Usage Ancient Germanic
Other Forms FormsGaraulf, Garilulf, Gariulf, Gariulph, Garulph. Latinized forms: Gariulfus, Gariulphus, Garulfus, Garulphus
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Meaning & History
The first element of this name is derived from Germanic garva (garo in Old High German and gearu in Anglo-Saxon) meaning "ready, prepared" (as in, for battle). The second element is derived from Gothic vulfs meaning "wolf". Also compare the similar-looking names Chariulf and Gerulf, which can easily get confused with this name and vice versa.Last but not least, this name should not be confused with the Frankish or Norman word garulf or garulph meaning "werewolf", as that is ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *werawulfaz meaning "wolf-man, werewolf".