50 Elf & Elvish Inspired Dog Names

By Kim •  Updated: 01/13/21 •  8 min read
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Are you looking for a name for your dog, but have run out of inspiration and ideas? If so, then have you considered the idea of choosing an elf or elvish name for your canine companion?

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Elves have long appeared in myths, legends, stories, movies and more. They’re something that captures our imagination in so many ways!

In this article, we’ll take a look at what elves are and some fun facts about elves, and then we’ll move on to the list of elf and elvish names for dogs!

Let’s get started!

Some of the names in this list come from Quenya and Sindar, both of which are elvish languages developed by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Male Elf Dog Names

Here are some great elf names for boy dogs!

1). Aldon: this name means “old friend.” Even if you’ve recently adopted a dog, he will soon become your “old friend,” and it will seem as if you’ve been together always!

2). Alok: is a name that means “cry of triumph.” This might be a great name for a hunting dog.

3). Arlen: is a name that means “land with hares.” Does your dog love to chase rabbits and hares? Then this could be a great name for him!

4). Aragorn: is a Sindarin name that means “noble, respected king.” This was the name of Aragorn, who becomes king of Arnor and Gondor.

5). Arod: is the name of the horse given to Legolas by Eomer. And in Old English, this names means “swift,” so if you have a dog that loves to run fast, this would be a cute name for him.

6). Balin: this name was used for the Dwarf Lord in the fantasy story The Hobbit, by J.R.R Tolkien.

7). Callon: is a Sindarin name that means “hero.” What a great name for a boy dog!

8). Cirdan: is Elvish for “shipwright.” This is the name of the character who built the ships that took several characters from Middle Earth.

9). Erandil: is a name that means “sea-lover, devoted to the sea.” This was the name of a mariner in Middle Earth who had several adventures.

10). Elladan: means “elf-man,” and was the son of Elron of Middle Earth.

11). Elrand: is a name that means “star dome or vault of heaven.” What a beautiful name for a male dog.

12). Frodo: this was the name the hobbit from the Shire who inherits the One Ring from his cousin Bilbo Baggins. He then goes on a quest to destroy the ring in the fires of Mount Doom in Mordor.

13). Gildor: is the name of one of the last elves to leave Middle Earth. He found Sam and Frodo in the Shire.

14). Haldir: was one of the Galadhrim (tree elves) who resided in the woods. What a unique name this could be for a boy dog.

15). Iston: is a name that means “the wise one,” and would be the perfect name for a dog who is highly intelligent and wise.

Female Elf Dog Names

Now, here are some great elf names for girl dogs!

16). Arwen: is the name of Eldrond’s daughter, which means “noble maiden.” What a pretty name this would make for any girl dog!

17). Calen: in Sindarin, this name means “green one.” Does your fur baby have green eyes? Then why not choose this name for her?

18). Elanor: is the name of the daughter of Samwise Gamgee, and her names means “sun star.”

19). Elbereth: is the name of a character from Middle Earth, which means “star queen).

20). Eowyn: is an Old English name that means “horse joy,” and was used by Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings.

21). Estel: this is the childhood name of Aragorn, which means “hope or trust.” When you adopt a new fur baby, they have to grow to trust you over time. It will happen, just be patient.

22). Galadriel: is the name of the powerful Elf in The Lord of the Rings. This name means “glittering garland.”

23). Haleth: comes from the name of a character who was Lady Haleth. Her name means “exalted one, elevated or noble status.”

24). Idril: is a name that in Quenya means “sparkling brilliance.” Dose your fur baby have lively, sparkling eyes?

25). Lobelia: is a Hobbit who marries Bilbo Baggins’ cousin Otho Sackville-Baggins. This name comes from a genus of flowering plants, which includes the bellflower.

26). Luthien: this name comes from one of the characters from The Silmarillion. This name means “daughter of flowers.”

27). Melian: is a Middle Earth Queen and mother of Luthien. This name means “dear gift.”

28). Nessa: is an Elvish name that means “youthful one.” This might be a great name for a little girl puppy!

29). Tara: is a Quenyan name that means “wise, lofty, elite.”

30). Yavanna: is the name of the Earth goddess in Middle Earth. This name means “giver of fruits” in Quenya.

Elven Dog Names

Here are a few more Elvish names for dogs. Maybe one of these will be a good fit for your canine companion!

31). Aelfheah: this is an Old English name, which means “high elf.” Do you have a tall dog, such as a Great Dane? This might be a great name for him!

32). Aelfric: is an Old English name that means “elf power or elf rule.”

33). Aelfweard: is an Old English name that means “elf guardian.” This could be the perfect name for a dog who protects his family and home.

34). Alfbern: is an ancient German name that means “elf bear.” If you have a Pomeranian, then would be such a cute name for him!

35). Alvar: is a Swedish name that means “elf warrior.”

36). Aubero: is a French name that means “elf army.”

37). Celeborn: is the name of the husband of Galadriel and co-ruler of Lothlorien in The Lord of the Rings.

38). Glorfindel: is the name of the elf that helped Frodo on his travels in The Lord of the Rings.

39). Legolas: is the name of the elven archer in The Lord of the Rings. His name means “green leaves,” and might be a great name for a dog who has green eyes.

40). Elva: is the Swedish word that means “elf.” This would be a pretty, unique name for a girl dog who has long, flowing hair and/or blue eyes.

41). Aelfflaed (f): is an Old English name that means “elf beauty.” Is your fur baby pretty? Then why not choose this name for her?

42). Aelfgifu (f): is an Old English name that means “elf gift.” This might be a really pretty name for a small dog such as a Maltese.

43). Alfhild (f): is a German name that means “elf battle.” While we hope your dog won’t be a participant in an elf battle, this could be a beautiful, unique name for your dog.

44). Alvilda (f): is a Danish name that means “elf battle.”

45). Alvina (f): is an Old English name, which means “elf friend.” Is your dog a friend of elves? Then this could be the perfect name for her!

46). Elfi (f): is a Germanic name that means “elf friend.”

47). Elfreda (f): is a Middle English name that means “elf strength.” This would be a great name for a large dog such as Rottweiler.

48). Ellefu (f): is an Icelandic word that means “elves.”

49). Huldras (f): is a Nordic word that means “elves.”

50). Shi Yi (f): is a Chinese word that means “elf.” What a cute name for a female Chinese Crested!

What are Elves?

The word “elf” can be found in many Germanic languages, and many of the myths and legends come from the Norse, along with Old & Middle English. It was said that elves could be seen dancing in meadows at night or in the early morning. In fact, they left circles where their dances were held. These were known as elf circles or fairy rings, which were sometimes framed by mushrooms.

Generally, an elf is a small creature that may be good or mischievous. They’re often found in paganism and modern-day witches still believe elves are real. So, you never know! Now, we’re not meaning to offend here, but just want to share some information about elves.

Depending on the myth, legend or story, elves may be thimble-sized, or may even be slightly taller than humans, such as in The Lord of the Rings. In modern fantasy stories, elves usually come in three races that include elves, dwarves, and humans (the good races), and then there are about 6 others that are not good, which include orcs, goblins, trolls, and giants.

These days, elves are popular as part of Christmas and are said to work with Santa at the North Pole. There they help him build toys for all the good girls and boys around the world. It’s also thought that elves may help Santa on Christmas Eve, as he travels the world delivering presents.

Elves are also a popular theme in many fantasy books, movies, games, and stories. Elves and elvish people appear in:

There you have it! We hope you’ve enjoyed this elvish article and that one of the elves dog names will be perfect for your canine companion!

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Kim

Kim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.

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