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2/4/2020, 9:06 PM Mike C update #107
11/16/2019, 11:04 AM Mike C update #105
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2/12/2007, 1:03 AM Mike C earliest recorded revision

Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. A-dawlf(German, Dutch)
A-dolf(Czech)
AW-dolf(Hungarian)

Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Adalwolf, which meant "noble wolf" from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and wulf. It was borne by several Swedish kings as a first or second name, most notably by Gustav II Adolf in the 17th century. Association with Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the leader of the Nazi party in Germany during World War II, has lessened the use of this name.