Lovers of wolves will adore the name Ralph. A title typically associated with nerdy-chic individuals, Ralph has a badass meaning that will undoubtedly embue baby with strength. This Scandinavian name comes from the ancient Norse Ráðúlfr, which means “wolf counsel,” and was brought to pre-Middle Ages England and became the Old English Rædwulf. During the Norman Conquest of 1066, the name evolved into the French Raulf. Ralph was spelled as “Ralf” until the 18th century when the stylish “ph” out-favored the “f.” If you’re looking for a timeless classic that sounds prim and proper but actually holds a sentiment that slays, Ralph won’t let you down.
Famous People Named Ralph
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Ralph AbernathyCivil Rights Activist
- Ralph FiennesActor
- Ralph LaurenFashion Designer
- Ralph MacchioActor
- Ralph Waldo EmersonPhilosopher, Poet
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