Louis - boys name

Louis name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Louis name meaning:

Origin: French

Names don't come much more French than Louis. After all there have been a total of 18 French monarchs who have borne the name. Most notably Louis XVI who lost his head during the Revolution.

The name Louis, like the British counterpart - Lewis, means 'famous warrior' or 'famous in battle'.

Louis evolved from an old German name Chlodwig. After a Germanic tribe had invaded Gaul in the Dark Ages the name morphed into Clovis and eventually Louis.


Saints names, Victorian names

Related names

Louis , Aloisia, Aloysius , Eloisa , Lewis , Lou , Louie , Louisa , Ludovic , Luis , Luisa , Luiza , Lula

Other boys names beginning with L


Overall UK ranking: 50 out of 4789

1240 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (74)

Historical popularity of Louis

The graph below shows the popularity of the boys's name Louis from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Louis in 2023