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One of the most bizarre names I've ever heard.
Luvbug86  9/11/2018
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Too old fashioned and mature. I can't imagine a little boy with this name.
kayisforkeen  8/26/2018
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This is also Canadian.
Tatumarore  6/19/2017
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I really like this name. It's rare, old fashioned but has some great history attached to it.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2016
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When pronounced correctly, Ludwig is a gorgeous name.
hkols  11/3/2014
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The name Ludwig was given to twelve baby boys born in the U.S. in 2013.
hkols  11/2/2014
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When I first saw it I thought it was funny but now that I know the real pronunciation I think its actually quite a beautiful name. Very unique.
Gio123  9/11/2013
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I think its an adorable name for boy, and that it would work well for an child or an adult.
autumn23  3/31/2013
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In Europe, this name is actually quite common. Stop relying your on Anglosaxon prejudices to determine if a name is rare or not.
angolmois  8/18/2012
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To the commenter above me are you even from a european country?
Because I live next to Germany and I've never heard anyone with this name.
This name is rare everywhere.
StarlessNight  3/18/2013
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Ludwig (1347-1348) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV and his wife Margarete.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
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Ludwig (1328-1365) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV and his wife Margarete.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
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Ludwig (1316-1361) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV and his wife Beatrix.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
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Ludwig (1717-1719) was the son of King Frederick William I of Prussia and his wife Sophie.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
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Ludwig (1666-1687) was the son of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg and his first wife Luise.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
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Ludwig (846-879) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles II ("the Bald") and his first wife Ermentrude.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
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Ludwig (893-911) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Arnulf of Carinthia and his wife Oda.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
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Ludwig (1665-1665) was the son of Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria and his wife Enrichetta of Savoy.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
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Ludwig (1786-1868) was the son of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and his first wife Marie. He later became King Ludwig I of Bavaria.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
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Ludwig (1378-1436) was the son of King Rupert of Germany and his wife Elisabeth.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
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Ludwig (1773-1796) was the son of King Frederick William II of Prussia and his second wife Friederike.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
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Ludwig (1495-1545) was the son of Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria and his wife Kunigunde.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
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Ludwig (778-840) was the son of Charlemagne and his wife Hildegard. He later became King Louis the Pious.
CarolinW  7/17/2012
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Ludwig (825-875) was the oldest son of King Lothair I of Germany and his wife Ermengarde. He later became King Louis II.
CarolinW  7/17/2012
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Ludwig (1784-1864) was one of the sons of the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II and his wife Maria Luisa of Spain.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
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Ludwig was the youngest son of Louis the Pious and his first wife Ermengarde. He later became King of Bavaria and King of Eastern Francia.
CarolinW  6/8/2012
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The Slavic forms are probably another example of "folk-etymology"—the assimilation of an unfamiliar name or word (archaic or foreign in origin) to a form more familiar to the speaker. E.g. Celtic Cunorix (hound-king) to Saxon Cyneric (royal-king), or the re-analysis of Staniel (stone-yell-from its cry) to "stand-gale" (from its habit of "standing" in the wind).

The -wig element should probably read as the simpler "fight, battle, war", rather than the derived -wiga "warrior", which has a different form in most of the formation-languages. The root is that of weigh, way, wagon—weg-, wig, wag- carry, move, shake, a cousin of Latin veh- in vehere, carry and vehicle. The sense formation parallels that of -lac move, dance, play, fight.
thegriffon  5/29/2012
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Ludwig von Drake, a Disney duck character. Some fans speculate that Ludwig is Scrooge McDuck's brother-in-law through Scrooge's sister Matilda. But Matilda's creator, Don Rosa, has never used Ludwig in any of his stories, and he makes it fairly clear that Matilda never married. If Ludwig is related to the Duck family, it's likely through Daisy Duck, or through Donald's paternal line.
Atarah Derek  3/28/2011
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I think Ludwig is often overlooked because it is such an astounding name! I plan on naming my first-born son Ludwig, and family names hyphenated as his middle names.
― Anonymous User  2/26/2011
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In Slovakia, if I'm not mistaken, "Ľudovít" is considered a native form of Ludwig. This is also sometimes true for "Ljudevit" in Croatia, even though these two names are clearly Slavic in origin: in both cases the first element is Slavic lyud "people" and the second is Old Slavic vitb "lord, master".
goricar  7/27/2010
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The personification of Germany in the four-panel webmanga/anime series Axis Powers Hetalia is called Ludwig. I don't remember his last name though, cause I fail. XD;
MrsChaos42  9/11/2009
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There are actually two German pronunciations of Ludwig. The one listed here (LOOT-vikh) is only used in nothern Germany. In the south - where the name Ludwig was/is more common - it would be pronounced LOOT-vig. [noted -ed]
JHK  5/4/2009
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"Ludwig Kakumei" by Yuki Kaori is about a perverted prince (named Ludwig, of course) who searches for a suitable princess to marry, with his childhood servant, Wilhelm. In the beginning he's a necrophiliac. He drops that hobby soon, though. It's an awesome manga XD. And I really like how this name sounds too.
VampireTears  1/13/2009
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Another famous bearer was Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm II, King of Bavaria. He is famous for his wild imagination and castles, for example Neuschwanstein (which the Disney castle was based on). He was deposed from the throne on grounds of mental illness. After he left on a walk with his doctor, both of their bodies were found floating in Lake Standberg.
― Anonymous User  7/21/2008
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I'm quite surprised nobody's said anything about Ludwig van Beethoven in the way of famous bearers. He's mostly known as the classical composer who went deaf but still continued to compose his music despite his disability.
Pippin  3/29/2008
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Rare, old-fashioned, great associations, what a GREAT name!
spaz123  3/23/2008
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Ludwig here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
_satu_  12/16/2006
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In my opinion, Ludwig is one of the worst names ever! I can see why it is uncommon now.
angelgurl  10/15/2006
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This name used to be very popular in Germany (especially Bavaria) but it is not anymore.
JHK  9/3/2006
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This name is very rare, and your child will stand alone in his class of Haydens, Kadens, and Aidans if he bears this name. Plus everyone will think you named him after Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the greatest composers of all times.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2006
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Famous bearer is Ludwig Erhard, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1963 to 1966.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
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Ludwig von Koopa, noting resemblance to Beethoven, is son of Mechapsychotically Mutagenetical Turtle-like men [in Super Mario games].
IAmGuntherPlease  11/22/2005
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A famous bearer of this name is children's book author Ludwig Bemelmans, creator of "Madeline."
AndrewJKD  4/5/2005

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