Meaning and Origin of: Ralph

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Wolf; wise counsel

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Family name origins & meanings

  • 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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