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Short form of LOUISE or LOUIS. Famous bearers include the baseball player Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) and the musician Lou Reed (1942-2013).
VariantsLouella, Louie, Luella, Lula English Louisette French
Feminine FormsLouisa, Louise English Louise French
Masculine FormsAloysius, Lewis, Louis English Loïc, Louis, Ludovic French
Other Languages & CulturesChlodovech, 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


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute