v) is a masculine given name
relatively common among Ashkenazi Jews, especially those
living in the State of Israel. It is a Biblical name, adapted
from a reference to Benjamin in Genesis as a "wolf that
raveneth." It re-appeared in relatively recent times as a
translation of the Yiddish name
"Volf" or "Wolf,"
meaning literally "Wolf" in English. The name "Wolf" (in
German) was relatively common among Germans.