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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 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.

Louise is also pronounced similarly to Lise.

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Popularity of Louise

Louise is a very popular first name for females (#83 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#40051 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Louise name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Louise with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


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

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