Rolf

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Iceland Icelandic
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

1) Old Danish, Old Swedish and younger form of Hrólfr (see HróðulfR) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

2) Short form of Rolof [2] [6] [7]

3) Variant form of Råg (see Ráðugr) [1]

4) Short form of Rollef (see HróðlæifR) [1] [2]

Related Names

     
Roffe Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Swedish
Rohl Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Swedish
Rolf Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Danish Finnish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Danish Old Swedish Swedish
Rolfa Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Sami
Rolff Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Danish
Roll Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Norwegian
Rolv Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Danish Norwegian Swedish
Ropi Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Finnish
Roti Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Finnish
Røl Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Norwegian

Name Days

Norway Norway

27 August

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

6 March

Sweden Sweden

27 August

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Rolf
Accusative: Rolf
Dative: Rolf
Genitive: Rolfs

Further Information

Strongest Period of Usage

Sweden: 1930-1949 [5]

Predominant Regional Usage

Norway: Oppland and Møre og Romsdal (esp. Surnadal) in the late 18th century; Austlandet and Oslo in the early 20th century [1]

Namesakes

Rolf Holger Lassgård (born 29 March 1955), Swedish actor

Statistics

Name Count per Country

CountryCommonnessFemale ♀ Male ♂Trend
Statimg f legend.pngStatimg m legend.pngas main name#also aux. name&as main name#also aux. name&
Sweden Sweden[8] Statimg f1.pngStatimg m5.png 1 2 29502 54737 Statimg trend -1.png
Norway Norway[9] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m5.png 0 0 5597 14248 Statimg trend -1.png
Denmark Denmark[10] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m4.png 0 n.a. 1555 n.a Statimg trend 0.png
Finland Finland[11] Statimg f1.pngStatimg m4.png n.a. 1 n.a 4177 Statimg trend 0.png
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Rolf(m) Sources: [8][10][9][11]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Rolf(m) Sources: [12]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Rolf(m)

Sources: [8] [10] [9] [11]

References

  1. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  4. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  7. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  8. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  12. details see Name Statistic tables