Wolfe 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 Wolfe mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Wolfe

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 people from Oklahoma, U.S. agree the name Wolfe is of Native American / English origin and means "wolf".
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  1. United States writer best known for his autobiographical novels (1900-1938)
  2. United States writer who has written extensively on American culture (born in 1931)
  1. A surname​ of English and German origin, a variant of Wolf.

Notable Persons Named Wolfe

Notable Persons Named Wolfe

Wolfe Morris

Wolfe Morris was an actor. He was most active from 1955 to 1995. Wolfe was born on January 5th, 1925 in Portsmouth. He left this life on July 21st, 1996.

Wolfe Perry

Wolfe Perry is an actor, basketball, television actor, and basketball player. Wolfe was born on January 22nd, 1957 in New Orleans. Wolfe is also known as L. Wolfe Perry and Jr..

Wolfe Kelman

Wolfe was born on November 27th, 1923. He left this life on June 26th, 1990.

Wolfe von Lenkiewicz

Wolfe was born in 1966 in Dartmoor, England.

Wolfe Londoner

Wolfe Londoner was a Mayor of Denver. Wolfe was born on July 4th, 1842 in New York City, New York. He left this life on November 23rd, 1912.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Wolfe

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wolfe

Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Wolfe was a fiction and drama author. Thomas was born on October 3rd, 1900 in Asheville, North Carolina, United States. He passed away on September 15th, 1938.

Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe is a writer. He was most prominent from 1959 to present. Tom was given the name Thomas Kennerly Wolfe, Jr. on March 2nd, 1931 in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.

Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe is a musician. She plays Taylor Guitars, Fender Jaguar, and Gibson ES-335. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to present. Chelsea was born on November 14th, 1983.

General James Wolfe

General James Wolfe is a military person. His military service ended in 1759.

Nero Wolfe

Nero Wolfe is a fictional character.

Collette Wolfe

Collette Wolfe is an actress. She was most active from 2006 to present. Collette was born on April 4th, 1980 in King George County, Virginia.

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  • Derek Wolfe
    Football Player
  • George C. Wolfe
  • Elsie de Wolfe
  • Art Wolfe
  • Billy De Wolfe
  • Jarmila Wolfe
    Tennis Player
  • Gary Wolfe
  • Margaret De Wolfe Wycherly
  • Allison Wolfe
  • Felisa Lauren Wolfe-Simon
  • Peter Wolfe
  • Garrett Wolfe
    Football Player
  • John Jr Wolfe

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wolfe U.S.
  White 90.77% 64.26%
  African American 3.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.37% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.66% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wolfe

People with the last name Wolfe are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Wolfe

  • What name lists does Wolfe rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Wolfe? Wolfe is the 24,643rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Wolfe was the 374th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wolfe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 251 babies born with the first name Wolfe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wolfe to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wolfe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Wolfe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wolfe is Saturday, December 15th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Wolfe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wolfe was in 2019 with a total of 44 babies.
  • Random Wolfe Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wolfe is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 9 babies in California have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Wolfe: The name spelled backwards is Eflow. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lowfe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wolfe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 83,928 people with the last name Wolfe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wolfe? Wolfe was ranked as the 374th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Wolfe name meaning

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