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Louis

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396k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Louis

"Louis" is a name of German origin, and it means "Famed Warrior". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. United States prizefighter who was world heavyweight champion for 12 years (1914-1981)
Wiktionary

A French royal name, from Latin Ludovicus, from Frankish *Hlūdawīg, from Proto-Germanic *Hlūdawīgą (“loud war”). Cognate with German Ludwig and its English doublet Lewis.

  1. A male given name.
  2. A female given name
  3. (historical numismatics) Alternative letter-case form of louis: various gold and silver coins issued by the French kings.

Louis was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, French, German, and Norman

Notable Persons Named Louis

Louis XIV was royalty. He was most active from 1643 to 1715. Louis was born as the child of Louis XIII of France and Anne of Austria on September 5th, 1638 in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. He left this life on September 1st, 1715.

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Louis C.K. is an observational comedy, black comedy, ribaldry, cringe comedy, insult comedy, sarcasm, self-deprecation, satire, and surrealism comedian. Louis was given the name Louis Székely on September 12th, 1967 in Washington, D.C., United States.

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Louis Armstrong was a musician. He was most active from 1914 to 1971. Louis was given the name Louis Daniel Armstrong on August 4th, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. Louis is also known as Satchmo, Ambassador Satch, Dipper, Dippermouth, Pops, and Satch. He died on July 6th, 1971.

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Louis XVI was royalty. He holds the title Paul Wranitzky: "Funeral March for the Death of the King Louis XVI" from the Symphony Op. 31 "The Revolution" or "La Paix" and Mov. 2 Pt. 2.. His ongoing career started in 1774. Louis was born as the child of Louis, Dauphin of France (1729–1765), Maria Josepha of Saxony, and Dauphine of France on August 23rd, 1754 in Palace of Versailles. He left this life on January 21st, 1793.

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Louis XV was royalty. He was most prominent from 1715 to 1774. Louis was born as the child of Louis, Duke of Burgundy, and Marie Adélaïde of Savoy on February 15th, 1710 in Palace of Versailles, France. He died on May 10th, 1774.

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Louis Theroux is a documentary filmmaker and broadcaster. He was most prominent from 1993 to present. Louis was given the name Louis Sebastian Theroux on May 20th, 1970 in Singapore.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Louis

Joe Louis was a boxer. Joe was born on May 13th, 1914 in LaFayette, Alabama, U.S. He breathed his last breath on April 12th, 1981.

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Louis was royalty. He holds the title Dauphin of France. Louis was born as the child of Louis XIV of France and Maria Theresa of Spain on November 1st, 1661 in Palace of Fontainebleau. He died on April 14th, 1711.

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Her most notable accomplishments were from 1943 to 1990. Rhonda was given the name Marilyn Louis on August 10th, 1923 in Hollywood, California, U.S.

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Martin St. Louis is a hockey player. He was most prominent from 1997 to 2015. Martin was born on June 18th, 1975 in Laval, Quebec.

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Prince Louis is royalty. Prince was born as the child of Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Maria Teresa, and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg on August 3rd, 1986 in Luxembourg City.

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Ernest Louis was royalty. He holds the title Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine. His most notable accomplishments were from 1892 to 1918. Ernest was born as the child of Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom on November 25th, 1868 in Darmstadt. He breathed his last breath on October 9th, 1937.

