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What does Adolph mean?

Adolph Pronunciation of Adolph as a boys' name is pronounced a-DOLF. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Adolph is "noble, majestic wolf". The Latin form Adolphus was introduced in the mid-19th century, having been a German and Swedish royal name and also a saint's name. The name has become less common since the infamous Adolf Hitler and World War II. Filmmaker Adolph Zukor; actor Adolphe Menjou; fashion designer Adolfo; beer magnate Adolph Coors.


ASSOCIATED WITH noble, wolf, 19th century, royal (king), saint, war


VARIANTS Ad, Addolf, Addolph, Adolf, Adolfo, Adulfus, Adollf, Adolphe, Adolpho, Adolphus, Dolf, Dolph, Dolphus




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How popular is Adolph?

Adolph is a somewhat popular first name for males (#642 out of 1220, Top 53%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#14612 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Adolph reached its top rank of #137 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Adolfo (#1539 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Ad, Adolf, Adolphe, Adolphus, Dolph and Dolphus are the popular related forms of Adolph listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Adolph was widespread among parents in the 1880s (AVERAGE #1005) and is now much less (#1942, 95.1%), with forms such as Adolph falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adolph, Ad, Adolf, Adolfo, Adolphe in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adolphus, Dolph, Dolphus in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Adolph is alike in pronunciation to Adelphe, Odolf, Odolff, Udolf and Udolph. Other recommended sound-alike names are Abdalah, Abdulah, Adal, Adel, Adelfo, Adelpho, Adelphus, Adhamh, Adil, Adlai, Adlar, Adler, Adley, Adlin, Adnah, Ado, Adom, Adon, Adones, Adonia, Adonis, Adonys, Adulio, Aeolos, Aeolus, Aiolos, Aiolus, Alpha, Aluph, Aodh, Apollo, Apolo, Aroldo, Asaph, Asiph, Atiph (see Atif), Bardolph, Botolph, Ralph, Randolph, Rodolph, Rolph and Rudolph. These names tend to be less frequently used than Adolph.

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