Louise (given name)
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Louise and Luise are, respectively,
French French (french: français(e), link=no) may refer to: * Something of, from, or related to France France (), officially the French Republic (french: link=no, République française), is a country primarily located in Western Europe, consistin ...

French
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German German(s) may refer to: Common uses * of or related to Germany * Germans, Germanic ethnic group, citizens of Germany or people of German ancestry * For citizens of Germany, see also German nationality law * German language The German la ...

German
feminine forms of
LouisLouis may refer to: * Louis (given name) Louis is the French language, French form of the Old Frankish language, Old Frankish given name Clovis (given name), Chlodowig and one of two English language, English forms, the other being Lewis (given nam ...
. Louise has been regularly used as a female name in
English English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval England, which has eventually become the World language, leading lan ...

English
speaking countries since the middle of the 19th century. It has ranked among the top 100 names given to girls in
France France (), officially the French Republic (french: link=no, République française), is a country primarily located in Western Europe, consisting of metropolitan France and Overseas France, several overseas regions and territories. The metro ...

France
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England England is a Countries of the United Kingdom, country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to its west and Scotland to its north. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. En ...

England
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Scotland
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Sweden Sweden ( sv, Sverige ), officially the Kingdom of Sweden ( sv, links=no, Konungariket Sverige ), is a Nordic countries, Nordic country in Northern Europe.The United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names states that the country's for ...

Sweden
and
Wales Wales ( cy, Cymru ) is a country that is Countries of the United Kingdom, part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the Wales–England border, east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It ...

Wales
in recent years. It last ranked among the top 1,000 first names for girls born in the
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in 1991, but remains a more common middle name.


Feminine variants

*Aloisia
German German(s) may refer to: Common uses * of or related to Germany * Germans, Germanic ethnic group, citizens of Germany or people of German ancestry * For citizens of Germany, see also German nationality law * German language The German la ...

German
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Italian Italian may refer to: * Anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Italy ** Italians, an ethnic group or simply a citizen of the Italian Republic ** Italian language, a Romance language *** Regional Italian, regional variants of the ...

Italian
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Spanish Spanish may refer to: * Items from or related to Spain: **Spaniards, a nation and ethnic group indigenous to Spain **Spanish language **Spanish cuisine Other places * Spanish, Ontario, Canada * Spanish River (disambiguation), the name of several ...

Spanish
*Aloisie
Czech Czech may refer to: * Anything from or related to the Czech Republic The Czech Republic (; cs, Česká republika ), also known by its short-form name, Czechia (; cz, Česko ), is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Au ...
*Alojza
Polish Polish may refer to: * Anything from or related to Poland Poland ( pl, Polska ), officially the Republic of Poland ( pl, Rzeczpospolita Polska, links=no ), is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 Voivodeships of Pol ...
*Alojzia
HungarianHungarian may refer to: * Hungary, a country in Central Europe * Kingdom of Hungary, state of Hungary, existing between 1000 and 1946 * Hungarians, ethnic groups in Hungary * Hungarian algorithm, a polynomial time algorithm for solving the assignmen ...
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Slovak Slovak may refer to: * Something from, related to, or belonging to Slovakia (''Slovenská republika'') * Slovaks, a Western Slavic ethnic group * Slovak language, an Indo-European language that belongs to the West Slavic languages * Slovak, Arkans ...
*Alojzija
Slovene Slovene or Slovenian may refer to: * Something of, from, or related to Slovenia, a country in Central Europe * Slovene language, a South Slavic language mainly spoken in Slovenia * Slovenes, an ethno-linguistic group mainly living in Slovenia * Sla ...
*Heloísa
Portuguese Portuguese may refer to: * anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Portugal ** Portuguese cuisine, traditional foods ** Portuguese language, a Romance language *** Portuguese dialects, variants of the Portuguese language ** Portug ...

