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What does Ludovic mean?

Ludovic Pronunciation of Ludovic [lu-dovic] as a boys' name has its root in German, and the name Ludovic means "famous warrior; famous fighter". Ludovic is an alternate form of Louis (French, Old German). Ludovic is also a derivative of Ludwig (German): composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

Associated with: famous, warrior.


6 related forms via Louis, Ludwig: Lodovico, Ludo, Ludovico, Ludovicus, Ludvig and Ludvik.

Creative forms:
(male) Ladovic, Lidovic, ..

(female) Ludocia, Ludomi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ludovic Deegan (L.D.), ..

How popular is Ludovic?

Ludovic is an unusual first name for males. Ludovic is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Louis (#297 the previous year), Ludvig and Ludwig are the prominent variation forms of Ludovic (outside Top 2000). These forms of Ludovic reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.77%) and are now much less common (adoption 0.06%, 92% less), with the form Louis becoming less in vogue. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Louis, Ludwig in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Louis, Ludvig outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Audric, Lubomir and Ludwick. Like Ludovic, these names are not frequently used.

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