Origin of the name RONDOLFR.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name RONDOLFR.
Norse name meaning either "shield wolf," from rand "house; shield,"
The names in
rand have been a difficulty; but the word is best referred to the
Gothic razn, a house, and likewise a shield, from the protection
Rand is a northern prefix, and its derivatives are
not easy to distinguish from those of Regin and Raven. Röndolfr,
or House wolf, was certainly a northern name, and the same seems to have
belonged to St. Radulphus, bishop of Bourges in 888, and to
thirty-eight Radulfs in
Domesday Book, then to the good justiciary, Ranulf
de Glanville, under Henry II., to the crusading Earl Randle
of Chester, and subsequently to many a Randal,
Randolf, and Ralf,
or, as we foolishly spell the word, Ralph.
(History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).