Louise (given name)


Louise (given name)

Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Louise


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pronunciation= loo-eez
gender = female
meaning = "warrior"
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origin = German
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Louise and Luise are, respectively, French and German feminine forms of Louis. Louise has been regularly used as a female name in English speaking countries since the middle of the 19th century. It has ranked among the top 100 names given to girls in France, England, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and Wales in recent years. It last ranked among the top 1,000 names for girls born in the United States in 1991.

Variants

*Aloisia (German)
*Alojzia (Slovak)
*Alojzija (Slovene)
*Laoise (Irish)
*Lewella (English)
*Liudvika (Lithuanian)
*Loes (Dutch)
*Lou (English)
*Louella (English)
*Louise (English)
*Louisa (English)
*Louiza (English)
*Loviisa (Finnish)
*Loviise (Estonian)
*Lovisa (Swedish)
*Lovise (Danish), (Norwegian)
*Luana (English)
*Luann (English)
*Luanna (English)
*Luanne (English)
*Ludivine (French)
*Ludovica (Italian)
*Ludwika (Polish)
*Luella (English)
*Luigia (Italian)
*Luigina (Italian)
*Luísa (Portuguese)
*Luisa (Italian), (Spanish)
*Luise (German)
*Luisella (Italian)
*Luisina (Spanish)
*Luiza (Polish), (Portuguese), (Romanian)
*Lujza (Hungarian)
*Lulu (English), (German)
*Lutza (Russian)
*Luyiza (Russian)
*Ouida (French)
*Ruiha (Maori)Examples of famous women named Louise or Luise include:

Acting

*Louise Brooks, an American silent film actress
*Louise Fletcher, an Academy Award-winning American actress
*Louise Harrison, a British actress
*Louise Lasser, an American actress
*Louise Plowright, a British actress

Fiction

*Louise Françoise le Blanc de la Vallière, main female character and tsundere in Zero no Tsukaima novels and anime adaptation
*Louise the Lady of Violets, wife of the sage Lord Pent and a character in the Fire Emblem franchise.
*Louise Halevy, a supporting character from the Gundam 00 franachise.

Literature

*Luise Aston, a German author
*Louise Bogan, a poet
*Luise Gottsched, a German poet, playwright, essayist, and translator
*Louise Hay, an author and founder of Hay House Publishing
*Luise Hensel, a German religious author and poet
*Luise von Ploennies, a German poet born at Hanau on the 7th of November 1803

Royalty

*Louise Mountbatten, the Queen of Sweden
*Marie Luise von Degenfeld, a countess
*Louise of Savoy, the Queen of France (1476–1531)
*Archduchess Luise, Princess of Tuscany, the daughter of Ferdinand IV of Tuscany and his second wife Alicia of Parma
*Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the Queen of Prussia (1776–1810)

Sports

*Louise Brough, an American tennis player
*Luise Krüger, a German athlete who competed mainly in the Javelin
*Louise Savage, a Paralympian (Olympian in the Paralympics)

Other

*Louise Arner, an American explorer
*Louise Blanchard Bethune, an architect
*Louise Bourgeois, a French sculptor
*Luise Brunner, one of only two women to have ever reached the rank of Chief Senior Overseer
*Louise Faulkner, a missing/murdered Australian woman
*Louise Redknapp, a British singer


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