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Louis is the French form of the Old Frankish given name Chlodowig and one of two
English
English
forms, the other being Lewis (). The Frankish name is composed of the words for "fame" (''hlōd'') and "warrior" (''wīg'') which may be translated to ''famous warrior'' or "famous in battle".


Variant forms

* af, Louis * ar, لويس and لؤي * sq, Luigj, Ludovik * Ancient Germanic: ''Chlodovech, Clodovicus, Ludovicus, Clovis, Hludowig'' * hy, Լուդովիկ (''Loudovik'') * eu, Aloxi, Koldobika, Luki, ''Koldo'' * br, Loeiz, '' Loïc'' * bn, লুইস, লুডউইগ, translit=Luis/Luish, Luduig * bg, Людовик (''Lyudovik'') * ca, Lluís * Chinese Simplified: 路易 (''Lùyì'') * Chinese Traditional: 路易 (''Lùyì'') * hr, Alojzije, Ljudevit, Ludovik, Luj, '' Alojz'' * cz, Ludvík, ''Alois, Luděk'' * da, Ludvig, Lodvig * mk, Лудвиг (''Ludvig''), Луј (''Luj''), Људевит ('' Ljudevit'') * nl, Lodewijk, Lode, Lodevicus, Loe, Louis, Lowie, Lowieke, Ludo, Ludovicus * en, Louis, Louie (given name), Louie, Lou (disambiguation), Lou, Lewis, Lewes, Lewie, Lew, Lewy or Luey; Ludovic, Lodvig, Lodovig, Lutwidge * eo, Ludoviko, ''Luĉjo'' * french: Louis, Ludovic, Clovis (given name), Clovis * gl, Luis, Lois, Luis, Luís * ka, ხლოდვიგი (''Khlodvigi''), ლუდვიგი (''ludvigi''), ლუდოვიკო(''ludoviko''), ლუი (''lui'') * german: Ludwig (given name), Ludwig, Alois, ''Aloysius, Lutz'' * gr, Λουδοβίκος (''Loudovíkos''), Λοΐζος(''Loizos'') * haw, Lui * Hindi language, Hindi: लुइस (''Lu'is'') * hu, Lajos, ''Alajos'' * ga, Alaois, Alabhaois, Laoiseach, Lughaidh * id, Aloysius, Louis, Ludowikus * is, Loðvík * it, Aloigi, Aloisi, Aloisio, Luigi (name), Luigi, Lodovico, Ludovico, ''Alvise, Gigi, Gigio, Gigino, Ginetto, Gino, Luigino, Vico'' * Japanese language, Japanese: ルイ(''Rui'') * Korean language, Korean: 루이 (''Lui''), 루이스 (''Luiseu'') * la, Ludovicus, Aloysius * lv, Ludviķis, ''Ludis, Ludvigs, Luijs, Luiss, Luī, Aloizs, Aloiss'' * lt, Liudvikas (disambiguation), Liudvikas, ''Aloyzas, Liudas'' * Medieval Occitan: ''Aloys, Aloysius'' * no, Ludvig, ''Lodve'' * Occitan: ''Loís'' * Persian language, Persian: لوئیس * pl, Ludwik, ''Alojzy'' * pt, Luis, Luís, Aloísio, Aluísio, Ludovico (''Luiz'' is an archaic form), ''Luisinho'' * Provençal dialect, Provençal: Louïs, Louei, Louvis * Punjabi language, Punjabi: ਲੂਯਿਸ (''Lūyis'') * ro, Aloisiu, Ludovic * russian: Людовик (''Lyudovik'') * Scottish Gaelic: Luthais * Sicilian language, Sicilian: Luiggi, Ludovicu * sr, Луј (''Luj''), Људевит (''Ljudevit'') * sk, Ľudovít,'' Alojz'' * sl, Alojz, Lojze, Ljudevit, Luj, ''Alojzij, Ludvik'' * es, Luis, ''Ludovico'' * sv, Ludvig, Love,'' Ludde'' * Tamil language, Tamil: லூயிஸ் (''Lūyis'') * Telugu language, Telugu: లూయిస్ (''Lūyis'') * Thai language, Thai: หลุยส์ (''H̄luys̄̒'') * uk, Людовик (''Lyudovyk'') * Welsh: Lewis


