This name derives from the Old High German name “Hludwolf”, composed of two elements: “*hlūdaz” (to hear, loud, sound, noise / famous) plus “*-wulfaz” (wolf). In turn the name means “famous wolf”. 1) Ludolf I. von Ratzeburg was a Premonstratensian Bishop of Ratzeburg. In 1236, Ludolph was appointed to the see of the newly formed Prince-Bishopric of Ratzeburg. 2) Ludolf von Sachsen (~ 1295–1378), also known as Ludolphus de Saxonia and Ludolph the Carthusian, was a German Roman Catholic theologian of the fourteenth century.