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Meaning and Origin of: Louis

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old German : Famous warrior
  • German : Famed warrior

Last name origin & meaning:

  • French : from the personal name Louis, derived from a Germanic personal name (the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty) composed of the elements hlod ‘fame’ + wīg ‘war’. This is recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus (see Ludwig), and Chlodovechus, which became Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, a name borne by many French kings.

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