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What does Wolfgang mean?

Wolfgang Pronunciation of Wolfgang as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Wolfgang is "traveling wolf". German name made famous in the English-speaking world by composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

ASSOCIATED WITH wolf, famous


VARIANTS Volfango, Wolfram, Wulfram



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How popular is Wolfgang?

Wolfgang is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#10672 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Wolfgang was first listed in 1992 and reached its top rank of #1470 in the U.S. in 1994, and is presently at #1512. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Golding, Wolf, Wolfe, Wolfert, Wolff, Wolfhart, Worthing, Wylan and Wyland. Like Wolfgang, these names are not commonly used.

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