Origin: Old Norse, English

Meaning: wolf counselor

Variants: Ralf, Rafe

Gender: Male

Other languages: Radulf Ancient Germanic), Raoul (Italian, French), Raul (Italian, Portuguese, Spanish)

Comes from the Old Norse name Radulfr (or Radulf). In the Middle Ages, despite its spelling Ralph, it was often pronounced like Rafe. In the U.S., though, it’s definitely pronounced like Ralf.