Old English
"bee wolf"

Beowulf Origin and Meaning

The name Beowulf is a boy's name of English origin meaning "bee wolf".
This ancient name is that of the hero of the epic Beowulf, which is thought to be the oldest-ever poem in English lit written in the vernacular. J. R. R. Tolkien used it as one of his inspirations for The Lord of the Rings. Certainly a weighty if historically relevant choice, but usable for a modern baby? Even with the possible nickname Wolfie, it would be a challenging name to bear.

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Famous People Named Beowulf

  • Beowulf BorittAmerican set designer, son of historian Gabor Boritt

Beowulf in Pop Culture

  • "Beowulf" epic poem and its main character