Rudolph (name)

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Rudolph
Rudolf of Hapsburg Speyer.jpg
Pronunciation /rdɒlf/
German: [ˈʁuːdɔlf]
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name German
Meaning Famous wolf
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Related names Rodolfo, Rolf

Rudolph or Rudolf (French: Rodolphe, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish: Rodolfo) or Rodolphe is a male first name, and, less commonly, a surname. It is a Germanic name deriving from two stems: Rod or Hrōð, meaning "fame", and olf meaning "wolf" (see also Hroðulf; cf. Adolf).

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  • Sir Rudolf Bing (1902–1997), opera impresario
  • Rudolf Friml (1879–1972), composer of operettas, musicals, songs and piano pieces, and a pianist
  • Rodolfo "Fito" Páez (born 1963), Argentine singer-songwriter
  • Rudolph Isley (born 1939), American singer-songwriter and is one of the founding members of The Isley Brothers.
  • Rudolf Schenker (born 1948), German guitarist and founding member of heavy metal band Scorpions.

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