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Origin: Germanic

Meaning: the medieval English form of Louis, the French form of Ludovicus, the Latinized form of Germanic name Ludwig, from Chlodovech, meaning "famous battle" from Germanic elements hlud (famous) and wig (war, battle).

Nicknames: Louie, Louey, Lew, Lou

  • Louis 
  • Ludovicus (Ancient Germanic)
  • Ludo
  • Ludwig (German)
  • Luis (Spanish)
  • Luigi (Italian)
  • Ludovico (Italian)

Female forms:
  • Louise
  • Louisa
  • Luisa (Spanish, Italian)
  • Ludovica (Italian)
  • Luigina (Italian)
  • Luigia (Italian)