Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old English elements wulf "wolf" and run "secret, mystery". This was the name of a 10th-century English noblewoman who founded the city of Wolverhampton.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesWulfruna(History)

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Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from http://www.pase.ac.uk/jsp/index.jsp.
  2. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 517.

Entry updated January 21, 2022