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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.loo-EEZ-ə English
loo-EES-ə English
loo-EE-za German
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Meaning & History

Latinate feminine form of LOUIS. A famous bearer was the American novelist Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), the author of 'Little Women'.
VariantsLouise English Louise, Luise German Louise Dutch
DiminutivesLou, Lula English Lulu German
Masculine FormsAloysius, Lewis, Louis English Alois, Ludwig German Lodewijk, Louis Dutch
Other Languages & CulturesLluïsa 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

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authors, Charles Dickens characters, D H Lawrence characters, feminine forms, first ladies of the USA, Jane Austen characters, princesses, princesses royal, Quantico characters
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute