Rolf

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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 noun[edit]

Rolf

  1. A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Norse Hrólfr.

Proper noun[edit]

Rolf

  1. A male given name.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Rolf

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

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

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Norwegian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Rolf

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [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.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Hrólfr.

Proper noun[edit]

Rolf

  1. A male given name.

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 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.