Rolfe

October 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
Alternate spelling of “Rolf”, from the Germanic “Rudolf”, meaning “fame-wolf”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Hrolf, Ralph, Raoul, Raul, Roel, Roelof, Roffe, Rolf, Rolph, Rolphe, Rollin, Rollo, Roul, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Rolfe the Bowyer, one of Sir John de Bureford’s retainers, in The Door in the Wall (written in 1949 and set sometime between 1327-1377), by Marguerite de Angeli.

WRITERS:
– Rolfe Humphries (1894-1969), American poet, translator, and teacher.

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