"traveling wolf"

Wolfgang Origin and Meaning

The name Wolfgang is a boy's name of German origin meaning "traveling wolf".

Chef Wolfgang Puck has helped soften this thunderous Germanic name; music-lovers will appreciate its association with Mozart, though the composer's middle name Amadeus is more appealing.

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Famous People Named Wolfgang

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (born Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart)Austrian composer
  • Wolfgang Johannes PuckAustrian,American celebrity chef
  • Wolfgang William Van Halenmusician son of Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli
  • Wolfgang PauliAustrian theoretical physicist and Nobel prize winner
  • Wolfgang PaulGerman physicist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Wolfgang KetterleGerman physicist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Wolfgang ReithermanGerman,American Disney film director and animator
  • Wolfgang PetersenGerman film director and screenwriter
  • Wolfgang Erik Anders Frederiksen (b. 2007)son of singer Lars Frederiksen of Rancid
  • Wolfgang Xander Hardy (b. 2017)son of American pro wrestler Matt Hardy
  • Wolfgang Novogratzactor
  • Wolfgang Boyd (b. 2017)daughter of Christian Serratos.

Wolfgang in Pop Culture

  • Wolfgang Mullercharacter from the 1985 film "Explorers" played by River Phoenix
  • Wolfganga character in the "Animal Crossing" games
  • Wolfgang Bogdanowa character of Netflix's original series Sense8
  • Wolfgangdrug dealer in the game "Fallout 4"
  • Wolfgang Dankworthcharacter from the novel "Blank Mastermind" by Rosey Mucklestone