Wolf - Meaning of Wolf
[ 1 syll. wol(f), wo-lf ] The baby boy name Wolf is pronounced WUHLF in English †. Wolf's origin is Old Norse and Germanic, and its use, German, Hebrew, Yiddish, and English. Germanic origin, English, German, and Hebrew use: It is derived from the element wulf which is of the meaning 'wolf'. The name could have evolved as the short form of other names such as Wolfgang, Wolfhard, and Wolfram. It could also have directly evolved from the English word 'wolf', in reference to the fact that wolves often featured in Old German folklore and that they were commonly found in medieval Europe.
Wolf is a variation (German and Hebrew) of Ulf (German and Scandinavian).
Wolf is also a variation (Yiddish) of William (English and French).
Wolf is also a contracted form (English, German, and Hebrew) of Wolfgang (English and German).
Wolf is also a contracted form (English, German, and Hebrew) of Wolfhard (German).
Wolf is also a contracted form (English, German, and Hebrew) of Wolfram (German).
Variations of Wolf include Ulf, Ulfe, Wolfe (English, German, and Hebrew), Wolff, Wolfie, Wolfy, Woolf, Wulf (English and German), and Wulfe. Wolve (English spelling variant) is another form of the name.
Wolf is not widely used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed within the top 1000 names. In 2012, within the group of boy names directly related to Wolf, William was the most frequently used.
† Pronunciation for Wolf: W as in "we (W.IY)" ; UH as in "look (L.UH.K)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)"