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What does Wolfgang mean?

Wolfgang Pronunciation of Wolfgang [wolf-gang] 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 names are Golding, Wolf, Wolfe, Wolfert, Wolff, Wolfhart, Worthing, Wylan and Wyland. Like Wolfgang, these names are not commonly used.

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