In honor of my father’s birthday today (which I forgot about oops) I think I’ll make a list of names that mean wolf and the names of popular werewolves!
Starting off with his very name…


Meaning: “Wolf”
Gender: Male
Pronunciation: LOHL or LOH-well
Origin: English, French
Other forms of the name: Loup

Lowell comes from a an English surname that came from a Norman French nickname, loup with a suffix. This is the surname of the poet and satirist James Russell Lowell.


Meaning: “She-wolf”
Gender: Female
Pronunciation: ILL-vah or UL-vah
Origin: Scandinavian
Other forms of the name: N/A

Ylva comes from the Old Norse úlfr which means “wolf”. Ylva Lööf is the name of a Swedish actress.


Meaning: Name of the spice
Gender: Female
Pronunciation: JIN-jer
Origin: English
Other forms of the name: N/A

Ginger is the name of the werewolf in “Ginger Snaps”, a story using werewolfism as a metaphor for puberty. The movie centers around two sisters, Ginger, and Brigitte Fitzgerald who are outcasts and fascinated with death. One day a dog’s body is found mutilated and they think it’s because of the Beast of Bailey Downs which has been killing pets. Ginger is then bitten by the beast and begins to “change”.


Meaning: “Wolf-raven”
Gender: Male
Pronunciation: WULF-rahm
Origin: German
Other forms of the name: Vulferam

Not feeling Wolfgang? Wolfram could make a lovely substitute and it’s perfect for a Halloween baby.


Meaning: “Light”
Gender: Male
Pronunciation: LOO-see-ehn or LOO-shen
Origin: English
Other forms of the name: Lucius, Lucien, Luciano, Lucen

Lucian was the name of the werewolf villain of “Underworld”, and the hero of “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”. Lucian is really an anti-villain, all he wants to really do is get revenge on Viktor because he killed the love of his life, who happened to be a vampire, and Viktor’s daughter.


Meaning: N/A
Gender: Male
Pronunciation: REE-mus or RAY-mus
Origin: Roman
Other forms of the name: Remo

The name of the loveable werewolf teacher in the Harry Potter books. In legend Remus and Romulus were the founders of Rome, they were left when they were babies but a she-wolf found them and suckled them. Remus was later killed by Romulus because he made fun of the newly built wall to protect Rome.


Meaning: “Fiery ones”
Gender: Female
Pronunciation: SARE-uh-feen
Origin: N/A
Other forms of the name: Séraphine, Seraphina, Serafima

Though not a werewolf herself, this is the name of the love interest in “An American Werewolf in Paris”. Serafine is most likely just a different version of the French Séraphine.

Love you Dad!