Lou - Meaning of Lou

What does Lou mean?

[ 1 syll. lou, lo-u ] The baby boy name Lou is also used as a girl name, and it is more commonly a girl name. Its pronunciation is LUW in English †. Lou is largely used in the English language and its origin is Germanic. Lou is a contraction of the name Louis (English and French).

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Lou is an uncommon baby name for boys. At the height of its usage in 1905, 0.009% of baby boys were given the name Lou. It ranked at #688 then. The baby name has since declined in popularity, and is now of very modest use. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Lou, Louis was the most popular. In the past century Lou has mostly been a girl name. In 1960, the name Lou was given to 10 times as many girls than boys.

Baby names that sound like Lou include Lew (Russian and English), Llewe, Lue, Lail, Laile, Lait, Lal, Lall, Lalle, Lao (Spanish), Law (English), Lay (English), Layl, Layle, Leal, Leale, Leão (Portuguese), Lee (English and Chinese), Leel, and Leele.

† Pronunciation for Lou: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)"

Details of famous persons named Lou:
Actor Lou Ferrigno, born 9 November 1952, Brooklyn, New York.
Rock Musician Lou Reed, born Lewis Allen Reed, 2 March 1942, Brooklyn, New York.

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