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Origin & Meaning

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

The meaning of Louise is "famous warrior".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1219  in baby name popularity for girls with 199 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Louise Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Louise has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Louise 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

Louise is a form of the name Louis.

The names Laoise, Loes, Luise are all forms of Louise.

Louise has the diminutives (nicknames) Lulu, Ouida.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Louise Smith, Louise Gluck.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Louise in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

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Just for fun, see the name Louise 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 Louise in Nautical Flags page.

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.