Feminine variants

* Arabic: لويز * Belarusian: Луіза (Luiza) * Chinese Simplified: 路易丝 (Lùyìsī) * Chinese Traditional: 路易絲 (Lùyìsī) * Croatian: Alojzija * Danish: Lovise * Dutch: Louisa, Louise, Ludovica * English: Louisa, Lou, Louella, Lula, Luella * Estonian: Loviise * Finnish: Loviisa * French: Lou, Louise, Louisette * German: Aloisia, Louisa, Luise, Lulu, Luisa * Greek: Λουίζα (Louíza) * Gujarati: લુઇસ (Lu'isa) * Hebrew: לואיז * Hindi: लुइस (Lu'isa) * Hungarian: Lujza * Italian: Lodovica, Ludovica, Luigia, Luisa, Gigia, Gina, Ginetta, Luigina, Luisella * Japanese: ルイーザ (Ruīza), ルイ (Rui) * Kannada: ಲೂಯಿಸ್ (Lūyis) * Korean: 루이사 (Luisa) * Lithuanian: Liudvika * Maori: Ruiha * Macedonian: Лујза (Lujza), Лојза (Lojza) * Mongolian: Луиза (Luiza) * Nepali: लुइस (Lu'isa) * Norwegian: Lovise * Persian: لوئیس * Polish: Ludwika, Luiza * Portuguese: Luísa, Luiza * Romanian: Luiza * Serbian: Луиз (Luiz) * Slovak: Alojzia * Slovene: Alojzija * Spanish: Luisa, Luisina, Luisita * Swedish: Lovisa, Lova * Tamil: லூயிஸ் (Lūyis) * Telugu: లూయిస్ ( Lūyis) * Thai: หลุยส์ (H̄luys̄̒) * Ukrainian: Луїза (Luyiza) * Urdu: لوئیس


Arts and entertainment

* Louis (singer) (1952–2011), Serbian singer * Lou Albano (1933–2009), Italian wrestler, manager and actor * Louis Armstrong (1901–1971), American jazz musician * Louis C.K. (born 1967), American comedian * Louis Cachet (born 1973), Norwegian musician * Louis Calabro (1926–1991), Italian American orchestral composer * Louis Calhern (1895–1956), American actor * Louis Clark (born 1947), English musical arranger and keyboard player * Lou Costello (1906–1959), American comedian * Louis Daguerre (1787–1851), French artist and photographer * Louis Deland (1772–1823), Swedish ballet dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and ballet master * Lou Dobbs (born 1945), CNN anchor * Lou Ferrigno (born 1951), American bodybuilder and actor * Louis Gallodier (1734–1803), ballet master and choreographer * Louis Gossett Jr. (born 1936), American actor * Louis Johnson (bassist) (1955–2015), American bass player and singer, member of The Brothers Johnson * Louis Jordan (1908–1975), pioneering American jazz, blues and rhythm & blues musician and songwriter * Louis Jourdan (1921–2015), French actor * Louis Jouvet (1887–1951), French actor and director * Louis Kahn, Louis I. Kahn (1901–1974), American architect * Louis L'Amour (1908–1988), American author of Western fiction * Louis Logic, American underground rapper * Louis Masreliez (1748–1810), French-born Swedish painter and interior designer * Louis Prima (1910–1978), Italian American jazz and swing musician and trumpeter * Louis Rukeyser (1933–2006), American economic commentator * Lou Diamond Phillips (born 1962), American actor * Lou Rawls (1933–2006), American musician * Lou Reed (1942–2013), American musician * Louis Sachar (born 1954), American author of children's books * Louis Spohr (1784–1859), German composer * Louis Sullivan (1856–1924), American architect * Louis Theroux (born 1970), British television broadcaster * Louis Tomlinson (born 1991), English pop singer; one-fourth of English-Irish boy band One Direction * Louis Van Lint (1909–1986), Belgian artist * Louis Vuitton (designer) (1821–1892), French fashion designer * Louis Wain (1860–1936), British artist who drew cats * Louis Walsh (born 1952), Irish entertainment manager


Politics

* Louis Brandeis (1856–1941), American Supreme Court justice and Zionist leader * Louis Philippe de Bombelles, Austrian count and diplomat * Louis H. Bruni (born 1949), Texas politician and businessman *Louis Conradt, politician from Texas, investigated by ''To Catch a Predator'' *Louis DeJoy (born 1957), American businessman and current postmaster general of the United States * Louis René Édouard, cardinal de Rohan (1734–1803), French religious leader and politician * Louis Farrakhan (born 1933), Afro-American social leader * Louis Gerhard De Geer, Louis De Geer (1818–1896), Sweden's first prime minister; baron, statesman and writer *Gerhard Louis De Geer, known as Louis De Geer (1854–1935), Swedish prime minister * Louie Gohmert, Louis "Louie" Gohmert (born 1953), Texas politician and U.S. Congressman * L. L. Hunter, Louis Lucien Hunter, Sri Lankan civil servant and politician * Louis St. Laurent (1882–1973), Canadian politician who served as the 12th prime minister of Canada * Louis Lingg (1864–1887), German anarchist arrested after Haymarket Square bombing * Louis Michel (born 1947), Belgian politician * Louis Riel (1844–1885), Canadian politician, a founder of Manitoba, and leader of the Métis


