LOU
GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English, French
PRONOUNCED: LOO (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Short form of LOUISE or LOUIS. A famous bearer was the American baseball player Lou Gehrig (1903-1941).
Related Names
VARIANTS: Louie, Lula (English), Louisette (French)
DIMINUTIVES: Louella, Luella (English)
FEMININE FORMS: Louisa, Louise (English), Louise, Louisette (French)
MASCULINE FORMS: Lewis, Louis (English), Louis (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), Aloysius, Lodewijk, Louis, Louisa, Louise, Loes, Lowie, Ludo (Dutch), Ludoviko, Luĉjo (Esperanto), Loviise (Estonian), Loviisa (Finnish), Lois (Galician), Alois, Aloisia, Aloysius, Louisa, Ludwig, Luise, Lulu, Lutz (German), Louiza (Greek), Alajos, Lajos, Lujza (Hungarian), Lúðvík (Icelandic), Alaois (Irish), 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), Aloisio, 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 #71 for girls 
France  ranked #25 for girls
 ranked #451 for boys
 
Netherlands  ranked #276 for girls
 ranked #481 for boys