Namesakes

German Kings and Holy Roman Emperors: 1 king
King Adolf of Nassau (a.k.a. Adolph)   1292-1298  
Hall-of-Famers: 1 basketball
(basketball) Dolph Schayes (a.k.a. Adolph)   1972  
Nobel Prize Winners: 1 literature
(literature) Karl Adolph Gjellerup   1917  
Notable Artists: 1 painter
Adolph Tidemand   1814-1876  
Notable Athletes: 1 basketball
(basketball) Dolph Schayes (a.k.a. Adolph)   1928-  
Olympic Medalists: 2 gold
(gold) Adolph Kiefer   1936   swimming - 100 m backstroke  
(gold) Richard Blick (a.k.a. Adolph)   1960   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
Saints: 1 blessed, 1 saint
Saint Adolf (a.k.a. Adolph)   1185-1224  
Blessed Adolph Kolping   1813-1865