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A beautiful, classic name. None of this made up crap you get nowadays!
IrishGirl  9/28/2005
My middle name. A bit on the boring side, but it does the job.
Karavan  11/1/2005
This my name. I never really thought it was cool but no one else really has it. :D
preistess91  11/17/2005
Louise de Coligny, one of the 4 wifes of William of Orange, the ancestor of the house of Orange-Nassau.
― Anonymous User  11/22/2005
There are 2 young princesses who bear this name.
- Princess Louise of Belgium, the daughter of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire.
- The Lady Louise, daughter of the Duke Edward of Kent and his wife (member of the British Royal house)
― Anonymous User  11/22/2005
Madonna's middle name is Louise.
ars musica  12/3/2005
This is really common a middle name. My middle name is this and is the middle name of a lot of my friends. I guess it just sounds good as a middle name. That's why my middle name is Louise. It sounds good!
ezy_lou  12/10/2005
Lollo is a common pet name in Sweden.
― Anonymous User  12/17/2005
Louise Jefferson was George's wife on the T.V. show "The Jeffersons." It was a spin-off of "All in the Family." Louise was played by Isabel Sanford. George called her Weezy.
breakofday  12/17/2005
This is my mum's first name as well as the middle names of my Aunt Karen and her daughter Bethany and the middle name of my neice Brenna. I plan on using this as a middle name for one of my own girls some day.
Jeana Bradbury  1/17/2006
Louise is derived from Ludwig, which means "famous warrior."
― Anonymous User  5/14/2006
Not very pretty as a first name.
websurfer  5/28/2006
A famous bearer is French artist Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911).
Caprice  6/5/2006
Common in the Netherlands. You could say it is also a Dutch name. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  7/5/2006
This is my cousin's name and it really suits her but I think it is nicer for a middle name like my sister Kayleigh Louise. For a first name the variant Louisa is better for a girl.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2006
Louise Mandrell is Barbara Mandrell's youger sister and an amazing country singer. She was quite big in the 1980s.
audreyhubley  8/5/2006
My first name is Louise. Lots of my friends' middle names are Louise, but it dosen't matter because not many people I know have the first name. ;) Yay!
Yoma4  8/28/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Louise here:
_satu_  9/3/2006
This is my name and I must say it's kind of boring, but it will do.
LouisLovePower  9/10/2006
Louise is my middle name. I was named for my mother. I never cared for the name Louise, until I learned that it meant "Battlemaiden". My first name, Kathleen, means "pure". As a Christian who believes in prayer and spiritual warfare, I like having a combined name that means "Pure Battlemaiden". I think it is divine providence.
dreamgirl  9/21/2006
Queen Elizabeth II's son Prince Edward named his daughter Louise.
― Anonymous User  9/23/2006
I knew a girl named Louise many years ago, she always was called Wheezy and no she didn't wheez or anything. I find this name a bit plain.
― Anonymous User  9/30/2006
I agree with the above: it is everyone's middle name, including mine! I know at least 7 people (just off the top of my head) with this as a middle name. But it works well with a lot of different first names, and flows well as a first name with a lot of other names too. I prefer this to my first name, although together they sound OK: Natalie Louise.
moozeman  10/3/2006
There is a very pretty lake in the Canadian Rockies called Lake Louise.
lawruh  10/27/2006
I love this name. I used to think it was plain, but now I think it is probably the one of the best names you could get, unlike the modern and crappy ones that were wildly invented.
― Anonymous User  2/17/2007
A charming, pretty name with real class!
annavedette  3/6/2007
This is my name and I love it. When I was younger I didn't like it and wanted to change it but I think I've grown into it and it suits me.
louiseS  3/13/2007
I like this name, I find it sophisticated. I prefer it to Louisa.
― Anonymous User  4/23/2007
My middle name is Louise. I've always thought of it as a middle name, loads of people have it.
maidmideon  5/12/2007
I think Louises tend to be sweet, elegant and natural.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2007
This is my middle name, too. I think it's an OK name and was pleased to find out it was French as I love French names.
RachelLouise  6/19/2007
In Dutch, it's pronounced loo-EEZ-uh.
Florabel  7/3/2007
Louise Brooks (1906-1985) was a famous actress known for her iconic jet-black bob.
cateyedsnake  8/25/2007
Yeah it's my middle name too. I hear it pretty much everywhere, I have friends and aunts and cousins and the like with it as a middle name. Classic names seem to be the go for middle names.
sairalouise  11/10/2007
Lady Sovereign´s real name is Louise Harman, born 19 December 1985, Neasden, England, UK.
