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
Middle Dutch
1494 Adolf (nom) MPSA p. 56; 1496 Adolf (nom) ibid. p. 56; 1497 Adolf (nom) ibid. p. 57; 1498 Adolf (nom) ibid. p. 57; 1499 Adolf (nom) ibid. p. 57
Dutch
1507 Adolf MPSA p. 51 [sic]; 1516 Adolf ibid. p. 55 [sic]; 1521 Adolf ibid. p. 57 [sic]; 1522 Adolf ibid. p. 57 [sic]; 1537 Adolf ibid. p. 60 [sic]; 1581 Adolf ibid. p. 82; 1597x1598 Adolph BoonenGes p. 333
Brabant
Latin
1312 Adolphus (nom) JeanIII p. 9, Adulphus (nom) ibid. p. 6
England
Latin
854 Æthelwlf (nom) CSM p. 3, Ætheƿlf (nom) ibid. p. 3; 1222 adulfi (gen) StPaulDom p. 62
Dutch
1574 Adolf AuFr Huijskerck; 1575 Adolf ibid. Huijssenkerk; 1576 Adolf ibid. Cleijne; 1577 Adolf ibid. Huijsekerke; 1579 Adolph ibid. Eussenkercht; 1580 Adolfs (gen) ibid. Vsenkeic; 1582 Adolph ibid. Hentskercke; 1585 Adolf ibid. Husekercke, Adolphs (gen) ibid. Staat; 1587 Adolf ibid. Huijsekerke, Adolff ibid. Staet; 1588 Adolf ibid. Beijts; 1589 Adolf ibid. Beijts; 1590 Adolf ibid. Meetkercke; 1593 Adolff ibid. Staet; 1594 Adolff ibid. Staet
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; 1248 Adolfus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. XXXVI; 1251 Adolphus (nom) ibid. no. XL; 1276 Adolphus (nom) hennes-vol1 250; 1278 Adolphus (nom) ibid. 264; 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 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Adolf.