More info about the name "Dolphus"
Dolphus is a diminutive of Adolphus, or Adolf. 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 it's negative associations with Adolf Hitler.