What does Lulu mean?
Lulu /lu-lu/ 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.
(female) Luli, Lulie, ..
(male) Luleo, Lulo, ..
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)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Lulu for girls. Lulu reached its top rank of #95 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent alternative forms of Lulu ranked in the Top 2000 are Lois (#1988 via latest list), Lola (#236), Lou, Louise (#1219), Lu, Luella (#1509), Luisa (#1310) and Lula. These relations of Lulu were favored a century ago (average #484) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1584, ▼94%), with versions like Lou becoming less in vogue.
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 names are Lal, Lil, Luba, Luce, Luci, Lucy▲, Luna▲, Lupe▼, Lura▼, Lusa and Luz. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lulu.