Louisa Name Meaning & Origin
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).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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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!!!
A lot of people I know have the middle name Louise, but I'm the only person I know who has Louisa as my middle name. I much prefer it to my actual name(Sarah).
My name is Louisa and I love it. It's unique and I get compliments on it all the time. I dislike the name Louise and sometimes people mispronounce it but often I get a lot of "that's so pretty". My grandmothers middle name was Louisa and I personally am glad it's not super popular.
I love the name Louisa! I don't like Louise though. But I also like the Luisa and Luiza spellings.
The "s" in Louisa can be pronounced as an "s" or a "z".
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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.
I know one Luisa (not Louisa). She's a very good cellist (she was born in 2000 or 2001).
- Nicknames for Louisa: | Edit
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, Louisa Hurst in Pride and Prejudice.
The song "I Love Louisa" from the musical "The Bandwagon."
Louisa Gradgrind, in Charles Dickens' Hard Times.
Louisa "Lou" from Nina Bawden's Carrie's War