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Ludovic (M)>

Ludovic (male)

Synonym(s):Lewis (M) Louis (M)
Variants:Lajos (M) Lodewijk (M) Ludovicus (M) Ludvik (M) Ludwig (M) Ludwik (M)
Diminutive(s):Lud (M) Ludo (M)
Derivative of:Chlodovic (M)
Can be spelt:Ludevick (M) Ludovick (M)
Feminine form:Ludovica (F)
Source(s): English Parish Register
FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG
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English and Scottish, derived in the late 19th century from Ludovicus, the Latinised form of the Old German Chlodovic, "famous warrior". See Ludwig for other variants.

The spelling Ludovic - the modern British version - does not occur in the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire; Ludovick and Ludevick are both there, albeit rare.

The FreeREG List of Latin Equivalents links the Latin Ludovicus in old documents [with appropriate case endings] with its modern derivative, Louis/Lewis.

There are examples of at least two men called both Lewis and Ludovick on Parish records in Aberdeenshire. We therefore believe that Lewis/Louis and Ludovic/Ludovick should be considered to be synonyms in Scotland at least.