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What does Rolfe mean?

Rolfe Pronunciation of Rolfe as a boys' name has its root in Old German, and the meaning of Rolfe is "famous wolf". Rolfe is an alternate spelling of Rolf (Old German): respelling of Rudolph.


ASSOCIATED WITH famous, wolf


VARIANTS Rolphe, Rolph

OTHER FORMS VIA ROLF, RUDOLPH Dolph, Rodolfo, Rolle, Rollo, Rudie, Rudolf, Rudolfo

(male) Rolge, ..

(female) Rolie, ..

Rolfe Nasir (R.N.), ..

How popular is Rolfe?

Rolfe is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#6893 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Rolfe (NOT RANKED) are Dolph, Rodolfo (#1084 FROM RECENT DATA), Rolf, Rollo, Rudolf, Rudolfo and Rudolph. These forms of Rolfe were favored by parents 98 years ago (MEDIAN #1180) and have become much less widespread since (#1869, 93%). (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dolph, Rodolfo, Rolf, Rollo, Rudolf in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rudolfo, Rudolph in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rolfe is alike in pronunciation to Ralf and Ralph. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Rafe, Roane, Roche, Rodge, Roe, Roice, Roley, Rollie, Rolly, Rome, Roone, Roque, Rorke, Rosse, Rothe, Rowe, Rowlee, Royce, Royle, Rylee, Wolfe and Wulfe. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rolfe.

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