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Meaning and Origin of: Ralph

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Wolf; wise counsel

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from a Middle English personal name composed of Germanic rad ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ + wolf ‘wolf’. This was first introduced into England by Scandinavian settlers in the Old Norse form Ráðulfr, and was reinforced after the Conquest by the Norman form Ra(d)ulf. Compare German Rudolf.

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