Rudolf Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Rudolf:
Evolution of the Old High German Hrodulf (wolf fame, famous wolf), a compound name composed from the elements hruod (fame) and wulf (wolf). Var: Rudolph.
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- Nicknames for Rudolf
Rudy, Rudi, Dolph
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From Old High German, meaning "famous wolf". May also be spelled Rudolph.
- Famous real-life people named Rudolf
Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor
Rudolf, crown prince of Austria-Hungary, who committed suicide at Mayerling in 1889.
Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer
Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher, social thinker, architect and esotericist
Rudolf Wolf, Swiss astronomer
- Rudolf in song, story & screen
Rudolf Ushiromiya, a character in the visual novel, manga and anime series "Umineko no Naku Koro ni".
Rudolf Island is the northernmost island in Europe.