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Gender: Male Meaning of Wolfgang: "traveling wolf" Origin of Wolfgang: German

The name Wolfgang is a boy's name of German origin meaning "traveling wolf". Wolfgang and is often added to lists like Saints' Names For Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would be the perfect twin?".

From the experts:

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 Puck, Austrian-American celebrity chef
Wolfgang William Van Halen, musician son of Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli
Wolfgang Pauli, Austrian theoretical physicist and Nobel prize winner
Wolfgang Paul, German physicist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Wolfgang Ketterle, German physicist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Wolfgang Reitherman, German-American Disney film director and animator
Wolfgang Petersen, German 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 Novogratz, actor

Pop Culture References for the name Wolfgang

Wolfgang Muller, character from the 1985 film "Explorers" played by River Phoenix
Wolfgang, a character in the "Animal Crossing" games
Wolfgang Bogdanow, a character of Netflix's original series Sense8
Wolfgang, drug dealer in the game "Fallout 4"
Wolfgang Dankworth, Main character from serial story "Blank Mastermind"

Wolfgang's International Variations

Wolfgango (Spanish)