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Gender: Male Meaning of Rolf: "famous wolf" Origin of Rolf: Abbreviated form of Rudolf, German

The name Rolf is a boy's name meaning "famous wolf". Rolf and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Fame and Fortune and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

Like Papa name Rudolf, Rolf never quite emigrated from the Bavarian Alps. You might want to move on to Rollo or Wolf.

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Famous People Named Rolf

Rolf M. Zinkernagel, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Anton Rolf Belcher, son of Mathew Belcher & Friedeike Ziegelmayer
Rolf Jacob Sartorius, birth name of tween internet celebrity Jacob Sartorius

Pop Culture References for the name Rolf

Rolf Gruber, the 17-year-old telegram delivery boy in "The Sound of Music"
Rowlf, Muppet dog
Rolf Scamander, Luna Lovegood's husband in Harry Potter
Rolf, character in "The Cage" series by Meghan Shepherd
Rolf, character in the cartoon Ed, Edd, and Eddy
Rolf Schultz, character in the novel, "The Book Thief"


Dietrich Says:


Not a name. Only a diminutive.

Mangle64 Says:


Ed edd n eddy

beachbear Says:


Sounds like a smoker's cough. "ROLF!"