Adolf

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German adal (noble) and wolf, wulf (wolf). Cognate with English Ethelwolf.

Proper noun[edit]

Adolf (plural Adolfs)

  1. A male given name, a variant of Adolph, very rarely given to children after World War II, because of its association with Adolf Hitler.

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Czech[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Adolf m

  1. A male given name, cognate to Adolph.

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Adolf

  1. A male given name, cognate to Adolph, very rarely used after World War II.

Dutch[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Adolf ?

  1. A male given name, cognate to Adolph.

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Adolf

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Adolph.

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Usage notes[edit]

Adolf had begun to become less common by the start of the 20th century. It saw a brief rise in popularity, beginning in 1933 and ending in 1942. After 1945, it became quite rare. In 2006, only 1 out of 27 700 babies was given the name Adolf. Nonetheless, its earlier commonness meant that there were still about 75 000 (mostly elderly) Germans named Adolf as of 1998. Noticeably fewer Adolfs live in the area of the former DDR compared to other areas of Germany.


Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Adolf

  1. A male given name, cognate to Adolph.

Usage notes[edit]

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