Meaning and Origin of: Louis

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old German : Famous warrior
  • German : Famed warrior

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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 (seeLudwig), and Chlodovechus, which became Old FrenchClovis, Clouis, Louis, a name borne by many French kings.

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