Names.org

Tip: Try the names of friends, pets, celebrities, and fictional characters

First Name
334k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
621
in the U.S.
in 2010

Louise

Girls
Boys
First
Last
Similar Names
Nicknames and Given Names for Louise

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

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 635 635 0 #36 girl name
1881 622 617 5 #42 girl name
1882 820 813 7 #34 girl name
1883 854 847 7 #38 girl name
1884 967 962 5 #35 girl name
1885 956 956 0 #39 girl name
1886 1,061 1,061 0 #36 girl name
1887 1,100 1,088 12 #35 girl name
1888 1,343 1,334 9 #33 girl name
1889 1,289 1,283 6 #38 girl name
1890 1,481 1,472 9 #31 girl name
1891 1,333 1,333 0 #37 girl name
1892 1,453 1,446 7 #38 girl name
1893 1,459 1,447 12 #37 girl name
1894 1,581 1,571 10 #37 girl name
1895 1,592 1,582 10 #37 girl name
1896 1,544 1,531 13 #42 girl name
1897 1,568 1,563 5 #41 girl name
1898 1,701 1,693 8 #42 girl name
1899 1,547 1,536 11 #40 girl name
1900 2,085 2,070 15 #35 girl name
1901 1,645 1,640 5 #36 girl name
1902 1,841 1,832 9 #36 girl name
1903 1,945 1,935 10 #31 girl name
1904 2,146 2,136 10 #28 girl name
1905 2,381 2,367 14 #23 girl name
1906 2,319 2,307 12 #24 girl name
1907 2,628 2,619 9 #21 girl name
1908 2,951 2,937 14 #18 girl name
1909 3,029 3,019 10 #19 girl name
1910 3,486 3,457 29 #20 girl name
1911 3,743 3,725 18 #19 girl name
1912 5,149 5,116 33 #17 girl name
1913 5,603 5,577 26 #17 girl name
1914 6,675 6,648 27 #17 girl name
1915 8,351 8,313 38 #18 girl name
1916 8,663 8,630 33 #18 girl name
1917 8,632 8,584 48 #19 girl name
1918 9,144 9,110 34 #18 girl name
1919 8,855 8,812 43 #20 girl name
1920 9,227 9,180 47 #19 girl name
1921 9,222 9,181 41 #22 girl name
1922 8,930 8,887 43 #22 girl name
1923 8,926 8,882 44 #22 girl name
1924 8,911 8,853 58 #24 girl name
1925 8,313 8,272 41 #27 girl name
1926 8,034 7,982 52 #27 girl name
1927 7,757 7,700 57 #27 girl name
1928 7,111 7,053 58 #31 girl name
1929 6,962 6,903 59 #31 girl name
1930 6,992 6,940 52 #31 girl name
1931 5,940 5,895 45 #33 girl name
1932 5,696 5,645 51 #36 girl name
1933 5,117 5,079 38 #39 girl name
1934 5,023 4,973 50 #40 girl name
1935 4,612 4,568 44 #44 girl name
1936 4,399 4,351 48 #46 girl name
1937 4,418 4,379 39 #49 girl name
1938 4,098 4,066 32 #59 girl name
1939 3,983 3,958 25 #59 girl name
1940 3,958 3,923 35 #59 girl name
1941 3,943 3,910 33 #62 girl name
1942 4,370 4,339 31 #61 girl name
1943 4,059 4,041 18 #70 girl name
1944 3,854 3,841 13 #69 girl name
1945 3,536 3,514 22 #78 girl name
1946 3,946 3,926 20 #91 girl name
1947 4,063 4,050 13 #99 girl name
1948 3,711 3,684 27 #99 girl name
1949 3,442 3,423 19
1950 3,268 3,253 15
1951 3,031 3,010 21
1952 3,005 2,977 28
1953 2,982 2,966 16
1954 2,709 2,691 18
1955 2,446 2,431 15
1956 2,254 2,240 14
1957 2,324 2,311 13
1958 2,012 2,005 7
1959 1,975 1,962 13
1960 1,793 1,786 7
1961 1,547 1,539 8
1962 1,412 1,400 12
1963 1,329 1,318 11
1964 1,161 1,147 14
1965 955 943 12
1966 888 875 13
1967 668 659 9
1968 636 621 15
1969 613 602 11
1970 541 541 0
1971 449 443 6
1972 349 340 9
1973 314 314 0
1974 242 230 12
1975 240 228 12
1976 212 204 8
1977 213 208 5
1978 205 200 5
1979 218 209 9
1980 243 235 8
1981 231 225 6
1982 266 255 11
1983 210 198 12
1984 223 209 14
1985 205 194 11
1986 170 163 7
1987 181 169 12
1988 165 160 5
1989 169 156 13
1990 182 182 0
1991 187 187 0
1992 153 146 7
1993 134 134 0
1994 111 111 0
1995 113 113 0
1996 94 94 0
1997 110 110 0
1998 105 98 7
1999 117 117 0
2000 111 111 0
2001 117 108 9
2002 110 110 0
2003 112 112 0
2004 94 94 0
2005 92 92 0
2006 90 90 0
2007 107 107 0
2008 107 107 0
2009 102 102 0
2010 150 150 0
2011 124 124 0
2012 153 153 0
2013 196 196 0
2014 200 200 0
2015 240 240 0

Fun Facts about the name Louise

  • How many people with the first name Louise have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 334,195 babies born with the first name Louise in the United States. That's more than enough people named Louise to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Louise? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 635 new born babies.
  • When was Louise first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Louise is Thursday, May 11th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Louise born? The highest recorded use of the first name Louise was in 1921 with a total of 9,181 babies. That's a lot of babies named Louise!
  • Random Louise Factoid: According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Louise ranks 62nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 39 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1931.
  • Weird things about the name Louise: Your name in reverse order is Esiuol. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oesuil. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Louise? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 621 people with the last name Louise.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Louise? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Louise as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
Answer a few simple questions to help us improve the information we display about names on the site.

Where is the name Louise popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Louise as a first name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Louise as a first name in each of the states. See other popular names in South Carolina, Mississippi, or Alabama.

Popularity of Louise as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Louise as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in New York, Illinois, or Pennsylvania.

Common last names for Louise

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Harris
  • Clark
  • Walker
  • Robinson

Common first names for Louise

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Louise U.S.
  White 67.47% 64.26%
  African American 20.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.97% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.77% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.60% 16.26%

Of Last Name Louise

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

Entire United States

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Louise" mean? The list below shows the origins of Louise as well as things modernly associated with the name Louise such as celebrities named Louise.

English

Origin and Meaning of Louise

The name "Louise" is of English origin, and it means "Famous warrior". It's a name commonly given to girls.

From French Louise, the feminine form of Louis.

  1. A female given name.

Louise was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Louise

Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor

Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor is royalty. Louise was born as the child of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, and Countess of Wessex on November 8th, 2003 in Frimley Park Hospital.

Popularity:

Louise Redknapp

Louise Redknapp is a singer-songwriter, media personality, and actress. Louise was given the name Louise Elizabeth Nurding on November 4th, 1974 in Lewisham, London, England.

Popularity:

Louise Bryant

Louise Bryant was a journalist. Louise was given the name Anna Louise Mohan on December 5th, 1885 in San Francisco, California, U.S. She breathed her last breath on January 6th, 1936.

Popularity:

Louise Fletcher

Louise Fletcher is an actress. Her career lasted from 1958 to 2012. Louise was given the name Estelle Louise Fletcher on July 22nd, 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

Popularity:

Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks was an actress, dancer, actor, and dance. She was most prominent from 1925 to 1938. Louise was given the name Mary Louise Brooks on November 14th, 1906 in Cherryvale, Kansas, U.S. Louise is also known as Lulu. She breathed her last breath on August 8th, 1985.

Popularity:

Louise Mensch

Louise Mensch is a for Corby and Member of parliament. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to 2012. Louise was born on June 28th, 1971 in London.

Popularity:
  • Louise Brealey
    (actress)
  • Louise Bourgeois
    (artist)
  • Louise de La Vallière
    (noble)
  • Louise Minchin
    (journalist)
  • Louise Lasser
    (actress)
  • Louise Hazel
    (important somebody)
  • Louise Erdrich
    (novelist)
  • Louise Penny
    (novelist)
  • Gabrielle
    (singing)
  • Louise L. Hay
    (author)
  • Louise Lynn Goffin
    (musician)
  • Lady Sovereign
    (musician)
  • Louise Marie-Therese
    (famous somebody)
  • Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
    (royalty)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Louise

Tina Louise

Tina Louise is an actress, singer, and author. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1952 to 2004. Tina was given the name Tina Blacker on February 11th, 1934 in New York City, New York, U.S.

Popularity:

Marie Louise

Marie Louise was royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1814 to 1814. Marie was born as the child of Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, Maria Theresa of Naples, and Sicily on December 12th, 1791 in Hofburg, Vienna, Austria, HRE. She passed away on December 17th, 1847.

Popularity:

Princess Märtha Louise

Princess Märtha Louise is royalty. Princess was born as the child of Harald V of Norway and Queen Sonja of Norway on September 22nd, 1971 in Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet.

Popularity:

Victoria Louise

Victoria Louise was royalty. She holds the title Duchess of Brunswick and Princess of Hanover. Victoria was born as the child of Wilhelm II, German Emperor, and Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein on September 13th, 1892 in Marmorpalais. She passed away on December 11th, 1980.

Popularity:

Princess Louise

Princess Louise was royalty. She holds the title Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife. Princess was born as the child of Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark on February 20th, 1867 in Marlborough House. She passed away on January 4th, 1931.

Popularity:

Anita Louise

Anita Louise was an actress. She was most prominent from 1921 to 1970. Anita was given the name Anita Louise Fremault on January 9th, 1915 in New York, New York, U.S. Anita is also known as Anita Fremault. She passed away on April 25th, 1970.

Popularity:

What does the name Louise mean?

Lis for love, your love of life!

Ois for optimistic, look at the bright side!

Uis for uncanny, the way you know what to do.

Iis for inspire, others seek your guidance.

Sis for sensible, the practical side.

Eis for enjoy, your life can be fun!

Name poster for Louise

Name poster for Louise(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

Also see our other name lists.

Names Searched Right Now

<100 Phaeric
<100 Atdhe
249k Morgan
<100 Munzhedzi
<100 Noveritch
98k Kara
<100 Nabra
<100 Sitare
240k Jasmine
<100 Nerual
5k Daxton
<100 Rience
<100 Sorath
88k Bridget
<100 Yetish
<100 Whatv