Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Adolf m. Old High German adal 'noble' + Old High German wolf, Gothic wulf 'wolf'.

The name of a 5th C king of the Visigoths, a 9th C Spanish saint, a 13th C German saint, a 13th C king of the Romans, and a late 16th C king of Sweden.

Belgium
Dutch
1597x1598 Adolph BoonenGes p. 333
Brabant
Latin
1312 Adolphus (nom) JeanIII p. 9, Adulphus (nom) ibid. p. 6
England
Latin
1222 adulfi (gen) StPaulDom p. 62
Dutch
1576 Adolf AuFr Cleijne; 1579 Adolph ibid. Eussenkercht; 1588 Adolf ibid. Beijts; 1589 Adolf ibid. Beijts
France
Latin
c823 Adalulfus (nom) irminon-vol2 39, CE; c1140 Alulfus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp LXXXIII; c1147 Alulfus (nom) ibid. LXII; 1162 Alulfo (abl) ibid. LXII; 1378 Adulpho (dat) hanquetvol1 1547
Germany
Latin
1137 Adulphus (nom) quix-vol1 102; 1185 Adolfus (nom) ibid. 36; 1194 Adolfus (nom) ibid. 54; 1197 Adolphus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 I; 1215 Adolfus (nom) hennes-vol1 17, quix-vol2 126; 1218 Adolfus (nom) hennes-vol1 32; 1222 Adolphus (nom) quix-vol1 74; 1229 Adolfus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 X; 1238 Adolfi (gen) ibid. XVII, Adolfus (nom) ibid. XVII; 1401 Adolfo (dat) HD1401 no. 198
Hungary
Latin
1311 Adolphi (gen) Slíz p. 14
Latvia
Latin
1287 Adolpho (dat) RigSB 495
Cite as: M. Slíz, S.L. Uckelman. "Adolf". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Adolf.