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What does Rodolph mean?

Rodolph Pronunciation of Rodolph [rodolph] as a boys' name has its root in Old German, and the name Rodolph means "famous wolf". Rodolph is an alternate form of Rudolph (Old German): name of the red-nosed reindeer.

Associated with: famous, wolf.


Rodolph has 2 variants: Rodolphe and Rudolf.

7 more different relations via Rudolph: Dolph, Rodolfo, Rolph, Rolphe, Rudolfo, Rudolpho and Rudolphus.

Creative forms:
(male) Reidolph, Riddolph, ..

(female) Rodolla, Rodolna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rodolph Tytus (R.T.), ..

How popular is Rodolph?

Rodolph is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#121058 out of 150436, Top 80%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Rodolph (outside Top 2000) are Dolph, Rodolfo (#935 the previous year), Rudolf, Rudolfo and Rudolph. These forms of Rodolph reached the top of their popularity during 1920-1929 (average #1060) and are now much less common, with the form Rudolph becoming less stylish. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dolph, Rodolfo, Rudolf, Rudolfo, Rudolph in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rodolph is alike in pronunciation to Rodolf. Other suggested similar names are Addolph, Adolph, Bardolph, Botolph, Botulph (see Botolf), Ralph, Randolph, Rodel, Rodell, Roldolpho, Romolo and Udolph. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rodolph.

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