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pinWhat does Rolf mean?

Rolf /rolf/ 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.


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

Related boy name: Ralph.

Rolf has 8 more alternative forms via Rudolph: Dolph, Raoul, Rodolfo, Rolphe, Rudi, Rudolf, Rudolfo and Rudy.

Kreatif forms: Rolffa, Rolffu. [more]

pinHow 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. Demographics)

Displayed below is the baby name history 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 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

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 relations of Rolf was widespread among parents during the years 1930-1939 (adoption of 0.33%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.02%, 94%), with versions such as Rudolph falling out of fashion.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rolf, Dolph, Ralph, Raoul, Rodolfo in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rollo, Rowland, Rudolf, Rudolph, Rudy in U.S.

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

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Rolf is alike in pronunciation to Ralf. Other suggested similar baby names are Adolf, Alf, Dolf, Eyolf, Odolf, Raff, Ranolf, Roald, Roan, Rob, Robb, Robi, Roch, Rock, Rod, Rodd, Rodolf, Roe, Rog, Roi, Roley, Rolly, Rome, Ron, Ronn, Rory, Ross, Roth, Roul, Row, Rowe, Rowl, Rowly, Roy, Royle, Udolf, Ulf, Wolf, Woolf and Wulf. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rolf.