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GenderMasculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.ROO-dahlf
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Meaning & History

English form of RUDOLF, imported from Germany in the 19th century. Robert L. May used it in 1939 for his Christmas character Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
VariantRodolph
DiminutiveRudy
Other Languages & CulturesHrodulf, Hrolf Ancient Germanic Hrólfr, Hróðólfr Ancient Scandinavian Hroðulf, Hrothulf Anglo-Saxon Rudolf Armenian Rudolf Croatian Rudolf Czech Rolf, Rudolf Danish Roelof, Rudolf, Rodolf, Roel, Ruud Dutch Rodolphe, Rodolph French Rolf, Rudolf, Rodolf, Rudi German Ruedi German (Swiss) Rudolf, Rudi Hungarian Rodolfo Italian Roul Medieval English Roul Medieval French Rolf, Rudolf Norwegian Rudolf Polish Rodolfo Portuguese Rudolf Russian Rudolf Slovene Rodolfo, Fito, Rodolfito Spanish Rolf, Rudolf Swedish

Categories

American Horror Story characters, Bobs Burgers characters, currently out of the US top 1000, Phantasy Star characters, Philip K Dick characters, The Man in the High Castle characters, Tolkien characters
Entry updated November 18, 2011   Contribute