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What does Rolph mean?

Rolph Pronunciation of Rolph [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): variation of Rudolph.

Associated with: old english, wolf, counsel, famous.


Rolph has 3 variants: Ralf, Rolfe and Rolphe.

6 more alternative forms via Ralph, Rolf, Rudolph: Dolph, Rodolph, Rodolphe, Rolle, Rollo and Rudolpho.

Creative forms:
(male) Romph, Roph, ..

(female) Rolca, Rolfa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rolph Andrey (R.A.), ..

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?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Rolph (outside Top 2000) are Dolph, Ralph (#1075 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 105 years ago (average #945) and is now significantly less, with versions like Rudolph becoming less stylish. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

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

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