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What does Wolfe mean?

Wolfe Pronunciation of Wolfe [wolfe] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Wolfe is "wolf". Wolves were an important part of medieval Germany imagination, known for their fierceness and tenacity. Irish patriot Wolfe Tone.

Associated with: wolf, medieval, irish (gaelic).


Wolfe has 6 variants: Wolf, Wolff, Wolfhart, Woolf, Wulf and Wulfe.

Creative forms:
(male) Wilfe, Wolke, ..

(female) Wolbe, Wolke, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wolfe Octavio (W.O.), ..

How popular is Wolfe?

Wolfe is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#337 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Wolfe has yet to be ranked in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wolfe name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Wolfe is alike in pronunciation to Alf, Eyolf and Ulf. Other recommended names are Rolfe, Wilde, Wole, Wolfert and Wylie. Like Wolfe, these names are not commonly used.

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