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2019-08-20 07:05:03

Wolf is a name that is used as a surname, given name, and a name among Germanic-speaking peoples: see Wulf. Names which translate to English "wolf" are also common among many other nations, including many Native American peoples within the current or former extent of the habitat of the gray wolf (essentially all of North America).

Contents

  • 1 Geographical distribution
  • 2 Given name
  • 3 Surname
  • 4 Nickname or stage name
  • 5 Fictional characters
  • 6 See also
  • 7 References

Geographical distribution

As of 2014, 53.2% of all known bearers of the surname Wolf were residents of Germany (frequency 1:413), 27.4% of the United States (1:3,608), 3.9% of Austria (1:596), 2.5% of Brazil (1:21,995), 1.4% of Switzerland (1:1,622), 1.2% of the Netherlands (1:3,735) and 1.0% of France (1:17,534).

In Germany, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average (1:413) in the following states:[1]

  1. Saxony (1:214)
  2. Rhineland-Palatinate (1:292)
  3. Hesse (1:297)
  4. Thuringia (1:297)
  5. Bavaria (1:337)
  6. Brandenburg (1:365)
  7. Baden-Württemberg (1:368)
  8. Saxony-Anhalt (1:394)

Given name

  • Wolf Biermann (born 1936), German singer-songwriter
  • Wolf Blitzer (born 1948), US journalist
  • Wolf Heckmann (1929-2006), German journalist
  • Wolf Henzler (born 1975), German racing driver
  • Wolf Hilbertz (1938–2007), German architect
  • Wolf Hoffmann (born 1959), German guitarist
  • Wolf Howard (born 1968), English artist and musician
  • Wolf Kahler (born 1946), German actor
  • Wolf Kahn (born 1927), German-born American painter
  • Wolf Karni (1911–1996), Finnish football referee
  • Wolf Larson (born 1959), Canadian actor
  • Wolf Mail (born 1972), Canadian guitarist
  • Wolf Ruvinskis (1921–1999), Mexican actor
  • Wolf Curt von Schierbrand (1807–1888), German zoologist
  • Wolf Van Halen (born 1991), American bassist
  • Wolf V. Vishniac (1922–1973), US biologist
  • Wolf Wigo (born 1973), American water polo player and coach

