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Given Name LOU
GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English, French
PRONOUNCED: LOO (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Short form of LOUISE or LOUIS. Famous bearers include the baseball player Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) and the musician Lou Reed (1942-2013).
Related Names
VARIANTS: Louella, Louie, Luella, Lula (English), Louisette (French)
FEMININE FORMS: Louisa, Louise (English), Louise (French)
MASCULINE FORMS: Aloysius, Lewis, Louis (English), Loïc, Louis, Ludovic (French)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Chlodovech, Clodovicus, Ludovicus, Clovis, Hludowig (Ancient Germanic), Koldobika, Koldo (Basque), Loïc (Breton), Lluís (Catalan), Alojz, Alojzija, Alojzije (Croatian), Alois, Ludvík, Luděk (Czech), Louise, Lovise, Ludvig (Danish), Lodewijk, Louis, Louisa, Louise, Loes, Lowie, Ludo (Dutch), Ludoviko, Luĉjo (Esperanto), Loviise (Estonian), Loviisa (Finnish), Lois (Galician), Alois, Aloisia, Louisa, Ludwig, Luise, Lulu, Lutz (German), Louiza (Greek), Alajos, Lajos, Lujza (Hungarian), Lúðvík (Icelandic), Alaois (Irish), Aloisio, Alvise, Lodovico, Ludovica, Ludovico, Luigi, Luigia, Luisa, Gina, Gino, Luigina, Luigino, Luisella, Vico (Italian), Ludis, Ludvigs (Latvian), Liudvika, Liudvikas (Lithuanian), Ruiha (Maori), Aloys, Aloysius (Medieval Occitan), Lovise, Ludvig (Norwegian), Loís (Occitan), Alojzy, Ludwik, Ludwika, Luiza (Polish), Aloísio, Luís, Luísa, Luiza, Luisinho (Portuguese), Luiz (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Luiza (Romanian), Alojz, Alojzia (Slovak), Alojz, Alojzij, Alojzija, Ludvik, Lojze (Slovene), Luis, Luisa, Lucho, Luisina, Luisita (Spanish), Louise, Lovisa, Ludvig, Love, Ludde (Swedish)
Popularity
United States  - 
Belgium  ranked #51 for girls
 ranked #89 for boys
 
France  ranked #25 for girls
 ranked #451 for boys
 
Netherlands  ranked #291 for girls 
Switzerland  -