorkshire in England, are derived from the Old English wulf, meaning "wolf", and leah, meaning "wood" or "clearing"... [more]
Woolnough English
From the medieval male personal name Wolnoth or Wolnaugh (from Old English Wulfnōth, literally "wolf-daring").
Wulfhart German
Could mean "brave wolf" from the German elements "wulf" (variant of "wolf") and "hard" (meaning "brave, hardy").
Ze'ev Hebrew
Means "wolf" in Hebrew.
Zeevi Hebrew
From the Hebrew given name Zev, meaning "wolf."