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What does Louise mean?

Louise Pronunciation of Louise as a girls' name is pronounced loo-EEZ. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Louise is "famous warrior". Feminine of Louis; French version of Ludwig. Louisa was more common in the 18th and 19th centuries. Saint Louise (16th century) was co-founder with Saint Vincent de Paul of the nursing order Daughters of Charity. Author Louisa May Alcott; actresses Louise Brooks, Louise Lasser.


ASSOCIATED WITH warrior, 18th century, 19th century, saint, 16th century, charity (gracious)


VARIANTS Aloisa, Aloise, Aloysia, Eloisa, Eloise, Heloisa, Heloise, Lluisa, Lois, Loise, Lola, Lolita, Lou, Louella, Louisa, Louisetta, Louisette, Louisina, Louisiana, Louisiane, Louisine, Louiza, Lovisa, Lowise, Loyise, Lu, Ludovica, Ludovika, Ludwiga, Luella, Luisa, Luise, Lujza, Lujzika, Lula, Lulita, Lulu

SEE ALSO Cerise, Luana, Ouida



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How popular is Louise?

Louise is a very popular first name for females (#83 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#34599 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Louise reached its highest position of #18 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is at #800 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Louise (#800 FROM RECENT DATA) are Eloisa, Eloise (#167), Heloise, Lois (#1693), Loise, Lola (#239), Lolita, Lou, Louella, Louis, Louisa (#732), Louisiana, Lovisa, Lu, Luana, Luella (#954), Luisa (#1112), Lula (#1860), Lulu and Ouida. These relations of Louise reached the top of their popularity 138 years ago (ADOPTION OF 2.3%) and are now much less widespread (ADOPTION 0.3%, 88%). Lola is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Eloise appears to be gaining popularity too, while forms like Lois are no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Louise, Eloisa, Eloise, Heloise, Lois in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Loise, Lola, Lolita, Lou, Louella in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Louis, Louisa, Louisiana, Lu, Luana in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Louise is pronounced similarly to Leese, Liese, Lis, Lise, Lize, Loyce, Luce and Lyse. Other recommended sound-alike names are Alise, Annise, Arlise, Blaise, Danise, Delise, Eilise, Elise, Elouise, Felise, Janise, Jolise, Joquise, Joyse, Lacie, Laisey, Lanie, Larisa, Laurice, Laurie, Laurine, Leisa, Lenis, Leonie, Letice, Lexie, Lexis, Lidie, Lilie, Lisa, Lisl, Loida, Loir, Loire, Lollie, Loni, Lonie, Lonnie, Loraine, Loree, Loria, Lorie, Loriel, Lorin, Lorine, Loris, Lorita, Lorne, Lorrae, Lorree, Lorrie, Lotie, Lottee, Lourdes, Luane, Lucie, Luiza, Lusa, Lusine, Lyris, Marise, Rise, Rose, Rosse, Suse, Talise and Venise. These names tend to be less frequently used than Louise.

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