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:

    There is the old brute, too, the savage, the hairy man who dabbles his fingers in ropes of entrails; and gobbles and belches; whose speech is guttural, visceral—well, he is here. He squats in me.
    —Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father.
    —Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    Tom’s great yellow bronze mask all draped upon an iron framework. An inhibited, nerve-drawn; dropped face—as if hung on a scaffold of heavy private brooding; & thought.
    —Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)