Portuguese
*Labhaoise
Irish Irish most commonly refers to: * Someone or something of, from, or related to: ** Ireland, an island situated off the north-western coast of continental Europe ** Northern Ireland, a constituent unit of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and North ...
*Liudvika
Lithuanian Lithuanian may refer to: * Lithuanians Lithuanians ( lt, lietuviai, singular ''lietuvis/lietuvė'') are a Balts, Baltic ethnic group. They are native to Lithuania, where they number around 2,561,300 people. Another million or more make up the Lith ...
*Lluïsa
Catalan Catalan may refer to: Catalonia From, or related to Catalonia: * Catalan language, a Romance language * Catalans, an ethnic group formed by the people from, or with origins in, Catalonia * Països Catalans, territories where Catalan is spoken * Ca ...
*Loes
Dutch Dutch commonly refers to: * Something of, from, or related to the Netherlands * Dutch people () * Dutch language () *Dutch language , spoken in Belgium (also referred as ''flemish'') Dutch may also refer to:" Castle * Dutch Castle Places * ...
*Lou
English English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval England, which has eventually become the World language, leading lan ...

English
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French French (french: français(e), link=no) may refer to: * Something of, from, or related to France France (), officially the French Republic (french: link=no, République française), is a country primarily located in Western Europe, consistin ...

French
*Louella
English English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval England, which has eventually become the World language, leading lan ...

English
*Louisa
English English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval England, which has eventually become the World language, leading lan ...

English
*Louise
Danish Danish may refer to: * Something of, from, or related to the country of Denmark * A national or citizen of Denmark, also called a "Dane", see Demographics of Denmark * Danish people or Danes, people with a Danish ancestral or ethnic identity * Danis ...
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Dutch Dutch commonly refers to: * Something of, from, or related to the Netherlands * Dutch people () * Dutch language () *Dutch language , spoken in Belgium (also referred as ''flemish'') Dutch may also refer to:" Castle * Dutch Castle Places * ...
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English English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval England, which has eventually become the World language, leading lan ...

English
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French French (french: français(e), link=no) may refer to: * Something of, from, or related to France France (), officially the French Republic (french: link=no, République française), is a country primarily located in Western Europe, consistin ...

French
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Norwegian Norwegian, Norwayan, or Norsk may refer to: *Something of, from, or related to Norway, a country in northwestern Europe *Norwegians, both a nation and an ethnic group native to Norway *Demographics of Norway *The Norwegian language, including the t ...
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Swedish Swedish or ' may refer to: * Anything from or related to Sweden, a country in Northern Europe * Swedish language, a North Germanic language spoken primarily in Sweden and Finland * Swedish alphabet, the official alphabet used by the Swedish langua ...
*Louiza (Λουίζα)
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, Kabyle *Louize
Dutch Dutch commonly refers to: * Something of, from, or related to the Netherlands * Dutch people () * Dutch language () *Dutch language , spoken in Belgium (also referred as ''flemish'') Dutch may also refer to:" Castle * Dutch Castle Places * ...
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French French (french: français(e), link=no) may refer to: * Something of, from, or related to France France (), officially the French Republic (french: link=no, République française), is a country primarily located in Western Europe, consistin ...

French
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German German(s) may refer to: Common uses * of or related to Germany * Germans, Germanic ethnic group, citizens of Germany or people of German ancestry * For citizens of Germany, see also German nationality law * German language The German la ...

German
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English English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval England, which has eventually become the World language, leading lan ...

English
*Lova
Swedish Swedish or ' may refer to: * Anything from or related to Sweden, a country in Northern Europe * Swedish language, a North Germanic language spoken primarily in Sweden and Finland * Swedish alphabet, the official alphabet used by the Swedish langua ...
*Liisa
Finnish Finnish may refer to: * Something or someone from, or related to Finland * Finnish culture * Finnish people or Finns, the primary ethnic group in Finland * Finnish language, the national language of the Finnish people * Finnish cuisine See also

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Estonian Estonian may refer to: *Something of, from, or related to Estonia, a country in the Baltic region in northern Europe *Estonians, people from Estonia, or of Estonian descent *Estonian language *Estonian cuisine *Estonian culture See also

* * La ...
*Loviisa
Finnish Finnish may refer to: * Something or someone from, or related to Finland * Finnish culture * Finnish people or Finns, the primary ethnic group in Finland * Finnish language, the national language of the Finnish people * Finnish cuisine See also

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*Loviise
Estonian Estonian may refer to: *Something of, from, or related to Estonia, a country in the Baltic region in northern Europe *Estonians, people from Estonia, or of Estonian descent *Estonian language *Estonian cuisine *Estonian culture See also

