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PronouncedPron.VAWLF-gang German
WUWLF-gang English

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements wulf meaning "wolf" and gang "path". Two famous bearers of this name were Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and German novelist and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832).
VariantVulfgang Ancient Germanic
DiminutiveWolf German

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1649


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