Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Wolf m. Old Norse 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.

Austria
Latin
c1128 Wuluingus (nom) UrkStyria 120
Early New High German
1439 Wolf (nom) ChronSH p. 33; 1570 Wolf (nom) ibid. p. 12
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
Denmark
Danish
1581 Wulff KD-1 no. 362
Old Swedish
1419 Vlff (nom) SDHK no. 19326
England
Latin
1189 Ulfi (gen) GASurv p. 149
France
Latin
699 Wolfo (abl) DCEL-2 Add. X
Germany
Latin
845 Wolf (gen) OrkGZ no. 37; 846 Vulfi (gen) ibid. no. 38
1210 Wulfingi (gen) hennes-vol1 10
Middle High German
1293 Wolf (nom) UrkHeil1 53, Wolves (gen) ibid. 53
Early New High German
1497 Wolff Nurn1497 1181
Poland
Middle High German
1324x1332 Wolfeln (dat) SBGlatzer p. 1
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
1352 Vlf (gen) SDHK no. 6314; 1377 Vlf (gen) ibid. no. 11085; 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, Wlff (nom) ibid. no. 17337; 1414 Wlf (gen) ibid. no. 18236; 1418 Wlfs (gen) ibid. no. 19083; 1419 Wlfs (gen) ibid. no. 19273
Early Modern Swedish
1541 Wlff (nom) HGS p. 159; 1542 Wlff (nom) ibid. p. 158
Switzerland
Early New High German
1500 Wolffs (gen) MHCG2 267
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Wolf". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Wolf.