Louis: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Louis | Boys
Origin of the name Louis:
Derived from the Old French Loeis, which is from the Old High German Hluodowig (famous in war), a compound name composed from the elements hluod (famous) and wīg (war, strife). Var: Lewis, Luis.
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It's pronounced Lou-ee NOT Lou-is!
Lou-ee is the French pronounciation. For English speakers it would be read and pronounced as Lou-is.
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Louis Joseph Xavier Francois de France, Dauphin of France, eldest son of King Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette
Louis Charles, Duke of Normandy (later King Louis XVII of France), younger son of King Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette
Louis Armstrong, jazz singer
Louis Sachar, author
Louis Sullivan, American architect, teacher of FL Wright
Many kings of France, including Louis XIV the Sun King and Louis XVI
Louis Pasteur, scientist
Louis L'Amour, author
Louis Tomlinson, singer
Louis CK, standup comedian, actor, and director
Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas George Mountbatten, the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, uncle of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh
Louis Bullock, son of Sandra Bullock
Louis Bullock Jr., professional basketball player
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"Louie, Louie," song by The Kingsmen
"Brother Louie," song by Stories and Hot Chocolate
Lou Grant, from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
Louis de Pointe du Lac is a character in The Vampire Chronicles novels written by Anne Rice and The 1994 film "Interview with the Vampire".
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Global Popularity of the Name Louis
- #4 in Belgium
- #44 in Canada (Quebec)
- #60 in England
- #98 in Scotland
- #287 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #351 in United States
- #387 in Norway