Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. KLO-vis(English) KLAW-VEES(French)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Contemporary spelling, via the Latinized form Clodovicus, of the Germanic name Hludwig (see Ludwig). Clovis was a Frankish king who united the Franks under his rule in the 5th century. The name was subsequently borne by two further Merovingian kings.

Related Names

Feminine FormLouise(French)
Other Languages & CulturesKoldobika, Koldo(Basque) Loïc(Breton) Lluís(Catalan) Alojz, Alojzije(Croatian) Alois, Ludvík, Luděk(Czech) Ludvig, Loui(Danish) Lodewijk, Louis, Ludovicus, Lowie(Dutch) Aloysius, Lewis, Louis, Lew, Lou, Louie(English) Ludoviko, Luĉjo(Esperanto) Ludo(Flemish) Hlūdwīg(Frankish) Lois(Galician) Alois, Ludwig, Lutz(German) Chlodovech, Clodovicus, Hludwig, Ludovicus(Germanic) Alajos, Lajos(Hungarian) Lúðvík(Icelandic) Alaois(Irish) Alvise, Lodovico, Ludovico, Luigi, Aloisio, Gigi, Luigino, Vico(Italian) Ludvigs, Ludis(Latvian) Liudvikas(Lithuanian) Aloys, Aloysius(Medieval Occitan) Ludvig(Norwegian) Loís(Occitan) Hlūdawīgą(Old Germanic) Alojzy, Ludwik(Polish) Aloísio, Luís, Luisinho(Portuguese) Luiz, Lula(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Alojz(Slovak) Alojz, Alojzij, Ludvik(Slovene) Luis, Lucho, Luisito(Spanish) Ludvig, Loui, Love, Lowe, Ludde(Swedish)


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Entry updated December 7, 2022