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).

Related Names

VariantsLouella, Louie, Luella, Lula(English) Louisette(French)
Feminine FormsLouisa, Louise(English) Louise(French)
Masculine FormsLewis, 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, Ludvig, Loui(Danish) Lodewijk, Louis, Louisa, Louise, Loes, Lowie(Dutch) Ludoviko, Luĉjo(Esperanto) Loviise(Estonian) Loviisa(Finnish) Ludo(Flemish) Lois(Galician) Alois, Louisa, Louise, Ludwig, Luise, Aloisia, Lulu, Lutz(German) Louiza(Greek) Alajos, Lajos, Lujza(Hungarian) Lúðvík(Icelandic) Alaois(Irish) Alvise, Lodovico, Ludovica, Ludovico, Luigi, Luigia, Luisa, Aloisio, Gigi, Gina, Gino, Luigina, Luigino, Luisella, Vico(Italian) Ludis, Ludvigs(Latvian) Liudvika, Liudvikas(Lithuanian) Ruiha(Maori) Aloys, Aloysius(Medieval Occitan) Louise, Lovise, Ludvig(Norwegian) Loís(Occitan) Alojzy, Ludwik, Ludwika, Luiza(Polish) Aloísio, Luís, Luísa, Luisinho(Portuguese) Luiz, Luiza, Lula(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Luiza(Romanian) Liùsaidh(Scottish Gaelic) Alojz, Alojzia, Lujza(Slovak) Alojz, Alojzij, Alojzija, Ludvik, Lojze(Slovene) Luis, Luisa, Lucho, Luisina, Luisita, Luisito(Spanish) Louise, Lovisa, Ludvig, Lo, Loui, Lova, Love, Lovis, Ludde(Swedish)

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Entry updated July 2, 2017