July 5, 2022

Adolf is a male name of German origin, short form Alf. The name is composed of the old German words adal 'noble' and wolf 'wolf'. The French form is Adolphe, the Spanish and Italian Adolfo and the English Adolph. The oldest evidence in Sweden is from the year 1594.


The first name was very popular in Sweden during the 19th century. The name has lost considerable popularity since World War II. On June 3, 2018, there were a total of 2,322 people in Sweden with the name Adolf, of which 185 with it as a given name. Name day: June 23. People with the name Adolf Adolf, Danish prince 1526 and German prince (Holstein-Gottorp) Adolf, Grand Duke of Luxembourg 1890, born German prince (Nassau) Adolf I of Schaumburg-Lippe, prince of Schaumburg-Lippe 1860 Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe Adolf Fredrik, Swedish king 1751, born German prince (Holstein-Gottorp) of the family Oldenburg Adolf Johan, Swedish prince 1654 de facto as brother of King Karl X Gustav Fredrik Adolf, Swedish prince 1750, son of King Adolf Fredrik Gustav II Adolf, King of Sweden 1611 Gustav IV Adolf, King of Sweden 1792 Gustaf VI Adolf, Swedish king 1950 Gustaf Adolf (1906-1947), Swedish prince Adolphe Adam, French composer, hymn writer Adolf von Baeyer, German chemist, Nobel laureate 1905 Adolf Bergman, Swedish athlete Adolf Brand, German author, individual anarchist and champion and activist for the acceptance of male homosexuality Adolf Busch, German violinist Adolf Butenandt, German biochemist, Nobel laureate 1939 Adolfo Consolini, Italian athlete, Olympic gold 1948 Adolf Wilhelm Edelsvärd, Swedish architect, officer and fortification engineer Adolf Eichmann, German SS officer Adolf von Harnack, German theologian Sven Adolf Hedlund, Swedish publicist, Member of Parliament Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor Adolf Hitler, German Chancellor, Führer, and Head of State, and dictator 1933–1945 Jacob Adolf Hägg, Swedish composer Adolf Jahr, Swedish actor Adolf Joffe, Soviet politician and diplomat Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, Swedish composer Adolf Lindfors, Finnish wrestler, Olympic gold 1920 Adolf Lundin, Swedish business leader and entrepreneur in the oil and gas industry Adolf Emil Melander, Swedish architect Adolf Fredrik Munck, Swedish courtier (including court stablemaster) Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish polar researcher and member of the Swedish Parliament and the Swedish Academy Adolf Noreen, Swedish linguist, member of the Swedish Academy Adolph Phalén, Swedish philosopher Adolf Pira, Swedish zoologist Gustaf Adolf Reuterholm, Swedish statesman Adolf Ludvig Ribbing, Swedish count, politician Adolf Eugène von Rosen, Swedish count, railway builder Adolf Schück, Swedish historian and first librarian at the National Heritage Board Adolf Schärf, Austrian politician, Federal President 1957-1965 Adolfo Suárez, Spanish Politician, Prime Minister of Spain 1976-1981 Adolphe Thiers, French President 1871-1873 Adolph Tidemand, Norwegian painter Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller, Swedish artist Gustav Adolf Widell, Swedish lawyer and governor Adolf Wiklund, Swedish conductor and composer Adolf Wölfli, Swiss artist, author and composer Literary persons named Adolf Adolf, a morbid painter in August Strindberg's drama Creditors from 1888. Adolf Axner, the main character in August Blanche's novel Flickan i Stadsgården.