Rolf is a male given name. It originates in the Germanic name Hrolf, itself a contraction of Hrodwulf (Rudolf), a conjunction of the stem words hrod ("renown") + wulf ("wolf"). The Old Norse cognate is Hrólfr.

Notable Rolfs/Hrolfs include:

  • Hrólf Kraki, legendary king of Denmark
  • Hrolf Ganger, Norwegian jarl and founder of Normandy
  • Rolf Beeler, Swiss cheese entrepreneur
  • Rolf Benirschke, American footballer and game show host
  • Rolf Ekéus, Swedish diplomat
  • Rolf Gindorf (born 1939), German sexologist
  • Rolf Gölz (born 1962), German road and track cyclist
  • Rolf Harris, Australian entertainer
  • Rolf Roosalu (Rolf Junior), Estonian singer
  • Rolf Schläfli (born 1971), Swiss decathlete
  • Rolf Singer (1906–1994), German mycologist
  • Rolf Wideröe (1902–1996), Norwegian particle physicist
  • Rolv Wesenlund, Norwegian actor


  • Dr. Ida P. Rolf, American physiologist and inventor of Rolfing
  • Rowlf, a Muppet dog
  • Rolf, from the cartoon Ed, Edd n Eddy
  • Rolph

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Rolf's Cartoon Club
... Rolf's Cartoon Club was a television show presented by Rolf Harris on CITV between 1989 and 1993 ... The show had some similarities to Harris' earlier BBC programme, Rolf Harris Cartoon Time, in that it saw him introducing cartoons and drawing pictures of characters from them ... Rolf also explored animation techniques and gave viewers tips for making their own cartoons at home ...
Rolf Roosalu
... Rolf Roosalu, also known as Rolf Junior (born 18 January 1982 in Tartu), is an Estonian singer who has participated in a number of musicals ...

Famous quotes containing the word rolf:

    Form and function are a unity, two sides of one coin. In order to enhance function, appropriate form must exist or be created.
    —Ida P. Rolf (1896–1979)

    An effective human being is a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
    —Ida P. Rolf (1896–1979)