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Meaning and name origin

Adolph \a-dol-ph, ad(o)-lph\ as a boy's 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 13 variant forms: Ad, Addolf, Addolph, Adolf, Adolfo, Adulfus, Adollf, Adolphe, Adolpho, Adolphus, Dolf, Dolph and Dolphus.

There is 1 feminine form of Adolph: Adolpha.


Adolph is a somewhat popular first name for males (#642 out of 1220, Top 53%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#16658 out of 88799, Top 19%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Adolph for boys. Adolph reached its highest rank of #137 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adolph name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Adolph and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dolph, Dolphus, Adolphus, Adolph, Adolfo and Adolf. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adolf, Adolfo, Adolph, Adolphus, Dolph, Dolphus in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Adolph is also pronounced similarly to Adelphe and Udolph. Another suggested similar baby name is Adelpho. These names tend to be less commonly used than Adolph.