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).
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)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017