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 and Ralph.

Proper noun[edit]

Rolf

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  • 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.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Hrólfr.

Proper noun[edit]

Rolf c (genitive Rolfs)

  1. A male given name.

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References[edit]

  • 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.