Louise Name Meaning & Origin

Louise

Pronunciation: loo-EEZ (key)

Origin of the name Louise:

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:

Louisa, Luisa, Luise, Lula, Lulu

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Nicknames for Louise

Lou, Lulu, Lola, Luna, Lula, Lolly, Touie

Meanings and history of the name Louise

Originally from Germanic Lutwig which for the French became Louis, the female form of Louis is Louise. Also they might have taken the German name Louisa and Frenchened it by putting an e at the end instead of an a.
Louise means famous warrior.

Famous real-life people named Louise

Louise Brooks, American film actress and dancer in the 1920s and 1930s, born Mary Louise Brooks
Louise Nevelson, American sculptor
Louise Bourgeois, French-American sculptor
Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor, Prince Edward’s daughter
Louise Brown, first baby born through in-vitro fertilization
Louise Lasser, American actress, television writer and performing arts teacher and director. She is best known for her portrayal of the title character on the soap opera satire "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"
Louise Fletcher, American actress, born Estelle Louise Fletcher
Louise Linton, Scottish actress
Louise Slaughter, American actress; born Dorothy Louise McIntosh
Louise Hay, American motivational author, born Helen Vera Lunney
Louis Penny, Canadian author of mystery novels

Louise in song, story & screen

Louise Elizabeth Sawyer, protagonist in "Thelma and Louise"
Louise "Weezy" Jefferson, wife of George Jefferson in the 1970s TV comedy "The Jeffersons"
"Every Little Breeze Seems to Whisper Louise" by Maurice Chevalier
"My Sweet Louise" by Ironhorse
"My Sweet Louise" by Pete Molinari
"Hey Louise" by Neil Diamond
The French band Louise Attaque
"Louise, Louisa" by Mew
"Liza and Louise" by NOFX
Louise Belcher, character in Bob’s Burgers

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