Gender Masculine
Scripts Рудольф(Russian) Ռուդոլֆ(Armenian)
Pronounced Pron. ROO-dawlf(German, Slovak)
ROO-dolf(Czech, Hungarian)

Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Hrodulf, which was derived from the elements hrod "fame" and wulf "wolf". It was borne by three kings of Burgundy, as well as several Habsburg rulers of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria. Anthony Hope used this name for the hero in his popular novel The Prisoner of Zenda (1894).

Related Names

VariantsRolf, Rodolf(German) Roelof, Rodolf(Dutch)
DiminutivesRudi(German) Ruedi(German (Swiss)) Rudi(Hungarian) Roel, Ruud(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesHrodulf, Hrolf(Ancient Germanic) Hrólfr, Hróðólfr(Ancient Scandinavian) Hroðulf, Hrothulf(Anglo-Saxon) Rolf(Danish) Rolf, Rollo, Rudolph, Rodolph, Rolph, Rudy(English) Rodolphe, Rodolph(French) Rodolfo(Italian) Rūdolfs(Latvian) Roul(Medieval English) Roul(Medieval French) Rolf(Norwegian) Rodolfo(Portuguese) Rodolfo, Fito, Rodolfito(Spanish) Rolf, Roffe(Swedish)
User SubmissionsRúdólf, Rudólf



Statue of Rudolf I of GermanyStatue of Rudolf I of Germany ©

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Name Days

Czechia: April 17
Estonia: March 7
Hungary: April 17
Norway: March 27
Poland: April 17
Poland: June 21
Poland: July 27
Slovakia: April 17
Sweden: March 27


Entry updated November 20, 2020