Best Mammoth Names - A mammoth on a winter tundra with aurora in the background

Are you looking for a creative and unique moniker for your mammoth? Look no further! We have compiled a list of 120+ of the best mammoth names.

These names span a variety of categories, from classic to cute to funny, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your furry friend. Whether you want something traditional or quirky, our list has it all. Get ready to be inspired and take your pick!

While all mammoth species are long extinct, our love for these prehistoric giants hasn’t faded. It’s fascinating to imagine how the world looked in the Ice Age when mammoths roamed the Earth.

The Asian elephant is the closest living relative to mammoths. Mammoths likely lived similarly to elephants. The females and calves probably lived in herds led by matriarchs, while the males wandered alone or in bachelor herds. The Mammoth Trilogy by Stephen Baxter reflects this belief.

When naming a mammoth, you may want to emphasize two things: The large size of mammoths and their Arctic habitats.

While all mammoth species didn’t live in cold environments, we tend to connect these animals with winter. That’s because the most famous mammoth species, the woolly mammoth, adapted to extreme cold.

Names that mean big and winter-themed names are classic choices for mammoths. You might also want to consider Russian names since many frozen woolly mammoths have been found in Siberia.

Female mammoth names

Just like the female elephant, the female mammoth is called a cow. Explore the most beautiful name ideas for your girl mammoth:

AnastasiaA Russian girl’s name that means ”resurrection”. This is a fitting name for mammoths because, despite their extinction, we never seem to forget about these majestic creatures.
Aurora”Dawn” (Latin). This name also refers to Aurora Borealis or Northern lights. Imagine a herd of mammoths under the Arctic winter sky, gazing at the polar lights!
Crystal”Ice” (Greek)
Dasha”Gift of God” (Russian)
IsaA Germanic name that means ”ice”.
MashaA Russian nickname for Maria.
Maxime”The greatest” (French)
SagaThe goddess of storytelling in Norse mythology.
SkadiThe goddess of winter in Norse mythology.
Svetlana”Star” (Russian)

Male mammoth names

Mammoth in autumn landscape

A male mammoth is called a bull, which is also what you call a male elephant. Here are our top names for boy mammoths:

Aslak”Supporter of Thorgest” (Old Norse)
Boreas”The north wind” (Greek)
Boris”Warrior” (Russian)
Dimitri”Earth lover” (Russian)
Igor”Warrior” (Russian)
Isbert”Ice” (German)
Magnus”Greatest” (Latin)
Max”Greatest” (Latin origin)
Maxim”Greatest” (Russian)
Tushar”Ice, snow, winter” (Sanskrit). The meaning of this name is perfect for mammoths, and the word Tushar also sounds similar to ”tusker”.

Funny mammoth names

Here’s a list of the funniest and punniest monikers for mammoths:

  • Donald Trunk
  • Elon Tusk
  • Frostbite
  • Furminator
  • Iceberg
  • Prince Woollyam
  • Trumpy
  • Tusky Raider
  • Woolly Allen
  • Woolworth

Cute woolly mammoth names

The woolly mammoth is the most well-known mammoth species. That’s because numerous woolly mammoth remains have been found in Siberia and North America.

Cute woolly mammoth - A furry woolly mammoth on white background

Woolly mammoths adapted to cold environments. These giants are known for their thick furs and impressive tusks. Unlike elephants, woolly mammoths had small ears and tails to prevent frostbites.

There’s something magical about woolly mammoths grazing on Arctic tundras. This mammoth species definitely deserves a list of names dedicated to them!

  • Angora
  • Cashmere
  • Chewie
  • Chow Chow
  • Fluffy
  • Frosty
  • Furry
  • Moppy
  • Shaggy
  • Snowball
  • Snowflake
  • Stampy
  • Teddy
  • Wookiee
  • Woolsey
  • Yeti

Famous mammoth names

One of the most famous mammoths is a baby mammoth mummy, Dima. I was lucky to see him at St. Petersburg Zoological Museum in Russia in 2015.

I find Dima’s story sad and touching. The poor little one fell into a mud pit and drowned. He still had traces of his mother’s milk in his stomach when he was found 40,000 years later.

DimaA frozen and mummified woolly mammoth calf found in Siberia in 1977.
LyubaA carcass of a female mammoth calf found in Siberia in 2007.
MammothA mammoth in the Arctic Antics level in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex. This is not exactly an original name idea for a mammoth!
Nun cho gaA frozen baby woolly mammoth found in Yukon, Canada, in 2022.

Mammoth names in Ice Age

The mammoths in the animated Ice Age film series must be the most famous mammoth characters.

