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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Adolph

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Wiktionary

Variant spelling of German Adolf.

  1. A male given name

Adolph was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Adolph

Young Dolph is a hip hop music rapping. His ongoing career started in 2010. Young was given the name Adolph Thornton Jr. on August 11th, 1985 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Young is also known as Dolph Gabbana.

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Harpo Marx was an actor, mime, and musician. He was most prominent from 1910 to 1963. Harpo was given the name Adolph Marx by his parents Minnie Marx and Sam Marx on November 23rd, 1888 in New York, New York U.S. He breathed his last breath on September 28th, 1964.

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Adolph Dubs was a United States Ambassador to Afghanistan. He was most active from 1978 to 1979. Adolph was born on August 4th, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He breathed his last breath on February 14th, 1979.

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Adolph Zukor was a film producer. His career lasted from 1903 to 1959. Adolph was born on January 7th, 1873 in Ricse. He passed away on June 10th, 1976.

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Adolph Rupp was a college coach. Adolph was born on September 2nd, 1901 in Halstead, Kansas. He passed away on December 10th, 1977.

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Adolph Ochs was a publisher. Adolph was given the name Adolph Simon Ochs on March 12th, 1858 in Cincinnati. He passed away on April 8th, 1935.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Adolph

Duke was born as the child of John Albert II, Duke of Mecklenburg, and Eleonore Marie of Anhalt-Bernburg on February 26th, 1633 in Güstrow. Duke is also known as Gustav Adolf and Herzog zu Mecklenburg (German). He passed away on October 6th, 1695.

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He holds the title Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld and List of rulers of Hesse. Adolph was born as the child of William and Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld on June 29th, 1743 in Ypres. Adolph is also known as Adolf von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld (German). He breathed his last breath on July 17th, 1803.

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Dave was born on June 6th, 1937.

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Count was born as the child of Frederick Adolphus and Count of Lippe-Detmold on January 25th, 1694 in Detmold. Count is also known as Simon Heinrich Adolf zur Lippe-Detmold (German). He died on October 12th, 1734.

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William Adolph is an accountant. William was born on October 23rd, 1949.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 93 0 93
1881 90 0 90
1882 94 0 94
1883 115 0 115
1884 107 0 107
1885 102 0 102
1886 95 0 95
1887 90 0 90
1888 107 0 107
1889 101 0 101
1890 102 0 102
1891 81 0 81
1892 115 0 115
1893 119 0 119
1894 93 0 93
1895 86 0 86
1896 93 0 93
1897 92 0 92
1898 84 0 84
1899 80 0 80
1900 117 0 117
1901 80 0 80
1902 87 0 87
1903 91 0 91
1904 90 0 90
1905 86 0 86
1906 97 0 97
1907 90 0 90
1908 96 0 96
1909 107 0 107
1910 122 0 122
1911 161 0 161
1912 318 0 318
1913 385 0 385
1914 418 0 418
1915 637 0 637
1916 633 0 633
1917 681 8 673
1918 637 0 637
1919 539 0 539
1920 522 0 522
1921 530 5 525
1922 545 0 545
1923 515 0 515
1924 452 0 452
1925 424 0 424
1926 403 0 403
1927 411 0 411
1928 341 0 341
1929 333 0 333
1930 304 7 297
1931 291 0 291
1932 242 0 242
1933 222 0 222
1934 210 0 210
1935 195 0 195
1936 192 0 192
1937 191 0 191
1938 188 0 188
1939 161 0 161
1940 176 0 176
1941 173 0 173
1942 123 0 123
1943 128 0 128
1944 94 0 94
1945 117 0 117
1946 95 0 95
1947 106 0 106
1948 128 0 128
1949 121 0 121
1950 141 0 141
1951 117 0 117
1952 147 0 147
1953 153 0 153
1954 146 0 146
1955 151 0 151
1956 132 0 132
1957 135 0 135
1958 126 0 126
1959 120 0 120
1960 141 0 141
1961 101 0 101
1962 88 0 88
1963 82 0 82
1964 91 0 91
1965 68 0 68
1966 70 0 70
1967 73 0 73
1968 60 0 60
1969 51 0 51
1970 74 0 74
1971 44 0 44
1972 53 0 53
1973 60 0 60
1974 63 0 63
1975 45 0 45
1976 48 0 48
1977 42 0 42
1978 44 0 44
1979 44 0 44
1980 39 0 39
1981 43 0 43
1982 39 0 39
1983 43 0 43
1984 26 0 26
1985 20 0 20
1986 39 0 39
1987 36 0 36
1988 23 0 23
1989 26 0 26
1990 27 0 27
1991 21 0 21
1992 35 0 35
1993 22 0 22
1994 25 0 25
1995 21 0 21
1996 13 0 13
1997 22 0 22
1998 16 0 16
1999 13 0 13
2000 14 0 14
2001 12 0 12
2002 7 0 7
2003 8 0 8
2004 9 0 9
2005 7 0 7
2006 11 0 11
2007 12 0 12
2008 7 0 7
2009 5 0 5
2010 7 0 7
2011 8 0 8
2013 7 0 7
2014 8 0 8
2016 7 0 7
2017 6 0 6

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Popularity of Adolph as a first name

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Popularity of Adolph as a last name

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Common last names for Adolph

  • Johnson
  • Anderson
  • Miller
  • Peterson
  • Nelson
  • Schmidt
  • Meyer
  • Olson
  • Smith
  • Schultz
  • Carlson
  • Larson
  • Wagner
  • Mueller
  • Weiss
  • Weber
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Fischer

Common first names for Adolph

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Adolph U.S.
  White 78.07% 64.26%
  African American 12.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.07% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Adolph

People with the last name Adolph are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Adolph

  • What name lists does Adolph rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Adolph? Adolph is the 1,735th most popular name of all time. As a last name Adolph was the 15,600th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Adolph have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,738 babies born with the first name Adolph in the United States. That's more than enough people named Adolph to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Adolph? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 93 new born babies.
  • When was Adolph first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Adolph is Monday, December 5th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Adolph born? The highest recorded use of the first name Adolph was in 1917 with a total of 673 babies.
  • Random Adolph Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Adolph ranks 84th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 18 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Adolph: Your name in reverse order is Hploda. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Daloph. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Adolph? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,874 people with the last name Adolph.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Adolph? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Adolph as their last name since less than 1 person in 156k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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