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Ludwig Meaning


What does Ludwig mean?

The name Ludwig is of German origin.

The meaning of Ludwig is "famous warrior".

Ludwig is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Lud-wig.

The Given Name Ludwig

Ludwig is derived from the elements Hlud meaning "fame" and wig meaning "warrior". The name was frequently used by royal and noble familes.

Ludwig is a great choice for parents looking for a more unique name.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

A name that will flow off your tongue.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ludwig Boltzmann, Ludwig Erhard, and Ludwig I the Pious.

Ludwig Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 7,377 in baby name popularity for boys with 11 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 11,607 in baby name popularity for boys with 6 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Ludwig sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Ludwig Name Popularity Page.

Ludwig Related Names

The names Liudvikas, Lodewijk, Lodovico, Louis, Lucjo, Ludis, Ludvig, Ludvigs, Ludwik are all forms of Ludwig.

Ludwig has the diminutive (nickname) Lutz.

Famous Ludwigs

  • Ludwig Boltzmann ~ Scientist
  • Ludwig Erhard ~ German Chancellor (1963-1966)
  • Ludwig I the Pious ~ German King (814-840)
  • Ludwig II the Younger ~ German King (855-875)
  • Ludwig III the Child ~ German King (899-911)
  • Ludwig IV ~ German King (1314-1347)
  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ~ Architect
  • Ludwig Quidde ~ Nobel Prize for Peace 1927
  • Ludwig van Beethoven ~ Classical Musician

Ludwig Numerology

What will your new littleLudwig be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Ludwig Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ludwig in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ludwig.

Just for fun, see the name Ludwig in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Ludwig in Nautical Flags page.