First name origins & meanings:

  1. Old German: Warrior maiden
  2. Latin: Light
  3. German: Famed warrior

First name variations: Luise, Louisa, Louisiana, Luisa, Loise, Lois, Loyce, Lisette, Luana, Luane, Luwana, Lu, Lulu, Lulie, Ouise, Ouisa, Eloise, Eloisa, Aloysia, Liusadh, Lucie, Lucia, Luce, Lu, Luza, Luz, Luciana, Lucianna, Lucianne, Lucienne, Lucida, Lucile, Lucille, Lucette, Louise, Lucy, Lewis, Lewes, Luis, Louie, Lewie, Lew, Lu, Ludwig, Ludvig, Luigi, Lodovico, Luthias, Llewellyn, Clovis, Chlodwig, Lajos, Louis

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Chinese: from a character in the name of the state of Zhu Lou, which existed during the Zhou dynasty. After Wu Wang established the dynasty in 1122 bc, he granted Zhu Lou to a descendant of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu. Later descendants took the character for Lou from the place name as their surname.
  2. Chinese: variant of Lu 2.
  3. Dutch (de Lou): variant of Lau.
  4. Scottish: unexplained.

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Heidi Klum, Seal

This name appears in the following lists: Black History/Civil Rights Leaders, First Ladies, Olympic Medalists

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