Detail: From the Germanic name Adalwolf, which meant “noble wolf” from the Germanic elements adal “noble” and wulf.
Adalwolf (Ancient Germanic)
Adolf (German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Czech, Ancient Germanic)
Adolfo (Italian, Spanish)
Adolphus (Ancient Germanic (Latinized))
Adolfina (Finnish, Swedish)
Adolfine (Danish, Norwegian)
Is Adolf forever off limits? Middle name? How about his variations? How strongly do you feel about this name?
I think he is very handsome, however some people have gone as far to say that they would “doubt the morality of such a person” who would bear this name onto a child. I find this a bit on the extreme side.
Detail: From the combination of aro meaning “steppes” (steppes are large areas of flat grassy land where there are no trees), and lilja meaning “lily”.
In a medieval, Norwegian ballad, Bendik falls in love with princess Arolilja. A boy tells the king that Bendik is seeing his daughter. Bendik’s punishment is death. Arolilja prays for him to no avail, he is hanged. She dies of heartache, and the king grieves. The two are buried on either side of a church, and up from their graves lilies grow and entwine above the church roof.