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Gender: Male Meaning of Adolf: "noble wolf" Origin of Adolf: German

The name Adolf is a boy's name of Danish origin meaning "noble wolf". Adolf and is often added to user-created lists like Names of Nobel Prize Winners and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset makeover game! B/G pairs".

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Adolf may have been a Swedish royal name but the terrible dictatorship of Adolf Hitler has ruled out this name Adolf for any sensible parent. In the US last year, there were more than 100 boys' given the Spanish variation Adolfo and a handful given the old school Adolphus, but none named Adolf or Adolph....thank goodness.

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Famous People Named Adolf

Saint Adolf of Osnabrück, 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

Pop Culture References for the name Adolf

Adolf Kamil and Adolf Kaufmann, title characters in manga "Adolf" by Osamu Tezuka