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Gender Feminine & Masculine
Pronounced Pron. LOO
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Meaning & History

Short form of LOUISE or LOUIS. Famous bearers include the baseball player Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) and the musician Lou Reed (1942-2013).
VariantsLouella, Louie, Luella, Lula(English) Louisette(French)
Feminine FormsLouisa, Louise(English) Louise(French)
Masculine FormsAloysius, Lewis, Louis(English) Loïc, Louis, Ludovic(French)
Other Languages & CulturesChlodovech, Clodovicus, Ludovicus, Clovis, Hludowig(Ancient Germanic) Koldobika, Koldo(Basque) Loïc(Breton) Lluís, Lluïsa(Catalan) Alojz, Alojzija, Alojzije(Croatian) Alois, Ludvík, Luděk(Czech) Louise, Lovise, Ludvig(Danish) Lodewijk, Louis, Louisa, Louise, Loes, Lowie, Ludo(Dutch) Ludoviko, Luĉjo(Esperanto) Loviise(Estonian) Loviisa(Finnish) Lois(Galician) Alois, Louisa, Louise, Ludwig, Luise, Aloisia, Lulu, Lutz(German) Louiza(Greek) Alajos, Lajos, Lujza(Hungarian) Lúðvík(Icelandic) Alaois(Irish) Aloisio, Alvise, Lodovico, Ludovica, Ludovico, Luigi, Luigia, Luisa, Gina, Gino, Luigina, Luigino, Luisella, Vico(Italian) Ludis, Ludvigs(Latvian) Liudvika, Liudvikas(Lithuanian) Ruiha(Maori) Aloys, Aloysius(Medieval Occitan) Lovise, Ludvig(Norwegian) Loís(Occitan) Alojzy, Ludwik, Ludwika, Luiza(Polish) Aloísio, Luís, Luísa, Luisinho(Portuguese) Luiz, Luiza(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Luiza(Romanian) Alojz, Alojzia, Lujza(Slovak) Alojz, Alojzij, Alojzija, Ludvik, Lojze(Slovene) Luis, Luisa, Lucho, Luisina, Luisita(Spanish) Louise, Lovisa, Ludvig, Love, Ludde(Swedish)

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