Gender: Male Meaning of Gandolf: "wand-wolf" Origin of Gandolf: Teutonic

Gandolf Origin and Meaning

The name Gandolf is a boy's name meaning "wand-wolf".

Gandolf and variant Gandulf are legitimate names used in medieval Europe, including by several bishops and dukes. From it comes the name of Castel Gandolfo, the pope's summer residence. However, to most people this will feel like a misspelling of the wizard Gandalf.

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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: