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What does Lulu mean?

Lulu Pronunciation of Lulu as a girls' name is pronounced LOO-loo. It is of Swahili, Tanzanian and Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Lulu is "precious; pearl; calm, peaceful, protected". Also a pet form of names like Louise (Old German) "famous warrior" and Luella. Fashion designer Lulu Guinness.

ASSOCIATED WITH Lu-, precious, old, warrior


ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA LOUISE, LUELLA Lois, Lola, Lou, Lu, Luella, Luelle, Luisa, Luise, Lujza, Lula, Lulita



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How popular is Lulu?

Lulu is a very prominent first name for women (#1499 out of 4276, Top 35%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#101654 out of 150436, Top 68%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Lulu reached its top rank of #95 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Lulu ranked in the Top 2000 are Lois (#1882 VIA LATEST LIST), Lola (#224), Lou, Louise (#1083), Lu, Luella (#1337), Luisa (#1130) and Lula (#1994). These relations of Lulu were favored a century ago (AVERAGE #484) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1516, 93%), with versions like Lou becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lulu, Lois, Lola, Lou, Louise in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Lulu is alike in pronunciation to Laila, Laily, Lala, Laleh, Lali, Lalia, Lalla, Lally, Lalya, Layla, Leala, Leela, Lela, Lelia, Lila, Lilah, Lili, Lilia, Lilie, Lilla, Lilly, Lilo, Lily, Loela and Lyla. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Lal, Lil, Luba, Luce, Luci, Lucy, Luna, Lupe, Lura, Lusa and Luz. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lulu.

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