Louisa: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Louisa
Origin of the name Louisa:
Feminine form of Louis (famous in war), which is from the Germanic Hluodowig, a compound name composed from the elements hluod (famous) and wīg (war, strife).
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- Comments and insights on the name Louisa: | Edit
A beautiful and classic name that will always be stylish and sophisticated. And until you grow into it, the nn "loulou" is charming. A great alternative to Lucy.
while this name is old-fashioned, i think it's becoming slightly exotic because it's now so uncommon. i love it!!!
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This was my grandmother's name, and in the early 1900s she changed it legally to Louise, thinking Louisa was too pretentious.
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Lou, Lulu, Lulz, Louie, Lua, Wheezie (as in lu-wheez-a), Louise, Susie
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- Famous real-life people named Louisa: | Edit
Louisa May Alcott, American author
Louisa Catherine Adams, First Lady of the United States and wife of John Quincy Adams
American actress Meryl Streep has a daughter named Louisa
- Louisa in song, story & screen: | Edit
The girl in the musical The Fantasticks (Luisa)
Louisa Von Trapp from "The Sound of Music." She was the second eldest daughter.
Louisa Musgrove, in Jane Austen's Persuasion
The song "I Love Louisa" from the musical "The Bandwagon".
Global Popularity of the Name Louisa
- #186 in Scotland