Wolfgang Wolf

Mmmhhmmm, that is some serious gourmet….um, soccer playing.

Wolfgang is a good strong German name, considered about a 6.9 on the established Outerbridge Funnyness Scale by funnynameologists around the globe. Wikipedia, that oracle of our times, tells us that the name comes from Old High German words “wolf” –  which surprisingly means “wolf” –  and “gang“, meaning “path”. German linguist Jacob Grimm (one of the famed Grimm brothers) interpreted the name as meaning a hero in front of whom walks the “wolf of victory”. Which sounds pretty badass.

Even more badass is the full name of one Wolfgang Wolf. Mr. Wolf is a retired German soccer player who, when not busy hosing down John Travolta, has worked as a coach since 1994 when he took charge of the well named Stuttgart Kickers.

His finest hour in funny name related news came when he took the job as manager of Wolfsburg in Germany’s top league, making him Wolfgang Wolf of Wolfsburg. Sometimes you just can’t make this stuff up.

Wolf worked at Wolfsburg for about five years until he was finally relieved of his duties and a less nominally suitable manager was installed in his place.  After a brief stint in Greece, Wolfgang returned to Germany and is currently head coach of Hansa Rostock in the second tier of German soccer. In the future we are sure he will find more glamorous employment opportunities, perhaps at English club Wolves.

About Arto

Co-founder of the Funny Names Blog, Hawaiian shirt enthusiast, and holder of a funny name himself with too many vowels for any sensible person. Currently residing in San Diego, California, scouring through obscure documents on a hunt for more funny names. www.funnynamesblog.wordpress.com
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13 Responses to Wolfgang Wolf

  1. robinhood63 says:

    Maybe a job at a shoe store selling Wolverine shoes?

  2. crubin says:

    With a name like that, he better be covered in manly chest hair. Just saying.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it!

  3. And I thought the Germans weren’t funny.

    • Arto says:

      Germans *are* funny! You just have to look real close to see it. If you dare.

    • Dave says:

      Any country that’s responsible for words like schnitzel, strudel, lederhosen and glockenspiel has to at least have some sense of humor. Or maybe not… perhaps they only allowed those words into their language because they had no idea how silly they sounded 🙂

  4. a wolf trifecta…what are the odds?

  5. Lololol…oh it is to laugh.

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