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Origin & Meaning

The name Louisa is of French , German and English origin.

The meaning of Louisa is "famous warrior".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 973  in baby name popularity for girls with 271 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

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


French and English feminine form of the French name Louis which in turn is a form of the German name Ludwig. The name Ludwig is derived from 2 elements. Hlud meaning "fame" and wig meaning "warrior".


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Related Names

Louisa is a form of the name Louis.

The names Luiza, Lujza are all forms of Louisa.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Louisa May Alcott.

Name Fun

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

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Names Like This

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.