Ludwig

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3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Ludwig mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Ludwig

"Ludwig" is a name of German origin, and it means "Famous warrior". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From German Ludwig, which see for more information.

  1. A male given name.

Ludwig was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Ludwig

Ludwig van Beethoven was a composer and pianist. He holds the title Symphony No. 5, Op. 67, Für Elise, Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, and Op. 111. Ludwig was born in Bonn. He left this life on March 26th, 1827.

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Ludwig Wittgenstein was a philosopher. Ludwig was born on April 26th, 1889 in Vienna. He left this life on April 29th, 1951.

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was an architect. Ludwig was born on March 27th, 1886 in Aachen. He breathed his last breath on August 17th, 1969.

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His career lasted from 1864 to 1886. Ludwig was born as the child of Maximilian II of Bavaria and Marie of Prussia on August 25th, 1845 in Nymphenburg Palace. He breathed his last breath on June 13th, 1886.

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Ludwig von Mises was an economist. Ludwig was born on September 29th, 1881 in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He breathed his last breath on October 10th, 1973.

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Ludwig Boltzmann was a scientist in the field of physics. Ludwig was given the name Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann on February 20th, 1844 in Vienna. He breathed his last breath on September 5th, 1906.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ludwig

Alexander Ludwig is an actor and singer. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Alexander was given the name Alexander Richard Ludwig on May 7th, 1992 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Duane Ludwig is a martial artist. Duane was born on August 4th, 1978 in Denver.

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Archduke Karl Ludwig was royalty. Archduke was born as the child of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria and Princess Sophie of Bavaria on July 30th, 1833 in Schönbrunn Palace. He left this life on May 19th, 1896.

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Imperial Count von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf Nikolaus Ludwig was a theologian, bishop of moravian church, and anglican saint. Imperial was born on May 26th, 1700 in Dresden. He breathed his last breath on May 9th, 1760.

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Friedrich Karl Ludwig was royalty. He holds the title Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. He was most active from 1775 to 1775. Friedrich was born as the child of Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck and Countess Charlotte of Dohna-Leistenau on August 20th, 1757 in Königsberg. He breathed his last breath on April 24th, 1816.

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How popular is the baby name Ludwig in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 0 9
1882 6 0 6
1883 6 0 6
1884 9 0 9
1885 8 0 8
1886 11 0 11
1887 5 0 5
1888 6 0 6
1889 7 0 7
1890 10 0 10
1891 7 0 7
1892 12 0 12
1893 15 0 15
1894 6 0 6
1895 15 0 15
1896 12 0 12
1897 16 0 16
1898 5 0 5
1899 10 0 10
1900 10 0 10
1901 5 0 5
1902 13 0 13
1903 13 0 13
1904 5 0 5
1905 15 0 15
1906 9 0 9
1907 6 0 6
1908 20 0 20
1909 9 0 9
1910 16 0 16
1911 23 0 23
1912 34 0 34
1913 49 0 49
1914 58 0 58
1915 75 0 75
1916 88 0 88
1917 78 0 78
1918 67 0 67
1919 67 0 67
1920 61 0 61
1921 54 0 54
1922 66 0 66
1923 53 0 53
1924 54 0 54
1925 39 0 39
1926 50 0 50
1927 60 0 60
1928 41 0 41
1929 46 0 46
1930 37 0 37
1931 49 0 49
1932 39 0 39
1933 44 0 44
1934 33 0 33
1935 37 0 37
1936 38 0 38
1937 38 0 38
1938 38 0 38
1939 28 0 28
1940 25 0 25
1941 19 0 19
1942 20 0 20
1943 18 0 18
1944 18 0 18
1945 20 0 20
1946 21 0 21
1947 27 0 27
1948 11 0 11
1949 19 0 19
1950 13 0 13
1951 17 0 17
1952 18 0 18
1953 24 0 24
1954 16 0 16
1955 19 0 19
1956 15 0 15
1957 21 0 21
1958 17 0 17
1959 15 0 15
1960 8 0 8
1961 14 0 14
1962 12 0 12
1963 23 0 23
1964 14 0 14
1965 17 0 17
1966 11 0 11
1967 10 0 10
1968 16 0 16
1969 8 0 8
1970 8 0 8
1971 7 0 7
1972 10 0 10
1974 9 0 9
1975 6 0 6
1976 9 0 9
1977 9 0 9
1978 9 0 9
1979 8 0 8
1980 6 0 6
1981 6 0 6
1982 11 0 11
1983 12 0 12
1984 7 0 7
1985 5 0 5
1986 6 0 6
1987 6 0 6
1988 15 0 15
1989 8 0 8
1990 6 0 6
1991 10 0 10
1992 9 0 9
1993 8 0 8
1994 9 0 9
1995 6 0 6
1996 11 0 11
1997 6 0 6
1998 7 0 7
1999 7 0 7
2000 9 0 9
2001 5 0 5
2002 7 0 7
2004 9 0 9
2005 10 0 10
2006 8 0 8
2007 7 0 7
2008 6 0 6
2009 10 0 10
2010 5 0 5
2011 9 0 9
2012 10 0 10
2013 12 0 12
2014 7 0 7
2015 13 0 13
2016 8 0 8
2017 6 0 6

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Popularity of Ludwig as a first name

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Popularity of Ludwig as a last name

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Common last names for Ludwig

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ludwig U.S.
  White 95.04% 64.26%
  African American 0.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ludwig

People with the last name Ludwig are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ludwig

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  • How Popular is the name Ludwig? Ludwig is the 5,694th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ludwig was the 1,600th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ludwig have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,623 babies born with the first name Ludwig in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ludwig to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ludwig? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Ludwig first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ludwig is Friday, January 1st, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Ludwig born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ludwig was in 1916 with a total of 88 babies.
  • Random Ludwig Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ludwig is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Ludwig: Your name in reverse order is Giwdul. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ugliwd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ludwig? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 22,380 people with the last name Ludwig.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ludwig? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Ludwig as their last name.

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