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What does Rolph mean?

Rolph Pronunciation of Rolph as a boys' name is of Old English and Old German origin, and the meaning of the name Rolph is "wolf counsel; famous wolf". Rolph is an alternate form of Ralph (Old English). Rolph is also a derivative of Rolf (Old German): form of Rudolph.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, wolf, counsel, famous


VARIANTS Rolphe, Rolfe, Ralf

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA RALPH, ROLF, RUDOLPH Dolph, Rodolph, Rodolphe, Rolle, Rollo, Rudolpho

(male) Roph, ..

(female) Rolca, ..

Rolph Fabian (R.F.), ..

How popular is Rolph?

Rolph is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#18765 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Rolph (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) are Dolph, Ralph (#951 VIA LATEST LIST), Rolf, Rollo and Rudolph. Other variants, like Rolfe, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Rolph was at its most widespread 108 years ago (AVERAGE #945) and is now significantly less, with versions like Rudolph becoming less stylish. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dolph, Ralph, Rolf, Rollo, Rudolph in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Adolph, Roch, Roley, Rolly, Roth and Udolph. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rolph.

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