What does Lou mean?
Associated with: blends.
1 masculine form: Louis.Creative forms:
(female) Lle, Lole, ..
(male) Loli, Lone, .. Middle name pairings:
Lou Gemma (L.G.), ..
How 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)
Lou reached its top rank of #157 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Lou are Lucy (#55 last year), Lola (#224), Louise (#1083), Luella (#1337), Lula (#1994), Lulu, Luana, Lu, Louanne, Louella, Louann and Louanna. These relations of Lou were at the height of their popularity 105 years ago (median #906) and are now significantly less widespread (#1591, ▼71%). Lucy has historically been a favorite of parents, while versions like Louella have become less popular.
Lou▼ is pronounced similarly to La-, Lea, Leah▲, Lee▼, Leia▲, Leya, Lia▲ and Liya. Other recommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.