Adolf


Adolf

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Adolf, also spelled Adolph and sometimes Latinised to Adolphus, was a popular given name, especially in the German-speaking countries, in Scandinavia, in the Netherlands and to a lesser degree in various Central European countries before the regime of Führer Adolf Hitler- particularly among German-speaking Jews living in these countries and sharing their languages and culture, and who previous to 1933 had no reason to avoid the name. It is now a widely avoided name due to its negative association with Hitler.

Similarly, the French version, "Adolphe" - previously a fairly common name in France and also the name of a classical work of French literature - has virtually disappeared.

However, although "Adolfo" as the Italian version of the name has disappeared in Italy, the Spanish version Adolfo has not become stigmatised in the same way. It is still in common use in Spanish-speaking countries, without the parents bestowing it on their son being suspected of Nazi sympathies. The difference is likely due to neither Spain nor the Latin American countries having been subjected to Nazi German occupation.

Etymologically, the name is derived from the Old High German "Athalwolf", a composition of "athal", or "adal", meaning "noble", and "wolf"; in sequence, making Adolf another compound. Compare "Rudolf".

Monarchs and noblemen

*Adolf of Nassau-Gushie, "King of the Romans" (actually, of Germany) (1255 - 1298)
*Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, King of Sweden (1594 - 1632)
*Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, King of Sweden (1778 - 1837)
*Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden, King of Sweden (1882 - 1973)
*Adolf Frederick of Sweden, King of Sweden (1710 - 1771)
*Prince Gustav Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Prince of Sweden (1906 - 1947)
*Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1817 - 1905)
*Adolf VIII, Duke of southern Jutland (1401 - 1459)
*Adolf of Altena, Archbishop of Cologne (1157 - 1220)
*Adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1658 - 1708)
*Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1817 - 1905)
*Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (1817 - 1893)
*Adolf II, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (1883 - 1936)
*Prince Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe, regent of Lippe (1859 - 1917)
*Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, son of George III of the United Kingdom (1774–1850)
*Ernest Augustus William Adolphus George Frederick, Crown Prince of Hanover (1845–1923)

People with the given name Adolf or Adolph(e)

*Adolf Albin, Romanian chess player (1848 - 1920)
*Adolf Anderssen, German chess player (1818 - 1879)
*Adolf Appellöf, Swedish zoologist (1857 - 1921)
*Adolf Bastian, German anthropologist (1826 - 1905)
*Adolf Born, Czech artist and filmmaker (born 1930)
*Adolf Brand, German journalist (1874 - 1945)
*Adolf von Baeyer, German chemist (1835 - 1917)
*Adolf Busch, German violinist and composer (1891 - 1952)
*Adolphus Busch, American businessman and co-founder of Anheuser-Busch (1839 - 1913)
*Adolf Butenandt, German biochemist (1903 - 1995)
*Adolf Cluss, German-American architect (1825 - 1905)
*"Adolphus Cusins", fictional character in "Major Barbara" by George Bernard Shaw
*Adolf Daens, Belgian theologian (1839 - 1907)
*Adolf Dassler, German entrepreneur and founder of Adidas (1900 - 1978)
*Adolf Deucher, Swiss politician (1831 - 1912)
*Adolf Dymsza, Polish comedy actor (1900 - 1975)
*Adolf Ehrnrooth, Finnish general (1905 - 2004)
*Adolf Eichmann, German war criminal and organizer of the Holocaust (1906 - 1962)
*Adolf Etolin, Finnish explorer (1799 - 1876)
*Adolf Eugen Fick, German inventor (1829 - 1901)
*Adolph Fischer, German labor union activist (1858 – 1887)
*Adolf Abraham Halevi Fraenkel, German-Israeli mathematician (1891 - 1965)
*Adolf Galland, German fighter pilot (1912 - 1996)
*Adolf Glassbrenner, German humourist (1810 - 1876)
*Adolf Grunbaum, philosopher of science (born 1923)
*Adolf von Harnack, German theologian (1851 - 1930)
*Adolf Hempt, founder of the Pasteur Institute in Novi Sad, Serbia (1874 – 1943)
*Adolf Bernhard Christoph Hilgenfeld, German theologian (1823 - 1907)
*Adolf Hedin, Swedish newspaper publisher and politician (1834 - 1905)
*Adolf von Henselt, German composer (1814 - 1889)
*Adolf Hitler, German politician, chancellor, dictator (1889 - 1945)
*Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (1859 - 1919)
*Adolf Kneser, German mathematician (1862 - 1930)
*Adolph Kolping, German priest (1813 - 1865)
*Adolf Lande, drug-control official
*Adolf Lindenbaum, Polish mathematician (1904 - 1941)
*Adolf Loos, Austrian architect (1870 - 1933)
*Adolf Lu Hitler Marak, Indian politician (born 1948)
*Adolphe Menjou, American actor and anti-Communist activist (1890 – 1963)
*Adolf Meyer (psychiatrist), Swiss-American psychiatrist (1866 - 1950)
*Adolf Meyer (architect), German architect (1881 - 1929)
*Adolphus Warburton Moore(A. W. Moore) (1841 – 1887), British civil servant and mountaineer.
*Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish explorer (1832 - 1901)
*Adolf Noreen, Swedish linguist (1854 - 1925)
*Adolf Oberländer, German characturist (1845 - 1923)
*Adolph Ochs, American newspaper publisher (1858 - 1935)
*Adolf Ogi, Swiss politician (born 1942)
*Adolf Overweg, German scientist (1822 - 1852)
*Adolf Pilar von Pilchau, Baltic German politician (1851 - 1925)
*Adolf Reinach, German phenomenologist (1883 - 1917)
*Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (1901 - 1977)
*Adolphe Sax, Belgian musician and inventor of the Saxophone (1814 - 1894)
*Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German poet (1815 - 1894)
*Adolf Schärf, President of Austria (1890 - 1965)
*Adolf Schlagintweit, German explorer (1829 - 1857)
*Adolf Schmal, Austrian fencer (1872 - 1919)
*Adolf Schreyer, German painter (1828 - 1899)
*Adolf von Sonnenthal, Austrian actor (1834 - 1909)
*Adolf Stieler, German cartographer (1775 - 1836)
*Adolf Stoecker, German theologian (1835 - 1909)
*Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro 24th mayor (& 2nd Jewish mayor) of San Francisco (1830 - 1898)
*Adolphe Thiers French Prime Minister, President, and historian (1797 - 1877)
*Adolf Tolkachev, Soviet engineer and CIA spy (1927 - 1986)
*Adolf "Dado" Topić, Croatian singer (born 1949)
*Adolf Wilbrandt, German novelist (1837 - 1911)
*Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus, German chemist (1876 - 1959)
*Adolf Wölfli, Swiss artist (1864 - 1930)
*Adolf Ziegler, German painter and politician (1892 - 1959)

ee also

*Ataulf


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