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Origin of the name HROLF.
Etymology of the name HROLF.
Meaning of the baby name HROLF.


HROLF.  Scandinavian.  Old Norse Hrólfr (q.v.), meaning "famous wolf." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

... In Hardwicke's Science Gossip of the current month (April) is an interesting account of a very rich find by Professor P. W. Norris, Assistant United States Ethnologist (mark the title!  Who is the British ethnologist, and where is his assistant?) of a prehistoric city near Charleston containing not only the usual remains of paleolithic or neolithic implements or vestiges of the beginning of the use of metals, but these and the skeletons of the men who used them.
     One of these skeletons belonged to an actual giant, a chieftain of seven feet six inches, who, like Hrolf Gangr, the ancestor of William the Conqueror, must have been a compulsory pedestrian or "gangr," as no ordinary horse could carry him.  The other skeletons, their arrangement, the ornaments and weapons found with them, render this discovery of comparable value to that of the Viking ship at Sandefjord a few years ago under the mound long known as "The King's Hill." (Gentleman's Magazine, v.256, 1884)

... The old sagaman must have had some insight into futurity when he said, "This name of Hrolf Krake shall be famous as long as the world lasts."  The gallant doings of the Danish iron-clad are certainly sufficient to bring the name of the old hero into prominence in these our times, and probably will ensure the name being perpetuated.  Few know anything of the original Hrolf Krake, though they may have a dim recollection of having seen the name in the pedigrees of the early Danish kings, among those whose history is either wholly mythical, or so much mixed up with fables as to render their very existence uncertain.  A little more information may be obtained from Saxo Grammaticus, the Danish historian of the middle ages; but most will be got from the sagas themselves, from which the monkish Latin historian drew his information. (Once a Week, Dallas, v.10, 1864)


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