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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. VAWLF(German)
WUWLF(English)
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Meaning & History

Short form of WOLFGANG, WOLFRAM or other names containing the Germanic element wulf meaning "wolf". It can also be simply from the German or English word.
VariantsWulf(German) Velvel(Yiddish) Wolfe(English)
Other Languages & CulturesÚlfr(Ancient Scandinavian) Uffe, Ulf(Danish) Ulf(Norwegian) Ulf(Swedish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1643

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