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Updated January 23, 2020

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Old German : Warrior maiden
  • Latin : Light

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Famed warrior

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Chinese : from a character in the name of the state of Zhu Lou, which existed during the Zhou dynasty. After Wu Wang established the dynasty in 1122 bc, he granted Zhu Lou to a descendant of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu. Later descendants took the character for Lou from the place name as their surname.
  • Chinese : variant of Lu 2.
  • Dutch (de Lou) : variant of Lau.
  • Scottish : unexplained.

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