What does Lulu mean?
Lulu \l(u)-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.
Lulu▼ has 38 alternative forms via Louise, Luella: Aloisa, Aloise, Aloysia, Eloisa▼, Eloise▲, Heloisa, Heloise, Lluisa, Loella, Lois▼, Loise, Lola▲, Lolita▼, Lou▼, Louella▼, Louisa▼, Louisetta, Louisette, Louisiana, Louisiane, Louisina, Louisine, Louiza, Lovisa, Lowise, Loyise, Lu, Ludovica, Ludovika, Ludwiga, Luella▼, Luelle, Luisa▼, Luise, Lujza, Lujzika, Lula▼ and Lulita.
Lulu is a very prominent first name for women (#1499 out of 4276, Top 35%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Lulu for girls. Lulu reached its top rank of #95 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent alternative forms of Lulu ranked in the Top 1000 are Eloisa, Eloise (#300 a year ago), Lois, Lola (#236), Lolita, Lou, Louella, Louisa (#973), Louise, Lovisa, Lu, Luella, Luisa and Lula. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 and have become significantly less widespread since, with versions like Eloisa, Louise, Luella, Luisa and Lula falling out of style. Eloise (#300) and Lola (#236) are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this compilation, and there is also a revival in birth name popularity for both names. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Lulu and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Lulu▼ is alike in pronunciation to Lala, Lali, Lela▼, Lila▲, Lili, Lilo, Lily▲, Loulou and Lyla▲. Other suggested similar baby names are Lal and Lil. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lulu.