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, currently out of the US top 1000, first ladies of the USA, musicians, Roseanne characters, Rugrats characters, short forms, singers, song titles, television, The Sopranos characters
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)
Entry updated July 2, 2017