* * La ...
*Lovisa
Swedish Swedish or ' may refer to: * Anything from or related to Sweden, a country in Northern Europe * Swedish language, a North Germanic language spoken primarily in Sweden and Finland * Swedish alphabet, the official alphabet used by the Swedish langua ...
*Lovise
Danish Danish may refer to: * Something of, from, or related to the country of Denmark * A national or citizen of Denmark, also called a "Dane", see Demographics of Denmark * Danish people or Danes, people with a Danish ancestral or ethnic identity * Danis ...
,
Norwegian Norwegian, Norwayan, or Norsk may refer to: *Something of, from, or related to Norway, a country in northwestern Europe *Norwegians, both a nation and an ethnic group native to Norway *Demographics of Norway *The Norwegian language, including the t ...
*Lu
English English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval England, which has eventually become the World language, leading lan ...

English
*Luann
English English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval England, which has eventually become the World language, leading lan ...

English
*Luana
English English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval England, which has eventually become the World language, leading lan ...

English
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Portuguese Portuguese may refer to: * anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Portugal ** Portuguese cuisine, traditional foods ** Portuguese language, a Romance language *** Portuguese dialects, variants of the Portuguese language ** Portug ...

Portuguese
*Luanne
English English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval England, which has eventually become the World language, leading lan ...

English
*Ludovica
Italian Italian may refer to: * Anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Italy ** Italians, an ethnic group or simply a citizen of the Italian Republic ** Italian language, a Romance language *** Regional Italian, regional variants of the ...

Italian
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Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic languages, Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. Latin was originally spoken in the area around Rome, known as Latium. Through the power of the Roman Republic, it became the ...

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*Ludwika
Polish Polish may refer to: * Anything from or related to Poland Poland ( pl, Polska ), officially the Republic of Poland ( pl, Rzeczpospolita Polska, links=no ), is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 Voivodeships of Pol ...
*Luella
English English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval England, which has eventually become the World language, leading lan ...

English
*Luigia
Italian Italian may refer to: * Anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Italy ** Italians, an ethnic group or simply a citizen of the Italian Republic ** Italian language, a Romance language *** Regional Italian, regional variants of the ...

Italian
*Luigina
Italian Italian may refer to: * Anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Italy ** Italians, an ethnic group or simply a citizen of the Italian Republic ** Italian language, a Romance language *** Regional Italian, regional variants of the ...

Italian
*Luísa
Portuguese Portuguese may refer to: * anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Portugal ** Portuguese cuisine, traditional foods ** Portuguese language, a Romance language *** Portuguese dialects, variants of the Portuguese language ** Portug ...

Portuguese
*Luisa
Italian Italian may refer to: * Anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Italy ** Italians, an ethnic group or simply a citizen of the Italian Republic ** Italian language, a Romance language *** Regional Italian, regional variants of the ...

Italian
,
Spanish Spanish may refer to: * Items from or related to Spain: **Spaniards, a nation and ethnic group indigenous to Spain **Spanish language **Spanish cuisine Other places * Spanish, Ontario, Canada * Spanish River (disambiguation), the name of several ...

Spanish
,
Estonian Estonian may refer to: *Something of, from, or related to Estonia, a country in the Baltic region in northern Europe *Estonians, people from Estonia, or of Estonian descent *Estonian language *Estonian cuisine *Estonian culture See also

* * La ...
*Luise
German German(s) may refer to: Common uses * of or related to Germany * Germans, Germanic ethnic group, citizens of Germany or people of German ancestry * For citizens of Germany, see also German nationality law * German language The German la ...

German
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Estonian Estonian may refer to: *Something of, from, or related to Estonia, a country in the Baltic region in northern Europe *Estonians, people from Estonia, or of Estonian descent *Estonian language *Estonian cuisine *Estonian culture See also

* * La ...
*Luisella
Italian Italian may refer to: * Anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Italy ** Italians, an ethnic group or simply a citizen of the Italian Republic ** Italian language, a Romance language *** Regional Italian, regional variants of the ...

Italian
*Luiza
Polish Polish may refer to: * Anything from or related to Poland Poland ( pl, Polska ), officially the Republic of Poland ( pl, Rzeczpospolita Polska, links=no ), is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 Voivodeships of Pol ...
,
Portuguese Portuguese may refer to: * anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Portugal ** Portuguese cuisine, traditional foods ** Portuguese language, a Romance language *** Portuguese dialects, variants of the Portuguese language ** Portug ...

