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 That Mean Warrior and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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As heavy as a marble bust of Beethoven.

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It sounds really outdated and prissy to me personally (German is my first language)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