Given Name WOLFGANG

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: VAWLF-gang (German), WUWLF-gang (English)   [details]

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).

Categories

animals, athletes, authors, canines, composers, Discworld characters, fauna, Hey Arnold characters, nature, poets, saints, scientists, world leaders
VARIANT: Vulfgang (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVE: Wolf (German)
  France
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ranked
2015
  Switzerland
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ranked
2013

Sources & References

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