What does Louis mean?

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ˈlu ɪslouis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Louis, Joe Louis, Joseph Louis Barrownoun

    United States prizefighter who was world heavyweight champion for 12 years (1914-1981)


  1. Louisnoun

    A male given name from French.

    "It is hardly a week since you called me your future husband, and treated me as such; now I am once more the tutor for you: I am addressed as Mr. Moore, and Sir; your lips have forgotten Louis."

  2. Louisnoun

    A female given name

  3. Etymology: From French Louis, from Middle French Loïs, Loïc, &c., from Old French Looïs, Luis, Lodhwig, &c., from Latin Ludovicus, from Clodovicus, from Frankish reconstructed as *Hlōdowig, *Hlūdawīg, &c., from Proto-Germanic words reconstructed as *hlūdaz ("loud; famous") + *wīgą ("battle"). Doublet of Lewis and, more remotely, Aloysius, Luis, Ludwig, Luigi, and Clovis.


  1. louis

    Louis could refer to different contexts: 1) It's typically a masculine given name of French origin which means "renowned warrior". Historical figures that bear this name include many French kings like Louis XIV and Louis XVI. 2) It could also refer to a French gold coin that was in circulation from 1640 to 1793. Without a specific context, the most common association with "Louis" would be the name, and potential associations would be largely dependent on individual personal knowledge and experience (like Louis Vuitton or Louis Armstrong).

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Louis

    lōō′i, n. a French gold coin superseded in 1795 by the 20-franc piece—also Lou′is-d'or.—adjs. Lou′is-Quatorze′, characteristic of the reign of Louis XIV. (1643-1715), in architecture and decoration; Lou′is-Quinze, of that of Louis XV. (1715-74); Lou′is-Seize, of that of Louis XVI. (1774-92); Lou′is-Treize, of that of Louis XIII. (1610-43).

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. louis

    The name of a military order in France, instituted by Louis XIV. in 1693. Their collars were of a flame color, and passed from left to right. The king was always grand master.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LOUIS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Louis is ranked #1510 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Louis surname appeared 23,738 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 8 would have the surname Louis.

    65.5% or 15,548 total occurrences were Black.
    23.4% or 5,559 total occurrences were White.
    4.1% or 983 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3% or 722 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.7% or 641 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.2% or 285 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Louis' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4191

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Louis in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Louis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Louis in a Sentence

  1. Jackson Browne:

    And my dad wanted me to play the trumpet because that's what he liked. His idol was Louis Armstrong. My dad thought my teeth came together in a way that was perfect for playing the trumpet.

  2. Vincent Medina:

    When Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino opened up Chochenyo Ohlone, Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino made this intentional effort in fact not to market Chochenyo Ohlone. Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino don't want to commodify these foods, Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino want to make sure that they're presented in very respectful and very dignified ways that are that are going to lead to education and awareness for those who aren't Chochenyo Ohlone, but... Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino don't want to go out there and market things that are very personal to Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino.

  3. Louis Tomlinson:

    Always in my heart @Harry_Styles . Yours sincerely, Louis

  4. Mark Corallo:

    Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has learned that the Department of Justice is investigating campaign contributions made by employees who worked for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy when Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was in the private sector. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has always been scrupulous in Postmaster General Louis DeJoy adherence to the campaign contribution laws and has never knowingly violated them, postmaster General Louis DeJoy fully cooperated with and answered the questions posed by Congress regarding these matters. The same is true of the Postal Service Inspector General's inquiry which after a thorough investigation gave Postmaster General Louis DeJoy a clean bill of health on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy disclosure and divestment issues. He expects nothing less in this latest matter and he intends to work with DOJ toward swiftly resolving it.

  5. Judy Garland:

    In our house, the word of Louis B. Mayer became the law.

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