Meaning & History
English form of RUDOLF, imported from Germany in the 19th century. Robert L. May used it in 1939 for his Christmas character Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Other Languages & CulturesHrodulf, Hrolf(Ancient Germanic) Hrólfr, Hróðólfr(Ancient Scandinavian) Hroðulf, Hrothulf(Anglo-Saxon) Rudolf(Armenian) Rudolf(Czech) Rolf(Danish) Roelof, Rudolf, Rodolf, Roel, Ruud(Dutch) Rodolphe, Rodolph(French) Rolf, Rudolf, Rodolf, Rudi(German) Ruedi(German (Swiss)) Rudolf, Rudi(Hungarian) Rodolfo(Italian) Rūdolfs(Latvian) Roul(Medieval English) Roul(Medieval French) Rolf(Norwegian) Rodolfo(Portuguese) Rudolf(Russian) Rudolf(Slovak) Rodolfo, Fito, Rodolfito(Spanish) Rolf(Swedish)
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