See also: Adólf

English

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Etymology

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From Old High German adal (noble) + wulf (wolf). Doublet of Ethelwolf from Old English Æþelwulf.

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Adolf (plural Adolfs)

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages, variant of Adolph.

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  • Very rarely given to children since World War II because of its association with Adolf Hitler.

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Czech

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Adolf m anim

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Adolph

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Danish

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Adolf

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Adolph

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  • Rare after World War II.

Dutch

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈaː.dɔlf/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: Adolf

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Adolf m

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Adolph
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Faroese

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Adolf m

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Adolph

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Patronymics

  • son of Adolf: Adolfsson
  • daughter of Adolf: Adolfsdóttir

Declension

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Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Adolf
Accusative Adolf
Dative Adolfi
Genitive Adolfs

German

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Etymology

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From Old High German adal (noble) + wolf (wolf).

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Adolf m (proper noun, strong, genitive Adolfs or (with an article) Adolf)

  1. a male given name from the Germanic languages, equivalent to English Adolph

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  • Adolf was one of the most popular names between 1890 and 1905, after which it began to become less common. It saw a renewed rise in popularity between 1933 and 1941, but remained below the levels of the turn of the century. Since the end of the 1940s, it became very rare; when used at all it was generally as a middle name. In the GDR it was even entirely forbidden, which means that noticeably fewer Adolfs live in that region than in other German-speaking areas. In 2006, there was 1 baby in a sample of 27 700 who was given the middle name Adolf.[1] As of 1998, there lived about about 75 000 Germans named Adolf.
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References

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  1. ^ Adolf at beliebte-vornamen.de

Hungarian

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈɒdolf]
  • Hyphenation: Adolf
  • Rhymes: -olf

Proper noun

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Adolf

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Adolph

Declension

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Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Adolf Adolfok
accusative Adolfot Adolfokat
dative Adolfnak Adolfoknak
instrumental Adolffal Adolfokkal
causal-final Adolfért Adolfokért
translative Adolffá Adolfokká
terminative Adolfig Adolfokig
essive-formal Adolfként Adolfokként
essive-modal
inessive Adolfban Adolfokban
superessive Adolfon Adolfokon
adessive Adolfnál Adolfoknál
illative Adolfba Adolfokba
sublative Adolfra Adolfokra
allative Adolfhoz Adolfokhoz
elative Adolfból Adolfokból
delative Adolfról Adolfokról
ablative Adolftól Adolfoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Adolfé Adolfoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Adolféi Adolfokéi
Possessive forms of Adolf
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Adolfom Adolfjaim
2nd person sing. Adolfod Adolfjaid
3rd person sing. Adolfja Adolfjai
1st person plural Adolfunk Adolfjaink
2nd person plural Adolfotok Adolfjaitok
3rd person plural Adolfjuk Adolfjaik

Icelandic

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Adolf m

  1. a male given name

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Polish

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Etymology

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From Old High German adal (noble) + wulf (wolf).

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Adolf m pers (female equivalent Adolfa or Adolfina)

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Adolph

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Further reading

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  • Adolf in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Slovak

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Pronunciation

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Adolf m anim (genitive singular Adolfa, nominative plural Adolfovia, genitive plural Adolfov, declension pattern of chlap)

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Adolph

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Derived terms

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Further reading

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  • Adolf”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

Swedish

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Etymology

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From Runic Swedish Aulfr.

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Adolf c (genitive Adolfs)

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Adolph

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  • The name of four Swedish kings. Due to its association with Hitler, the name became rare after World War II.