See also: rolf

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse Hrólfr, and from its Old French equivalent, cognates of Rudolph. Brought to England by the Normans, survived in surnames and was revived in the 19th century, partly due to its modern Scandinavian cognate.

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Proper nounEdit

Rolf

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old Norse Hrólfr.

Proper nounEdit

Rolf

  1. A male given name.

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Medieval German contraction of Rudolf. Later associated with modern Scandinavian Rolf.

PronunciationEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Rolf

  1. A male given name.

Usage notesEdit

  • Popular given name in Germany from the 1920s to the 1950s.

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NorwegianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse Hrólfr. Cognate with German Rudolf and English Rudolph and Ralph.

Proper nounEdit

Rolf

  1. A male given name.

ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 14 855 males with the given name Rolf living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1920s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse Hrólfr.

Proper nounEdit

Rolf c (genitive Rolfs)

  1. A male given name.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 55 992 males with the given name Rolf living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1930s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.