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lou

SHORT FORM OF:
louise, louis, lewis
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > germanic > west germanic > german
ORIGIN:
germanic 
NAME ROOT:
*HLūDAZ WīG > CHLODOVECH
MEANING:
This name derives from the Old High German masculine name “Chlodowich and Chlodovech”, composed of two elements: “*hlūdaz”, meaning (to hear, loud, sound, noise / famous) and “wīg”, meaning (fight, battle, fighter, able to fight). The name means “glorious in battle, famous warrior”. 1) Saint Louise de Marillac was the co-founder, with St. Vincent de Paul, of the Daughters of Charity. She is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. 2) The Blessed Louise of Savoy (1461–1503) was a member of the French royal family, who gave up a life of privilege and comfort to become a Poor Clare nun. She has been beatified by the Roman Catholic Church.
KEYWORDS:
RELIGION (SAINTS)

Usage

  • englishenglish
  • frenchfrench

Related names

VARIANTS
english
aloysius, louiza, luella, louis, louisa, louise, lewis, louella
french
louis, ludovic, louise

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
aloysius, aloisius, ludovicus, chlodovechus, ludowicus, CLODOVICUS, Ludewicus

Italian - Medieval
Aloisio, Loysio
african - southern
lodewikus
afrikaans
lodewikus
albanian
luigj, luis
ancient germanic
chlodovech, chlodewig, chlodowich, hluodwic, ludewig, HLUDOWIG
basque
koldobika, koldobike, luix, luixa
bosnian
klodvig, luj
catalan
lluÍs, clodoveu
croatian
alojz, alojzija, klodvig, ljudevit, alojzije
czech
alois, ludvig, ludvík, chlodvík
danish
ludwig, alois, aloysius, ludvig, ludvik, louiza, louis, luisa, louisa, louise, ludovica, luiza, klodevig, aloisius, ludwik, lovisa, lovise, luise, ludvikka, luis, Aloisia, Loise, Louice
dutch
aloysius, louis, lodewijk, louisa, louise, lodewikus, ludovicus
esperanto
ludoviko, Ludovikino
estonian
chlodowech
faroese
ludvík, lovisa
finnish
ludwig, alois, aloysius, ludvig, ludvik, louis, luisa, louisa, louise, luiza, klodvig, loviisa, lovissa, luvisa, luvissa, aloisius, lovisa, lovise, luise, luis, Loise, Louice, Lutviiki
galician
LOIS
german
klodwig, ludwig, lowisa, alois, lovis, aloysius, louis, luisa, louisa, ludwiga, chlodwig, lowise, aloisius, luise, luis, Aloisia, Aloysia
greek
Louíza
greenlandic
ludvig, louis, louisa, louise, luutivik, ludvikka, Luiisa, Luîsa, Uluiisa, Uluîsa, Ulûîsa, Uluuiisa, Lûíse, Luui, Luuissi, Lûtivik
hungarian - magyar
lajos, klodvig
icelandic
ludvig, louisa, louise, lovísa, lúvísa, lúðvík, lúðvíg, lúðvíka, Lúísa
irish
lewis
italian
clodovea, lodovico, luigi, alvise, luisa, ludovica, luigia, clodoveo, ludovico, lodovica, Aloisia, Aluigi, Aligio, Aloise, Alvisio, Alviso, Elvisio, Alvisa, Alvisia, Aloisa, Ludovigo, Lodovigo, Lodoviga, Aligi
latvian
Lavīze, Luīze, Aloizs, Ludvigs, Ludis
lithuanian
chlodvigas, liudvika, liudvikas
norwegian
ludwig, alois, aloysius, ludvig, ludvik, louiza, louis, luisa, louisa, louise, luiza, klodvig, ludwik, lovisa, lovise, luise, ludovike, ludvike, ludvikka, luis, Loise, Louice
old danish
ludvig
old norse
ludowicus, Lodvig, Lodvik
old swedish
Lodwig, Lodwik
polish
ludwika, luiza, chlodwig, ludwik
portuguese
aloìsio, luÍs, luÍsa, luiza, aluìsio, clodovil, luiz
portuguese - brazilian
aloysio
russian
luiza
scottish
lewis
slovak
alojz, alojzia, chlodovik
slovene
ludvik, alojz, alojzij, alojzija, ludovika, Alojza, Ludvika, Ludovik
spanish
clodovea, luÍs, luisa, clodoveo, Luisana, luis
swedish
ludwig, alois, lovis, aloysius, ludvig, ludvik, louiza, louis, luisa, louisa, louise, ludovica, luiza, ludwiga, klodvig, lovin, lovine, ludwik, lovisa, lovise, luise, ludowicus, ludovika, luis, Aloisia, Aloysia, Loise, Louice
welsh
louis, lewis

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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3
Numerological Values:
3

Traits associated with the number 3 include advanced social skills and articulation. People with name-number 3 are delightful to speak to and are often successful orators or writers. They have a colorful imagination and enjoy life to the fullest.

Chakra Number:
3: The number of the Solar Plexus Chakra "Manipura"

Yellow. The centre of our being - the color of sunshine and the color of the third energy centre - the solar plexus chakra. The main energy of yellow is intellect. Do you like yellow color? Discover what yellow means and how it manifests in your body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Color meaning:

The color yellow relates to acquired knowledge. It is the color which resonates with the left or logic side of the brain stimulating our mental faculties and creating mental agility and perception. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. In the meaning of colors, yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness. Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, the color of new ideas, helping us to find new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
BABY LOU ALAIN CHAMFORT
LOU ALAIN MANARANCHE
ALLEZ LOU Y'A CHET
LOU CORALIE CLÉMENT
LILI DIT LOU ÉRIC CHARDEN
MONI LOU JEAN-PIERRE HUSER
BABY LOU LIO
LOU LOUISE BERTIGNAC
MA P'TITE LOU MARCEL KANCHE
LOU POURLA SUITE MARIE CHERRIER
LOU MARTIN DESCHAMPS
LOU DANS L'AQUARIUM + LOU ET LOUISE MAURANE
LOU ET LOUISE MAURANE
CAPTAIN LOU NRBQ
SWEET LOU PATRICK VERBEKE
CHÉRIE LOU PIERRE VASSILIU
LOU'S GOT THE FLU ROGER MILLER
SKIP TO MY LOU TRADITIONAL

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