Meaning & History

Means "little wolf", from a diminutive of the Gothic element wulfs. This was the name of a 4th-century Gothic bishop and missionary. He translated the New Testament into Gothic.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesUffe, Ulf(Danish) Wolf, Wolfe(English) Ulf, Wolf, Wulf(German) Wolf(Germanic) Úlfur(Icelandic) Wolf(Jewish) Ulf(Norwegian) Úlfr(Old Norse) Ulf(Swedish) Velvel(Yiddish)


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 1644.
Entry added December 7, 2022