Adolf Name Meaning and Origin

Adolf is a Boy name. The name is originated from ‘English, Germanic’ origin. The baby name Adolf means “Distinguished Or Strong Wolf”.


Adolf Origin:

Origin of the name is: “English, Germanic”



Adolf is a Boy name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “AH + dawlf”


Adolf Name Meaning:

The name Adolf comes from two Germanic words – ‘adel’, which means ‘distinguished or noble”, and ‘wulf’, which means ‘wolf’. It was common in Germany to use the name Wulf in their names to denote a warrior who has distinguished himself in battle. The name Adolf has however fallen out of usage after World War II due to its negative associations with Adolf Hitler.



It is a Christian baby name.





Variations or similar name:

Adolph, Adolphe


Famous people with this name:

Saint Adolf of Osnabruck, German bishop;

Adolf, King of Germany ;

Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden;

Adolf Hitler, Austrian-born Nazi dictator and mass-murderer;

(Otto) Adolf Eichmann, German Nazi SS commander;

Adolf Joseph Ferdinand “Dolfo” Galland, German WWII general and flying ace;

Adolf Franz Karl Viktor Maria Loos, Austrian-Czech architect;

Adolf Dickfeld, German WWII flying ace;

(Johann Friedrich Wilhelm) Adolf von Baeyer, German chemist who synthesized indigo; winner of the Nobel Prize ;

Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus, German chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize;

Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt, German biochemist; winner of the Nobel Prize




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