Origin of the name BALDULF.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name BALDULF.
name, meaning "bold wolf." It appears in Layamon's Brut,
aka The Chronicle of Britain.
obviously planned to meet Artur
south of Lincoln, cutting him off from that city if he were defeated,
and ensuring its fall. And Baldulf, who was coasting on the
lookout for the German reinforcements, was to cooperate by landing at
the Wash so as to take Artur in the rear or right flank. Colgrim,
however, was a little too late, or Baldulf a little too soon, and Artur
was able to drive the latter back into his ships at the mouth of the
Glen before meeting Colgrim. Then followed a four days' battle on
the Dubglas, Colgrim probably expecting each day that Baldulf would come
up, while Baldulf himself, in ignoracne of Colgrim's whereabouts, had
sailed back to the Humber...
Baldulf = Balduulf, a genuine Northumbrian name, but
so rare that I have only found one instance of it (in Sweet's Old
English Texts)... (The Academy, v.49, 1896)