About the baby name Louis

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Baby name meaning

  • Means “famous in war” or “famous warrior”
  • A very common and popular name for European royalty
  • Commonly shortened to Lou
  • Pronounced “Looey” or “Loo-iss”
  • If pronounced “Loo-iss” it can also be spelled Lewis (which is also a common last name)
  • Some famous men named Louis: Louis Armstrong, Lou Ferrigno, Louis Gossett, Jr., Louis L’Amour, Louis Prima, Lou Diamond Phillips, Lou Reed
  • Prince Louis Arthur Charles is the name of the third child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
  • Famous for the song “Louie Louie” (below)




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5 letters (popular name length)

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