Given Name LOUISA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: loo-EEZ-ə (English), loo-EES-ə (English), loo-EE-za (German)  [details]

Meaning & History

Latinate feminine form of LOUIS. A famous bearer was the American novelist Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), the author of 'Little Women'.
VARIANTS: Louise (English), Louise, Luise (German), Louise (Dutch)
DIMINUTIVES: Lou, Lula (English), Lulu (German)
MASCULINE FORMS: Aloysius, Lewis, Louis (English), Alois, Ludwig (German), Lodewijk, Louis (Dutch)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Lluïsa (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 (Swedish)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017