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Wolfgang is a German male given name traditionally popular in Germany and Austria. Its earliest known bearer was a tenth-century saint. The name is a combination of the Old High German word wulf, meaning "wolf" and gang, meaning "path, journey". Grimm (Teutonic Mythology p. 1093) interpreted the name as that of a hero in front of whom walks the "wolf of victory". A Latin gloss by Arnoldus Emmeramensis interprets the name as Lupambulus.[1]

Notable people called "Wolfgang" include:


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  1. ^ E. Förstemann, Altdeutsches Namenbuch (1856), p. 1347.
  2. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Niersbach