Meaning: “Wolf path.”
Pronunciation: Eng (WUWLF-gang); Ger (VAWLF-gahng)
Detail: Derived from the Germanic elements wulf meaning “wolf” and gang “path”. Famous bearer of this name was Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Meaning: “Hill belonging to wine.”
Nicknames: Winz, Winzo
Nicknames: Wala, Lela
Detail: In the language of the Cherokee tribe the word Walela translates in meaning to hummingbird
Origin: Nez Perce
Meaning: “Winding water.”
Nicknames: Walla, Lowa
Detail: Wallowa is derived from a Nez Perce word for “winding water”. The journals of Lewis and Clark Expedition record the name of the Wallowa River as Wil-le-wah.