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Poll: Many names of Gandalf

Which of the many names of Gandalf do you find the most interesting?

You can vote either based on the sounding of a name, based on its meaning, or both. Some of these names have only appeared in J.R.R. Tolkien's books, and not in adaptations.

Related poll: Many names of Aragorn

Results of 4,451 votes:

  1. 1.

    Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

    MITHRANDIR Meaning: GREY PILGRIM or GREY WANDERER History: he was called Mithrandir by the Elves, and the Men of Gondor; it's a reference to his constant travels, and his grey clothes
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    Ian McKellen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

    GANDALF Meaning: STAFF ELF History: most people in the Northern lands called him Gandalf, because they incorrectly believed that he was an old Elf with a staff
  3. 3.

    Ian McKellen in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

    OLORIN Meaning: DREAM or VISION or CONSTRUCTION OF THE MIND History: Olorin was Gandalf's original name in the Undying Lands, before he was sent to Middle-earth; it could be a reference to his higher …

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