Janika  11/12/2007
Jean Louise Finch is the proper name of Scout Finch in Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird".
scholasticastewart  11/27/2007
This name is borne by American actress Louise Lasser (born April 11, 1939). She's best known for playing the title role in the controversial 1970s daily soap opera parody "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman", roles in several once-husband Woody Allen's films, as well as an infamous episode of "Saturday Night Live", on which she broke down during a skit and refused to continue.
AndrewJKD  4/4/2008
My best friend's little sister is called Lucille Louise. I think that combination is very pretty, but I'm not really a fan of "Louise" for a first name. I personally like "Louisa" better.
susiejean  5/22/2008
If you asked anyone born in and around 1990, you'll find a bloody lot of girls with the middle name Louise. It's ridiculous, hence I'm not overly fond of it.

I've two cousins with the name Louise, and I really don't think it's that lovely. She does shorten it to Lulu, so I get the feeling she doesn't like it that much either.
Miss-Rory  5/23/2008
It's very pretty, I admit, but the expression "Jeez Louise" has ruined it for me. :( Louisa is nice, though!
Lady Seashell  6/15/2008
Louise Renée de Quérouaille (or Kérouaille) (1649-1734), from a gentry family of Britanny in France, was a mistress of Charles II of England, who created her Duchess of Portsmouth.
Jonquil  8/27/2008
I love this name. I think it's very versatile and can be used for people of any personality, age, or social status. It's also very beautiful. It has a great meaning and Louise Brooks is a wonderful namesake.
black_lace  1/6/2009
My name is Louise, and what annoys me is how Louise is almost always used (well, in the cases I have heard it) as a middle name, or even double-barreled in a first name. I like my name, and would like it to be heard more often as a first name. :)
walesgal92  2/17/2009
Tired as a middle name, lovely as a first name.
vomiting  5/22/2009
This is my friend's name. I quite like it but I think it is a bit boring. She doesn't like it because it is quite common. If this was my name I would probably shorten it to Lulu, which sounds far more unique and fun.
...Skye...  5/30/2009
I named my four year old Louise, after my mother. I think it's a splendid, old fashioned name.
theyellowboat  5/31/2009
I don't like this name, it's actually quite ugly. The 'lou' part is an informal way of saying toilet which is quite horrible to have in a name and the 'weez' sound reminds me of something quite obvious. Sorry but this is all I can think when I hear this name!
― Anonymous User  1/27/2010
I actually rather like this, but could never use it because two members of my family have it as a middle name and I know lots of other people who have it as theirs as well! It seems to have been very popular as a middle name in the 1980s! I also knew several Louises at school. Not that it would put me off particularly, it's just that it's a bit over-used.
amanda82  2/10/2010
Louise Wener was the vocalist in the band Sleeper. She is now a writer.
― Anonymous User  7/8/2010
I don't like the "loo" or the "eez." Louisa is a softer, more elegant name, as is Eloisa (eh-lo-ee-sa, as I pronounce it).
silenthistories  7/16/2010
Because it's my middle name I see it as a middle name - it really goes with almost anything.
I was named after an Ada Louisa.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2010
Not very feminine sounding to me.
Chrila96  11/30/2010
Lovely name but I wouldn't use it as my child's name... but I like it! Maybe as a middle name... reminds me of a polite young lady.
adrenalinekat  6/17/2011
Personally, I say it as Loo-EES!
TheNameDropper  10/2/2011
Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (1911-2010) was a French-born American sculptor.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2011
It is tired and dull as a middle name, but I love it as a first name. Louise is sleek, sophisticated, and feminine without being a bit frilly.
humblebee  12/18/2011
Louise Brooks (born 1906 in Cherryvale, Kansas) was an American dancer and silent film actress.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2012
Louise Lasser (born 1939 in New York City) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2012
Louise of Valois (1515-1517), oldest daughter of King Francis I of France and his wife Claude of Brittany. Died young.
CarolinW  6/7/2012
Louise Caroline Alberta (1848-1939) was the daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
CarolinW  6/9/2012
Louise of Orleans (1812-1850) was the oldest daughter of King Louis Philippe I of France and his wife Maria Amalia of Neaples and Sicily. She later married King Leopold I of Belgium and was the mother of King Leopold II of Belgium.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
Louise (1867-1931) was the oldest daughter of King Edward VII of the UK and his wife Alexandra of Denmark.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
(Marie) Louise was the daughter of King Louis XV of France and his wife Maria Karolina.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
Louise (Marie) was also the name of another daughter of King Louis XV of France and his wife Maria Karolina.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
I've always found the name Louise a bit snobbish, even as a middle name, and it's a bit of a filler these days, anyway.
