Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. A-dawlf(German, Dutch) A-dolf(Czech) AW-dolf(Hungarian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Old German name Adalwolf, which meant "noble wolf" from the elements adal "noble" and wolf. It was borne by several Swedish kings as a first or second name, most notably by Gustav II Adolf in the 17th century. Association with Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the leader of the Nazi party in Germany during World War II, has lessened the use of this name.

Related Names

VariantsAdalwolf, Adolphus(Germanic)
DiminutivesAdi(German) Alf(Swedish) Alf(Norwegian) Alf(Danish)
Other Languages & CulturesÆðelwulf(Anglo-Saxon) Adolph, Dolph(English) Aadolf, Aatto, Aatu, Atte(Finnish) Adolphe(French) Athaulf, Aþawulfs(Gothic) Adolfo(Italian) Dölf, Dulf(Limburgish) Adolfas, Adas(Lithuanian) Aþalawulfaz(Old Germanic) Adolfo, Adolfito, Fito(Spanish)
Surname DescendantsAdolfs(Dutch) Adolfsson, Adolvsson(Swedish)
User SubmissionAdólf


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   devious   strong   rough   strange   serious  

Name Days

Austria: February 13
Austria: May 16
Austria: June 17
Austria: December 4
Croatia: June 30
Czechia: June 17
Estonia: November 6
Poland: February 11
Poland: February 14
Poland: April 19
Poland: June 17
Poland: August 21
Slovakia: June 17
Sweden: June 23
Sweden: November 6


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 158.
Entry updated December 7, 2022