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Origin & Meaning

The name Louis is of French and German origin.

The meaning of Louis is "famous warrior".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 289 in baby name popularity for boys with 1212 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Louis Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Louis has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Louis to other names.


Louis is the French form of the German name Ludwig. Ludwig is derived from the elements Hlud meaning "fame" and wig meaning "warrior". The name was borne by sixteen French Kings and was frequently used in noble families. It is also used as the Anglicized form of the Gaelic names Laoiseach and Lughaidh,/A>.


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Related Names

Louis is a form of the name Ludwig.

The names Alvise, Koldobika, Lajos, Lewis, Loiza, Louisa, Louise, Loviisa, Loviise, Lovisa, Lovise, Luigi, Luis, Luiz are all forms of Louis.

Louis has the diminutives (nicknames) Lou, Louie.

Other Tidbits

Louis falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Louis Armstrong, Louis L'Amour, Louis Parker, Louis Braille, Louis Pasteur.

Name Fun

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Be creative with the name Louis.

Just for fun, see the name Louis in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Louis in Nautical Flags page.

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French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.