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Gender: Male Meaning of Gandolf: "the progress of the wolf" Origin of Gandolf: Teutonic

The name Gandolf is a boy's name meaning "the progress of the wolf". Gandolf and is often added to lists like Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a sibling set together!".

From the experts:

Randolph is out of favor, and Gandolf -- the name of the wizard in Lord of the Rings -- is out of the question.

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Pop Culture References for the name Gandolf

Gandalf (note spelling difference), character in J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings"



Bobcat108 Says:


It's been four years & the name information is still incorrect...

TwentyOnePiplups Says:


This would be great if I didn't think of a bearded baby every time I said it

Zelliew Says:


The "Gand" part has me thinking of Goose & Gander

Bobcat108 Says:


The wizard in The Lord of the Rings is Gandalf, not Gandolf, & the meaning is "wand elf" in Old Norse: