Adolf Name Meaning & Origin
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Adi, Führer, Leader of the Thousand year Reich, Gröfaz (malapropism of "Größter Feldherr aller Zeiten" Greatest General of all times, a title field marshal Wilhelm Keitel gave Hitler after the quick victories over France and Belgium in 1940)
- Meanings and history of the name Adolf
Adolf (Ger.: AH-dolf, Engl.: AY-dolf) is a Germanic name consisting of "Adal" (noble) and "Wolf" (wolf), so the meaning is "Noble Wolf". This name was fairly popular in Europe during the eighteen-nineties and gained special popularity during the Third Reich.
- Famous real-life people named Adolf
Adolf Hitler, National Socialist dictator of Germany who began World War II and ordered the Holocaust.
Adolf Eichmann, German National Socialist, SS-officer and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust.
Adolf von Thadden, German far-right conservative politician.
Adolf Grimme, Social Democratic German Politican. The Grimme prize is Germany’s award for quality television.
Adolf Galland, German Luftwaffe fighter ace and WWII military leader.
Adolf "Adi" Dassler, founder of Adidas.
Adolf of Nassau, King of Germany from 1292-1298
Gustav IV Adolf, King of Sweden from 1792-1809
Gustaf VI Adolf, King of Sweden from 1950-1973.
Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, king of Sweden from 1751-1771.
Adolf Engler, German botanist.
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