English, Germanic
Distinguished or strong wolf
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The name Adolf comes from two Germanic words - 'adel', which means 'distinguished or noble'', and 'wulf', which means 'wolf'. It was common in Germany to use the name Wulf in their names to denote a warrior who has distinguished himself in battle. The name Adolf has however fallen out of usage after World War II due to its negative associations with Adolf Hitler.

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Adolf Hitler - former German leader
Adolf Born - artist
Adolf Loos - architect

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