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What does Ludwig mean?

Ludwig Pronunciation of Ludwig [lud-wig] as a boys' name is of German origin, and the meaning of Ludwig is "famous fighter". Composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Also form of Aloysius. Also form of Louis.

ASSOCIATED WITH famous, fighter (warrior)


VARIANTS Ludo, Ludovic, Ludovico

SEE ALSO Clovis.




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How popular is Ludwig?

Ludwig is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#1485 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Ludwig reached its peak rank of #647 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not listed currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ludwig name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ludwig outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related names. Aloysius, Clovis and Louis (#297 A YEAR AGO) are the prominent alternative forms of Ludwig. These relations of Ludwig were popular in the 1910s (USAGE OF 0.79%) and have become significantly less conventional since (USAGE 0.06%, DOWN 92%).

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Laddie, Lewis, Lidio, Lucio, Ludlow, Ludvig, Ludvik, Ludwick, Luigi, Luis, Luiz, Lutwick and Lydio. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ludwig.

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