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Name Rolf

Origin:From Old High German words for fame and wolfTools:

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About the name Rolf in particular

Languages of use:German, Scandinavian, English
US 2021 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Dolf, Ralf, Wolf     Details
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About Rudolf, the group of names with the same origin as Rolf

Language of origin:Old High German
Info about origin:old Germanic two-element name
 in the Middle Ages a popular name for rulers, e.g. Rudolf of Habsburg (13th century AD)
Words:hruod = the fame  Old High German
 wolf = the wolf  Old High German
Topics:Two-element name
Variants' top ranks:17:Rudolf Austria 2015,  31:Rolf Switzerland 2013,  91:Rudy Belgium 2013,  115:Rudi Belgium 2013,  347:Rodolfo USA 1980-1989,  975:Rudolph USA 1990-1999
Old/original forms:Hruodolf Old High German, Rudolphus Latinized
Name variants:Dolf, Rodolfo, Rodolphe, Roelof, Rolf, Rudi, Rudolf, Rudolph, Rudy, Ruedi, Ruodi, Ruud   Sortable list   Details

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Germany prevalence 2005 37
Norway prevalence 2015 40
Sweden prevalence 2014 51
Switzerland 1997 611
Switzerland prevalence 2013 31
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