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Gender: Male Meaning of Adolphus: "noble wolf" Origin of Adolphus: Latin

The name Adolphus is a boy's name of Latin, Swedish origin meaning "noble wolf". Adolphus and is often added to lists like Ancient Roman Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".

From the experts:

This softer version of Adolf is sadly still off-limits due to the connotations with Hitler.

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Famous People Named Adolphus

Adolphus Washington Greely, American polar explorer
Adolphus Busch, German-American cofounder of Anheuser-Busch
Adolphus Williamson Green, American cofounder of Nabisco
Adolphus Charles Alexander Albert Edward George Philip Louis Ladislaus Cambridge, Prince of Teck, 1st Marquess of Cambridge
Adolphus Druiding, German-American architect
Adolphus "Dolly" Jones, Kittitian footballer and runner
Adolphus William Ward, English historian
Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden

Pop Culture References for the name Adolphus

Adolphus Tetterby, struggling news-vendor in The Haunted Man (1848) by Charles Dickens
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota