Origin:French
Popularity:488
Meaning:famous warrior
What could be a more appropriate name for your little prince than Louis? Over the years, 18 French kings have had this name, which is French for Ludoyicus, the Latin form of Ludwig (“hold,” meaning “fame,” and “wig,” meaning “war”). It was a popular name during the Middle Ages, but once Louis XVI succumbed to the guillotine, its novelty was cut short. By the turn of the 20th century, it was back in favor. When actress Sandra Bullock adopted a baby in 2010, she named him Louis.

Famous Louiss

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Joe Louis
    Boxer
  • Louis Armstrong
    Musician
  • Louis Braille
    Inventor
  • Louis C.K.
    Comedian
  • Louis Jordan
    Musician
  • Louis Tomeo
    TV Actor
  • Louis Tomlinson
    Singer
  • Louis Vuitton
    Fashion Designer
  • Louis Zamperini
    Athlete/Writer

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Source: Social Security Administration

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