• Gender: Masculine
  • Origin: Anglo-Saxon
  • Meaning: “bee-wolf.”
  • (BAY-woolf)

The name is composed of the elements beo meaning “bee” and wulf meaning “wolf.” It is most notably known through the Anglo-Saxon epic poem of the same name. The poem recounts the adventures and exploits of the heroic Beowulf who is able to defeat the evil dragon Grendel and its mother. Though a huge part of English literature, its a shame that this powerful name has never really been in usage since the death of the Anglo-Saxon period. It would make a most interesting appellation, it has the possible nickname options of Bay, Beo and Wolf.