Royalty


Holy Roman Emperors and Kings of Germany

* Louis the Pious, Emperor and King of the Franks from 814 to his death. * Louis II, Holy Roman Emperor, eldest son of the emperor Lothair I * Louis III, Holy Roman Emperor, maternal grandson of the emperor Louis II * Louis the German (Louis II), the third son of the emperor Louis the Pious and his first wife * Louis the Child (Louis III), the last true Carolingian ruler of East Francia * Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor


Kings of France

* Louis the Pious, Emperor and King of the Franks from 814 to his death * Louis the Stammerer, the eldest son of Charles the Bald and Ermentrude of Orléans * Louis III of France, king of Western Francia * Louis IV of France, king of France from 936 to 954 * Louis V of France, son of the Frankish King Lothair and his wife Emma * Louis VI of France, King of France from 1108 to 1137 * Louis VII of France, King of France from 1137 to 1180 * Louis VIII of France, King of France from 1223 to 1226 * Louis IX of France, King of France from 1226 to 1270 * Louis X of France, King of France from 1314 to 1316 * Louis XI of France, King of France from 1461 to 1483 * Louis XII of France, King of France from 1498 to 1515 * Louis XIII of France, King of France and Navarre from 1610 to 1643 * Louis XIV of France, King of France and Navarre from 1643 to 1715 * Louis XV of France, King of France and Navarre from 1715 to 1774 * Louis XVI of France, King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791 * Louis XVII of France, the son of King Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette * Louis XVIII of France, King of France and Navarre from 1815 to 1824 * Louis XIX of France, King of France and Navarre for twenty minutes in 1830 before his abdication


Other French royalty

* Louis I, Duke of Bourbon, Duke of Bourbon * Louis II, Duke of Bourbon, Duke of Bourbon * Louis I de Bourbon, prince de Condé, Prince of Condé * Louis II de Bourbon, prince de Condé, Prince of Condé * Louis III, Prince of Condé, Prince of Condé * Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon (also known as Louis IV, prince de Condé) * Louis Joseph de Bourbon, prince de Condé (also known as Louis V Joseph) * Louis Henry II, Prince of Condé (also known as Louis VI Henri) * Louis Armand I, Prince of Conti, Prince of Conti * Louis Armand II, Prince of Conti, Prince of Conti * Louis François I, Prince of Conti, Prince of Conti * Louis François II, Prince of Conti, Prince of Conti


Kings of Etruria

* Louis I of Etruria, King of Etruria from 1801 to 1803 * Charles II, Duke of Parma, Louis II of Etruria, King from 1803–1807, also Duke of Lucca (1824–1847) and Duke of Parma (1847–1849)


Kings of Holland

* Louis Bonaparte, Louis I Bonaparte, King of Holland from 1806 to 1810 * Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Louis II Bonaparte, King of Holland in 1810, also Grand Duke of Berg


Kings of Hungary

* Louis the Great, (Louis I of Hungary) Apostolic King of Hungary, Dalmatia, Croatia, Rama, Serbia, Galicia, Lodomeria, Jerusalem and Sicily from 1342, King of Poland from 1370 * Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia, King of Bohemia and Hungary from 1516 to 1526


King of Portugal

* Louis I of Portugal (1838–1889), succeeded to his older brother Peter V in 1861


King of Spain

* Louis I of Spain, the eldest son of Philip V of Spain by his first Queen consort Maria Louisa of Savoy


Princes of Monaco

* Louis I, Prince of Monaco * Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Sovereign Prince of Monaco from 26 June 1922 until 9 May 1949


Princes of the United Kingdom

* Prince Louis of Cambridge (b. 23 April 2018), third child and second son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth II.


