Louisa Name Meaning & Origin

Louisa

Pronunciation: loo-EE-zə (key)

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.

Related Names:

Lou, Louise, Lovisa, Luisa, Lulu

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Nicknames for Louisa

Lou, Lulu, Lulz, Louie, Lua, Wheezie (as in lu-wheez-a), Louise, Susie, Touie

Meanings and history of the name Louisa
Famous real-life people named Louisa

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 Johnson, singer, winner of the 2015 X-Factor UK

Louisa in song, story & screen

The girl in the musical The Fantasticks (Luisa).
Luisa 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, otherwise known as "Auntie Lou" from Nina Bawden's Carrie's War
Louisa Glasson (later Ellingham), Doc Martin's love interest and eventual wife in the BBC series "Doc Martin".

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