[ ad-olf, ey-dolf; German ah-dawlf ]
/ ˈæd ɒlf, ˈeɪ dɒlf; German ˈɑ dɔlf /


a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “wolf.”
Also Ad·olph, Ad·olphe, A·dol·phus [uh-dol-fuh s] /əˈdɒl fəs/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for adolph


masc. proper name, from Old High German Athalwolf "noble wolf," from athal "noble" (see atheling) + wolf (see wolf (n.)). The -ph is from the Latinized form of the name.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper