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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. loo-EEZ-ə(English)
loo-EE-za(German)
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Meaning & History

Latinate feminine form of LOUIS. A famous bearer was the American novelist Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), the author of 'Little Women'.
VariantsLouise(English) Louise, Luise(German) Louise(Dutch)
DiminutivesLou, Lula(English) Lulu(German)
Masculine FormsAloysius, Lewis, Louis(English) Alois, Ludwig(German) Lodewijk, Louis(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesLluïsa(Catalan) Alojzija(Croatian) Louise, Lovise(Danish) Loviise(Estonian) Loviisa(Finnish) Louise, Lou, Louisette(French) Louiza(Greek) Lujza(Hungarian) Ludovica, Luigia, Luisa, Gina, Luigina, Luisella(Italian) Liudvika(Lithuanian) Ruiha(Maori) Lovise(Norwegian) Ludwika, Luiza(Polish) Luísa(Portuguese) Luiza(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Luiza(Romanian) Alojzia, Lujza(Slovak) Alojzija(Slovene) Luisa, Luisina, Luisita(Spanish) Louise, Lovisa, Lova(Swedish)

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