What does Adolph mean?
Adolph [adolph] 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 was introduced in the 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.Creative forms:
(male) Alolph, Ardolph, ..
(female) Adolphi, Adolphra, .. Middle name pairings:
Adolph Gerald (A.G.), ..
How popular is Adolph?
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 (#14612 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name history of Adolph for boys. Adolph reached its top rank of #137 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Adolfo (#1184 in recent rankings), Dolph, Dolphus, Adolphus, Adolf, Ad and Adolphe are the popular related forms of Adolph listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Adolph was widespread among parents in the 1880s (average #1005) and is now much less (#1898, ▼93.4%), with forms such as Adolphus falling out of fashion.
Adolph▼ is alike in pronunciation to Adelphe, Odolf, Odolff, Udolf and Udolph. Other recommended names are Abdalah, Abdulah, Adal, Adel, Adelfo, Adelpho, Adelphus, Adhamh, Adil, Adlai, Adlar, Adler, Adley, Adlin, Adnah, Ado, Adom, Adon, Adones, Adonia, Adonis▲, Adonys, Adulio, Aeolos, Aeolus, Aiolos, Aiolus, Alpha, Aluph, Aodh, Apollo▲, Apolo, Aroldo, Asaph, Asiph, Atiph (see Atif), Bardolph, Botolph, Ralph▼, Randolph▼, Rodolph, Rolph and Rudolph▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Adolph.See names in meaning and etymology.