- From Old Norse Hrólfr, and from its Old French equivalent, cognates of Rudolph. Brought to England by the Normans, survived in surnames and was revived in the 19th century, partly due to its modern Scandinavian cognate. (Wiktionary)
“Caen, and a butcher called Rolf, to whom the King, mocking all chivalry, gave the gilt spurs before he started.”
“Uncle Rolf is always up early, but he can't bear to have breakfast early.”
“Call Rolf and warn him that Harcourt took a shuttle to the airport.”
“The state used the land to create a nature conservancy, known as the Rolf and Alexandra Kauka Wildlife Management Area.”
“Ignoring the smart of yesterday's wound, he snatched the sword Rolf held out to him, and started forward.”
“And I was like, 'Oh, I had art with some guy called Rolf Harris' and she was like, 'Oh my God!”
“A greater chieftain of the Northmen than Hastings was soon to follow his example, and found Normandy in France; but before Rolf, that is, Rollo, came and gave the name of his race to a French province, the piratical.”
“Sintram's cries called Rolf and other attendants into the hall; and only by great labour did their united efforts awake the lord of the castle.”
“Except that there is no one from Dusseldorf called Rolf to cheer us up.”
“Rolf," she said softly, "you promised you wouldn't ask me that again.”
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