Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.

English

Name Sources Status
Atlantic killer whale uBio Unknown
Botskop uBio Unknown
grampus World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Killer uBio Unknown
Killer whale Dana Campbell, Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, BibAlex LifeDesk, Conabio, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), MarLIN resource, NCBI Taxonomy, NatureServe resource, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Killer-trasher World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Orca Robert Hole, Jr, BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Monthly ARKive text import , NCBI Taxonomy, Paleobiology Database, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Orka uBio Unknown
Pacific killer whale uBio Unknown
Sword grampus World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Swordfish World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Afrikaans

Name Sources Status
Moordvis South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Arabic

Name Sources Status
الحوت القاتل BibAlex LifeDesk Trusted

Basque

Name Sources Status
ezpalarta World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
marzupla World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Orka World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Brazilian Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Orca Bruno Marino Trusted

Bulgarian

Name Sources Status
kosаtkа World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Косатка World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Catalan

Name Sources Status
Orca World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Chinese

Name Sources Status
虎鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
逆戟鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted

Chinese (Simplified)

Name Sources Status
虎鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia Trusted
逆戟鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia Trusted

Czech

Name Sources Status
kasatka dravá uBio Unknown
Kosatka dravá World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
kosatka pravá uBio Unknown
kosatka velká uBio Unknown

Danish

Name Sources Status
Hvalhund uBio Unknown
ornswin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Spaekhogger World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Spækhugger World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Svaerdhval uBio Unknown
svaerdval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Svarthval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Tandthoye World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Botskop World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Orca World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Orka Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Zwaardwalvis World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Zwaardwis uBio Unknown
Zwardwalvis uBio Unknown

Faroese

Name Sources Status
bovhidehval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Akan uBio Untrusted
Fakan uBio Untrusted
Miekkavalas Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Dauphin de Risso, Grampus Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Trusted
Dorque World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Epaulard IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Epée de mer World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Orque IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Orque gladiateur World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Orque épaulard World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Orque, Epaulard Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Trusted
Èpaulard Unknown, uBio Trusted
épaulard Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

German

Name Sources Status
Butskopf uBio Unknown
Großer Schwertwal World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Orca World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Schwertfisch World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Schwertwal World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Greek

Name Sources Status
Όρκα World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Icelandic

Name Sources Status
Fann-fiskar-hydengen World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Haa-hiringue uBio Untrusted
haa-hirningur World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Hahyrna World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
hahyrningur Starri Heidmarsson, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Huyding World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Sverdfiscur World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Indonesian

Name Sources Status
paus pemangsa World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
seguni World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Inuktitut

Name Sources Status
adluk World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Italian

Name Sources Status
Orca World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Japanese

Name Sources Status
Sadshi World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Sakamata World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Schachi uBio Unknown
shachi World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
taka World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
takamatsu World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Kalaallisut

Name Sources Status
ardlursark World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Ardlyk World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Korean

Name Sources Status
beom-gorae World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Innuatu World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Lithuanian

Name Sources Status
Orka World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Malagasy

Name Sources Status
trozona mpamond World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Norwegian

Name Sources Status
Hvalhund World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Spaekhogger Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Spekkhugger World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Starhyn ning World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Staurhval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Stourvaga World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Stourvagn World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Vaghund World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Van hund World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Norwegian Bokmål

Name Sources Status
Spekkhogger World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Norwegian Nynorsk

Name Sources Status
Spekkhoggar World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Polish

Name Sources Status
Orka World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
baleia asesina World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Orca Bruno Marino, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Orca gladiadora uBio Unknown
roaz-de-bandeira World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Russian

Name Sources Status
Kasatka World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Kosatka World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
или кит убийца World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
косатка World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Sardinian

Name Sources Status
pictwale uBio Unknown

Scottish Gaelic

Name Sources Status
pictwale World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Slovenian

Name Sources Status
Orka World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Ballena Asesina Conabio, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
ballena pinta World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
ballena quila World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
bufeo de mascarilla World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
bufeo mascarillo Conabio Trusted
cahuel-huaique World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
delfin gigante World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Espadarte IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
machete World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
moscote World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Orca Conabio, IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Orca común Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
orca verdadera World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Swedish

Name Sources Status
Löpare World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Opare World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Spackhuggare World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Späckhuggare World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Svärdfisk World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Tunnlik tumlare World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Thai

Name Sources Status
plawan phechakhat World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Turkish

Name Sources Status
Katil balina World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
Косатка World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Welsh

Name Sources Status
lleiddiad World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
orca gwryw World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

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