Surname

  • Aaron Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Alfred Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Alice Wolf (born 1933), American politician
  • Aliya Wolf (born 1975), American model
  • Ann Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Armin Wolf (born 1966), Austrian journalist and television anchor
  • Benno Wolf (1871-1943), German judge, speleologist, and holocaust victim
  • Carrie Wolf, American officer and judge advocate
  • Charles Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Christa Wolf (1929–2011), German writer
  • Christie Wolf (born 1966), American bodybuilder and wrestler
  • Christopher Wolf (born 1959), American lawyer
  • Christopher Howard Wolf (born 1979), American game and comic book creator
  • Dale E. Wolf (born 1924), American politician
  • Daniel James Wolf (born 1961), American music composer and scholar
  • David Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Dick Wolf (born 1946), American television producer
  • Diego Wolf (born 2017) , Champion Wire Haired Fox Terrier from Clane, Co. kildare, Ireland
  • Dragutin Wolf (1866–1927), Croatian industrialist
  • Emil Wolf (born 1922), American physicist
  • Eric Wolf (1923–1999), American anthropologist
  • Ernst Wilhelm Wolf (1735–1792), German composer
  • Frank Wolf (disambiguation)
  • František Wolf (1904-1989), Czech mathematician
  • Franz Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Fred Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Friedrich Wolf
  • Gary Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Guido Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Gusti Wolf (1912–2007), Austrian actor
  • Hannes Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Harry Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Heinrich Wolf (1875–1943), Austrian chess player
  • Henry Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Hugo Wolf (1860–1903), Austrian composer
  • Jack Keil Wolf (1935-2011), American computer scientist
  • James Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Jeffrey John Wolf (born 1998), American tennis player
  • Jenny Wolf (born 1979), German ice speed skater
  • Jim Wolf (born 1969), American baseball umpire
  • Joan Wolf (born 1951), American writer
  • Joe Wolf (born 1964), American basketball player
  • Johann Christoph Wolf (1683–1739), German Hebraist and book collector
  • John Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Joseph Wolf (1820–1899), German natural history illustrator
  • Josh Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Julia Wolf, British mathematician
  • Kate Wolf (1942–1986), American folk singer and songwriter
  • Kati Wolf (born 1974), Hungarian singer
  • Konrad Wolf (1925–1982), German film director
  • Lana Wolf (born 1975), Dutch rock singer and radio producer
  • Laurent Wolf (born 1971), French music producer
  • Linda Wolf (born 1950), American-born photographer and writer
  • Lucien Wolf (1857–1930), English journalist
  • Marek Wolf, Czech astronomer
  • Marilyn Wolf, American computer engineer
  • Markus Wolf (1923–2006), East German intelligence head
  • Mary Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Max Wolf (1863–1932), German astronomer
  • Michael Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Michelle Wolf, American comedian, writer, producer, and television host
  • Milton A. Wolf (1924–2005), American real estate developer and diplomat
  • Naomi Wolf (born 1962), American author, journalist, and former political advisor to Al Gore and Bill Clinton
  • Patrick Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Peter Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Randy Wolf (born 1976), American baseball player
  • Raymond Wolf (1904–1979), American athlete and coach
  • Robert Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Ron Wolf (born 1938), American football general manager
  • Rudolf Wolf (1816–1893), Swiss astronomer and mathematician
  • Scott Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Sebastian Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Sherry Wolf (born 1949), American surrealist painter and designer
  • Simon Wolf (1826–1923) United States businessman, lawyer, diplomat and Jewish activist
  • Slavko Wolf (1862–1936) Croatian lawyer, chess player and writer
  • Steven Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Susan Wolf (born 1952), American moral philosopher
  • Thomas Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Walter Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Warner Wolf (born 1937), American television and radio sports broadcaster
  • Warren Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Wilhelm Wolf (disambiguation)
  • Wolfgang Wolf (born 1957), German soccer player and coach

Nickname or stage name

  • Enzo Coloni, Italian race car driver and founder of the Scuderia Coloni racing team, nicknamed "the wolf"
  • Gustav Wagner (1911–1980), Austrian SS officer at Sobibór extermination camp
  • Michael Van Wijk, known by the pseudonym Wolf on the television series Gladiators

Fictional characters

  • Wolf Larsen, in the 1904 novel The Sea-Wolf by Jack London
  • Father Wolf, in the 1894 novel The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  • Wolf, in the 1984 novel The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
  • The Wolf, the name by which Ezra is known in The Night Angel Trilogy fantasy series
  • Wolf, code name for a character in the novel Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
  • Wolf, the nickname given to Ze'ev Kesley of The Lunar Chronicles fantasy novel series
  • Bigby Wolf, in the comic book series Fables
  • Wolf (The 10th Kingdom), on the television show The 10th Kingdom
  • Wolf, a character from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, and their respective remakes.
  • Wolf O'Donnell, in the Star Fox series of video games
  • Claudia Wolf, in the Silent Hill video game series
  • Crying Wolf, in the Metal Gear video game series
  • Sniper Wolf, in the Metal Gear video game series
  • Wolf Hawkfield, in the Virtua Fighter video game series
  • Wolf, street name for character in Need for Speed: Carbon
  • Marcus Wolf, a character from Deep Impact
  • Wolf, the name of a character in the web series Future Man.
  • Wolf Stoller, a German banker from Herman Wouk's The Winds of War book and television mini series

See also

  • Little Wolf (c. 1820 – 1904), Cheyenne war leader
  • Joseph Lonewolf (born 1932), Pueblo potter
  • Minnie Spotted-Wolf (1923–1988), first female Native American Marine
  • Mountain Wolf Woman (1884–1960), Ho-Chunk woman and biographical subject
  • Myron Wolf Child (1983–2007), Canadian politician and activist
  • Wolf Robe (1838–1910), Cheyenne chief
  • Zayde Wølf (2016-present), an alternative/indie musician
  • Wolfe (surname)
  • Woolf (surname)
  • Woolfe (surname)

References

  1. ^ Wolf surname distribution
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