Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old English elements wulf "wolf" and noð "boldness, daring" [3]. This name became rare after the Norman Conquest.


Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from
  2. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 513.
  3. Reaney, P. H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford, 1997, page 502.
Entry updated January 21, 2022