Werewolf names around the world

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It’s kind of weird that almost every country has a word for werewolf. Here’s a list of names that werewolves are called in different parts of the world…wolf names around the world…

Croatia: vukodlak
Spain: hombre lobo
Portugal: lobis-homems / lob omen
Estonia: vironsusi / libahunt
Argentina: Lobison
Brazil: lobisomem
Italy: lupo manaro
Mexico: nahual / hombre lobo
France: loup garoux
Albania: oik
Armenia: mardagayl
Denmark / Sweden / Norway: Varulv
Greece: lycanthropos
Bulgaria: varkolak
Turkey: kurtadam
Netherlands: weerwolf
Lithuania: vilkolakis / vilkatlakis
Serbia / Bosnia: vukodlak / вукодлак
Russia: vourdalak / оборотень
Poland: wilkołak
Catalonia: home llop
Finland: ihmissusi / vironsusi

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116 Responses

  1. Ghidorah says:


    French for werewolf is Loup-Garou, plural is Loup-garous (not Loup-garoux).

    Also accepted is Lycanthropes.

    The “sickness” is called “Lycanthropie” (wolf only) or “Thérianthropie” (any animal)

  2. lee ann says:

    no idea

  3. lee ann says:

    I can tell you what canadian vampires call werewolves but I dont think youd like that very much.

  4. charlotee says:

    I am trying to find out about a werewolf called either marrick or maroc. he was connected to king arthur in some way. any help?

  5. Radok says:

    Why do you search for him, what is your intent, send an email to explain yourself.

    the email to send it to is **edited**

  6. deme says:

    In georgian werewolf is – maqcia

  7. Shell says:

    I would love to know more on Marrick or Maroc the werewolf. Not the fact that he is a werewolf just because he lived in that century. I love to hear that story. Can anyone tell me? You can email me at edited

  8. Shell says:

    Okay, okay so the werewolf part to. ^_^

  9. Shell says:

    Hey what? ^_^

  10. Young Wolf Alpha Lexi says:


  11. Shell says:

    Hello to all. :)~~~

  12. Young Wolf Alpha Lexi says:

    hello Shell

  13. Wolfie's Gal says:

    Where is everyone again?

  14. Shell says:

    How are you?

  15. Shell says:

    Where is everyone from?

  16. Young Wolf Alpha Lexi says:

    idk Gal.. and I’m okay Shell

  17. Wolfie's Gal says:

    I am well. How are you?

  18. Young Wolf Alpha Lexi says:

    i have to go for the night… bye all

  19. Shell says:

    How does everyone like this site?

  20. Wolfie's Gal says:

    I think it’s nice to have a site dedicated to this subject, but wish it were easier to talk to each other.

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