Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈmaʊ.ɡli/(English) /ˈmoʊ.ɡli/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Created by Rudyard Kipling for a character in The Jungle Book (1894) and its sequel (1895), in which Mowgli is a feral boy who was raised by wolves in the jungle of central India. His name, given to him by his adopted wolf parents, is said to mean "frog" in the stories, though Kipling admitted the name was made up.


Entry updated April 23, 2024