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Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. LOO-is
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Meaning & History

Medieval English form of LOUIS. A famous bearer was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), the author of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. This was also the surname of C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), the author of the 'Chronicles of Narnia'.
DiminutivesLew, Lou, Louie
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, Clovis, 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, Aloysius(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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