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PronouncedPron.A-dawlf German
A:-dawlf Dutch
AW-dolf Hungarian

Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Adalwolf, which meant "noble wolf" from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and wulf. It was borne by several Swedish kings as a first or second name, most notably by Gustav II Adolf in the 17th century. Association with Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the leader of the Nazi party in Germany during World War II, has lessened the use of this name.
VariantsAdalwolf, Adolphus Ancient Germanic
DiminutivesAdi German Alf Swedish Alf Norwegian Alf Danish
Other Languages & CulturesAdolph, Dolph English Aadolf, Aatto, Aatu, Atte Finnish Adolphe French Adde, Ade, Aike, Ale, Alke, Alle, Atse Frisian Adolfo Italian Dölf, Dulf Limburgish Adolfo, Adolfito, Fito Spanish
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Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 158


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Entry updated August 16, 2017   Contribute