What does Louisa mean?
Louisa \lo(ui)-sa\ as a girls' name. Louisa's name origin is Old German, and the meaning of the name Louisa is "famous warrior". Louisa is a variation of Louise (Old German): feminine of Louis. A common choice for a girls' name. See also Ouida.
Louisa▼ has 33 more different forms via Louise: Aloisa, Aloise, Aloysia, Eloisa▼, Eloise▲, Heloisa, Heloise, Lois▼, Loise, Lola▲, Lolita▼, Lou▼, Louella▼, Louisetta, Louisette, Louisiana, Louisiane, Louisina, Louisine, Lovisa, Lowise, Loyise, Lu, Ludovica, Ludovika, Ludwiga, Luella▼, Luise, Lujza, Lujzika, Lula▼, Lulita and Lulu▼.
Louisa is a very popular first name for females (#810 out of 4276, Top 19%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Louisa for girls. Louisa reached its peak position of #151 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #973. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Louisa and corresponding names. Eloisa, Eloise (#300 in 2014), Lois, Lola (#236), Lolita, Lou, Louella, Louise, Lovisa, Lu, Luella, Luisa, Lula, Lulu and Ouida are the prominent related forms of Louisa (#973 in 2014). This girl name was at the top of its popularity during 1900-1909 and has become much less widespread since, with versions like Louise, Luella, Luisa, Lula and Lulu falling out of fashion. Eloise (#300) and Lola (#236) are two of the more fashionable girl names here. There is also a rebound in birth name popularity for both names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)