PRONOUNCED: ROO-dahlf [key]
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.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Hrodulf, Hrolf (Ancient Germanic), Hrólfr, Hróðólfr (Ancient Scandinavian), 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, Roffe (Swedish)
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