Wolfrum is a very old name. In fact it was mentioned for the first time more than 750 years ago in the town of Muenchberg located in what is now northeastern Bavaria. The name is composed of two adjectives: wol and frum. Wol is related to English well and means both very and well. Frum means pious, religious, just like in Yiddish. So the name was given to someone who was very pious. The name Wolfram has nothing to do with it but is an old Nordic wish name. The wolf and the raven stood for strength and wisdom and were the animals accompanying the highest Nordic god. So a child given this name was supposed to get wise and strong. Original Germanic spelling was Wolfraven.
(Eingesendet von Hans F. Wolfrum)