From German Names

Male Male Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Ludwig. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born before 1950 or after 2010

Predominant Regional Usage

  • Southern Germany

Variant Forms

Origin and Meaning

Younger form of a Franconian name, a combination of 'loud', 'famous' and 'battle'

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  • Ludwig Wilhelm Erhard (1897–1977), German politician and Chancellor of Germany from 1963 until 1966