Given Name RUDOLF

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Рудольф (Russian), Ռուդոլֆ (Armenian)
PRONOUNCED: ROO-dawlf (German, Polish), ROO-dolf (Hungarian)  [details]

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).
VARIANTS: Rolf, Rodolf (German), Roelof, Rodolf (Dutch), Rolf (Swedish), Rolf (Norwegian), Rolf (Danish)
DIMINUTIVES: Ruedi (German (Swiss)), Rudi (German), Roel, Ruud (Dutch), Rudi (Hungarian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hrodulf, 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)
USER SUBMISSION: Rúdólf

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Entry updated December 8, 2017