Given Name RUDOLPH

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: ROO-dahlf   [details]

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.
VARIANT: Rodolph
DIMINUTIVE: Rudy
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hrodulf, Hrolf (Ancient Germanic), Hrólfr, Hróðólfr (Ancient Scandinavian), Hrothulf, Hroðulf (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)
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