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Adolfo

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Quick Facts on Adolfo

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Italian, Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Pronunciation:
ah-DHOL-fo
Simple meaning:
Noble wolf

Characteristics of Adolfo

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Adolfo

Adolfo is the Italian and Spanish form of the German masculine name Adolf, perhaps the most notorious first name in the history of Western Civilization. The etymology of Adolf (“noble wolf”) can be found in the ancient Germanic Adalwolf, composed of the elements “adal” (noble) and “wulf” (wolf). Due to the name’s association with Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the leader of Nazi Germany during World War II, the German/Scandinavian form of this name (Adolf) hasn’t been in circulation in the United States since 1928. However, perhaps owing to the fact that Latin America was less impacted by the Second World War (not to mention Italy was an Axis nation), the name Adolfo remained in circulation among South Americans, Latino-Americans and Italians.

Popularity of the Name Adolfo

Adolfo has only seen low to low-moderate usage in the United States. It’s been around since the late 19th century and grew only modestly in popularity even as the Hispanic-American population exploded in the latter half of the 20th century. However, this name fell from favor pretty rapidly as we’ve turned into this new century. In fact, 2009 marks the last year Adolfo can claim Top 1000 status in the country. When you hear the Spanish pronunciation (ah-DHOL-fo) versus the traditional German pronunciation (AH-dawlf), the names actually sound distinctly different. Adolfo is three syllables, more lyrical and less harsh than Adolf. Adolfo doesn’t bring Hitler to mind as much as Adolf. Still, all things being equal, we still prefer this name for our furry dog friends – a noble wolf!
Popularity of the Boy Name Adolfo
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Adolfo

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Adolfo

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Adolfo

    Adolfo We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Adolfo.

  • Popular Songs on Adolfo

    Popular Songs on Adolfo

    Adolfo - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Adolfo.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Adolfo

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Adolfo

    Adolfo and Athena (Brenda Harris) - Adolfo and Athena are fighting again and again! Who will stop these two from fighting and save their family from certain extinction? The book, Adolfo and Athena contains two parts. Part One is the fantasy story of two little mice named Adolfo and Athena. Their opinionated stubbornness wreaks havoc on their family and changes the lives of many others in their neighborhood. Part Two is an informational account of the true animals that are portrayed as characters in the story. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Adolfo

    Famous People Named Adolfo

    Famous People Named Adolfo - Adolfo Tapia (wrestler); Adolfo Celi (Italian actor/director); Adolfo Suárez (Spanish politician); Adolfo López Mateos (former President of Mexico); Adolfo Bioy Casares (Argentinean writer); Adolfo Müller-Ury (Swiss-American painter); Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (Argentinean Nobel Peace Prize winner); Adolfo Bautista (Mexican footballer); Adolfo Ruiz Cortines (former Mexican President)

  • Children of Famous People Named Adolfo

    Children of Famous People Named Adolfo

    Famous People who Named Their Son Adolfo - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Adolfo.

  • Historic Figures

    Adolfo - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Adolfo - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Adolfo.

Personality of the Boy Name Adolfo

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Adolfo

  • No Variations Found.
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