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Louise meaning and name origin
Louise \lo(ui)-se\ as a girl's name is pronounced loo-EEZ. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Louise is "famous warrior". Feminine form of Louis; French version of Ludwig. Louisa was more common in the 18th and 19th centuries. Saint Louise (16th century) was co-founder with Saint Vincent de Paul of the nursing order Daughters of Charity. Author Louisa May Alcott; actresses Louise Brooks, Louise Lasser.
Louise has 37 variant forms: Aloisa, Aloise, Aloysia, Eloisa, Eloise, Heloisa, Heloise, Lluisa, Lois, Loise, Lola, Lolita, Lou, Louella, Louisa, Louisetta, Louisette, Louisina, Louisiana, Louisiane, Louisine, Louiza, Lovisa, Lowise, Loyise, Lu, Ludovica, Ludovika, Ludwiga, Luella, Luisa, Luise, Lujza, Lujzika, Lula, Lulita and Lulu.
For more information, see also related names Cerise, Luana and Ouida.
Baby names that sound like Louise are Lise, Leese, Lize, Liese, Lyse, Lusa, Lisa, Leisa, Loyce, Laisey, Lacie, Lucie, Luce and Luiza.
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Popularity of Louise
Louise is a very popular first name for women (#83 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#40051 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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