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Lou meaning and name origin
Lou \lou\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Lou). Short form of Louann. Often used in blends such as Louann, Mary Lou, Louella.
Lou has 5 variant forms: Louanna, Louanne, Louella, Lu and Loulou.
For more information, see also related names Luana, Louise, Lucy and Luella.
Lou is also pronounced similarly to La-, Lea, Lee and Lia.
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Popularity of Lou
Lou is a very popular first name for females (#604 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#19078 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Lou name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Lou with its variant forms and related girl baby names.