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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.

For more information, see also related girl names Cerise, Luana and Ouida.


Louise is a very popular first name for females (#83 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#40051 out of 88799, Top 45%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Louise for girls. Louise reached its highest rank of #18 in the U.S. in 1910-1919. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Louise and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lola (#236), Eloise (#300), Louisa (#973), Luella, Luana, Luisa, Lula, Ouida, Lulu, Lu, Lovisa, Lou, Lolita, Louella, Louis, Louise, Eloisa and Lois. (2014 statistics).

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

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

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

Similar Names

Louise is also pronounced similarly to Lise. Like Louise, this name is not commonly used.