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GenderMasculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.al-ə-WISH-əs
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Meaning & History

Latinized form of Aloys, an old Occitan form of LOUIS. This was the name of a 16th-century Italian saint, Aloysius Gonzaga. The name has been in occasional use among Catholics since his time.
VariantAloys
Feminine FormsLouisa, Louise
Other Languages & CulturesChlodovech, Clodovicus, Ludovicus, Clovis, Hludowig Ancient Germanic Koldobika, Koldo Basque Loïc Breton Lluís Catalan Alojz, Alojzije Croatian Alois, Ludvík, Luděk Czech Ludvig Danish Lodewijk, Louis, Lowie, Ludo Dutch Ludoviko, Luĉjo Esperanto Loïc, Louis, Ludovic, Lou French Lois Galician Alois, Ludwig, Lutz German Alajos, Lajos Hungarian Lúðvík Icelandic Alaois Irish Aloisio, Alvise, Lodovico, Ludovico, Luigi, Gino, Luigino, Vico Italian Ludis, Ludvigs Latvian Liudvikas Lithuanian Aloys Medieval Occitan Ludvig Norwegian Loís Occitan Alojzy, Ludwik Polish Aloísio, Luís, Luisinho Portuguese Luiz Portuguese (Brazilian) Alojz Slovak Alojz, Alojzij, Ludvik, Lojze Slovene Luis, Lucho Spanish Ludvig, Love, Ludde Swedish

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Entry updated August 26, 2016   Contribute