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Meaning and name origin

Lulu \l(u)-lu\ as a girl's 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.


Lulu is a very popular first name for females (#1499 out of 4276, Top 35%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lulu for girls. Lulu reached its highest rank of #95 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lulu and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lulu, Luella and Louise. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Louise, Luella, Lulu in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lulu is also pronounced similarly to Lala, Lali, Lela, Lila, Lili, Lilo, Lily, Lola, Loulou, Lula and Lyla. Other suggested similar baby names are Lal and Lil. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lulu.