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Origin of the name ROLF.
Etymology of the name ROLF.
Meaning of the baby name ROLF.


ROLF.  A German form of Old Norse Hrólfr (q.v.), meaning "famous wolf."  English Rolph. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Usage: England, Germany, Sweden.

... We see that some years later the Norwegian king Eric attempted to get together an expedition to this new land under the so-called Landa-Rolf, who was sent to Iceland for the purpose in 1289.  In 1290 Rolf went about Iceland, inviting people to join the Newland expedition; but it is uncertain whether it ever came to anything, and in 1295 Landa-Rolf died.  All this points to the east coast of Greenland having been little known at that time, otherwise a landing there could not be spoken of as the discovery of a new land; and it is not easy to see why the king should send Rolf to Iceland to get up an expedition to a country which, as they must have been aware, was closed by ice for the greater part of the year. (In Northern Mists, Nansen, 1911)


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