Wolfgang - Meaning of Wolfgang
[ 2 syll. wol-(f)gan(g), wo-lfga-ng ] The baby boy name Wolfgang is pronounced as WUHLF-GaeNG in English or VAOLF-GaaNG in German †. Wolfgang is primarily used in the English and German languages, and it is of Germanic origin. It is derived from the elements 'wulf' meaning wolf ; 'gang' going. The name has sometimes been adopted by English speakers in honor of the German composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791).
Another form of Wolfgang is the English, German, and Hebrew contraction Wolf.
Wolfgang is not regularly used as a baby name for boys. It is ranked outside of the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Wolfgang include Wolfegang, Wulfgang, and Wolfgango.
† Pronunciation for Wolfgang: W as in "we (W.IY)" ; UH as in "look (L.UH.K)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; NG as in "sing (S.IH.NG)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
Details of famous persons named Wolfgang:
Author Johann Wolfgang Goethe, born 28 August 1749 - 22 March 1832, Holy Roman Empire.
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born 27 January 1756 - 5 December 1791, Salzburg, Austria.
Inventor Wolfgang Von Kempelen, born 23 January 1734 - 26 March 1804.