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Gender: Male Meaning of Bardolf: "axe-wolf" Origin of Bardolf: English

The name Bardolf is a boy's name of English origin meaning "axe-wolf". Bardolf and is often added to lists like Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name the Spring Families! w/ Pics + Namebank".

From the experts:

Shakespeare's classic drunken fool. In fact, this name, carried to Britain by the Normans, was quite popular until it was brought into disrepute by the low-life character who haunts taverns with Falstaff in Shakespeare's history plays.

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Bardoul, Bardon, Bardolph, Bardulph, Bardulf


RavenZimmi Says:


Name your kid after a classic drunken fool! YAY

Zelliew Says:


It's not as though the meaning gives it any redeeming qualities.......axe- wolf

clairels Says:


It's not good, but it is a real name. There are tons of Old English names that sound really ugly to modern ears.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


This was the name originally generated for a troll-like creature in an app I played, so it seems like a joke name to me.

clairels Says:


Take out a few letters and it's barf.