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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; French 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 also pronounced similarly to Adelphe and Udolph. Another suggested similar baby name is Adelpho.


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

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

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