Gender Masculine
Scripts װאָלףֿ(Yiddish)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈvɔlf/(German) /ˈwʊlf/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Short form of Wolfgang, Wolfram and other names containing the Old German element wolf meaning "wolf" (Proto-Germanic *wulfaz). It can also be simply from the German or English word. As a Jewish name it can be considered a vernacular form of Zeev.

Related Names

VariantsWulf(German) Velvel(Yiddish) Wolfe(English)
Other Languages & CulturesUffe, Ulf(Danish) Ulfilas, Wulfila(Gothic) Úlfur(Icelandic) Ulf(Norwegian) Úlfr(Old Norse) Ulf(Swedish)


People think this name is

informal   natural   strong   rough   strange   simple   serious  


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 1643.
Entry updated April 23, 2024