Ludwig (given name)

Ludwig is German name, deriving from Old High German Hludwīg, also spelled Hluotwīg.[2] Etymologically, the name can be traced back to the reconstructed Proto-Germanic name *hlūdazwiganą, which is composed of two elements: *hlūdaz ("loud, famous") and *wiganą ("to battle, to fight") respectively, resulting the name meaning "famous warrior" or "famous in battle".[3]

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PronunciationGerman: [ˈluːtvɪç][1]
MeaningFamous warrior
Other names
Related namesAlois, Aloysius, Clovis, Lajos, Lewis, Lodewijk, Lodewyk, Loïc, Louis, Ludovic, Ludovico, Ludvig, Ludvík, Luigi, Luis, Luiz, Ludovica

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  1. ^ Wells, John C. (2008), Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (3rd ed.), Longman, ISBN 9781405881180
  2. ^ Paraschkewow, Boris (2004). Wörter und Namen gleicher Herkunft und Struktur: Lexikon etymologischer Dubletten im Deutschen (in German). Walter de Gruyter. p. 57. ISBN 978-3-11-017470-0.
  3. ^ Campbell, Mike. "Meaning, origin and history of the name Ludwig". Behind the Name.