Gender: Male Origin of Mowgli: Literary name

Mowgli Origin and Meaning

The name Mowgli is a boy's name .

The name of the young hero of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, who was raised by wolves (really) and becomes a genius hunter and trapper, was chosen as a middle name for their son Bronx (really, again) by rockers Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz. Kipling invented the name, whose first syllable rhymes with cow.

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alyssum Says:


I've only ever heard the MOE-glee pronunciation. Where does the first-syllable-rhymes-with-cow pronunciation come from? Did Kipling give pronunciation notes in one of the Jungle Book stories or something?

danirose01 Says:


Great literary name, cute sound. All in all, I like it.

Introverted Says:


I love this name just because of the Jungle Book movie.

Marlz81 Says: