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What does Adolphus mean?

Adolphus \a-dol-phus, ad(o)-lphus\ as a name for boys. Adolphus' root is Old German, and the meaning of the name Adolphus is "noble, majestic wolf". Adolphus is a derivative of Adolph (Old German). A moderately rare birth name for boys.


Adolphus has 1 variant: Adulfus.

Adolphus has 11 more related variations via Adolph: Ad, Addolf, Addolph, Adolf, Adolfo, Adollf, Adolphe, Adolpho, Dolf, Dolph and Dolphus.


Adolphus is a rare first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#48505 out of 88799, Top 55%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Adolphus for boys. Adolphus reached its highest rank of #409 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Adolphus and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Adolphus listed in the Top 1000 are Adolf, Adolfo, Adolph, Dolph and Dolphus. These boy names reached the top of their popularity during 1880-1889 and are now significantly less popular, with the forms Adolf, Adolfo, Adolph and Adolphus becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Adolphus is pronounced similarly to Adelphus. Like Adolphus, this name is not frequently used.