Meaning & History

Contemporary spelling of the Gothic name *Aþawulfs, derived from the elements aþals "nobility" and wulfs "wolf" (making it a cognate of Adolf). Alternatively, the first element could be atta "father". This was the name of a 5th-century king of the Visigoths.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesÆðelwulf(Anglo-Saxon) Adolf(Czech) Adolf, Alf(Danish) Adolf(Dutch) Adolph, Dolph(English) Aadolf, Aatto, Aatu, Atte(Finnish) Adolphe(French) Adolf, Adi(German) Adalwolf, Adolf, Adolphus(Germanic) Adolf(Hungarian) Adolfo(Italian) Adolfas, Adas(Lithuanian) Adolf, Alf(Norwegian) Aþalawulfaz(Old Germanic) Adolf(Polish) Adolfo, Adolfito(Spanish) Adolf, Alf(Swedish)


Sources & References

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