- this week

Gender: Male Meaning of Ludwig: "famous warrior" Origin of Ludwig: German

The name Ludwig is a boy's name of German origin meaning "famous warrior". Ludwig and is often added to lists like Names with Military Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Caf [3]".

From the experts:

As heavy as a marble bust of Beethoven.

Find other names based on Ludwig using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Ludwig

Ludwig I, King of Bavaria
Ludwig II (Ludwig Otto Friedrich Wilhelm), King of Bavaria
Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-British philosopher
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German-American architect
Ludwig von Mises, Austrian-American philosopher
Ludwig Knorr, German chemist
Ludwig Quidde, German pacifist, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Ludwig Feuerbach, German philosopher
Heinz Ludwig Ansbacher, German/American psychologist
Alexander Ludwig, Canadian actor
Nikolaus Ludwig, Imperial Count von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, early leader of the Moravian Church

Pop Culture References for the name Ludwig

Ludwig, the personification of Germany in the manga/anime "Axis Powers: Hetalia"
Ludwig von Drake, duck professor in Disney cartoons

Ludo, Ludovic, Ludovico


ambercat Says:


Actually, thinking of German men's names,. I prefer Wolfgang to Ludwig. Although, I'm partial to Wolfgang because it's a family name.

Leonina Says:


It sounds really outdated and prissy to me personally (German is my first language)

Wolfgang Says:



It is the name of many German kings!

It is also the name usually translated as "Louis" and "Luis".

Wolfgang Says:


It is a beautiful name in German!

Wolfgang Says:



Zelliew Says:


It probably sounds better in German

Portia Cash Says:


Is it pronounced ludvig?

Guest Says:


I think this name should be in "clunky yet cool" :P

raevynstar Says:


Ludwig could easily be revived! It happened with Sophia and Max, didn't it?