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Arnulfo is a classy and distinguished baby name for boys. With its foundations in German royalty, Arnulfo now fits seamlessly into languages that range from English to colloquial Galician. Arnulfo was the name of a main character in The King and Queen of Comezón by Denise Chávez, and Arnulfo Timoteo Garcia is also a protagonist in the Brothers in Pen anthology. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Arnulfo:

German, Spanish, Galician: Eagle wolf, eagle ruler

Origin of the name Arnulfo:

Arnulfo is the Spanish and Galician form of the German name Arnulf. This name combined the German elements arn (meaning “eagle”) and ulf (meaning “wolf”). German scribes later conflated the suffix –ulf with elements like –wald and –old. As a result, Arnulfo can also mean “eagle ruler.”

Symbolism of the name Arnulfo:

Arnulfo is the Spanish translation of the German name Arnulf. Historically, one of the most famous bearers of the name was Arnulf of Carinthia. As Carolingian king of East Francia, Arnulf ruled the Holy Roman Empire through year 899. The symbol of Arnulf was the Carolingian imperial sword.

Style of the name Arnulfo:

Traditional

Gender of the name Arnulfo:

Arnulfo is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Arnulfo:

ar-NOOL-foh

Number of syllables in the name Arnulfo:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Arnulfo:

The name Arnulfo evokes feelings of happiness and honor.

Alternative spellings for the name Arnulfo:

Nicknames for the name Arnulfo:

  • Ari
  • Arie 
  • Arni
  • Arnie
  • Alf
  • Arno
  • Arlo 
  • Arny
  • Arney

Popularity of the name Arnulfo:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Arnulfo was the 988th most popular baby name for boys in 1992.

Related names for the name Arnulfo:

Great middle names for Arnulfo and their meanings:

  • Asuncion (ascension, rapture)
  • Bernard (strong, brave bear)
  • David (beloved)
  • Edman (rich protector, wealthy guard, prosperous man)
  • Hans (God is gracious)
  • Hector (steadfast, holder, protector)
  • Izan (strong, enduring, firm)
  • Jerome (sacred name, holy name)
  • Jürgen (son of George, farmer, earth worker)
  • Redentor (savior, redeemer)
  • Paul (humble, small)
  • Walter (commander of the army)
  • Xoel (the Lord is God)

Famous people with the name Arnulfo:

Arnulfo in popular culture:

  • Arnulfo (character in Malinche's Children by Daniel Houston-Davila)
  • Arnulfo Timoteo Garcia (character in the Brothers in Pen anthology)
  • Arnulfo (character in The King and Queen of Comezón by Denise Chávez)