Latinized form of Λυκουργος (Lykourgos)
, a Greek name which meant "deed of a wolf" from λυκου (lykou)
"of a wolf" and εργον (ergon)
"deed, work". In Greek legend this was the name of a king who was driven mad by the gods because of his impiety. This was also the name of a Spartan legislator of the 9th century BC.