Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈæ.ðel.wuɫf/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old English elements æðele "noble" and wulf "wolf" (making it a cognate of Adolf). This name was borne by a 9th-century king of Wessex.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAdolf(Czech) Adolf, Alf(Danish) Adolf(Dutch) Adolph, Dolph(English) Aadolf, Aatto, Aatu, Atte(Finnish) Adolphe(French) Adolf, Adi(German) Adalwolf, Adolf, Adolphus(Germanic) Athaulf, Aþawulfs(Gothic) Adolf(Hungarian) Adolfo(Italian) Dölf, Dulf(Limburgish) Adolfas, Adas(Lithuanian) Adolf, Alf(Norwegian) Aþalawulfaz(Old Germanic) Adolf(Polish) Adolfo, Adolfito, Fito(Spanish) Adolf, Alf(Swedish)
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Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from
  2. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 60.
Entry updated December 7, 2022