What does Rolf mean?
Rolf /rolf/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Rolf is "famous wolf". Variant of Rudolph. Used occasionally in Scandinavian countries.
Related boy name: Ralph.more]
How popular is Rolf?
Rolf is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1167 out of 1220, Top 96%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#12022 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Rolf for boys. Rolf was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #897 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular variation forms of Rolf listed in the Top 1000 are Rudy (#866 last year), Rodolfo (#945), Rudolf, Rudolph, Rowland, Ralph, Raoul, Dolph and Rollo. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.326%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.0189%, ▼94.2%), with versions such as Rodolfo, Rudy, Ralph, Rowland and Rudolf falling out of fashion. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rolf and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)