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Meaning and name origin

Rolf \r(o)-lf\ as a boy's name. Variant of Rudolph (Old German) "famous wolf". Used occasionally in Scandinavian countries.


Variations

Rolf has 5 variant forms: Rolfe, Rolle, Rollo, Rolph and Rowland.

For more information, see also the related boy name Ralph.


Popularity

Rolf is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1167 out of 1220, Top 96%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#9291 out of 88799, Top 10%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rolf for boys. Rolf reached its highest rank of #897 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rolf and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rudolph, Rowland, Rollo, Rolf and Ralph. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ralph, Rolf, Rollo, Rowland, Rudolph in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Rolf is also pronounced similarly to Ralf. Other suggested similar baby names are Dolf and Wolf. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rolf.

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