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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.
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 name popularity of the name Louise for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Louise and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eloisa, Eloise, Lois, Lola, Lolita, Lou, Louella, Louis, Louisa, Louise, Lovisa, Lu, Luana, Luella, Luisa, Lula, Lulu and Ouida. (2014 statistics).
Louise is also pronounced similarly to Lise. Like Louise, this name is not commonly used.
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