Given Name LOUISA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: loo-EEZ-ə (English), loo-EES-ə (English), loo-EE-za (German)   [details]

Meaning & History

Latinate feminine form of LOUIS. A famous bearer was the American novelist Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), the author of 'Little Women'.

Categories

authors, first ladies of the USA, Jane Austen characters, princesses, princesses royal, Quantico characters
VARIANTS: Louise (English), Louise, Luise (German), Louise (Dutch)
DIMINUTIVES: Lou, Lula (English), Lulu (German)
MASCULINE FORMS: Aloysius, Lewis, Louis (English), Alois, Ludwig (German), Lodewijk, Louis (Dutch)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Lluïsa (Catalan), Alojzija (Croatian), Louise, Lovise (Danish), Loviise (Estonian), Loviisa (Finnish), Louise, Lou, Louisette (French), Louiza (Greek), Lujza (Hungarian), Ludovica, Luigia, Luisa, Gina, Luigina, Luisella (Italian), Liudvika (Lithuanian), Ruiha (Maori), Lovise (Norwegian), Ludwika, Luiza (Polish), Luísa (Portuguese), Luiza (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Luiza (Romanian), Alojzia, Lujza (Slovak), Alojzija (Slovene), Luisa, Luisina, Luisita (Spanish), Louise, Lovisa (Swedish)