Louis Name Meaning & Origin

Louis

Pronunciation: LOO-is (key)

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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Nicknames for Louis: | Edit

Lou, Louie, Boobear, Louise

Meanings and history of the name Louis: | Edit

Louis is often pronounced "lou-ee" in France. "Lou-is" is likely the British, and hence American, pronunciation.

Nineteen of France's former kings were named Louis. Of these nineteen, the sixteenth was beheaded; the last of them, Louis XIX, reigned for a record twenty minutes.

Famous real-life people named Louis: | Edit

Louis Tomlinson, 1/4 of One Direction
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 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
Louis Vecchio, drummer for New Politics

Louis in song, story & screen: | Edit

"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".
Louis Creed, main character in Stephen King's horror novel "Pet Sematary".
Louis, Prince of Conde (the Prince of the Blood) in the CW's period drama "Reign".
Louis Weasley, youngest child and only son of William "Bill" Weasley and Fleur Weasley (née Delacour) in J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series.
Louis the Swan, from "The Trumpet of the Swan" by E.B. White

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