Lycurgus was the name of several Greek persons, both mythological and real. Among the former were the son of a son of Dryas and a son of Aleiis. The name can be taken to mean either 'wolf work' or 'work of light', with the first half lycos, 'wolf or lyce, 'light', and the second ergon, 'work'. Both these are complimentary and 'good omen' names.