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Louise (F)>

Louise (female)

Variants:Louisa (F) Lovisa (F) Lovise (F) Luise (F)
Diminutive(s):Lou (F)
Pet Name(s):Lulu (F)
Derivative(s):Louella (F)
Can be spelt:Loues (F) Louiza (F) Lousa (F) Lousia (F) Lowesa (F)
Masculine form:Louis (M)
Source(s): FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

French female form of Louis, from Old German "famous warrior". Also popular in English speaking communities.

There are several spelling variants found in the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire. These are listed under Louisa [q.v.], including Loues and Lowesa, which should be considered when searching for Louise.