Adolf name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Adolf mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Adolf

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. 3 submissions from Netherlands and the United States agree the name Adolf means "Noble wolf" and is of German origin.
  2. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Adolf means "Wolf" and is of German origin.
  3. A user from North Carolina, U.S. says the name Adolf is of Jewish origin and means "The one who will save us".
  4. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Adolf means "One who did nothing wrong" and is of German origin.
  5. A submission from Canada says the name Adolf means "leader" and is of African origin.
  6. A submission from Canada says the name Adolf means "you know" and is of African origin.
  7. A user from Germany says the name Adolf is of Urhobo origin and means "Antilope".
  8. A user from Ireland says the name Adolf means "The Speaker of Truth".
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From Old High German adal (“noble”) + wulf (“wolf”). Cognate with English Ethelwolf from Old English Æþelwulf.

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

Adolf was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Dutch, Faroese, German, Hungarian, Polish, Slovak, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Adolf

Notable Persons Named Adolf

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was a Leader of the Nazi Party, Führer of Germany, Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of theNazi Party, Führer, and Chancellor of Germany. Adolf was born on April 20th, 1889 in Braunau am Inn. He left this life on April 30th, 1945.

Adolf Eichmann

Adolf Eichmann was a 25, obersturmbannführer, and 25px ss-obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel). Adolf was given the name Otto Adolf Eichmann on March 19th, 1906. Adolf is also known as Ricardo Klement. He passed away on June 1st, 1962.

Adolf Galland

Adolf Galland is a military person.

Adolf Loos

Adolf Loos was an architect. Adolf was born on December 10th, 1870 in Brünn , Austria-Hungary. He breathed his last breath on August 23rd, 1933.

Adolf Frederick

Adolf Frederick was royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 1751 to 1771. Adolf was born as the child of Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin, and Margravine Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach on May 14th, 1710 in Gottorf Castle. He died on February 12th, 1771.

Adolf von Baeyer

Adolf von Baeyer was a scientist in the field of organic chemistry. Adolf was given the name Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf Baeyer on October 31st, 1835 in Berlin, Prussia. He died on August 20th, 1917.

  • Adolf Heusinger
    Military Person
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    Chess Player
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  • Adolf Opálka
  • Emil von Behring
  • Anton Walbrook
  • Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld
  • Adolf Ziegler
  • Adolf Butenandt
  • Adolf Meyer
  • Adolf Burger
  • Adolf Brand
    School Teacher
  • Adolf Hurwitz
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Adolf

Notable Persons With the Last Name Adolf

Gustav II Adolf

He was most prominent from 1611 to 1632. Gustav was born as the child of Charles IX of Sweden and Christina of Holstein-Gottorp on December 9th, 1594 in Tre Kronor (castle). He left this life on November 6th, 1632.

Gustaf VI Adolf

His most notable accomplishments were from 1950 to 1950. Gustaf was born as the child of Gustaf V of Sweden and Victoria of Baden on November 11th, 1882 in The Royal Palace in Stockholm. He breathed his last breath on September 15th, 1973.

Prince Gustaf Adolf

He holds the title Duke of Västerbotten. Prince was born as the child of Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and Princess Margaret of Connaught on April 22nd, 1906 in Stockholm Palace. He died on January 26th, 1947.

Gustav IV Adolf

Gustav IV Adolf was royalty. He was most prominent from 1792 to 1809. Gustav was born as the child of Gustav III of Sweden and Sophia Magdalena of Denmark on November 1st, 1778 in Stockholm Palace. He died on February 7th, 1837.


Adolf was royalty. His career lasted from 1544 to 1586. Adolf was born as the child of Frederick I of Denmark and Sophie of Pomerania on January 25th, 1526. He breathed his last breath on August 1st, 1586.

Prince Frederick Adolf

He holds the title Duke of Östergötland. Prince was born as the child of Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, and Louisa Ulrika of Prussia on July 18th, 1750 in Drottningholm. He breathed his last breath on December 12th, 1803.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Adolf U.S.
  White 92.17% 64.26%
  African American 2.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Adolf

People with the last name Adolf are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Adolf

  • How Popular is the name Adolf? Adolf is the 8,832nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Adolf was the 28,704th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Adolf have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,394 babies born with the first name Adolf in the United States. That's more than enough people named Adolf to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Adolf? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Adolf first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Adolf is Sunday, October 10th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Adolf born? The highest recorded use of the first name Adolf was in 1918 with a total of 56 babies.
  • Random Adolf Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Adolf is not a popular baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Massachusetts have the same name in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Adolf: The name spelled backwards is Floda. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Fdoal. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Adolf? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 830 people with the last name Adolf.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Adolf? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Adolf as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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