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Gender: Male Meaning of Rudolf: "famous wolf" Origin of Rudolf: Spelling variation of Rudolph, German

Rudolf Origin and Meaning

The name Rudolf is a boy's name of German origin meaning "famous wolf".

You've got the red-nosed reindeer to transcend, but there are other distinguished personages named Rudolph, Rudolf, and Rudy.

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Dietrich Says:

2018-12-02T05:24:06

Like Fenrir!

Heiko Björnsson Says:

2017-04-30T05:08:09

Western Culture is based in Latin, so any name can be expressed in a Latinized form: "Rudolphus" is the Latinized form. The Latinized form was originally only used for dignitaries, like monarchs and such: As with "Georgius Rex", for "King George".

Heiko Björnsson Says:

2017-04-30T05:04:18

"famous wolf" is correct for "Rudolf". It is an ancient Germanic name derived from two root words: "Roud" which menas "renound", and "wolf", thus "Renound Wolf"

Wolfgang Says:

2016-05-04T06:25:02

"Rudolph" is not the German. Rudolf is.