Wolfgang name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wolfgang

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Borrowed from German Wolfgang, from Middle High German Wolfgang, from Old High German Wolfgang, from wolf (“wolf”) + gang (“path, course”).

  1. A German male given name.

Wolfgang was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, Middle High German, Old High German, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Wolfgang

Notable Persons Named Wolfgang

Wolfgang Petersen

Wolfgang Petersen is a film director, film producer, and screenwriter. He was most active from 1965 to 1965. Wolfgang was born on March 14th, 1941 in Emden.

Wolfgang Van Halen

Wolfgang Van Halen is a hard rock and heavy metal music musician. He plays Bass guitar, Guitar, Drum kit, Keyboard instrument, and Vocals. He was most active from 2004 to present. Wolfgang was born on March 16th, 1991 in Santa Monica, California. Wolfgang is also known as Wolfie and Wolf.

Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck is a chef. Wolfgang was given the name Wolfgang Johannes Topfschnig on July 8th, 1949 in Sankt Veit an der Glan.

Wolfgang Pauli 20px

Wolfgang Pauli 20px was a scientist in the field of physics. Wolfgang was given the name Wolfgang Ernst Pauli on April 25th, 1900 in Vienna. He died on December 15th, 1958.

Wolfgang Schäuble

Wolfgang Schäuble is a Member of the Bundestag, Minister of Finance, Minister of the Interior, Chief of the Chancellery, Minister for Special Affairs, Member of theBundestag, Federal Ministry of Finance (Germany), Federal Ministry of the Interior (Germany), German Chancellery, . Wolfgang was born on September 18th, 1942 in Freiburg im Breisgau.

Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans is an artist. Wolfgang was born on August 16th, 1968 in Remscheid.

  • Wolfgang von Trips
    Formula One Racer
  • Gas
  • Wolfgang Ketterle
  • Wolfgang Kapp
    Civil Servant
  • Wolfgang Fürstner
  • Wolfgang von Kempelen
  • Wolfgang Paalen
  • Wolfgang Overath
    Soccer Player
  • Wolfgang Joop
    Fashion Designer
  • Wolfgang Schüssel
    Chancellor of Austria
  • Wolfgang Borchert
  • Wolfgang Becker
    Film Director
  • Wolfgang Weber
    Soccer Player
  • Wolfgang Hohlbein

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wolfgang

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wolfgang

Saint Wolfgang

Saint Wolfgang was a saint. He holds the title The Almoner. Saint was born in 934. He died in 994.

Prince Wolfgang

Prince Wolfgang was royalty. He holds the title Crown Prince of Finland and Prince of Hesse. Prince was born as the child of Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse and Princess Margaret of Prussia on November 6th, 1896. He died on July 12th, 1989.

Walter Wolfgang

Walter was given the name Walter Jakob Wolfgang in Frankfurt, Germany.

Butzkamm Wolfgang

Butzkamm was born in 1938.

Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg Albert Wolfgang

Count was born as the child of Henry Frederick and Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg on July 6th, 1659 in Langenburg. Count is also known as Albrecht Wolfgang and Graf zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (German). He left this life on April 17th, 1715.

Count of Hohenlohe-Weikersheim Wolfgang

Count was born on June 14th, 1546 in Waldenburg, Baden-Württemberg. He left this life on March 28th, 1610.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wolfgang U.S.
  White 95.85% 64.26%
  African American 0.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.06% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.28% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.99% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wolfgang

People with the last name Wolfgang are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Wolfgang

  • How Popular is the name Wolfgang? Wolfgang is the 6,167th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wolfgang was the 11,225th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wolfgang have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,430 babies born with the first name Wolfgang in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wolfgang to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wolfgang? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1929 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Wolfgang first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wolfgang is Monday, April 6th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Wolfgang born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wolfgang was in 2019 with a total of 146 babies.
  • Random Wolfgang Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wolfgang is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Wolfgang: The name spelled backwards is Gnagflow. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ngoaglwf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wolfgang? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,817 people with the last name Wolfgang.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wolfgang? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Wolfgang as their last name since less than 1 person in 105k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Wolfgang name meaning

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