Given Name LOU

GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English, French
PRONOUNCED: LOO   [details]

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).

Categories

athletes, cartoon characters, diminutives, musicians, Rugrats characters, short forms
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/CULTURES: Chlodovech, Clodovicus, Ludovicus, Clovis, Hludowig (Ancient Germanic), Koldobika, Koldo (Basque), Loïc (Breton), Lluís, Lluïsa (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, Louisa, Louise, Ludwig, Luise, Aloisia, 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, Luisinho (Portuguese), Luiz, Luiza (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Luiza (Romanian), Alojz, Alojzia, Lujza (Slovak), Alojz, Alojzij, Alojzija, Ludvik, Lojze (Slovene), Luis, Luisa, Lucho, Luisina, Luisita (Spanish), Louise, Lovisa, Ludvig, Love, Ludde (Swedish)
  United States
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  Belgium - girls & boys
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2015
  France - girls & boys
2015
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  Netherlands - girls
2016
  Switzerland
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