Of Franconian Germanic origin.
Means “famous warrior”.
From the Germanic name “Chlodowich”, composed by the elements “hlöd”, meaning famous, loud, and “vig”, meaning battle, fight.
Many kings and counts of Bavaria were bearers of the name.
Several Roman Emperors were named Louis, which is the French form of the name.
Famous bearers are Ludwig van Beethoven, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig Blochberger, Ludwig Bemelmans.
German composer Ludwig van Beethoven is considered one of the greatest composers of all times.
Beethoven’s symphonies have influenced many generations of musicians around the world and according to music experts have, somewhat, changed the world.
One of his most recognized compositions is 5th Symphony’s first part.