Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. A-dawlf(German, Dutch)

Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Adalwolf, which meant "noble wolf" from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and wulf. 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(Ancient Germanic)
DiminutivesAdi(German) Alf(Swedish) Alf(Norwegian) Alf(Danish)
Other Languages & CulturesAdolph, Dolph(English) Aadolf, Aatto, Aatu, Atte(Finnish) Adolphe(French) Adde, Ade, Aike, Ale, Alke, Alle, Atse(Frisian) Adolfo(Italian) Dölf, Dulf(Limburgish) 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

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 February 4, 2020