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What does Adolf mean?

Adolf Pronunciation of Adolf as a name for boys has its root in Old German, and Adolf means "noble, majestic wolf". Adolf is an alternate form of Adolph (Old German).

ASSOCIATED WITH Ad-, noble, wolf


VARIANTS Adolphe, Adollf, Addolph, Addolf

RELATIONS VIA ADOLPH Ad, Adolfo, Adolpho, Adulfus, Dolf

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How popular is Adolf?

Adolf is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#28256 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Adolf reached its highest rank of #930 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not found in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adolf name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Adolf outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Adolf are Ad, Adolfo (#1184 A YEAR AGO), Adolph and Adolphe. Other forms, like Addolph, are uncommon. These forms of Adolf were at the peak of their popularity in the 1880s (ADOPTION OF 0.1%) and have become significantly less conventional since, with versions such as Adolph becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adolf, Ad, Adolfo, Adolph, Adolphe in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Adolf and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Adolf is alike in pronunciation to Odolf, Odolff, Odulf, Udolf and Udolph. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adal, Adel, Adelfo, Adil, Ado, Adom, Adon, Alf, Alouf, Apolo, Eyolf, Rodolf, Rolf, Rudolf, Wolf and Woolf. These names tend to be more frequently used than Adolf.

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