Alternate spellings include Wolfe, Wolff, Wulf and Wolf.

The name Woolf may refer to:

  • Arthur Woolf, English engineer, best known for invention of a compound steam engine.
  • Benjamin Edward Woolf,, British-American playwright, composer and journalist.
  • Daniel Woolf, Principal of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario
  • Edgar Allan Woolf (1881-1943), American playwright and co-author of the script for The Wizard of Oz (1939 film)
  • George Woolf, Canadian horse racing jockey
  • Harry Woolf (historian), (1923-2003), American historian of science, provost of The Johns Hopkins University and Director of the Institute for Advanced Study
  • Herbert M. Woolf, American businessman and racehorse owner
  • Jimmy Woolf (born 1916), South African footballer who played for Southampton F.C.
  • Leonard Woolf, author and husband of Virginia Woolf.
  • Lord Woolf, England and Wales Lord Chief Justice credited with making wide-ranging reforms to improve the effectiveness of the court system
  • Russell Woolf, Western Australian media personality
  • Virginia Woolf, English author and feminist

Famous quotes containing the word woolf:

    One likes people much better when they’re battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
    —Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
    —Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    The thing about Proust is his combination of the utmost sensibility with the utmost tenacity. He searches out these butterfly shades to the last grain. He is as tough as catgut and as evanescent as a butterfly’s bloom.
    —Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)