Definitions

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  • proper noun A male given name, a rare spelling variant of Adolph. Very rarely given to children after World War Two, because of the association with Adolf Hitler.

Etymologies

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From Old High German adal ("noble") and wolf, wulf ("wolf").

Examples

  • I am amazed, he wrote, that sometimes even the name Adolf Hitler escapes me.

    The Great Escape

  • I am amazed, he wrote, that sometimes even the name Adolf Hitler escapes me.

    The Great Escape

  • The name Adolf Hitler was never mentioned in our history classes.

    Floating in My Mother’s Palm

  • The name Adolf Hitler was never mentioned in our history classes.

    Floating in My Mother’s Palm

  • His life ended the long and fabled career of the name Adolf, which had included the stories of Adolph Zukor, Adolphe Menjou, Adolph Ochs, and Adolph Coors.

    Becoming Adolf

  • Quite a few boys in the grades above us were called Adolf—a name that had been popular for babies born in the early war years—but we had no Adolfs in our class or in the younger grades.

    Floating in My Mother’s Palm

  • Quite a few boys in the grades above us were called Adolf—a name that had been popular for babies born in the early war years—but we had no Adolfs in our class or in the younger grades.

    Floating in My Mother’s Palm

  • I feel for the people stuck with the name Adolf during and after Hitler's horrific reign.

    KentNewsNet.com

  • "Adolf" - to 40 years in prison after he was convicted of murder, cruel treatment, plunder and inhumane acts.

    Institute for War & Peace Reporting:

  • The 1933 Reichstag Fire was a key event in Adolf Hitler’s ascendency to power.

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