Louise (given name)

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Louise
Pronunciation/luˈz/ loo-EEZ
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/nameGerman, French
Meaning"Famous warrior"
Other names
Nickname(s)Lou, Louie, Lulu
Related namesEloise, Aloisia, Louisa, Luisa, Luiza

Louise and Luise are, respectively, French and German feminine forms of Louis. Louise has been regularly used as a female name in English speaking countries since the middle of the 19th century. It has ranked among the top 100 names given to girls in France, England, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and Wales in recent years. It last ranked among the top 1,000 first names for girls born in the United States in 1991, but remains a more common middle name.

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