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ScriptsРудольф Russian Ռուդոլֆ Armenian
PronouncedPron.ROO-dawlf GermanPolish
ROO-dolf Hungarian

Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Hrodulf, which was derived from the elements hrod "fame" and wulf "wolf". It was borne by three kings of Burgundy, as well as several Habsburg rulers of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria. Anthony Hope used this name for the hero in his popular novel 'The Prisoner of Zenda' (1894).
VariantsRolf, Rodolf German Roelof, Rodolf Dutch Rolf Swedish Rolf Norwegian Rolf Danish
DiminutivesRuedi German (Swiss) Rudi German Roel, Ruud Dutch Rudi Hungarian
Other Languages & CulturesHrodulf, Hrolf Ancient Germanic Hrólfr, Hróðólfr Ancient Scandinavian Hroðulf, Hrothulf Anglo-Saxon Rolf, Rollo, Rudolph, Rodolph, Rolo, Rolph, Rudy English Rodolphe, Rodolph French Rodolfo Italian Roul Medieval English Roul Medieval French Rodolfo Portuguese Rodolfo, Fito, Rodolfito Spanish
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