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