Hushpuppy  6/16/2012
Louise (1725-1751) was the youngest daughter of King George II of Great Britain and his wife Caroline. She later married King Frederik V of Denmark & Norway.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Louise (1460-1460) was the oldest daughter of King Louis XI of France and his wife Charlotte.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Louise (1750-1831) was the daughter of King Frederik V of Denmark and his wife Louise of Great Britain.
CarolinW  6/19/2012
Louise (1724-1724) was the daughter of King Christian VI of Denmark and his wife Sophie. She died young.
Her younger sister was also named Louise (1726-1756), named after her older deceased sister.
CarolinW  6/19/2012
Louise (1797-1797) was the daughter of King Frederik VI of Denmark and his wife Marie Sophie.
CarolinW  7/16/2012
Louise (1771-1843) was the daughter of King Christian VII of Denmark and his wife Caroline.
CarolinW  7/16/2012
Louise (1875-1906) was the daughter of King Frederik VIII of Denmark and his wife Louisa.
CarolinW  7/16/2012
Aw, this isn't even in the top 1000 anymore! That's kind of sad. I like this name, I can't really find a good reason why, I just like the way it sounds. And it's a good middle name for Marie.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
Louise Beavers was an African-American film and TV actress.
Lolth  6/5/2013
Despite being very popular at one point in the US, the name Louise has since fallen out of the top 1000. It was only given to 152 baby girls in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
The name Louise was extremely popular in the first few decades of the 20th century in France, but became relatively uncommon in the 60's and 70's. It received a comeback beginning in the mid 80's and is now very popular once again.
bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013
Louise Belcher is a character on the animated sitcom "Bob's Burgers."
hkols  11/2/2014
It's weird that the name Louise is not up there for Italian because I am Sicilian, and I have inherited my middle name from a long line of Sicilian women.
cardinalea4  3/25/2015
Lulu is a cute nickname for Louise!
lilpimpteller  4/29/2015
Very nice sounding and classy name:-) Only prob is that it rhymes with words like cheese, fleas, sneeze, and bees.
SH2237  6/22/2015
The name Louise is so cool and classy! :DD.
― Anonymous User  8/16/2015
This name runs in my family. My ancestor, Louis, brought our family over to America over a hundred years ago. My grandmother, Linda, has Louise, the feminine form of Louis, as a middle name, which she passed down to my mother, Traci. I was supposed to have this middle name as well, but my middle name is Kate. If I have a daughter, her middle name will be Louise and if a boy, his middle name will be Louis. Sounds cheesy, I know, but I want to pass down both of these names.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2015
I have always hated my name; never felt like it suited me. My parents named me after all the Louisa's in our family but wanted my name to be a little different. It always felt to me like the name was too "ladylike" for me, I'm a bit of a tomboy. But now that I am in my 60's I am starting to feel more comfortable with my name... except when I am called "Louis" at the doctor's or other places where you have to write your name on a call list. The US government even sent me paperwork for the selective service because THEY thought I was a male!
W's daughter just gave birth to another daughter whom she named Poppy Louise. I think we will see this name become popular again, for a little while. I would love to, just ONCE, find a coffee mug, t-shirt, poster, something with my name on it... one time, when I was looking for a shirt with Louise on it, at Macy's in S.F., in the '70's, the clerk told me my name was too old fashioned so it wouldn't be there. My heart sunk... I wanted to be like the popular names but now... I kind of like being unique. No one forgets my name nor confuses me with one of the other Sarahs, Katies, Chris's, Jennifers, Mary Annes, Janices, Emiliys, Ashleys, Erins, Elizabeths, Sandras... you get my point. Thanks for letting me share... that felt good.
― Anonymous User  9/15/2015
I hate this name. It is my most hated girls name. It is so old-fashioned and boring.
abster  10/31/2015
Czech pronunciation is "law-EE-se".
Samantha Carter  12/12/2015
My name and I like it very much. I have only met one other Louise in my life, so it is very unique. Mine is a very pretty name: Louise Marie. My sisters are named Jean and Joan, and I was supposed to be Jacqueline. But, my father, Joe, put his foot down! My maiden name sounds French, so Louise Marie was it. Lou, Lulu, Lulu-belle, Weezie, Weez, Weezer, Weezir, it's all good, so long as it is not Lousie! (PS my late husband's name was Louis--what fun that was!)
weezir  4/11/2016
I love this name because of Bob's Burgers.
Kimober  5/30/2016
The name Louise was given to 240 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
The name Louise was given to 309 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Louise are female.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017
I love my name, Louise. I am in my 60s and I still like it. My grandmother was Louisa, and my daughter and grand daughter have Louise as a second name. Thanks Mum and Dad.
― Anonymous User  10/7/2017
I love names that sound a bit more old, like Edith, Louise, Ann, and such. Especially Louise, plus she can be Lulu or Lou.
XironDarkstar  12/15/2017

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