What does Louis mean?
Louis [louis] as a boys' name is pronounced LOO-iss, loo-WEE. It is of French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Louis is "famous warrior". A name used by 18 French kings and numerous saints. The German form is Ludwig; a Latin version is Clovis, which was borne by a German tribal leader who ended the Roman domination of what is now France and made himself king. Musician Louis Armstrong; scientist Louis Pasteur; authors Louis L'Amour; Robert Louis Stevenson; actor Lou Gossett, Jr.
1 more different relation via Clovis, Ludwig: Ludo.Creative forms:
(male) Lonis, Lonuis, ..
(female) Louce, Louia, .. Middle name pairings:
Louis Griffin (L.G.), ..
How popular is Louis?
Louis is a very popular first name for males (#75 out of 1220, Top 6%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#1771 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Louis entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #19 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #297. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Louis (#297 via latest list) are Luis (#106 via latest list), Lewis (#569), Louie (#967), Ludvig, Ludwig, Luigi, Lou, Clovis, Lew, Loring and Aloysius. Adoption of these forms of Louis was widespread among parents in the 1880s (average #832) and has become much diminished since (#1494, ▼76.1%), with versions like Lewis becoming somewhat dated.
Louis▼ is alike in pronunciation to Les, Luce and Luiz. Other suggested similar names are Boris, Colis, Joris, Leonis, Lexis, Loki, Lorin, Loucas, Loukas and Moris. These names tend to be less frequently used than Louis.See names in meaning and etymology.