Portuguese
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Romanian Romanian may refer to: *anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Romania Romania ( ; ro, România ) is a country at the crossroads of Central Europe, Central, Eastern Europe, Eastern and Southeast Europe, Southeastern Euro ...
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Russian Russian refers to anything related to Russia, including: *Russians (русские, ''russkiye''), an ethnic group of the East Slavic peoples, primarily living in Russia and neighboring countries *Rossiyane (россияне), Russian language term ...
(Луиза),
Albanian Albanian may refer to: *Pertaining to Albania in Southeast Europe; in particular: **Albanians, an ethnic group native to the Balkans **Albanian language **Albanian culture **Demographics of Albania, includes other ethnic groups within the country ...

Albanian
*Luīze Latvian *Lujza
HungarianHungarian may refer to: * Hungary, a country in Central Europe * Kingdom of Hungary, state of Hungary, existing between 1000 and 1946 * Hungarians, ethnic groups in Hungary * Hungarian algorithm, a polynomial time algorithm for solving the assignmen ...
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Slovak Slovak may refer to: * Something from, related to, or belonging to Slovakia (''Slovenská republika'') * Slovaks, a Western Slavic ethnic group * Slovak language, an Indo-European language that belongs to the West Slavic languages * Slovak, Arkans ...
*Lula
English English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval England, which has eventually become the World language, leading lan ...

English
*Lulu
English English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval England, which has eventually become the World language, leading lan ...

English
,
German German(s) may refer to: Common uses * of or related to Germany * Germans, Germanic ethnic group, citizens of Germany or people of German ancestry * For citizens of Germany, see also German nationality law * German language The German la ...

German
*Luyiza
Ukrainian Ukrainian may refer to: * Something of, from, or related to Ukraine * Something relating to Ukrainians an East Slavic people from Eastern Europe * Something relating to Demographics of Ukraine, in terms of demography: population of Ukraine * Somethi ...
(Луїза) *Ruiha Māori


People with the name


Arts

*
Louise Blanchard Bethune
Louise Blanchard Bethune
, architect *
Louise Bourgeois Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (; 25 December 191131 May 2010) was a French American, French-American artist. Although she is best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker. She ...
, French sculptor * Louise Cotnoir (born 1948), Canadian writer * Louise Murray (1854 – 1931), American local historian and museum director *Louise Nevelson, American sculptor *Louise Robert (born 1941), Canadian painter


Entertainment

*Louise Abuel, Filipino teen actor *Louise Beavers, African-American film and television actress *Louise Bourgoin, French actress *Louise Brealey, English actress *Louise Brooks, American silent film actress *Jenna-Louise Coleman, British actress *Louise Fletcher, American actress *Louise Gold, British Muppet performer *Luise Gruber, Austrian blues singer-songwriter, professionally known as Saint Lu *Louise Harman, real name of Lady Sovereign (born 1985), British rapper *Louise Harrison, British actress *Louise Jameson, British actress *Louise Lasser, American actress *Louise Michaëli, opera singer *Louise Plowright, British actress *Luise Rainer, German-Austrian-American actress *Louise delos Reyes, Filipino actress *Louise Redknapp, British singer *Mary-Louise Parker, American actress


Literature

* Louise Adler (born 1954), Australian publisher and academic *Luise Aston, German author *Louise Bogan, American poet *Louise Compain, French feminist author *Louise Cooper, British writer *Louise Erdrich, American novelist and poet *Louise Flodin, Swedish journalist and publisher *Luise Gottsched, German poet, playwright, essayist, and translator *Louise Granberg (1812–1907), Swedish playwright *Louise Hay, American motivational author and publisher *Luise Hensel, German religious author and poet *Louise Manning Hodgkins, American educator, author, editor *Louise Herschman Mannheimer, Czech-American writer, poet, school founder, inventor *Louise Markscheffel, American journalist, editor, critic *Louise Chandler Moulton, American poet, story-writer, critic *Luise von Ploennies, German poet *Louise Rennison (1951–2016), English author and comedian *Louise Hammond Willis Snead, American writer, lecturer, artist *Louise Collier Willcox (1865-1929), American author, editor, anthologist, translator, suffragist


Politicians

*Martha Louise Black (1866–1957), Canadian politician *Louise Feltham (1935–2020), Canadian politician *Louise Hardy (born 1959), Canadian politician *Louise Thibault (born 1947), Canadian politician


