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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 3 variants: Lluisa, Louiza and Luisa.

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)

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

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eloisa, Eloise, Lois, Lola, Lolita, Lou, Louella, Louisa, Louise, Lu in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Luella, Luisa, Lula, Lulu, Ouida in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eloise, Lois, Lola, Louise, Lovisa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Louisa is alike in pronunciation to Leisa, Lisa, Luiza and Lusa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Louisa.