Wolf most commonly means the Gray wolf, Canis lupus.

Wolf or wolves may also refer to:



  • All subspecies of Canis lupus except the two domestic dog subspecies: Canis lupus familiaris and Canis lupus dingo
  • Some non-Canis lupus members of the dog family of animals, including:
    • Armbruster's wolf, Canis armbrusteri, extinct canid of North America
    • Dire wolf, Canis dirus, extinct canid of North America
    • Edward's wolf, Canis edwardii, extinct canid of North America
    • Egyptian wolf or African wolf, Canis aureus lupaster, better known as the Egyptian jackal
    • Ethiopian wolf, Canis simensis, a.k.a. Abyssinian wolf, Abyssinian fox, red jackal, Simien fox, and Simien jackal
    • Gold wolf, Canis aureus, better known as the golden jackal
    • Hare-eating wolf, Canis lepophagus, extinct canid of North America
    • Maned wolf, Chrysocyon brachyurus, a South American canid species
    • Mountain wolf or Red wolf, Cuon alpinus, also known as the Dhole or Indian wild dog
    • Painted wolf or Ornate wolf, Lycaon pictus, better known as the African wild dog
    • Prairie wolf, Canis latrans, better known as the coyote
    • Red wolf, Canis [lupus] rufus, a North American canid
    • Reed wolf, Canis aureus moreoticus, better known as the European jackal
  • See also Timber wolf (disambiguation)

Other animals

  • Tasmanian wolf or Marsupial wolf, Thylacinus cynocephalus, an extinct Australian mammal
  • River wolf, Pteronura brasiliensis, better known as the giant otter
  • Tiger Wolf, Crocuta crocuta, better known as the spotted hyena

People and characters

  • Wolf (name), people with this surname, given name, or nickname

Sports teams



  • La Louvière Wolves, Belgian American football team



  • VfL Wolfsburg, or the Wolves (in German, Die Wölfe), a German football club


  • Tangerang Wolves FC, Indonesian football team



  • A.S. Roma, Italian football club, known as the Wolves (in Italian, i Lupi)
  • A.S. Avellino 1912, Italian football club, known as the Wolves (in Italian, i Lupi)
  • Piacenza Calcio, Italian football club, known as the Wolves (in Italian, i Lupi)




Sri Lanka

  • Wayamba Wolves Sri Lankan cricket team


United Kingdom

United States



Geological features

  • Wolf (volcano), active volcano in the Galápagos Islands, (last eruption 1982)
  • The Wolves, two treacherous rocks in the Bristol Channel, UK


There are many celestial objects named for astronomer Max Wolf:


Military vehicles

  • Wolf Armoured Vehicle, Israeli produced armored personnel carrier
  • "Wolf" is the military designation for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class in the German Bundeswehr
  • Land Rover Wolf, a military utility vehicle in service with UK Armed Forces and the Dutch Marine Corps
  • W.O.L.F. (Winter Operational Light Fighting Vehicle), a fictional Cobra vehicle in the G.I. Joe universe


  • HMS Wolf, the name of numerous ships of the British Royal Navy
  • SMS Wolf, an armed merchant raider of the German Imperial Navy in World War I
  • USS Alfred Wolf (DE-544), a United States Navy destroyer escort cancelled during construction in 1944
  • USS Donald W. Wolf (APD-129), previously the destroyer USS Donald W. Wolf (DE-713), a United States Navy high-speed transport in commission from 1945 to 1946


  • Wolf (train), a South Devon Railway Eagle class 4-4-0ST steam locomotive





  • "Wolf" (Iced Earth song), by Iced Earth from the album Horror Show
  • "Wolf", by the Beau Brummels from the album The Beau Brummels
  • "Wolf" (Exo song), by Exo from the album XOXO
  • "Wolf", by the First Aid Kit from the album The Lion's Roar
  • "Wolf", by Nash the Slash from the album Children of the Night
  • "Wolf", by Veruca Salt from the album American Thighs
  • "Wolves", by Big Wreck from the album Albatross
  • "Wolves", by Garth Brooks from the album No Fences
  • "Wolves", by Machine Head from the album The Blackening
  • "Wolves", by the Wu-Tang Clan from the album 8 Diagrams
  • "Wolves", by Scale the Summit from the album Monument
  • "The Wolves", by Ben Howard from the album Every Kingdom
  • "The Wolves (Act I and II)", by Bon Iver from the album For Emma, Forever Ago


  • Wolf interval, unusual musical interval in music theory
  • Wolf tone, a noise produced on some stringed instruments

Radio and television stations

  • WOLF (AM), a radio station (1490 AM) Syracuse, New York, United States
  • WOLF-FM, a radio station (105.1 FM) DeRuyter, New York, United States
  • WOLF-TV, a television station (channel 56) Hazleton, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 107.7 The Wolf, independent station in Wolverhampton, UK
  • 99.5 KPLX-FM The Wolf, a country music station in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas



  • Wolf (1994 film), a 1994 film starring Jack Nicholson
  • Wolf (1955 film), a 1955 Japanese film
  • Wolves (1930 film), starring Charles Laughton
  • Wolves (1999 film), a documentary short
  • The Wolves, a Japanese film by Hideo Gosha released in 1971 as Shussho Iwai



  • Wolf, a name by which Lupin III, a manga and anime series, has been known, due to copyright issues
  • Wolf (game), a simulation game where the player takes the role of a wolf
  • Wolf (TV series), a 1989 CBS TV-series set in San Francisco


  • Wolf Prize, a science and art award
  • Wolf Brigade, a variety of military and paramilitary units
  • Wolf (brand), or "Wolf Cooking", a sister brand to Sub-Zero Refrigerator
  • WOLF, common name for the ".wol" file extension, used only for eBooks on the Hanlin eReader

See also

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