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How popular is the baby name Louis in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 833 5 828 #19 boy name
1881 746 0 746 #19 boy name
1882 858 6 852 #18 boy name
1883 805 9 796 #19 boy name
1884 892 6 886 #19 boy name
1885 814 5 809 #19 boy name
1886 855 9 846 #19 boy name
1887 798 7 791 #19 boy name
1888 891 7 884 #19 boy name
1889 846 9 837 #19 boy name
1890 871 11 860 #19 boy name
1891 802 16 786 #19 boy name
1892 873 8 865 #22 boy name
1893 828 12 816 #22 boy name
1894 877 8 869 #21 boy name
1895 921 8 913 #21 boy name
1896 880 9 871 #22 boy name
1897 840 9 831 #23 boy name
1898 874 12 862 #27 boy name
1899 779 9 770 #26 boy name
1900 1,112 14 1,098 #26 boy name
1901 805 8 797 #25 boy name
1902 918 6 912 #25 boy name
1903 906 17 889 #25 boy name
1904 947 11 936 #26 boy name
1905 995 14 981 #25 boy name
1906 1,111 10 1,101 #22 boy name
1907 1,123 12 1,111 #25 boy name
1908 1,332 15 1,317 #22 boy name
1909 1,250 19 1,231 #24 boy name
1910 1,597 28 1,569 #24 boy name
1911 1,855 17 1,838 #21 boy name
1912 3,613 22 3,591 #20 boy name
1913 4,289 31 4,258 #20 boy name
1914 5,538 43 5,495 #20 boy name
1915 6,568 50 6,518 #23 boy name
1916 6,848 31 6,817 #22 boy name
1917 6,826 55 6,771 #23 boy name
1918 7,136 52 7,084 #24 boy name
1919 6,703 43 6,660 #28 boy name
1920 7,025 59 6,966 #28 boy name
1921 7,296 49 7,247 #29 boy name
1922 7,160 63 7,097 #27 boy name
1923 7,128 53 7,075 #27 boy name
1924 7,096 57 7,039 #28 boy name
1925 6,867 68 6,799 #29 boy name
1926 6,584 71 6,513 #30 boy name
1927 6,732 68 6,664 #29 boy name
1928 6,359 63 6,296 #32 boy name
1929 6,045 52 5,993 #32 boy name
1930 5,863 52 5,811 #34 boy name
1931 5,479 58 5,421 #37 boy name
1932 5,189 56 5,133 #39 boy name
1933 4,724 32 4,692 #40 boy name
1934 4,723 44 4,679 #40 boy name
1935 4,648 32 4,616 #42 boy name
1936 4,454 36 4,418 #44 boy name
1937 4,383 27 4,356 #46 boy name
1938 4,412 22 4,390 #47 boy name
1939 4,251 27 4,224 #49 boy name
1940 4,356 32 4,324 #50 boy name
1941 4,469 30 4,439 #50 boy name
1942 5,174 22 5,152 #51 boy name
1943 5,061 29 5,032 #53 boy name
1944 4,698 21 4,677 #54 boy name
1945 4,510 30 4,480 #55 boy name
1946 4,948 29 4,919 #63 boy name
1947 5,803 26 5,777 #64 boy name
1948 5,412 29 5,383 #64 boy name
1949 5,264 30 5,234 #65 boy name
1950 4,978 27 4,951 #66 boy name
1951 5,123 28 5,095 #76 boy name
1952 4,939 23 4,916 #79 boy name
1953 5,015 32 4,983 #78 boy name
1954 4,861 18 4,843 #81 boy name
1955 4,796 19 4,777 #82 boy name
1956 4,926 27 4,899 #82 boy name
1957 4,721 28 4,693 #86 boy name
1958 4,468 22 4,446 #94 boy name
1959 4,335 29 4,306 #100 boy name
1960 4,154 24 4,130
1961 3,981 20 3,961
1962 3,612 21 3,591
1963 3,638 15 3,623
1964 3,600 15 3,585
1965 3,292 18 3,274
1966 3,015 24 2,991
1967 2,918 21 2,897
1968 2,738 28 2,710
1969 2,650 24 2,626
1970 2,668 22 2,646
1971 2,537 18 2,519
1972 2,127 21 2,106
1973 1,916 12 1,904
1974 1,953 17 1,936
1975 1,825 13 1,812
1976 1,805 23 1,782
1977 1,884 18 1,866
1978 1,777 20 1,757
1979 1,851 13 1,838
1980 1,808 20 1,788
1981 1,828 23 1,805
1982 1,712 17 1,695
1983 1,779 16 1,763
1984 1,725 16 1,709
1985 1,701 19 1,682
1986 1,707 24 1,683
1987 1,691 9 1,682
1988 1,720 16 1,704
1989 1,853 17 1,836
1990 1,836 15 1,821
1991 1,731 5 1,726
1992 1,621 5 1,616
1993 1,588 7 1,581
1994 1,421 10 1,411
1995 1,368 9 1,359
1996 1,290 7 1,283
1997 1,309 0 1,309
1998 1,180 0 1,180
1999 1,142 0 1,142
2000 1,139 5 1,134
2001 1,096 0 1,096
2002 1,147 5 1,142
2003 1,102 0 1,102
2004 1,050 0 1,050
2005 1,001 0 1,001
2006 1,001 0 1,001
2007 936 0 936
2008 906 0 906
2009 883 0 883
2010 916 0 916
2011 919 0 919
2012 1,056 0 1,056
2013 1,066 0 1,066
2014 1,225 0 1,225
2015 1,210 5 1,205
2016 1,239 0 1,239

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Popularity of Louis as a first name

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Popularity of Louis as a last name

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  • Jones
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  • Thomas
  • Anderson
  • Jackson
  • Schwartz
  • White
  • Harris
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Young

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Louis U.S.
  White 23.42% 64.26%
  African American 65.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.04% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Louis

People with the last name Louis are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Louis

  • How Popular is the name Louis? Louis is the 171st most popular name of all time. As a last name Louis was the 1,510th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Louis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 396,473 babies born with the first name Louis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Louis to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Louis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 833 new born babies.
  • When was Louis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Louis is Saturday, March 1st, 1817.
  • What year had the most people named Louis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Louis was in 1921 with a total of 7,247 babies. That's a lot of babies named Louis!
  • Random Louis Factoid: According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Louis ranks 46th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 137 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1930.
  • Weird things about the name Louis: Your name in reverse order is Siuol. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ilsuo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Louis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 23,738 people with the last name Louis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Louis? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Louis as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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