ULF

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Origin and Meaning

Canis lupus.jpg
Wolf
Image by Bernard Landgraf,[1]
licensed under Creative Commons
Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*-wulfaz = 'wolf' [2] [3]

Proto-Norse

*wulafaR = 'wolf' [4]
*wulfaR = 'wolf' [4]

Old Norse

ulfr = 'wolf' [5] [2] [3] [6] [7]
ulf-r = 'wolf' [8]

Gothic

wulf-s = 'wolf' [8]

Old Swedish

ulver = 'wolf' [2] [3]

Old Danish

ulf = 'wolf' [4]

Old Saxon

wulf = 'wolf' [8]

Old English

wulf = 'wolf' [8]

Old High German

wolf = 'wolf' [3] [6] [8] [9]

Old Frisian

wolf = 'wolf' [8]

Related Names

See UlfR, Wolf, Uffe, Ylfingr (see also Dolf)

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ADAL see *Aþawulfaz (Norse) and Athalwolf (German) and Aþulfs (Gothic) and Aðulf (English)
AGI see Ægenwulf (English)
ALD see AldulfR
ANDR see Andolf
ARN see ArnulfR and Úlfarna and Úlfarinn
AS see ÁsulfR
ATH see Aulfr (Norse) and Attaulf (German) and Aedvulf (English)
AUD see AuðulfR (Norse) and Odolf (German) and Edolf (English/Norse)
AUST see Østulf
BJÖRN see Bjǫrnulfr and Ulfbiorn
BJÖRT see Bertolf (German) and Bartolv (Norse)
BORG see BorgulfR (Norse)
BOT see BótulfR (Norse)
BRAND see Brandulfr (Norse) and Brandolf (German)
BRUN see Brunulf (German)
BRYN see BryniulfR (Norse) and Brunulf (German)
BY see *Býulfr (Norse) and Biowulf (English)
BYR see *Býulfr (Norse) and Biowulf (English)
BÖÐ see BáulfR (Norse)
CED see Sedolf (Norse)
DAG see Dagulv (Norse)
DIS see Úlfdís
EID see Eidolf
EIST see Eistulfr (Norse) and Eistulf (German)
EY see ØyulfR and Úlfey
FAR see FarulfR
FAST see FastulfR
Fenrir see Fenrisúlfr
FINN see FinnulfR
FRID see Fridolf (German) and Fraþulf (Norse)
FROST see Frostúlfur (Norse)
GANG see GangulfR (Norse) and Gangolf (German) and Wolfgang (German)
GAUT see GautulfR (Norse) and Wulfgéat (English)
GEIR see GæiRulfR (Norse) and Gerolf (German) and UlfgæiRR (Norse) and Wolfger (German)
GERD see *Ulfgarðr
GEST see Gästulv and Ulfgestr
GJAF see GefulfR
GRIM see GrímulfR
GUD see GuðulfR
GUNN see GunnulfR
HA see HáulfR
HAD see HaþuwulafaR (Norse) and Hathovulf (German) and Headuwulf (English)
HALL see Hallolfr
HAR see Harolf
HARD see Wolfhard (German)
HEÐIN see Ulfheðinn
HEGG see HægulfR
HEID see Ulfheiðr
HEIL see HælgulfR
HEIM see Haimulf (German)
HER see HariwolfaR (Norse) and Ulfarr (Norse) and Heriwolf (German) and Wolfheri (German) and Herewulf (English); see also Hernulf
HILD see HildulfR (Norse) and Ulfhildr (Norse)
HJALM see Hjalmolfr (Norse)
HJÖR see *HeruwulfaR (Norse) and *Heoruwulf (English)
HLEÐI see Hleðiólfr (Norse)
HLIF see Hlífólfr (Norse)
HLÖD see Ludolf (German)
HRAFN see Wolfhraban (German)
HREID see HræiðulfR
HREIN see Reinulf
HROD see *Hrōðiwulfaz (Norse) and Hruodolf (German)
HUG see Hugiwolf (German)
HUN see Húnulfr (Norse)
HUND see Hundólfr (Norse)
HVAT see Ulfhvatr (Norse)
ID see Idolf
ING see IngulfR
-ingr-ending see Ylfingr
IS see Ísólfr
JARP see IarpulfR
see Jólfr
JON see Jonulv
JOR see IórulfR (Norse) and Eoforwulf (English)
JUD see Judolf
see Ká-UlfR
KETILL see Ulfkætill
KVELD see Kveldúlfr
KVIG see KvígulfR
LEID see Leiðulfr
LID see Liðulfr
LIND see Lindolf (Norse)
LJOT see LiútulfR and Ulfliútr
LUND see Lundolf
LYD see Liutwolf (German) and Ljóðolfr (Norse)
MAGN see Meinolf (German) and Magnulf (Norse)
MIND see Mindolf
MOD see Móðolfr (Norse)
MUN see MunulfR (Norse)
NAND see Nannulf (Norse)
NATT see Nóttolfr (Norse)
NEF see Nefjólfr (Norse)
NID see Nidolf (Norse)
NOR see Norolf (Norse)
ODD see UddulfR
RAD see RáðulfR (Norse) and Radolf (German)
RAGN see Raginolf (German)
RAND see Randolfr (Norse) and Randolf (German)
RASK see RaskulfR
RAUÐ see Rauðúlfr
RIK see Riculf (German) and UlfríkR (Norse)
RUN see RúnulfR and Ulfrún
SAND see SandulfR
SAX see Sǫxulfr
SE see SǽulfR
SED see Sedolf
SIG see SigulfR
SIN see Sinolfwer
SKJÖLD see Skjǫldulfr (Norse)
SNÆ see Snæúlfr
SOL see Sólúlfur
STARK see Sterkolv
STEIN see StæinulfR
STIG see Stigulf
STOR see Stórolfr
SUNN see Sunnulfr
SVEIN see Sveinulf
TIND see *Tind-Ulfr
TRYGG see TryggulfR
TYR see Úlftýr
UNN see UnnulfR
VALD see Ulfvaldr
VI see VíulfR
VID see Ulfviðr and Viðolfr
VIG see VígulfR
WULD see Vulduulf (Gothic)
ÆIST see ÆistulfR
ÖND see Öndólfur
ÞING see Thingulf
ÞJOÐ see ÞiúðulfR
ÞJOST see ÞiústulfR
ÞOR see *Þunrawulfaz
ÞROTT see Þróttolfr

See also KalfR, Nedolf, *Sǫkkuulfr, *Tít-Ulfr and Virðsk-UlfR

First Element Forms

Ulf- *Ulf- Úlf- Ulv- Úlv- Uv- Wlu- Wolf- Wulf-

Last Element Forms

-al
-el
-il -ild
-lf -lfr
-o
-of -off
-ol
-old
-olf -ólf -olfa -olffi -olfia -olfina -olfine -olfr -ólfr -ólfur -olfus
-olhvi
-olph -olphus
-olppi
-olv -olvi -olvur
-oul
-ov
-u
-uff
-ul
-uld
-ulf -ulfi -ulfr -ulfR -úlfr -ulfs -úlfur -ulfus
-uli
-ulphus
-uluer
-ulv -úlvur
-uv
-wolf
-wulafaR -vulf -wulf -wulfaR -wulfaz -wulfR -wulfus

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Bernard Landgraf, source & license
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Kristian Hald: Personnavne i Danmark - Oldtiden (1971)
  5. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  7. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  9. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Das große Vornamenlexikon (2007)