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Adolf

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since 1880
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830
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Adolf

"Adolf" is a name of German origin, and it means "Noble wolf". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

From Old High German adal (“noble”) + wulf (“wolf”). Cognate with English Ethelwolf from Old English Æþelwulf.

  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.

Adolf was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Dutch, Faroese, German, Hungarian, Slovak, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Adolf

Adolf Hitler was a Leader of the Nazi Party, Führer of Germany, Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of theNazi Party, Führer, and Chancellor of Germany. Adolf was born on April 20th, 1889 in Braunau am Inn. He left this life on April 30th, 1945.

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Adolf Eichmann was a 25, obersturmbannführer, and 25px ss-obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel). Adolf was given the name Otto Adolf Eichmann on March 19th, 1906. Adolf is also known as Ricardo Klement. He passed away on June 1st, 1962.

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Adolf Galland is a military person.

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Adolf Loos was an architect. Adolf was born on December 10th, 1870 in Brünn , Austria-Hungary. He breathed his last breath on August 23rd, 1933.

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Adolf Frederick was royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 1751 to 1771. Adolf was born as the child of Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin, and Margravine Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach on May 14th, 1710 in Gottorf Castle. He died on February 12th, 1771.

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Adolf von Baeyer was a scientist in the field of organic chemistry. Adolf was given the name Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf Baeyer on October 31st, 1835 in Berlin, Prussia. He died on August 20th, 1917.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Adolf

He was most prominent from 1611 to 1632. Gustav was born as the child of Charles IX of Sweden and Christina of Holstein-Gottorp on December 9th, 1594 in Tre Kronor (castle). He left this life on November 6th, 1632.

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His most notable accomplishments were from 1950 to 1950. Gustaf was born as the child of Gustaf V of Sweden and Victoria of Baden on November 11th, 1882 in The Royal Palace in Stockholm. He breathed his last breath on September 15th, 1973.

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He holds the title Duke of Västerbotten. Prince was born as the child of Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and Princess Margaret of Connaught on April 22nd, 1906 in Stockholm Palace. He died on January 26th, 1947.

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Gustav IV Adolf was royalty. He was most prominent from 1792 to 1809. Gustav was born as the child of Gustav III of Sweden and Sophia Magdalena of Denmark on November 1st, 1778 in Stockholm Palace. He died on February 7th, 1837.

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Adolf was royalty. His career lasted from 1544 to 1586. Adolf was born as the child of Frederick I of Denmark and Sophie of Pomerania on January 25th, 1526. He breathed his last breath on August 1st, 1586.

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He holds the title Duke of Östergötland. Prince was born as the child of Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, and Louisa Ulrika of Prussia on July 18th, 1750 in Drottningholm. He breathed his last breath on December 12th, 1803.

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How popular is the baby name Adolf in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1882 5 0 5
1883 6 0 6
1884 6 0 6
1885 7 0 7
1891 10 0 10
1892 5 0 5
1894 5 0 5
1896 5 0 5
1897 8 0 8
1899 5 0 5
1900 8 0 8
1901 6 0 6
1902 8 0 8
1903 5 0 5
1904 5 0 5
1906 9 0 9
1907 5 0 5
1908 10 0 10
1909 7 0 7
1910 11 0 11
1911 13 0 13
1912 23 0 23
1913 22 0 22
1914 37 0 37
1915 45 0 45
1916 55 0 55
1917 50 0 50
1918 56 0 56
1919 46 0 46
1920 46 0 46
1921 50 0 50
1922 23 0 23
1923 41 0 41
1924 42 0 42
1925 40 0 40
1926 40 0 40
1927 36 0 36
1928 51 0 51
1929 24 0 24
1930 38 0 38
1931 25 0 25
1932 22 0 22
1933 17 0 17
1934 21 0 21
1935 15 0 15
1936 20 0 20
1937 21 0 21
1938 13 0 13
1939 16 0 16
1940 21 0 21
1941 14 0 14
1943 8 0 8
1944 5 0 5
1945 7 0 7
1947 5 0 5
1948 5 0 5
1949 10 0 10
1950 9 0 9
1951 6 0 6
1952 7 0 7
1954 10 0 10
1955 10 0 10
1956 9 0 9
1957 11 0 11
1958 8 0 8
1959 12 0 12
1960 12 0 12
1961 10 0 10
1962 5 0 5
1963 12 0 12
1964 12 0 12
1965 10 0 10
1966 7 0 7
1968 10 0 10
1969 9 0 9
1970 10 0 10
1971 5 0 5
1972 7 0 7
1973 5 0 5
1975 6 0 6
1976 5 0 5
1979 5 0 5
1980 5 0 5
1983 7 0 7
1990 5 0 5

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Popularity of Adolf as a first name

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Common last names for Adolf

  • Schmidt
  • Johnson
  • Meyer
  • Mueller
  • Weiss
  • Schultz
  • Schaefer
  • Meier
  • Muller
  • Hansen
  • Stern

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Adolf U.S.
  White 92.17% 64.26%
  African American 2.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Adolf

People with the last name Adolf are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Adolf

  • How Popular is the name Adolf? Adolf is the 8,402nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Adolf was the 28,704th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Adolf have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,394 babies born with the first name Adolf in the United States. That's more than enough people named Adolf to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Adolf? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Adolf first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Adolf is Sunday, October 10th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Adolf born? The highest recorded use of the first name Adolf was in 1918 with a total of 56 babies.
  • Random Adolf Factoid: According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Adolf is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1915.
  • Weird things about the name Adolf: Your name in reverse order is Floda. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aldof. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Adolf? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 830 people with the last name Adolf.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Adolf? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Adolf as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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