Meaning and Name Origin
Adolph \a-dol-ph, ad(o)-lph\ as a boys' name is pronounced a-DOLF. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Adolph is "noble, majestic wolf". The Latin form Adolphus arrived in Britain in mid-19th century, having been a German and Swedish royal name and also a saint's name. The name has become less common since the infamous Adolf Hitler and World War II. Filmmaker Adolph Zukor; actor Adolphe Menjou; fashion designer Adolfo; beer magnate Adolph Coors.
Adolph has 1 feminine form: Adolpha.
Adolph is a somewhat popular first name for males (#642 out of 1220, Top 53%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#16658 out of 88799, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Adolph for boys. Adolph reached its top rank of #137 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Adolph and related names. Dolph, Dolphus, Adolphus, Adolfo and Adolf are the popular related forms of Adolph. Usage of these boy names was at its highest during 1880-1889 and is now much less, with the forms Adolfo, Adolphus, Adolph and Adolf becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)