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Lou /lou/ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Lou). Short form of Louann. Often used in blends such as Louann, Mary Lou, Louella.


Lou has 5 variants: Louanna, Louanne, Louella, Loulou and Lu.

Related girl names: Luana, Louise, Lucy and Luella.

Lou has 3 more different relations via Louann, Louella: Lola, Lula and Lulu.

Lou has 1 masculine form: Louis.

Kreatif forms: Lelou, Loule, Louse. [more]

pinHow popular is Lou?

Lou is a very popular first name for females (#604 out of 4276, Top 14%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#11758 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Lou for girls. Lou reached its top rank of #157 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Birth Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lou name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lou outside U.S.

Prominent alternative forms of Lou are Lucy (#62 last year), Lola (#236), Luella, Lula, Lulu, Luana, Lu, Louann, Louella and Louise. These relations of Lou were at the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 (median #358) and are now significantly less widespread (#845, 76%). Lucy has historically been a favorite of parents, though Lola has gained in popularity, while versions like Louella, Louise, Louann, Lou and Lula have become less popular.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lou, Lola, Louann, Louella, Louise in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lu, Luana, Lucy, Luella, Lula, Lulu in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lola, Louise, Lucy outside U.S.

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Lou is pronounced similarly to La-, Lea, Leah, Lee, Leia, Leya, Lia and Liya. Other recommended similar baby names are Aju, Bo, Coe, Con, Cor, Doe, Dot, Dru, Io, Jo, Joi, Joy, Lal, Lib, Lil, Lin, Lior, Lis, Liv, Liz, Loir, Lois, Lona, Loni, Lora, Lori, Lory, Lotus, Love, Luz, Lyn, Lys, Lyz, Mo, Noa, Noe, Nour, Pru, Ros, Roz, Soo, Su, Thu, To, Tru, Zoe and Zoi. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lou.