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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. KLO-vis(English)
KLAW-VEES(French)
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Meaning & History

Shortened form of Clodovicus, a Latinized form of Chlodovech (see LUDWIG). Clovis was a Frankish king who united France under his rule in the 5th century.
Feminine FormLouise(French)
Other Languages & CulturesKoldobika, Koldo(Basque) Loïc(Breton) Lluís(Catalan) Alojz, Alojzije(Croatian) Alois, Ludvík, Luděk(Czech) Ludvig, Loui(Danish) Lodewijk, Louis, Lowie(Dutch) Aloysius, Lewis, Louis, Lew, Lou, Louie(English) Ludoviko, Luĉjo(Esperanto) Ludo(Flemish) Lois(Galician) Alois, Ludwig, Lutz(German) Alajos, Lajos(Hungarian) Lúðvík(Icelandic) Alaois(Irish) Aloisio, Alvise, Lodovico, Ludovico, Luigi, Luigino, Vico(Italian) Ludis, Ludvigs(Latvian) Liudvikas(Lithuanian) Aloys, Aloysius(Medieval Occitan) Ludvig(Norwegian) Loís(Occitan) Alojzy, Ludwik(Polish) Aloísio, Luís, Luisinho(Portuguese) Luiz, Lula(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Alojz(Slovak) Alojz, Alojzij, Ludvik(Slovene) Luis, Lucho(Spanish) Ludvig, Loui, Love, Ludde(Swedish)

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