Meaning and name origin
Adolphus \a-dol-phus, ad(o)-lphus\ as a boy's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Adolphus is "noble, majestic wolf". Adolphus is a variant of Adolph (Old German): 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.
Adolphus▼ has 1 variant form: Adulfus.
Adolphus is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#48505 out of 88799, Top 55%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Adolphus for boys. Adolphus reached its highest rank of #409 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Adolphus and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Adolphus and Adolph. (2014 statistics).