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Meaning & History

Medieval English form of LOUIS. A famous bearer was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), the author of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. This was also the surname of C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), the author of the 'Chronicles of Narnia'.
DiminutivesLew, Lou, Louie
Feminine FormsLouisa, Louise
Other Languages & CulturesChlodovech, Clodovicus, Ludovicus, Clovis, Hludowig Ancient Germanic Koldobika, Koldo Basque Loïc Breton Lluís Catalan Alojz, Alojzije Croatian Alois, Ludvík, Luděk Czech Ludvig Danish Lodewijk, Louis, Lowie, Ludo Dutch Ludoviko, Luĉjo Esperanto Loïc, Louis, Ludovic, Clovis, Lou French Lois Galician Alois, Ludwig, Lutz German Alajos, Lajos Hungarian Lúðvík Icelandic Alaois Irish Aloisio, Alvise, Lodovico, Ludovico, Luigi, Gino, Luigino, Vico Italian Ludis, Ludvigs Latvian Liudvikas Lithuanian Aloys, Aloysius Medieval Occitan Ludvig Norwegian Loís Occitan Alojzy, Ludwik Polish Aloísio, Luís, Luisinho Portuguese Luiz Portuguese (Brazilian) Alojz Slovak Alojz, Alojzij, Ludvik, Lojze Slovene Luis, Lucho Spanish Ludvig, Love, Ludde Swedish


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Entry updated December 3, 2009   Contribute