Dukes and Kings of Bavaria

* Louis I, Duke of Bavaria * Louis II, Duke of Bavaria * Louis III, Duke of Bavaria * Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, also Duke of Bavaria * Louis V, Duke of Bavaria, also Margrave of Brandenburg as Louis I * Louis VI, Duke of Bavaria, also Margrave of Brandenburg as Louis II * Louis VII, Duke of Bavaria * Louis VIII, Duke of Bavaria * Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria * Louis X, Duke of Bavaria * Ludwig I of Bavaria, Louis I King of Bavaria from 1825 to 1848 * Ludwig II of Bavaria, Louis II King of Bavaria from 1864 to 1886, the ''Märchenkönig'' (Fairy tale king) * Ludwig III of Bavaria, Louis III, Regent from 1912 to 1913, King from 1913 to 1918 (last king of Bavaria)


Grand-Duke of Berg

* Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Louis, Grand Duke of Berg from 1809 to 1813, also King of Holland as Louis II


Grand-Dukes of Hesse

* Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse * Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse * Louis III, Grand Duke of Hesse * Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse


Duke of Savoy

* Louis, Duke of Savoy, Duke of Savoy from 1440 to 1465


Duke of Württemberg

* Louis Eugene, Duke of Württemberg


Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

* Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt


Science and innovation

* Louis Blériot (1872–1936), French aviator and inventor * Louis Braille (1809–1852), inventor of braille * Louis de Broglie (1892–1987), French physicist and Nobel Prize laureate * Louis Ignarro (1941) American pharmacologist and Nobel Prize laureate * Louis Leakey (1903–1972), British paleontologist * Louis Lliboutry, French-Chilean glaciologist * Louis Mink (1921–1983), American philosopher of history * Louis Pasteur (1822–1895), French microbiologist and chemist, discoverer of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization * Louis Schoonhoven (born 1931), Dutch entomologist * Louis Wirth (1897–1952), American sociologist


Sports

* Louis Almond (born 1992), English footballer * Louis Babrow (1915–2004), South African rugby union player * Louis Baise (born 1927), South African Olympic wrestler * Lou Boudreau (1917–2001), American, Hall of Fame baseball player and manager * Lou Brock (born 1939), American baseball player * Louis Bullard (1956–2010), American football player * Louis Campbell (born 1979), American basketball player * Louis Chevrolet (1878–1941), racing driver and the founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company * Louis Deletraz (born 1997), Swiss race car driver * Louis Clarke (1901–77), American Olympic track champion * Louis Ford (footballer) (born 1914), Welsh footballer * Louis van Gaal (born 1951), Dutch footballer and manager * Lou Gehrig (1903–1941), American baseball player * Louis Jani (born 1957), Canadian judoka * Kid Kaplan, Louis Kaplan (1901–1970), nicknamed "Kid Kaplan", Russian-born American world champion Hall of Fame featherweight boxer * Louis King (basketball) (born 1999), American basketball player * Louis Klotz (born 1921), nicknamed "Red", American NBA basketball player and owner of the Washington Generals and New York Nationals * Louis Pilot (born 1940), Luxembourgian footballer and manager * Louis Rubenstein (1861–1931), Canadian world champion Hall of Fame figure skater * Louis Saha (born 1978), French footballer * Louis Smith (gymnast) (born 1989), English gymnast


Others

*Louis Edmund Blaze (1861–1951), Sri Lankan Burgher people, Burgher educationist, founder of Kingswood College, Kandy, Sri Lanka *Louis Botha (1862–1919), South African politician, first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa, one of the principal commanders of the Second Boer War * Louis Congo (c. 1725), emancipated slave, appointed public executioner of Louisiana * Louis Le Duff, French billionaire businessman * Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, French general during World War I * Louis V. Gerstner Jr. (born 1942), chairman and CEO of IBM * Louis Jolliet (1645–1700), French explorer, one of the first Europeans to reach the northern part of the Mississippi River * Louis-Frédéric Lescure (1904–1993), French industrialist * Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Louis Mountbatten (1900–1979), last Viceroy of India and first Governor-General of independent India, cousin of Queen Elizabeth II * Louis Palander (1842–1920], Swedish naval officer * Louis (parrot), parrot from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, well-provided for by owner's will after her death in 1949 * Louis H. Pollak (1922–2012), American district court judge and dean of Yale Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School * Louis Pope (b.1947), American businessman *Louis B. Schwartz (1913–2003), American law professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School * Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp (born 1994), heir apparent to earldom. * Louis Zamperini (1917–2014), American World War II veteran, Christian evangelist and an Olympic distance runner, best known for being a Japanese POW survivor.


Fictional characters

* Louis de Pointe du Lac, character in the Vampire Chronicles novels by Anne Rice * Louis the Alligator, from film ''The Princess and the Frog'' * Louis Litt, character played by Rick Hoffman in ''Suits'' * Louis Tully, character played by Rick Moranis in ''Ghostbusters'' and ''Ghostbusters II'' * Louis Wu, character in the Ringworld books by Larry Niven * Louie Duck, Disney character * Louis, one of the protagonists of ''Left 4 Dead'' * Louis, a protagonist of the Japanese manga series ''Beastars''


See also

* Lois * Louis (disambiguation) * Louise (given name), Louise * Louie (given name), Louie * Ludwig (given name), Ludwig


References

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