US Popularity:453
Other Origin(s):French
Meaning:famous warrior
Louis is a masculine name of French and German origins and practically comes with a crown. A French version of the Old German name Ludwig, this name translates to “famous warrior.” So many iconic figures have held this name, from jazz musician Louis Armstrong, to fashion designer Louis Vuitton, to the 19 Kings of France. If you want to inspire baby to reach for the stars and turn their passion into fame, the name Louis is sure to do the trick.

Famous People Named Louis

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

Louis Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Louis is currently #567 on The Bump
Boy:Louis is currently #332 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Louis is currently #453 in U.S. births
Boy:Louis is currently #237 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 8
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Louis, November 2019

  • Behind the Name, Ludwig, December 2022

  • Name Doctor, Louis

  • WordSense, Louis

  • Baby Names 2020 by Eleanor Turner, pg. 134

Learn how we keep our content accurate and up-to-date by reading our medical review and editorial process.

Search Baby Boy Names

Search by:

  • Name or Meaning
  • Filter
  • Letter