Meaning and Origin of: Ludwig

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old German : Famous warrior
  • German : Famed warrior
  • German : Famous fighter

Family name origins & meanings

  • German and Dutch : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hlod ‘fame’ + wīg ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Chlodovechus (see Louis), and Ludovicus, which became German Ludwig. This became a hereditary name in the Wittelsbach family, the royal family of Bavaria.