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What does Louise mean?

Louise [loui-se] as a girls' 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.

Associated with: warrior, 18th century, 19th century, saint, 16th century, charity (gracious).


Louise has 37 variants: Aloisa, Aloise, Aloysia, Eloisa, Eloise, Heloisa, Heloise, Lluisa, Lois, Loise, Lola, Lolita, Lou, Louella, Louisa, Louisetta, Louisette, Louisiana, Louisiane, Louisina, Louisine, Louiza, Lovisa, Lowise, Loyise, Lu, Ludovica, Ludovika, Ludwiga, Luella, Luisa, Luise, Lujza, Lujzika, Lula, Lulita and Lulu.

Affiliated girl names: Cerise, Luana and Ouida.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Lasse, Louisie, ..

(male) Louigo, Louile, ..

How popular is Louise?

Louise is a very popular first name for females (#83 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#34599 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Louise for girls. Louise reached its highest position of #18 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is at #1219 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Louise name in U.S.

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

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Louise and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Louise (#1219 from recent data) are Eloisa, Eloise (#300 from recent data), Heloise, Lois (#1988), Loise, Lola (#236), Lolita, Lou, Louella, Louis, Louisa (#973), Louisiana, Lovisa, Lu, Luana, Luella (#1509), Luisa (#1310), Lula, Lulu and Ouida. These relations of Louise reached the top of their popularity 104 years ago (adoption of 1.9%) and are now much less widespread (adoption 0.2%, 90%). Lola is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Eloise appears to be gaining popularity too, while forms like Lou are no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Louise, Eloisa, Eloise, Heloise, Lois in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Loise, Lola, Lolita, Lou, Louella in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Louis, Louisa, Louisiana, Lu, Luana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Luella, Luisa, Lula, Lulu, Ouida in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Louise is pronounced similarly to Leese, Liese, Lis, Lise, Lize, Loyce, Luce and Lyse. Other recommended names are Alise, Annise, Arlise, Blaise, Danise, Delise, Eilise, Elise, Elouise, Felise, Janise, Jolise, Joquise, Joyse, Lacie, Laisey, Lanie, Larisa, Laurice, Laurie, Laurine, Leisa, Lenis, Leonie, Letice, Lexie, Lexis, Lidie, Lilie, Lisa, Lisl, Loida, Loir, Loire, Lollie, Loni, Lonie, Lonnie, Loraine, Loree, Loria, Lorie, Loriel, Lorin, Lorine, Loris, Lorita, Lorne, Lorrae, Lorree, Lorrie, Lotie, Lottee, Lourdes, Luane, Lucie, Luiza, Lusa, Lusine, Lyris, Marise, Rise, Rose, Rosse, Suse, Talise and Venise. These names tend to be less frequently used than Louise.