Meaning:Famous warrior
At first glance, Louise is a gentle-sounding, pretty French name for a baby girl. But in fact, it has fierce and strong origins that may interest a parent seeking a powerful name for their independent little girl! Louise is the feminine form of Louis, meaning "renowned warrior," which bodes well for baby, who is destined to stand their ground with courage. You only have to look to Scout, aka Jean Louise Finch, the feisty heroine of To Kill a Mockingbird, who always spoke her mind. Or Irish author Louise O' Neill, whose feminist novels highlight the obstacles women overcome with enduring strength and courage.

Famous People Named Louise

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Louise
    Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky

  • Collins Dictionary, Definition of 'Louise'

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Louis

  • Behind the Name, Louis November 2019

  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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