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.
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).
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).