Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Wolf m. Old Icelandic úlfr, Old High German wolf, Old English, Gothic wulf 'wolf'.

Also used as a pet form of various names beginning with this element, such as Wolfgang.

Czech Republic
Latin
1353 Wolf (nom) chlumecky 28, p. 22
1314 Wolflinus (nom) Rössler1 6; 1337 Wolflinus (nom) ibid. 29
Middle High German
c1339 Wolfil (nom) Rössler1 93, Wolfleins (gen) ibid. 93; 1340 Wolfel (nom) ibid. 97; 1341 Wolfel (nom) ibid. 33; 1349 Wolfels (gen) ibid. 48; 1359 Wolfel (nom) ibid. 78; 1360 Wolflynus (nom) ibid. 57
England
Latin
1189 Ulfi (gen) GASurv p. 149
France
Latin
699 Wolfo (abl) DCEL-2 Add. X
Germany
Middle High German
1293 Wolf (nom) UrkHeil1 53, Wolves (gen) ibid. 53
Early New High German
1497 Wolff Nurn1497 1181
Scotland
Latin
1094 Ulf (nom) ESC XII
Sweden
Latin
1350 Ulfs (gen) SDHK no. 6022, Vlphonis (gen) ibid. no. 6014, Vlps (gen) ibid. no. 6002
Old Swedish
1383 Vlf SRA-vol2 no. 1900, Vlfs (gen) ibid. no. 1905, Wlf ibid. no. 1923, Wlfs (gen) ibid. no. 1930; 1409 Vlf (nom) SDHK no. 17273, Vlff (nom) ibid. no. 17265, Wlf (nom) ibid. no. 17263
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Wolf". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Wolf.