EtymologyFrom Germanic Radulf, rād "counsel" + wulf "wolf", brought to England first in the Old Norse, then in the Norman form.
- A given name.
- A given name borrowed from English, more often spelled Ralf.
Ralph is an English, Scandinavian and German male given name, derived from Old Norse Raðulfr (rað "counsel" + ulfr "wolf") through Old English Rædwulf and the longer form Radulf. It is often pronounced [rælf] but the traditional British pronunciation is [reɪf].
Variant forms include:
- Ralph, the traditional variant form in the English language.
- Raff, variant form which is a very rare male first name.
- Rafe, variant form which is a very rare male first name; it is pronounced [reɪf], the same as the traditional but infrequent pronunciation of Ralph.
- Ralf, the traditional variant form in the Dutch, German and Swedish languages (although Ralph'' is also used as a given name in Swedish).
- Raoul, the traditional variant form in the French language.
- Raúl, the traditional variant form in the Spanish language.
- Raul, the traditional variant form in the Portuguese language.
- Raül, the traditional variant form in the Catalan language.
Raúl can also refer to:
Ralph can also refer to:
- Ralph (magazine), an Australian magazine
- ralphing, American slang for vomiting
- Ralph, Co. Wexford, near Fethard-on-Sea
- Ralph Records, original record label of The Residents
- The Ralph Engelstad Arena, in Grand Forks, North Dakota (United States)
- The Ralph Engelstad Arena, in Thief River Falls, Minnesota (United States)
- RALPH (Reentrant Algorithmic Language Processor with H just for the H of it ), a compiler for the UNIVAC 1100 computers, that could compile either FORTRAN or MAD, depending on the option selected.
Raoul can also refer to:
- Raoul Island, the largest of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand
- Raoul, census-designated place (CDP) in Habersham County, Georgia, United States
- Raoul, song by alternative rock band The Automatic
- Raoul, a shouting tradition of the Cannes Film Festival at the beginning of big screenings, possibly referring to the film director Raúl Ruiz.
Ralf can refer to:
Ralph in German: Ralf
Ralph in Spanish: Raúl
Ralph in Esperanto: Rolfo
Ralph in French: Raoul
Ralph in Latin: Radulphus
Ralph in Japanese: ラルフ
Ralph in Swedish: Ralf