EllieA female mammoth. Manfred’s mate.
EthanA young mammoth. Part of The Brat Pack in Ice Age: Continental Drift.
Ethan’s BuddyA member of The Brat Pack.
JulianA male mammoth. Peaches’s husband.
KatieA teenage female mammoth. A member of The Brat Pack.
ManfredAlso known as Manny. The protagonist of the series.
MeghanA female teen mammoth in The Brat Pack.
PeachesManny and Ellie’s daughter.
SteffieA young female mammoth. A member of The Brat Pack.

Mammoth names in The Mammoth Trilogy

The Mammoth Trilogy is a series of three novels written by the English science fiction author Stephen Baxter. The main characters in the books are woolly mammoths.

A woolly mammoth

The first novel in the series, Silverhair, is about a female mammoth called Silverhair. A group of mammoths has survived on an isolated island in Russia. They’re threatened by a group of humans.

The second book in the series, Longtusk, takes place in the Ice Age. It’s the story of Longtusk, a young male mammoth that becomes the only Patriarch in the history of mammoths.

Icebones is the last novel of The Mammoth Trilogy. This book can be classified as science fiction. It’s set in the future on Mars.

Humans have colonized Mars, brought mammoths onto the planet, and disappeared. The mammoths on Mars have been left to their own devices. Icebones, Silverhair’s daughter, has to step in and become their Matriarch.

If you’re interested in mammoths or prehistory, you must read this series! The Mammoth Trilogy makes you feel as if mammoths were still alive.

In the series, the prehistoric giants have their own culture and mythology. Yet they’re not portrayed as humans in a fluffy disguise. Baxter’s mammoths think, feel, and act like mammoths.

Mammoths in Silverhair

CroptailFoxeye’s first calf.
EggtuskAn old male mammoth.
FoxeyeSilverhair’s sister.
Lop-EarA young male mammoth. Silverhair’s mate.
OwlheartSilverhair’s grandmother and the Matriarch of the herd.
SilverhairA young female woolly mammoth. The protagonist of Silverhair.
SnagtoothSilverhair’s aunt. Unable to bear calves.
SunfireFoxeye’s second calf. Named after her red eyes.
WolfnoseOwlheart’s mother.

Mammoths in Longtusk

LongtuskA young male woolly mammoth. The protagonist of Longtusk. Known for his massive tusks.
MilkbreathLongusk’s mother.
PinkfaceThe Matriarch of Matriarchs.
RockheartA male mammoth Longtusk encounters after leaving his childhood Family.
SkyhumpA Matriarch and Longtusk’s great-grandmother.
SplayfootLongtusk’s sister.

Mastodon names in Longtusk

Mastodons were prehistoric animals that were closely related to mammoths. During his captivity, Longtusk befriends mastodons that are also captured by humans. These are the names of the mastodons:

Jaw Like RockA fierce male mastodon.
Neck Like SpruceA female mastodon. Longtusk’s mate.
Walks With ThunderA male mastodon. Longtusk’s father figure in captivity.

Mammoths in Icebones

When Icebones encounters the poor mammoths left on Mars, they don’t even have names. The task of naming them falls on Icebones.

AutumnSpiral’s mother.
BoasterA male mammoth Icebones communicates with by stamping.
BreezeSpiral and Shoot’s sister. Gives birth to a calf.
IcebonesSilverhair’s daughter. The protagonist of Icebones.
Ragged OneA female mammoth.
ShootSpiral’s sister.
SpiralA female mammoth. Icebones names her after her spiral tusks.
ThunderA male mammoth Icebones named after Walks With Thunder.
WoodsmokeBreeze’s calf.

Mammoth names in the Cycles

The mammoths in The Mammoth Trilogy have their own creation myth called the Cycles. The mammoths refer to their mythology whenever they need guidance in life.

GaneshaThe mother of the mammoths.
KilukpukThe first Matriarch in the Cycles.
MammutThe first Matriarch of mastodonts.
PrimaA proboscidean turned into a mammoth by her mother, Ganesha the Wise.
ProbosThe foremother of all proboscideans in the Cycles. The mammoths call themselves and other proboscideans ”the calves of Probos”.

Cool mammoth names

Cool mammoth names - A mammoth on a dock with a lake and mountains in the background

There’s no doubt that mammoths are one of the most impressive prehistoric animals, and these monikers reflect that:

  • Alaska
  • Arctic
  • Avalanche
  • Behemoth
  • Beowulf
  • Blizzard
  • Freeze
  • Glacier
  • Iceheart
  • Icetusk
  • Taiga
  • Titan
  • Tundra
  • Tusker

Good mammoth names

  • Dumbo
  • Frost
  • Ice
  • Ivory
  • Jumbo
  • Mamut
  • Misha
  • North
  • Paleo
  • Polar
  • Sasha
  • Silver
  • Snow
  • Winter
  • Zero

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