Royalty

*Marie Luise von Degenfeld, countess *Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817–1898), queen consort to Christian IX of Denmark *Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the Queen of Prussia (1776–1810) *Louise Mountbatten, the Queen of Sweden *Louise of Savoy, regent of France (1476–1531) *Archduchess Luise, Princess of Tuscany, the daughter of Ferdinand IV of Tuscany and his second wife Alicia of Parma *Lady Louise Windsor, youngest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, daughter of her youngest son Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex *Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, Märtha Louise of Norway (1971–), Princess *Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel *Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, fourth daughter of Queen Victoria


Sports

*Vilma Abrahamsson, Vilma Louise Abrahamsson, Swedish football player *Louise Brough, American tennis player *Louise Carroll, Scottish field hockey defender *Luise Krüger, German athlete who competed mainly in the javelin * Louise Lieberman (born 1977), American soccer coach and former player *Louise Miller, English high jumper *Louise Mitchell, Australian swimmer *Louise Munn, Scottish field hockey defender *Louise Sauvage, Paralympian (Olympian in the Paralympics) *Louise Vanhille, French gymnast


Other professions

*Louise Arbour (born 1947), Canadian lawyer and diplomat *Louise Brown (born 1978), first human to be born after in vitro fertilisation, in the UK *Louise Charron (born 1951), Canadian lawyer *Luise Hercus (1926–2018), German-born Australian linguist *Murder of Louise Jensen, Louise Jensen (died 1994), Danish murder victim * Louise Macdonald, national director of the Institute of Directors in Scotland *Louise de Marillac (1591–1660), co-founder of the Daughters of Charity and Roman Catholic saint *Louise O'Sullivan (businesswoman), Louise O'Sullivan (born 1973), Irish telecommunications executive *Louise Ravelli (born 1963), Australian linguist *Louise Reed Stowell (1850–1932), American scientist and author *Louise van den Plas (1877–1968), Belgian suffragist


Fictional characters

*List of The Familiar of Zero characters, Louise Françoise le Blanc de la Vallière (named after Louise de la Vallière), female protagonist in the light novel, anime, and manga series ''Zero no Tsukaima'' *Louise, a character in the manga and anime series ''Attack on Titan'' *Louise the Lady of Violets, wife of the sage Lord Pent and a character in Fire Emblem (video game), ''Fire Emblem'' (video game) *Louise Halevy, supporting character from the ''Gundam 00'' franchise *Louise Darling, a friend of Ruby with brown fur in Max & Ruby, ''Max and Ruby'' *Louise Jefferson (nicknamed "Weezie"), neighbor of Archie Bunker in ''All in the Family'' and a main character in the spin-off ''The Jeffersons'' *Louise Mallard, main character from "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin *Louise Brooks, one of the main characters in the BBC sitcom ''Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps'' *Louise Sidell, the title character's closest friend in the Penny Parker books *Louise Belcher, one of the main characters in animated sitcom ''Bob's Burgers'' *Louise Grimsley Capice, long running character in the crime/mystery serial ''The Edge of Night'' *Lighthouse Louise, a female snail from the ''SpongeBob SquarePants'' episode "Lighthouse Louie", used to be named Louie, but when she revealed that she has newborn baby snails, she became Louise


Songs

*"Louise" by The Yardbirds from the album ''Five Live Yardbirds'' (1964) *"Louise (The Human League song), Louise" by Human League from the album ''Hysteria (The Human League album), Hysteria'' *"Change in Louise" by Joe Cocker from the album ''With a Little Help from My Friends (Joe Cocker album), With a Little Help from My Friends'' *"Jolie Louise" (1989) by Daniel Lanois *"Louise (Maurice Chevalier song), Louise" by Maurice Chevalier *"Louise, Louisa" by Mew (band), Mew from the album ''And the Glass Handed Kites'' *"Louise" by NOFX from the album ''Pump Up the Valuum'' *"Louise" by Clan of Xymox from the album ''Medusa (Clan of Xymox album), Medusa'' *"Liza and Louise" by NOFX from the album ''White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean''


See also

*Lovisa *Lowiena {{given name English given names Danish feminine given names French feminine given names English feminine given names German feminine given names Swedish feminine given names cs:Aloisie de:Luise nl:Louise ja:ルイーズ